Books Edited:


  • HR Ashbee, E Bignell.
    Handbook of Pathogenic Yeasts. Springer, 2010.
  • HR Ashbee, MS Mathews.
    Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology for Nurses. Universities Press, 2010.


General Mycology:


  • RJ Hay, HR Ashbee
    Fungal Infections.   In: Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, 9th Edn. Eds: C Griffiths, J Barker, T Bleiker, R Chalmers, D Creamer. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2016. Chap 32, 32.1-32.96
  • HR Ashbee.
    General approaches for direct detection and identification of fungi.
    In: Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th edn. Ed: D Warnock. ASM Press. Vol 6, Chap 116, (In Press).
  • MS Mathews, HR Ashbee.
    Emerging Yeast Pathogens. In: Handbook of Pathogenic Yeasts. Eds: HR Ashbee, E Bignell. Springer, 2010. Chap 11, pp231-251
  • RJ Hay, HR Ashbee.
    Mycology.   In: Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, 8th Edn. Eds: A Burns, S Breathnach, N Cox, C Griffiths. Blackwell Publishing, 2010. Chap 36, 36.1-36.93
  • RC Michael, JS Michael, HR Ashbee, MS Mathews.
    Mycological profile of fungal sinusitis: An audit of specimens over a 7- year period in a tertiary care hospital in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (2008) 51:493-496 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, EGV Evans, MA Viviani, B Dupont, E Chryssanthou, I Surmont, A Tomsikova, P Vachkov, B Ener, J Zala, K Tintelnot and the ECMM Working Group on Histoplasmosis.
    Histoplasmosis in Europe: Report on an epidemiological survey from the European Confederation of Medical Mycology Working Group.  Medical Mycology (2008) 46: 57-65 (Download here)
  • RC Barton, HR Ashbee, EGV Evans.
    Specimen examination. In: Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 2nd Edn. Ed: K Hazen. ASM Press, 2004. Section 8, pp8.3.1-8.3.9
  • EGV Evans, HR Ashbee.
    Tropical Mycoses: Hazards to Travellers’. In: Tropical Mycology, Vol 2. Eds: R Watling, JC Frankland, AM Ainsworth, S Isaac, CH Robinson. CAB International, 2002. Chap 10, pp 145-163
  • HR Ashbee, EGV Evans.
    Fungal infections. Biological Sciences Review, (1998) 11: 27-29




  • HR Ashbee, RA Barnes, EM Johnson, MD Richardson, R Gorton, WW Hope.
    Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of antifungal agents: guidelines from the British Society for Medical Mycology. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2014) 69: 1162-1176 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, MH Gillieece.
    Pharmacogenomics of Antifungal Agents. In: Handbook of Pharmacogenomics and Stratified Medicine.  Ed: S Padmanabhan. Elsevier, 2014. Chap 38, pp879-900  (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, MH Gilleece.
    Has the era of individualised medicine arrived for the antifungals? A review of antifungal pharmacogenomics. Bone Marrow Transplantation (2012) 47:881-894 (Download here)
  • LD Liebowitz, HR Ashbee, EGV Evans, Y Chong, N Mallatova, M Zaidi, D Gibbs and the Global Antifungal Surveillance Group. 
    A two year global evaluation of the susceptibility of Candida species to fluconazole by disk diffusion.  Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease (2001) 37:27-33 (Download here)
  • EGV Evans, HR Ashbee.
    New antifungal agents.  In:  Infection Highlights 1999-2000.  Ed: M Wilcox. Fast Facts, Health Press Ltd (2000). pp73-80




  • HR Ashbee, R Bond.
    Host-Pathogen Interactions. In Malassezia and the skin. Eds: A Velegraki, P Mayser, T Boekhout. Springer 2010. Chap 5, pp139-173
  • HR Ashbee, A Scheynius. Malassezia.
    In: Handbook of Pathogenic Yeasts. Eds: HR Ashbee, E Bignell. Springer, 2010. Chap 10, pp209-230
  • HR Ashbee.
    Update on the genus Malassezia. Medical Mycology (2007) 45: 287-303 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee.
    Recent developments in the immunology and biology of Malassezia species.  FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology (2006) 47:14-23 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, AK Leck, JWL Puntis, WJ Parson, EGV Evans.
    Skin colonization by Malassezia in neonates and infants.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2002) 23: 212-216 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, EGV Evans.
    Immunology of the diseases associated with Malassezia species.  Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2002) 15:21-57 (Download here)
  • MR Saadatzadeh, HR Ashbee, WJ Cunliffe, E Ingham.
    Cell mediated immunity to the mycelial phase of Malassezia spp in patients with pityriasis versicolor and controls.  British Journal of Dermatology (2001) 144:77-84 (Download here)
  • MR Saadatzadeh, HR Ashbee, KT Holland, E Ingham.
    Production of the mycelial phase of Malassezia in vitro.  Medical Mycology (2001) 39:487-493 (Download here)
  • E Gueho, T Boekhout, HR Ashbee, J Guillot, A van Belkum, J Faergemann.
    The role of Malassezia species in the ecology of human skin and as pathogens.  Medical Mycology (1998) 36: Supp 1, 220-229 (Download here)
  • HU Kim, HR Ashbee.
    Analysis of nucleic acids in Malassezia furfur serovars A, B and C.   Annals of Dermatology (1997) 9:1-7 (Download here)
  • KJ Ahn, HR Ashbee.
    Determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations of several azole antifungals for Malassezia furfur.  Annals of Dermatology (1996) 8:187-194 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, E Ingham, KT Holland, WJ Cunliffe.
    Cell mediated immune responses to Malassezia furfur serovars A, B and C in patients with pityriasis versicolor, seborrhoeic dermatitis and controls.  Experimental Dermatology (1994) 3:106-112 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, A Fruin, KT Holland, WJ Cunliffe, E Ingham.
    Humoral immunity to Malassezia furfur serovars A, B and C in patients with pityriasis versicolor, seborrhoeic dermatitis and controls.  Experimental  Dermatology (1994) 3:227-233 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, E Ingham, KT Holland, WJ Cunliffe.
    The carriage of Malassezia furfur serovars A, B and C in patients with pityriasis versicolor, seborrhoeic dermatitis and controls.  British Journal of Dermatology (1993) 129:533-540 (Download here)


Candidosis and Dermatophytosis:


  • N Hetticarachchi, HR Ashbee, JD Wilson.
    Prevalence and management of non-albicans vaginal candidiasis. Sexually Transmitted Infections (2010) 86:99-100 (Download here)
  • S Harman, HR Ashbee, EGV Evans.
    Testing of antifungal combinations against yeasts and dermatophytes. Journal of Dermatological Treatment (2004) 15:104-107 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee.
    Onychomycosis – epidemiology and diagnosis.  Podium (2003) 1: 7-9
  • SS El-Din, MT Reynolds, HR Ashbee, RC Barton, EGV Evans.
    An investigation into the pathogenesis of vulvo-vaginal candidosis.  Sexually  Transmitted Infection (2001) 77:179-183 (Download here)
  • PP Walker, C Brown, HR Ashbee, EGV Evans, MT Reynolds.
    Vaginal yeasts in the era of “over-the-counter” antifungals.  Sexually Transmitted Infections (2000) 76:437-438 (Download here)
  • HR Ashbee, EGV Evans.
    Fungi and skin.  Microbiology Today (2000) 27, 132-134


Case Studies:

  • T Guest, R Ashbee, J Puntis
    Successful eradication of Candida central venous catheter (CVC) infection with Ambisome line lock in factitious illness.  J Ped Gastroenterol Nutrition (2015), 61: e24
  • S Gaur, A Rajgopal, R Ashbee.
    A successfully treated case of peritonitis due to Fusarium dimerum. Journal of Infection (2010) 61: 86-88 (Download here)


Skin Microbiology:

  • HR Ashbee, SR Muir, WJ Cunliffe, E Ingham.
    IgG subclasses specific to Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes in patients with acne vulgaris.  British Journal of Dermatology (1997) 136:730-733 (Download here)



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