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Prof. Dr. John Fuerst

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/staff/john-fuerst
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Editorial Board

Prof. Mohammad J. Alam

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA
Website: http://publicationslist.org/alammj
Interests: Applied and environmental microbiology, Diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, Microbial source tracking, Pathogenic microbiology/virology, Vector microbe interaction, Food and water safety microbiology, Drug resistance, Biofilm, Health and hygiene, Disease prevention and control, Pathogen survival and transmission, Microbial ecology, Zoonosis, Nosocomial infections, Method development, etc.
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Bidochka

Department of Biology, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada
Website: http://www.brocku.ca/cairns-health-bioscience/researchers/mike-bidochka
Interests: insect pathogenic fungi; fungal-plant interactions; environmental microbiology
Dr. Thomas Bjarnsholt

University of Copenhagen, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://isim.ku.dk/staff/beskrivelse/?id=255482
Interests: biofilms; chronic infections; animal models of chronic infections; host-pathogen interaction
Dr. Ludmila Chistoserdova

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 355014, Seattle, WA 98195-5014, USA
Interests: methylotrophy; bacterial physiology; microbial ecology; microbial communities; genomics; metagenomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Microbial C1 Metabolism
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078-3035, USA
Website: http://biochemistry.okstate.edu
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; molecular epidemiology; physiology; molecular biology; biocides; staphylococcus aureus
Dr. Katherine A. Hammer

School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (M504), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia Laboratory: 3rd Floor, PathWest PP Building, QEII Medical Centre
Website: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/Kate.Hammer
Interests: natural antimicrobial agents; microbial membranes; biofilm; terpenes; sub-inhibitory antimicrobial effects; tolerance and adaptation
Prof. Dr. Heribert Insam

Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technikerstraße 25d, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Website: http://www.uibk.ac.at/microbiology
Interests: soil microbiology; soil nutrient cycles; biogas; biomethanisation; compost microbiology
Dr. Haruki Kitazawa

Vice Director, International Education and Research Center for Food and Agricultural Immunology (CFAI), Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Aobaku, Sendai, 981-8555, Japan
Website: http://www.agri.tohoku.ac.jp/douka/index.html
Interests: probiotics; immunobiotics; food immunology; feed immunology; mucosal immunology; inflammation
Contribution: Special Issue: Probiotic Microorganisms: An Intimate Gaze
Prof. Dr. Ing. Christophe Lacroix

ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, LFV C20, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Website: http://www.fbt.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.html?persid=106886
Interests: food fermentations; functional microbes; microbial technology; microbial ecology; gut modeling
Prof. Dr. Senjie Lin

Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT 06340, USA
Website: http://www.phytoplankton.uconn.edu
Interests: marine algae; eukaryotic microbes; molecular ecology; functional genomics; microbial interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Biology of Dinoflagellates: Advances in the Last 25 Years (1987-2012)
Prof. Dr. Kathleen Marchal

Dept. of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, U.Ghent, Dept. of Microbial and Molecular Systems, KU Leuven, Technologiepark 927, B-9052 Gent, Belgium
Interests: bioinformatics; systems biology; microbiology; network inference; motif detection
Dr. Andrew McDowell

Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, University of Ulster, Londonderry BT47 6SB, UK
Interests: medical microbiology; bacterial pathogens; gram positive; propionibacteria; acne; medical device infection; genome sequencing; sequence analysis; bacterial evolution; molecular systematics; bacterial taxonomy; phylogenetics; genetic population analysis; typing; MLST
Prof. Dr. Geoff McFadden

School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Website: http://www.geoffmcfadden.com
Interests: endosymbiosis; plastids; malaria; apicomplexa
Dr. Takeshi Noda

Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo,108-8639 Japan
Website: http://www.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/virology/index.html
Interests: negative-strand RNA viruses; electron microscopy
Dr. Anders Olsen

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, Aarhus C, DK-8000
Website: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/anders-olsen%287f2d8dac-6b6a-4b0e-8b94-2548fde973c0%29.html
Interests: stress responses; innate Immunity; invertebrate host models
Prof. Dr. David L. Paterson

University of Queensland, Centre for Clinical Research, Building 71/918 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
Website: http://www.uqccr.uq.edu.au/research/research-profiles/professor-david-paterson.aspx
Interests: infectious disease; microbiology; immunity; gram negative bacteria; antimicrobial stewardship
Dr. Guillermo I. Perez-Perez

423 East 23th Street, Infectious Diseases Research Labs, Floor 6th West Room 6027W, Veterans Administration, New York, NY 10010-6481, USA
Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/perezg02
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Pöggeler

Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/111861.html
Interests: fungal biology; mating-systems; developmental biology; signal transduction; fungal inteins
Dr. Joana Falcão Salles

Microbial Ecology Department, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen Centre for Life Sciences, P.O. BOX 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.rug.nl/biologie/onderzoek/onderzoekgroepen/microbieleoecologie/organisatie/staff_members/assistant_prof
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Dr. Régine Talon

INRA (French National Institute for Agronomical Research), Clermont-Ferrand – Theix Research Centre, Department of Microbiology and Food Chain (MICA), UR454 Microbiology, F-63122, Saint-Genès Champanelle, France
Website: http://www4.clermont.inra.fr/microbiologie
Interests: food microbiology; starter cultures; coagulase-negative staphylococci
Contribution: Special Issue: Beneficial Microorganisms for Food Manufacturing—Fermented and Biopreserved Foods and Beverages
Prof. Dr. Tim Tolker-Nielsen

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Room 24.1.47, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Website: http://isim.ku.dk
Interests: microbial biofilms; infection microbiology; medical molecular microbiology
Prof. Dr. David W. Ussery

Life Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: bacterial genomics; bioinformatics; pan-genomics; minimal genome; chromatin structure
Prof. Dr. Antonio Villaverde

Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://ibb.uab.es/ibb/ibb_membres/view_grup.php?CodiGrup=33
Interests: recombinant proteins; protein folding and aggregation; inclusion bodies; recombinant drugs; bionanotechnology
Dr. Martin von Bergen

Department of Proteomics/Metabolomics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Website: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?de=17634
Interests: microbial ecology; biodegradation of pollutants; metaproteomics; microbial physiology
Dr. Ross Waller

Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QW, UK
Website: http:// http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/waller
Interests: protistology; endosymbiotic organelles; dinoflagellates; apicomplexa
Dr. Michail Yakimov

Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, IAMC-CNR, Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
Website: http://www.ist.me.cnr.it/
Interests: marine microbial ecology; extreme environments; microbial interaction and pathways involved in the global element cycles in marine ecosystems; anaerobic hypersaline ecosystems; marine petroleum microbiology and bioremediation of contaminated seawater and sediments
Prof. Dr. Weiwen Zhang

Laboratory of Synthetic Biology, School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China
Interests: synthetic biology; microbial genomics; microbial systems biology; industrial microbiology; environmental biotechology
Prof. Giuseppe Comi

Department Food Science, University of Udine, Via Sondrio, 2/a, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: food microorganisms; spoilage; safety; hygiene; natural antimicrobial compounds; starters; food bioprotection and improvement; fermented foods and beverages; microbial ecology; toxin and mycotoxin; biomolecular methods
Contribution: Special Issue: Microbial Activity in Food
Special Issue: Microbes and Food
Prof. Dr. Don A. Cowan

UP Genomics Research Institute, Room 3-12, NW2 Building, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
Website: http://www.up.ac.za/the-genomics-research-institute/article/1928933/prof-don-cowan
Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Contribution: Special Issue: Genomics, Molecular Biology, Environmental Diversity and Evolution of Archaea and their Viruses
Prof. Ricardo Amils

Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Website: http://www.cbm.csic.es
Interests: molecular ecology of extreme environments, acidophiles, halophiles, subsurface geomicrobiology, astrobiology
Contribution: Special Issue: Extremophiles
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunfield

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Website: http://bio.ucalgary.ca/bio_info/profiles/peter-dunfield
Interests: microbial ecology; methane cycling; cultivation; metagenomics; extremophiles
Dr. Wolf-Rainer Abraham

Chemical Microbiology, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig 38124, Germany
Website: https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/research/research_topics/bacterial_and_viral_pathogens/chemical_microbiology/our_research/
Interests: biofilm communities; biofilm infections; fluxomics; stable isotope probing; secondary metabolites; fungi; taxonomy
Prof. Carl Gordon Johnston

Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA
Website: http://web.ysu.edu/gen/stem/Dr._Carl_Gordon_Johnston_m1447.html
Interests: human oral and gut microbiome; effects of probiotics & antibiotics; phytoremediation of metals; biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); functional diversity of genes associated with pollutant degradation; water chemistry of riverine systems; tropical field ecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Host-Gut Microbiota Metabolic Interactions
Prof. Dr. Gary A. Strobel

Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Website: http://plantsciences.montana.edu/facultyorstaff/faculty/strobel/index.html
Interests: biology, biochemistry and utility of endophytic microbes
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez

Dpto. Microbiologia-III. Facultad de Biologia. C/. Jose Antonio Novais, 12. Universidad Complutense (UCM). 28040 Madrid. Spain
Interests: Microbial ecotoxicology, heavy metals, metallic nanoparticles, metallothioneins, gene expression regulation, biosensors, protozoa, ciliates
Dr. Miguel Viñas

Affiliation:Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology & Antimicrobials Medical School, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.ub.edu/ptex
Interests: antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, cancer & infection, antimicrobial peptides
Dr. Om V. Singh

Division of Biological and Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA, 16701, USA
Website: http://www.upb.pitt.edu/faculty.aspx?menu_id=246&id=14965
Interests: Extremophiles, Proteomics, Cystic fibrosis, Antibiotic resistance, Food microbiology, Bio-nanoparticles, Bio-pigmentation, Microbial metabolic products of therapeutic and commercial significance, Environmental microbiology, Bioenergy
Prof. Raffaele Coppola

Dipartimento Agricoltura, Ambiente e Alimenti, Università degli Studi del Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy Country: Italy
Interests: food microbiology, probiotic microorganisms, natural antimicrobials
Prof. Roger Pickup

Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine Lancaster University Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
Website: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/about-us/people/roger-pickup
Interests: pathogens and the environment; environment and human health; mycobacteria; inflammatory bowel disease; molecular and microbial ecology; environmental microbiology; gene transfer; antibiotic resistance
Prof. Dr. Russell Kerr

Canada Research Chair in Marine Natural Products, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, C1A 4P3, PEI, Canada
Website: http://www.upeikerrlab.ca
Interests: natural products isolation and characterization; bioassay-guided purification of natural products / drug discovery; isolation of natural product producing bacteria and fungi; development of fermentation methods to optimize natural product production; description of microbial communities in marine invertebrates
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Marine Fungal Natural Products
Prof. Olli H. Tuovinen

Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University, 484 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: Microbial Ecology; Bioremediation; Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Applications; Environmental Bioremediation; Mineralization; Corrosion; Oxidation; Minerals; Bioreactors
Prof. Dr. Kurt Houf

Ghent University, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke And Laboratory for Microbiology, Faculty of sciences, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Website: www.lmg.ugent.be
Interests: Food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; protozoa
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios H. Drosinos

Laboratory of Food Quality Control and Hygiene, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, GR-118 55 Athens, Greece
Website: http://fst.aua.gr/el/userpages/102
Interests: microbiological quality and safety of foods; food safety and quality management systems; microbial ecology of fermented foods; meat microbiology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Microbiology and Food Hygiene
Prof. Dr. Spiros N. Agathos

1. Laboratoire de Génie Biologique, Earth and Life Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, Place Croix du Sud 2, Boite L7.05.19, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2. School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology Yachay Tech University, Hacienda San José s/n San Miguel de Urcuquí, Ecuador
Website: http://www.uclouvain.be/spiros.agathos&langue=en
Interests: biotechnology; biomass and bioenergy; bioremediation; algal technology; microbial ecology; waste management; wastewater treatment
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen

CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
Website: http://people.csiro.au/K/A/Anna-Kaksonen
Interests: bioclogging, biocorrosion, bioenergy, biofouling, biogeochemistry, bioleaching, biomining, biooxidation, bioprecipitation, bioprocessing, bioreduction, bioremediation, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial taxonomy, resource recovery, waste management, wastewater treatment, water distribution, water treatment
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
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