Sergio Álvarez Pérez


Dr. Sergio Álvarez-Pérez is “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the Department of Animal Health, Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Sergio’s main research line deals with the study of animal pathogenic fungi, with a particular focus on the detection and characterization of antifungal-resistant strains of filamentous fungi and yeasts. His contribution to mycology has involved a huge variety of methods, ranging from traditional procedures for culturing and phenotypic profiling of isolates to modern, high-throughput techniques for genomic and phenomic analysis. Sergio also has ample experience in the study of other host-associated microbes, applied phylogenetics, and fungal and bacterial taxonomy, acquired during previous positions at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), as Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at KU Leuven (Belgium), and as visiting researcher at Health Canada (Ontario, Canada) and Stanford University (California, USA). Beyond his prolific research activity, Sergio has acquired valuable teaching and mentoring experience through collaboration in the organization of different lab courses, the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and his participation in pedagogical training programs and educational innovation projects.