10 years of the Aspergillus Website. 1998-2008. Evolution and revolution.
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10 years of the Aspergillus Website
Original summary of purpose“This site is designed to provide information on pathogenic Aspergilli for clinicians and scientific researchers. The site includes DNA sequence data, a comprehensive bibliographic database, laboratory protocols, treatment information and discussion groups.”
Diagnosis: 3800ppm Treatment: 2400ppm
Research: 500ppm Articles:25 000ppm Conferences: 4600ppm
33 000 images per month
37 000 pages downloaded per month
12 000 pages downloaded per month
A search is carried out every 2-3 seconds somewhere in the world
21 000 pages downloaded per month
23 000 pages downloaded per month
A. fumigatus sequence release
Doing well so far – what next?
Top 6 downloaded ‘What is aspergillus’ in January 2008
The Aspergillus Trust
Rose out of the Aspergillus Support Group
Led by UK based people suffering from Aspergillus illnesses
Originally envisaged (by me) to be a group offering the patients perspective on what information is given to patients during their illnesses, how to improve that information and even how to improve the treatments offered (ABPA/itraconazole)
A think tank to suggest new areas to cover
But they became so much more…