Petr Karlovsky is professor and head of Molecular Phytopathology and Mycotoxin Research Section of the University of Göttingen in Germany. Petr studied biochemistry and obtained his PhD degree in the Institute of Biophysics in Brno, Czech Republic. After his studies he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at universities in Goettingen and Hohenheim in Germany and as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, USA. In 1999 he moved from academia to industry, assuming the position of Research Manager for Disease Resistance with DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred in Johnston, IA and Newark, DE in the USA. In 2001 he accepted professor position at the University of Goettingen. Since then he acted as Vice President of the Society for Mycotoxin Research, was nominated for two Expert Groups of ILSI (Brussels, Belgium), and joined editorial boards of Mycotoxin Research, Journal of Phytopathology and PLOS ONE and the advisory board of Amity Institute of Microbial Sciences in New Delhi, India. He served as a reviewer for granting agencies of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland and USA and was awarded a guest professorship by Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and a Senior Visiting Fellowship by the Institute of Advanced Studies, Bologna, Italy. Petr Karlovsky co-authorized 133 scientific publications listed by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) and more than 200 abstracts and is listed as co-inventor on several patents. He lives with his wife in Berlin, Germany.