Jesús V. Guinea Ortega born 1972 in Elda (Alicante), Spain; Microbiology Specialist and Researcher in clinical mycology at the Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department of ‘Gregorio Marañón’ University Hospital (Madrid) in recognition of his outstanding achievements on different aspects of clinical mycology, including the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections, antifungal susceptibility testing, epidemiology of invasive fungal infections, and molecular epidemiology of Aspergillus fumigatus.
Jesús V. Guinea Ortega’s research has focused on different aspects of invasive fungal infections. He has performed studies on antifungal susceptibility
testing of different mould and yeast species, and has assayed new strategies for rapid determination of antifungal susceptibility. His work has also alerted to the increasing number of non-haematological patients suffering from invasive aspergillosis. His most outstanding contribution to medical mycology has been the study of the association between environmental Aspergillus conidia and patients. The ubiquitous nature of Aspergillus means that contact between Aspergillus and patients is almost constant. He has performed a study to define
‘normal’ and ‘high’ environmental levels of Aspergillus conidia over a wide geographic area (the province of Madrid, Spain). One of his latest studies
used genotyping to provide epidemiological evidence of high levels of airborne Aspergillus conidia and the appearance of new cases of invasive