dr.ir. AJM (Fons) Debets

dr.ir. AJM (Fons) Debets

Associate professor

I am a geneticist with special interest in transmission genetics. Research is aimed at the analysis of the role of mutation and recombination for fungal adaptation and evolution in nature as well as in the laboratory. In the laboratory we work with ascomycete fungi like Aspergillus, Neurospora, Podospora, Sodiomyces and Beauveria. Current research is on the emergence of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus, the evolution of alkaliphyly in Sodiomyces alkalina and of selfish genetic elements in Podospora and Neurospora. I teach introductory and advanced genetics courses.