Pedro Crous

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.W.
Main position Directeur Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute /Hoogleraar WUR
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Director of Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Employed by Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Postbus 85167
3508 AD Utrecht
tel.  030 212 2643
p.crous@westerdijkinstitute.nl

Pedro Crous’ motto is ‘Fungi are the future’ because they improve our quality of life. Crous is one of the pioneers of fungal taxonomy and classification. He set up the MycoBank, an online database that streamlines the documentation of new mycological names. He is also one of the founders of a worldwide database of DNA barcodes for fungi that is available to researchers in agriculture, healthcare and industry.