Wytske J. Fokkens is Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Her main field of interest is sinus surgery and mucosal pathology of the upper and lower airways. She is the secretary general of the ERS. She is the Chairman of the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS). Dr. Fokkens is a member of the executive committee of ARIA, and workpackage and center leader of GA2LEN, the EU network of excellence. She is the author of more than 350 papers on allergy and rhinology that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She has written a textbook on Rhinology: Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, From the Lab to the Operating Room – An Evidence Based Approach, (Thieme ). Since 15 years she organizes an advanced sinus surgery course. She serves as Editor in chief of Rhinology and Associate Editor of Allergy and Clinical Respiratory Journal. Recently she received the EAACI Paul Ehrlich award for improving experimental research. She is honorary member of EAACI and the Spanish ORL Society and Roumanian Rhinologic Society. She is married and has three children.