Prof. Oliver Kurzai is Chair for Medical Microbiology and Mycology at the University of Würzburg. He holds an MD with a specialist recognition for microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology. His clinical focus is the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections. Together with his research team, he addresses fundamental principles of invasive fungal infections with a focus on understanding the immunobiology of these infections and identifying new diagnostic targets. He is head of the German National Reference Center for Invasive Fungal Infections (NRZMyk) and serves as Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology Case Reports on behalf of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).