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Teun Boekhout

Project Partner
Yeast and Basidiomycete Research
Uppsalalaan 8
3584 Utrecht

Within Mycology my main research focuses on the functional diversity of pathogenic yeasts, especially the Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) species complex and Malassezia spp. Extensive national and international research collaborations exist in these fields. Development of rapid and reliable diagnostics tools is an important topic. With Bruker Daltonic Gmbh (Bremen, Germany) we collaborate on the development of MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy for the identification of yeasts and filamentous fungi. Host-pathogen interactions are studied together with immunologists and biochemists in Amsterdam university and Utrecht university. Besides TB also works in yeast taxonomy, functional ecology, comparative genomics. 



TB teaches regularly in courses given by CBS-KNAW and various Dutch research schools. Besides, I supervised many trainees (MLO, HLO, B.Sc., M.Sc.) and several Ph.D. students) and act regularly as a referent and examiner in M.Sc. and Ph.D. examinations in The Netherlands and abroad.


Citation indices

Web of Knowledge: h-index 39, average citation per item 23,30, documents 265, citations 6174 [w/o self 5544]

Scopus: h-index 40, documents 250, citations 6318

Google Scholar [since 2010]: h-index 41, i10-index 143, citations 7887

Google Scholar [all]: h-index 52, i10-index 190, citations 13216


Supervised projects
This ESR's goal will be to increase the understanding of how host-pathogen interactions vary during infection and across Candida species by comparative genome approaches.
This ESR's goal will be to identify a set of candidate and validated nucleotide domains that are useful for the development of diagnostic probes/primers of pathogenic yeast species and groups thereof.
This ESR's goal will be to identify a set of resistance markers for azole and echinocandin resistant yeasts to be developed in to diagnostic markers.
This ESR's goal will be to establish a general protocol for enrichment of Candida yeast cells out of body fluids and subsequent MALDI-TOF analysis directly on clinical samples.
This ESR's goal will be to identify a panel of purification columns based on the selected llama antibodies that have proven functionality on beads to purify and diagnose Candida species from clinical samples.