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Ms. Meirong Duan

Assistant Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, 25th Floor, 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Tel. +86 10 6280 0830
E-Mail: meirong.duan@mdpi.com

Editor

Prof. Dr. John Fuerst (Website)

Editor-in-Chief
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
E-Mail: j.fuerst.botdefense.please.enable.javaScript.uq.edu.au

Editorial Board

Dr. Wolf-Rainer Abraham (Website)

Chemical Microbiology, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig 38124, Germany
Interests: biofilm communities; biofilm infections; fluxomics; stable isotope probing; secondary metabolites; fungi; taxonomy
Prof. Mohammad J. Alam (Website)

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA
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. Ricardo Amils (Website)

Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: molecular ecology of extreme environments, acidophiles, halophiles, subsurface geomicrobiology, astrobiology
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Extremophiles
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Bidochka (Website)

Department of Biology, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada
Interests: insect pathogenic fungi; fungal-plant interactions; environmental microbiology
Dr. Thomas Bjarnsholt (Website)

University of Copenhagen, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Microbial C1 Metabolism
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Microbial Activity in Food
Special Issue: Microbes and Food
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. Dr. Don A. Cowan (Website)

UP Genomics Research Institute, Room 3-12, NW2 Building, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Genomics, Molecular Biology, Environmental Diversity and Evolution of Archaea and their Viruses
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunfield (Website)

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Interests: microbial ecology; methane cycling; cultivation; metagenomics; extremophiles
Dr. María-Isabel González-Siso (Website)

Grupo EXPRELA, Centro de Investigacións Científicas Avanzadas (CICA), Departamento de Bioloxía Celular e Molecular, Facultade de Ciencias, Universidade da Coruña, Campus de A Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
Interests: yeasts, functional metagenomics, thermophiles and thermozymes
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson (Website)

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078-3035, USA
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; molecular epidemiology; physiology; molecular biology; biocides; staphylococcus aureus
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
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios H. Drosinos (Website)

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
Interests: microbiological quality and safety of foods; food safety and quality management systems; microbial ecology of fermented foods; meat microbiology
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Microbiology and Food Hygiene
Dr. Katherine A. Hammer (Website)

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
Interests: natural antimicrobial agents; microbial membranes; biofilm; terpenes; sub-inhibitory antimicrobial effects; tolerance and adaptation
Prof. Dr. Kurt Houf (Website)

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
Interests: Food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; protozoa
Prof. Dr. Heribert Insam (Website)

Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technikerstraße 25d, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: soil microbiology; soil nutrient cycles; biogas; biomethanisation; compost microbiology
Prof. Carl Gordon Johnston (Website)

Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Host-Gut Microbiota Metabolic Interactions
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen (Website)

CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications
In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
Prof. Dr. Russell Kerr (Website)

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
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
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Marine Fungal Natural Products
Dr. Haruki Kitazawa (Website)

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
Interests: probiotics; immunobiotics; food immunology; feed immunology; mucosal immunology; inflammation
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Probiotic Microorganisms: An Intimate Gaze
Prof. Dr. Ing. Christophe Lacroix (Website)

ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, LFV C20, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: food fermentations; functional microbes; microbial technology; microbial ecology; gut modeling
Prof. Dr. Senjie Lin (Website)

Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT 06340, USA
Interests: marine algae; eukaryotic microbes; molecular ecology; functional genomics; microbial interactions
Special Issues and Collections: 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 (Website)

School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: endosymbiosis; plastids; malaria; apicomplexa
Prof. Dr. Spiros N. Agathos (Website)

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
Interests: biotechnology; biomass and bioenergy; bioremediation; algal technology; microbial ecology; waste management; wastewater treatment
Dr. Takeshi Noda (Website)

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
Interests: negative-strand RNA viruses; electron microscopy
Dr. Anders Olsen (Website)

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, Aarhus C, DK-8000
Interests: stress responses; innate Immunity; invertebrate host models
Prof. Dr. David L. Paterson (Website)

University of Queensland, Centre for Clinical Research, Building 71/918 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
Interests: infectious disease; microbiology; immunity; gram negative bacteria; antimicrobial stewardship
Dr. Guillermo I. Perez-Perez (Website)

423 East 23th Street, Infectious Diseases Research Labs, Floor 6th West Room 6027W, Veterans Administration, New York, NY 10010-6481, USA
Prof. Roger Pickup (Website)

Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine Lancaster University Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
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. Stefanie Pöggeler (Website)

Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: fungal biology; mating-systems; developmental biology; signal transduction; fungal inteins
Dr. Joana Falcão Salles (Website)

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
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Dr. Om V. Singh (Website)

Division of Biological and Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA, 16701, USA
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. Dr. Gary A. Strobel (Website)

Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Interests: biology, biochemistry and utility of endophytic microbes
Dr. Régine Talon (Website)

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
Interests: food microbiology; starter cultures; coagulase-negative staphylococci
Prof. Dr. Tim Tolker-Nielsen (Website)

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
Interests: microbial biofilms; infection microbiology; medical molecular microbiology
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. 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 (Website)

Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: recombinant proteins; protein folding and aggregation; inclusion bodies; recombinant drugs; bionanotechnology
Dr. Miguel Viñas (Website)

Affiliation:Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology & Antimicrobials Medical School, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, cancer & infection, antimicrobial peptides
Dr. Martin von Bergen (Website)

Department of Proteomics/Metabolomics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: microbial ecology; biodegradation of pollutants; metaproteomics; microbial physiology
Dr. Ross Waller (Website)

Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QW, UK
Interests: protistology; endosymbiotic organelles; dinoflagellates; apicomplexa
Dr. Michail Yakimov (Website)

Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, IAMC-CNR, Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
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. Dr. James S. Maki (Website)

Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Interests: microbial ecology, aquatic microbiology, biofilms, biofouling, anaerobic digestion, oral microbiology

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