Pedro Crous

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.W.
Main position Directeur Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute /Hoogleraar WUR
Disciplines Ecology
  Agriculture and horticulture
  Biogeography, taxonomy
Chair Mycologie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2018
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
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

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.