Alpay Azap graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 1995. He completed residency training in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology in 2000. He is professor at Ankara University, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department. His areas of interest are hospital epidemiology and health care associated infections, emerging infectious diseases and infections in immunocompromised host. He attended courses on research methodology and epidemiology given by different scientific societies. He is executive committee member of Turkish Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society and Turkish Society for Febrile Neutropenia.