Guillermo Quindós has devoted more than 25 years to the research on human mycoses and pathogenic fungi, with a particular focus on Candida and candidiasis. His current activities include research into pathogenesis of candidiasis (biofilm and virulence factors) and into antifungal agents, their activity and mechanisms of resistance. He graduated in Medicine (M.D.) in 1983 and got a Ph.D. (with Honours) in 1987 at the Universidad del País Vasco ?UPV-EHU- (Bilbao, Spain), before setting as a lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Medical College of the Colegio Universitario de Álava (Vitoria, Spain), and then Assistant Professor (1987) at the UPV-EHU. Guillermo Quindós became a postdoctoral research fellow at the Mycological Research Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory (London, United Kingdom), under the direction of Professor Donald. W. Mackenzie (1988-1989). He was appointed in 2001 to a personal chair as full Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the UPV-EHU. Professor Quindós is the current President of the Spanish Association for Mycology; he is also Editor-in-chief of the Revista Iberoamericana de Micología, and author or co-author of almost 200 peer-reviewed articles or reviews on Medical Microbiology.