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The Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute manages a world-famous collection of living fungi, yeasts and bacteria. It is a centre of expertise for mycology and for research into moulds and fungi.

The Westerdijk Institute investigates the taxonomy and evolutionary biology of select groups of fungi. It also makes use of molecular and genomic methods to study the biology and ecology of fungi. It provides useful answers to questions relevant to the general public, medicine, industry and specific target groups.

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  • Research Output

    A computational framework to explore large-scale biosynthetic diversity

    Navarro-Munoz, J. C., Selem-Mojica, N., Mullowney, M. W., Kautsar, S. A., Tryon, J. H., Parkinson, E. I., De Los Santos, E. L. C., Yeong, M., Cruz-Morales, P., Abubucker, S., Roeters, A., Lokhorst, W., Fernandez-Guerra, A., Cappelini, L. T. D., Goering, A. W., Thomson, R. J., Metcalf, W. W., Kelleher, N. L., Barona-Gomez, F. & Medema, M. H., Jan 2020, In : Nature Chemical Biology. 16, 1, p. 60-+

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    A new species concept for the clinically relevant Mucor circinelloides complex

    Wagner, L., Stielow, J. B., de Hoog, S., Bensch, K., Schwartze, V. U., Voigt, K., Alastruey-Izquierdo, A., Kurzai, O. & Walther, G., Jun 2020, In : Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. p. 67-97

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Citizen science project reveals high diversity in Didymellaceae (Pleosporales, Dothideomycetes)

    Hou, L., Hernández-Restrepo, M., Groenewald, J. Z., Cai, L. & Crous, P. W., 10 Mar 2020, In : MycoKeys. 65, p. 49-99 51 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Emory Simmons Research Award

    J.H.C. Woudenberg (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

    President

    Verkley, G.J.M. (Recipient), 14 Jun 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Research-proposal: Mechanisms of heat resistance of food spoilage fungi.

    Samson, Robert A. (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

    Activities

    Maldi-Tof MS

    Teun Boekhout (Speaker)

    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic

    Frontiers in Microbiology (Journal)

    Teun Boekhout (Editor)

    01 Mar 201931 Oct 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

    Frontiers in Microbiology (Journal)

    Teun Boekhout (Editor), & S.J. Taj-Aldeen (Editor)

    01 Mar 201931 Oct 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activityAcademic

    Press / Media

    Keuringsdienst van Waarde Kefir

    Teun Boekhout

    10/10/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Food poisining by mushrooms

    Teun Boekhout

    21/02/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Radiointerview BNR Nieuwsradio

    Ferry Hagen

    21/08/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities