Editorial Board


Tanya Parish
Infectious Disease Research Institute, USA
Research interests: Mycobacteria, gene regulation, drug discovery, pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance
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Senior Editors

Víctor J. Cid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Research interests: Yeast, signalling, morphogenesis, heterologous expression, saccharomyces cerevisiae, bacterial translocated effectors
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Christiane Dahl
Universität Bonn, Germany
Research interests: Sulfur metabolism, bacterial energy metabolism, anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria, electron transport, metalloenzymes, microbial physiology
Stephen Gordon
University College Dublin, ROI
Research interests: Mycobacteria, tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, one Health, bacterial virulence mechanisms
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David Grainger
Birmingham University, UK
Research interests: Bacterial genomics, genetics, gene regulation
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Dave Kelly (Reviews Editor)
University of Sheffield
Research interests: Bacterial physiology, metabolism, bioenergetics, campylobacter, pathogens, industrial biotechnology
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Isabelle Martin-Verstraete
Institut Pasteur, France
Research interests: Physiology, regulatory network, sulfur and carbon metabolisms, stress response, sporulation, bacilli, clostridia
Gail Preston (Microbe Profiles Editor)
University of Oxford, UK
Research interests: Plant-microbe interactions, plant disease, microbial interactions, pseudomonas, bacterial metabolism, bacterial regulatory networks, bacterial protein secretion
Jörg Stülke
University of Göttingen, Germany
Research interests: Gram-positive bacteria, second messengers, RNA degradation, biofilm formation, Bacillus subtilis, carbon metabolism, gene regulation, databases
Gavin H. Thomas
University of York, UK
Research interests: Bacterial transporters, escherichia coli, insect symbionts, industrial biotechnology
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Marvin Whiteley
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory-Children’s CF Center, USA
Research interests: Biofilm, oral microbiology, polymicrobial, pseudomonas, quorum sensing
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Robert Abramovitch
Michigan State University, USA
Research interests: Mycobacterium, tuberculosis, pathogenesis, chemical biology
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Ana Alastruey
Research interests: Medical mycology, antifungal resistance, fungal taxonomy, molecular identification
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Sonja-Verena Albers
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
Research interests: archaea, cell surface structures, motility, protein secretion, macromolecular assemblies
Elaine Bignell
University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: anti-infective therapeutic entities, sensory and signalling proteins, Aspergillus fumigatus
Priscille Brodin
Centre for Infection and Immunity for Lile, France
Research interests:Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis, M. ulcerans, host-pathogen interactions, protein secretion system, macrophages, toxin, neurons
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Emma Denham
University of Warwick, UK
Research interests: Regulation, RNA, gram–positive bacteria, bacillus subtilis
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Steve Diggle
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Research interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, quorum sensing, social evolution, biofilms, sociomicrobiology
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Karen Dobos
Colorado State University, USA
Research interests: Infectious Diseases, Mycobacteriology, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Systems Biology
Marie Elliot
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Research interests: Streptomyces, bacterial development, microbial genetics, RNA regulation, sporulation, secondary/specialized metabolism
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Enrique Flores
Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, Spain
Research interests: Bacterial cell and molecular biology, gene expression, membrane transport, cyanobacteria, nitrogen fixation, cell differentiation, heterocysts
Brigitte Gasser
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Research interests: Yeasts, protein folding and secretion, systems biology
Susanne Gebhard
University of Bath, UK
Research interests: Signal transduction, gene regulation, gram–positive bacteria, bacilli, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, cell envelope
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Jeffrey Gralnick
University of Minnesota, USA
Research interests: Metal oxidizing/reducing bacteria, physiology, molecular genetics, synthetic biology
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Hugo Gramajo
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Research interests: Lipid metabolism and its regulation in actinomycetes
Simonetta Gribaldo
Institut Pasteur, France
Research interests: Microbial phylogenomics
Angelika Grundling
Imperial College London, UK
Research interests: Gram–positive bacteria, staphylococcus aureus, listeria monocytogenes, cell wall, lipoteichoic acid, lipids, nucleotide signalling, c-di-AMP
Adriano O. Henriques
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Research interests: Bacterial genetics/cell and developmental biology of spore forming bacteria
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Matthew Holden
University of St Andrews, UK
Research interests: Bacterial genomics, staphylococci, streptococci, MRSA, evolution, antibiotic resistance
Derek Hood
Medical Research Council Harwell, UK
Research interests: Haemophilus influenzae, lipopolysaccharide, microbial pathogenesis, otitis media
Louise Horsfall
University of Edinburgh, UK
Research interests: Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Bioremediation, Waste Repurposing, Metalloenzymes
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Corby Kistler
United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Research interests: Genetics, genomics, cellular biology of filamentous fungi
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Ruiting Lan
University of New South Wales, Australia
Research interests: Genomics, evolution of bacterial pathogens, enteric bacterial pathogens, bordetella pertussis, population biology, evolutionary microbiology
Paul Langford
Imperial College London, UK
Research interests: Bacterial pathogenicity, vaccines, diagnostics, pasteurellaceae, respiratory pathogens, meningitis
Nick Le Brun
University of East Anglia, UK
Research interests: Metal ion trafficking and metabolism, oxidative/nitrosative stress, metalloregulators, thiol-disulfide exchange, iron–sulfur clusters
David Lee
Birmingham City University
Research interests: Gene Regulation, transcription, nucleoid organisation
Yin Li
Institute of Microbiology - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research interests: Industrial fermentation, systems biotechnology
Riccardo Manganelli
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Research interests: Tuberculosis, sigma Factors, vaccines, regulation of gene Eexpression
Ivan Oresnik
University of Manitoba, Canada
Research interests: Nitrogen fixation, plant-microbe interactions, catabolism
Karen Otteman
University of California, USA
Research interests: Chemotaxis, Chemoreceptors, Motilit
Stefanie Pöggeler
University of Göttingen, Germany
Research interests: Fungal biology, fungal development, fungal mating-systems, inteins
Saul Purton
University College London, UK
Research interests: Microalgae, cyanobacteria, chloroplasts, photosynthesis, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, biotechnology
David Rasko
University of Maryland, USA
Research interests: Comparative genomics, enteric pathogenesis
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Karen Robinson
University of Nottingham, UK
Research interests: Helicobacter pylori, virulence factors, antimicrobial resistance, inflammation; mucosal immunity, T cell response
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Karen Scott
University of Aberdeen, UK
Research interests: Diet and the gut microbiota, antibiotic resistance, gene transfer
Thamarai Schneiders
University of Edinburgh, UK
Research interests: Elucidating antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria
Pascale Serror
Le Centre INRA de Jouy-en-Josas, France
Research interests: Enterococci, commensalism, virulence, gene regulation, gram-positive bacteria
Pauline Schaap
University of Dundee, UK
Research interests: Experimental and evolutionary reconstruction of developmental signalling pathways
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Hana Sychrova
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Research interests: Transporters, pH homeostasis, cation homeostasis, osmotolerance, yeast
Willem van Schaik
University of Birmingham, UK
Research interests: Antimicrobial resistance, human microbiome, microbial genomics, Enterococcus, Klebsiella
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Vittorio Venturi
International Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy
Research interests: Quorum sensing in bacteria, plant interspecies and interkingdom signaling, signaling and the plant microbiome
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Meg Vickerman
University of Buffalo, USA
Research interests: Oral microbiology, gram-positive bacterial genetics, streptococci, enterococci, biofilms, endodontics
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Martin Welch
University of Cambridge, UK
Research interests: biofilm, glyoxylate shunt, Pectobacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, QUORUM SENSING, Signaling, stringent response ppGpp, virulence

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