Hazal Kandemir is a PhD candidate and has been working as a research assistant at Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology for seven years. She involved several projects particularly on identification of causative agents of mycotic keratitis and dermatophytosis. Her main interests are differentiation of closely related fungi such as Trichophyton tonsurans / T. equinum and Onygenales taxonomy. She is continuing her studies at Radboud University Medical Center. She is also one of the conveners of ISHAM Onygenales Working Group.