Paul Cos is full professor at the University of Antwerp. He teaches cell cultures, microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology and infectious diseases courses. He is currently director business & policy of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). He has published over 250 articles and has an h-index of 47. His main research interests are 1) bacterial lung infections with focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae and 2) targeting redox homeostasis in mycobacteria.