Section Editors

Section Board for 'Fungal Genomics, Genetics and Molecular Biology' (36)

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Prof. Dr. Willem Melchers
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Section Associate Editor
Radboud University Medical Center, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: pathogenesis of Aspergillus; Aspergillus resistance; molecular aspects of resistance; molecular aspects of adaptaton; germination
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Dr. Daren W. Brown
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Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Uni, USDA-ARS, 1815 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604, USA
Dr. Andrew Miller
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Mycologist and Director of the Herbarium/Fungarium, University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Interests: ascomycota; DNA barcoding; molecular phylogenetics; systematics; taxonomy
Prof. Dr. Han A.B. Wösten
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Microbiology, Department of Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Interests: fungal materials; fungal biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Jose Ramos
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Departament of Microbiology, E.T.S.I.A.M., University of Cordoba, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: salt tolerance; ion homeostasis; food and D. hansenii interactions
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Dr. Chengshu Wang
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Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Interests: fungus-insect interactions; fungal genomics; fungal genetics; chemical biology; fungal phylogenetics
Dr. Alexandre Alanio
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Institut Pasteur, CNRS, Unité de Mycologie Moléculaire, Centre National de Référence Mycoses Invasives et Antifongiques, URA3012, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, AP-HP, Groupe Hospitalier Saint-Louis-Lariboisière-Fernand-Widal, Université de Paris, Paris, France
Interests: pathophysiology of invasive fungal infections; Cryptococcosis; Pneumocystisis; dormancy; metabolism; diagnosis; molecular biology
Prof. Dr. Joan W. Bennett
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Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 USA
Interests: fungal genetics; mycotoxins; volatile organic compounds; women in science
Prof. Dr. Paola Bonfante
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Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Viale P.A. Mattioli 25, I-10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: plant-microbe interactions; mycorrhizal symbioses; omics approaches; endobacteria; fungi as components of plant microbiota; sustainable agriculture
Dr. Sascha Brunke
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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Factors, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Knöll-Institut, Jena, Germany
Interests: fungal pathogen adaptations; metal acquisition; host-fungus interactions
Dr. Vincent Bruno
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Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Institute for Genome Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: Mucormycosis; host-pathogen interactions; transcriptomics; Candida; filamentous fungi; fungal genomics
Dr. Neeraj Chauhan
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Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA
Interests: Candidiasis; antifungal drug resistance; Chromatin; epigenetics; host-fungal interactions; fungal pathogenesis
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Dr. Jeffrey J. Coleman
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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.
Interests: fungal pathogenesis; supernumerary chromosomes; host-specificity; Fusarium spp.; fusariosis
Dr. Christina Cuomo
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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, United States
Interests: evolution of fungal pathogens; fungal genomics; host-pathogen interactions; Candida; Cryptococcus
Prof. Dr. Craig Faulds

Aix Marseille University, UMR 1163 Biodiversity and Biotechnology of Fungi (BBF), Polytech, 13288 Marseille, France
Interests: disassembly of plant cell walls by individual and complexes of fungal enzymes; role of oxygen radicals on extracellular and intracellular fungal oxidative status and corresponding enzyme activities; specificity and structure-function relationships in feruloyl esterases and oxidoreductases; impact of the substrate matrix and reaction environment on enzyme activity; use of enzymes and fungi in the valorisation of agro-industrial side-streams for biofuel, aromas and personal care products
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Prof. Dr. Gustavo H. Goldman
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Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: fungal molecular genetics; fungal genomics and evolution; filamentous fungi; Aspergillus
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Gräser
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Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Charité - University Medical Centre Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, 12203 Berlin, Germany.
Interests: dermatophytes; taxonomy; phylogeny; PCR diagnostics; epidemiology; mating types; antifungal resistence
Prof. Dr. Nancy P. Keller
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School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: fungal pathogenesis
Prof. Dr. James Konopka
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5222, USA
Interests: molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis; fungal cell signaling; fungal morphogenesis; fungal virulence factors; plasma membrane microdomains
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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kück
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Allgemeine und Molekulare Botanik, Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstr 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Interests: fungal genetics; secondary metabolism; signal transduction pathways; mating and fruiting body development
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Dr. Shawn R. Lockhart

Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Interests: Candida; Aspergillus; mold infections; antifungal resistance; population genomics; public health
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Löffler
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Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
Interests: innate immunity, infection, inflammation; invasive aspergillosis; aspergillus fumigatus
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Prof. Dr. Maria José Soares Mendes Giannini

State University-UNESP, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Proteomics Center, Mycology Laboratory, Araraquara, SP, Brazil
Interests: endemic mycoses; biofilm; virulence factors; adhesins; antifungal
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Prof. Dr. Wieland Meyer
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Westmead Institute for Medical Research, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: molecular medical mycology; fungal population genetics; fungal phylogeny and taxonomy; fungal virulence; molecular epidemiology of human pathogenic fungi; fungal disease outbreak investigation; fungal strain typing; early fungal disease diagnostic
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Dr. Aaron P. Mitchell
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Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: Candida; genetics; biofilm; hyphae; transcriptional regulation; stress response
Dr. Kirsten N. Nielsen
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Interests: human fungal pathogens; host-pathogen interactions; molecular biology; genetics; cell biology; immunology; drug resistance; pathogenesis
Prof. Dr. Clarissa J. Nobile
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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: microbial communities; Candida; biofilms
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Prof. Dr. Jesús Pla
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Catedrático de Microbiología, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, Spain
Interests: signal transduction; fungus-pathogen interaction; Candida albicans; Signal transduction routes; MAP kinase; Candida-host interaction; immunology; cellular wall; commensalism
Dr. Aitor D. Rementeria-Ruiz
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Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Barrio Sarriena, s/n, 48940 Leioa, Spain
Interests: Aspergillus; Lomentospora/Scedosporium; candida; pathogenesis; molecular diagnostic; proteomics; transcriptomics; molecular mechanisms of host-fungal interaction
Prof. Dr. Antonis Rokas
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Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
Interests: evolution of fungal pathogenicity; evolution of primary and secondary metabolic pathways in fungi; Aspergillus; Saccharomycotina budding yeasts
Dr. Dominique Sanglard
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Institute of Microbiology, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: Candida; Aspergillus; antifungal resistance; fungal pathogenesis
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Dr. Clement K.M Tsui
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Department of Pathology , Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Interests: fungal population genetics; fungal phylogeny and taxonomy; molecular epidemiology of human pathogenic fungi; genomics and metagenomics for disease diagnosis
Dr. Arnaldo Videira
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1. ICBAS-Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: fungi; neurospora crassa; mitochondria; respiratory chain; complex I; programmed cell death; molecular biology
Prof. Dr. Brian L. Wickes
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Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX USA
Interests: molecular diagnostics; fungal pathogenesis; Cryptococcus neoformans morphology and development; Candida glabrata and Candida auris drug resistanc
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Dr. Hans de Cock
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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, H. R. Kruytgebouw, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: fungal infection; Malassezia spp.; Aspergillosis; Aspergillus fumigatus: host-microbe interactions
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