Professor Monica Slavin is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne and a Research Associate at the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research and Public Health. She received her medical degree from The University of Melbourne and trained in Infectious Diseases in Melbourne and Seattle, USA. Her major research interest is in infections in the immunocompromised especially patients with cancer and those undergoing transplantation. Her current research focus is prevention and early treatment of invasive fungal infections in haematology patients. She has served on national steering committees for the development of antifungal and fever and neutropenia treatment guidelines and for the conduct of Australia-wide studies of the epidemiology of fungal infection.