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Vincent Robert graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium in 1989 as an agricultural engineer.

He then worked for five years as a researcher at the University of Burundi until the end of 1994 when he started a PhD in bioinformatics on algorithms for diagnostic and clustering at the UCL (graduation in 1997).

He then became the curator of the MUCL collection until he joined the CBS-KNAW, an institute of the Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 to become the curator of the largest yeasts collection in the world while continuing software developments.

In 2000, he created BioAware, a software and bioinformatics company as a spinoff of the CBS-KNAW. He is the Chief Executive Officer of BioAware. The main product of the company is called BioloMICS, a software for the management, analysis and publication of biological data that is used worldwide by many research institutions and companies.

In 2008, he initiated a research group on bioinformatics that he is still leading.

As former curator of two large fungal collection (MUCL and CBS-KNAW), Vincent has a solid experience in fungal systematics and collaborated with many mycologists on different aspects such as identification or diagnostics, classification, genome analysis, thermos regulation and of course on databasing, algorithms and software developments. He was the first to create polyphasic online identification websites.

Since 2018, Vincent Robert is extraordinary professor at the University of Perugia (Italy) and is teaching bioinformatics and software developments (third, doctoral cycle). For many years, he is also a visiting professor at the Annual Mycology Course of the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France)

His skill set includes: (i) a broad range of diagnostic methods including, morphological, phenotypic, sequencing and other genotypic, methods; (ii) development of algorithms (iii) development of biological databases and websites, (iv) design and writing of software for the management, analysis and publication of data; (v) supervision and undertaking complex data analysis studies including genomics and multi-criteria research.

External positions


Feb 2018 → …

14 Jul 2000 → …

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Research Output

Design and Experimental Evaluation of a Minimal, Innocuous Watermarking Strategy to Distinguish Near-Identical DNA and RNA Sequences

Boonekamp, F. J., Dashko, S., Duiker, D., Gehrmann, T., van den Broek, M., den Ridder, M., Pabst, M., Robert, V., Abeel, T., Postma, E. D., Daran, J-M. & Daran-Lapujade, P., 19 Jun 2020, In : Systems and Synthetic Biology. 9, 6, p. 1361-1375 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • New multilocus sequence typing primers to enable genotyping of AD hybrids within the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex

    Cogliati, M., Roger, F., Meyer, W., Robert, V. & Bertout, S., 08 Jun 2020, In : Medical Mycology.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Unambiguous identification of fungi: where do we stand and how accurate and precise is fungal DNA barcoding?

    Lücking, R., Aime, M. C., Robbertse, B., Miller, A. N., Ariyawansa, H. A., Aoki, T., Cardinali, G., Crous, P. W., Druzhinina, I. S., Geiser, D. M., Hawksworth, D. L., Hyde, K. D., Irinyi, L., Jeewon, R., Johnston, P. R., Kirk, P. M., Malosso, E., May, T. W., Meyer, W., Öpik, M. & 7 others, Robert, V., Stadler, M., Thines, M., Vu, D., Yurkov, A. M., Zhang, N. & Schoch, C. L., Jul 2020, In : IMA Fungus. 11, 32 p., 14.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Database establishment for the secondary fungal DNA barcode translational elongation factor 1 alpha (TEF1 alpha)

    Meyer, W., Irinyi, L., Minh Thuy Vi Hoang, Robert, V., Garcia-Hermoso, D., Desnos-Ollivier, M., Yurayart, C., Tsang, C-C., Lee, C-Y., Woo, P. C. Y., Pchelin, I. M., Uhrlass, S., Nenoff, P., Chindamporn, A., Chen, S., Hebert, P. D. N., Sorrell, T. C., Halliday, C., Arthur, I., Moretti, M. L. & 27 others, de Almeida Soares, C. M., Muniz, M. D. M., Zancope-Oliveira, R. M., Cruz, F. O., Melo, A. S. D. A., Colombo, A. L., Nishikaku, A. S., Hendrickx, M., Stubbe, D., Normand, A-C., Piarroux, R., Ranque, S., Dromer, F., Arabatzis, M., Velegraki, A., Cardinali, G., Castanon, L. R., Taylor, M. L., Toriello, C., de Hoog, S., Pais, C., de Beer, W., Gryzenhout, M., Guarro, J., Cano-Lira, J. F., Robbertse, B. & Schoch, C., Mar 2019, In : Genome. 62, 3, p. 160-169

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access

    Fungal biological resources to support international development: challenges and opportunities

    Ryan, M., McCluskey, K., Verkley, G. J. M., Robert, V. & Smith, D., Sep 2019, In : World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 35, p. 139 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Talk or presentation

    BioloMICS Software and Associated Databases for Identification of Pathogenic Fungi

    Vincent Robert (Invited speaker)

    05 Jun 2005

    Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic