Editorial Board


Tanya Parish
Infectious Disease Research Institute,
Seattle, WA, USA
Research interests: mycobacteria, gene regulation, drug discovery, pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance
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Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gavin Thomas
University of York, UK
Research interests: bacterial transporters, Escherichia coli, insect symbionts, industrial biotechnology
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Senior Editors

Jen Cavet
University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: metal homeostasis, bacterial pathogenesis, gene regulation
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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, Ireland
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, UK
Research interests: bacterial physiology, metabolism, bioenergetics, campylobacter, pathogens, industrial biotechnology
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Isabelle Martin-Verstraete
Institut Pasteur, Paris, 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

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Marvin Whiteley
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory-Children’s CF Center, Atlanta, USA
Research interests: biofilm, oral microbiology, polymicrobial, pseudomonas, quorum sensing
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Robert Abramovitch
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, USA
Research interests: Mycobacterium, tuberculosis, pathogenesis, chemical biology
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Ana Alastruey
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII),
Madrid, Spain
Research interests: medical mycology, antifungal resistance, fungal taxonomy, molecular identification
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Sonja-Verena Albers
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
Research interests: archaea, cell surface structures, motility, protein secretion, macromolecular assemblies

Dany JV Beste
University of Surrey, UK
Research interests: Tuberculosis, bacterial metabolism, system biology, host pathogen interactions
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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
of Lille, France
Research interests: mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis, M. ulcerans, host–pathogen interactions, protein secretion system, macrophages, toxin, neurons
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Claude Bruand
INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), Toulouse, France
Research interests: rhizobium-legume symbiosis, bacterial stress responses, gene regulation, DNA repair, nitric oxide
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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,
Atlanta, USA
Research interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, quorum sensing, social evolution, biofilms, sociomicrobiology
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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, Seville, 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, Austria
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,
St Paul, USA
Research interests: metal oxidizing/reducing bacteria, physiology, molecular genetics, synthetic biology
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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

Rebecca Hall
University of Birmingham, UK
Research interests: fungal biology, host–pathogen interactions, environmental sensing, polymicorbial interactions
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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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, Washington, DC, USA
Research interests: genetics, genomics, cellular biology of filamentous fungi
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Ruiting Lan
University of New South Wales,
Sydney, 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, Norwich, UK
Research interests: metal ion trafficking and metabolism, oxidative/nitrosative stress, metalloregulators, thiol-disulfide exchange, iron–sulfur clusters
David Lee
Birmingham City University, UK
Research interests: gene regulation, transcription, nucleoid organisation

Yin Li
Institute of Microbiology – Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Research interests: industrial fermentation, systems biotechnology
Riccardo Manganelli
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Research interests: tuberculosis, sigma factors, vaccines, regulation of gene expression
Humberto Martín
Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Research interests:Yeast, signaling, cell wall, protein phosphatase, stress response, MAPK

Kelli Palmer
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Research interests: Gram-positive pathogens, antibiotic resistance, horizontal gene transfer, CRISPR-Cas
Saul Purton
University College London, UK
Research interests: microalgae, cyanobacteria, chloroplasts, photosynthesis, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, biotechnology
David Rasko
University of Maryland,
College Park, 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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Henrik Strahl
Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK
Research interests: bacterial cell biology, membranes, lipid domains, antibiotics, microscopy
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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, Trieste, 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, NY, 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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