Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Retirement of Dr Machiel Noordeloos

After a mycological career of almost 40 years at the Rijksherbarium Leiden (now Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity NCB-Naturalis), Machiel Noordeloos retired from his post in July 2011. His departure marks the end of a period of a strong taxonomic tradition founded by R.A. Maas Geesteranus and M. Donk, followed by J. van Brummelen, C. Bas and W. Jülich. Machiel will continue in mycology, sharing his knowledge with others, but in a more leisurely way, leaving more time for his other passions, music and painting.
Many mycological colleagues and friends from the Netherlands and Belgium.
attended the farewell lecture and party, where he among other things was presented a full set of water soluble oil paints.


  1. Congratulations! (But what will you do without the fungi?)


  2. Have a great life.. You have truly inspired us