Sybren De Hoog

Westerdijk Institute
The Netherlands

Sybren de Hoog (1948) studied biology at the State University of Utrecht. From 1971 onwards he is researcher in phylogenetic and ecological mycology at the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute in Utrecht. He is also appointed as professor at universities in The Netherlands, China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Areas of interest are taxonomy, ecology and evolution of fungi, with emphasis on possible lines of adaptation to the human host. He has written over 700 scientific papers, in addition to the editing of symposia on yeasts, yeast-like and medical fungi. He organized many workshops on black yeasts, dermatophytes, Mucorales, and fungal genomics. Numerous special issues of journals were prepared, ao. of Studies in Mycology, Fungal Biolology, Medical Mycology, Mycoses, Fungal Diversity, and Persoonia. He was program chairman of the TIFI/ECMM congress (2003) and of ISHAM-20 (2018) in Amsterdam. He has prepared the Atlas of Clinical Fungi (with J. Guarro, Reus, Spain), for which electronic versions with molecular data have appeared, and contributed to “The Yeasts” (eds C.P. Kurtzman et al.). He has been managing editor of the journals ‘Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’ and ‘Mycoses’ and is member of the editorial boards of Mycopathologia and Mycological Progress. He is scientific secretary of the Netherlands Society for Human and Veterinary Mycology, former member of the International Committee on Yeasts. Currently he is past-President of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). In this function he assisted in the organization of ISHAM and satellite congress in Tokyo and Beijng in 2009. His teaching activities comprise the CBS Course Medical Mycology for hospital personnel, and courses in various places in China. Presently he co-guides 9 PhD students.

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