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Paul Dyer smallProf. Dyer is a leader in the Fungal Genetics and Biology Group of the School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. He has longstanding interests in applied mycology, both seeking to promote and improve beneficial fungi used in foods but also control detrimental fungi responsible for animal and plant diseases. He gained his Ph.D. in Mycology in 1992 from the University of Cambridge and has mainly worked since then at the University of Nottingham, with sabbatical spells in New Zealand and the Antarctic with the Australian Antarctic Division.  As well as ICFM duties, Prof. Dyer is a member of Council of the International Mycological Association and the British Mycological Society. He is an editor for Fungal Biology Reviews and IMA Fungus and has co-authored >100 papers in peer-reviewed journals including articles in Nature journals, PNAS and Current Biology. His research is centred on three themes: (1) Evolutionary biology and control of sexual reproduction in filamentous fungi (including lichen-forming fungi), seeking to identify molecular-genetic and biochemical controls of sex; (2) Food mycology, seeking to exploit newly discovered sexual cycles and traditional approaches for strain improvement in Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium species; (3) Medical mycology, seeking to understand the evolution of antifungal resistance in pathogen populations and the role of sexual and asexual processes in gene flow. His work uses a combination of classical mycological, molecular-genetic, and genomic approaches.

More info: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/people/paul.dyer