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.
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