DR Alexander Idnurm

DR Alexander Idnurm


  • Fungal diseases (Oilseed brassicas and human pathogens)
  • Fungal genetics (Mendelian genetics and mating in fungi)



Member of

  • American Society for Microbiology. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1997

Awards and honors

  • Elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, 2013
  • Trustees' Faculty Scholar Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010
  • Career Service Award, Duke University Medical Center, 2007
  • Trinity College Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, 1997
  • The Botany Prize, University of Melbourne, 1996


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • The research focus of people in my laboratory is on fungal diseases of crops and humans.  We use molecular biology and classical genetic approaches to identify genes and then characterize their products that enable these fungi to cause disease. More information about the lab and research activities can be found at our website http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/mycology