Microorganisms — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Martin von Bergen
Department of Molecular Systems Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: microbial ecology; biodegradation of pollutants; metaproteomics; microbial physiology
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Dr. Nico Jehmlich *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Molecular Systems Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: Metaproteomics, Protein-Stable Isotope Probing, Microbiome Biology, Environmental Microbiology
* Section "Environmental Microbiology"
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Prof. Dr. Roger Pickup
Associate Editor
Division of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Faculty of Health & Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
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Interests: environment and human health with a special interest in molecular microbial ecology/environmental microbiology; non-tuberculous mycobacteria and their environmental routes for human exposure; antibiotic resistance in the natural and hospital environments; gene transfer in the environment and the relationship between health and diversity of bacteria in bird guts and in between those involved in bee nutrition
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Prof. Giuseppe Comi
Associate Editor
Department of Food Science, University of Udine, Via Sondrio, 2/a, 33100 Udine, Italy
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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
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Prof. Dr. John Fuerst *
Former Editor-in-Chief
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
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* Founding Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief up to November 2016

Editorial Board

Dr. Wolf-Rainer Abraham
Chemical Microbiology, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, Braunschweig 38124, Germany
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Interests: biofilm communities; biofilm infections; fluxomics; stable isotope probing; secondary metabolites; fungi; taxonomy
Prof. Ricardo Amils
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: molecular ecology of extreme environments, acidophiles, halophiles, subsurface geomicrobiology, astrobiology
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Extremophiles
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Subsurface Geomicrobiology
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Bidochka
Department of Biology, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada
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Interests: insect pathogenic fungi; fungal-plant interactions; environmental microbiology
Prof. Thomas Bjarnsholt
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Costerton Biofilm Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interests: biofilms; clinical microbiology; chronic infections; In Situ detection of bacteria
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Characterization and Visualizations of Microorganisms in Chronic Infections—In Vivo
Dr. Ludmila Chistoserdova
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 355014, Seattle, WA 98195-5014, USA
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Interests: methylotrophy; bacterial physiology; microbial ecology; microbial communities; genomics; metagenomics
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Microbial C1 Metabolism
Prof. Raffaele Coppola
Dipartimento Agricoltura, Ambiente e Alimenti, Università degli Studi del Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Interests: food microbiology, probiotic microorganisms, natural antimicrobials
Prof. Dr. Don A. Cowan
UP Genomics Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
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Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunfield
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Interests: microbial ecology; methane cycling; cultivation; metagenomics; extremophiles
Dr. María-Isabel González-Siso
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
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Interests: yeasts, functional metagenomics, thermophiles and thermozymes
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Thermophiles and Thermozymes
Prof. Dr. Liam Good
Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
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Interests: antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246C Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3035, USA
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Interests: antimicrobial resistance; molecular epidemiology; physiology; molecular biology; biocides; staphylococcus aureus
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez
Departamento de Microbiología-III, Facultad de Biología, C/. José Antonio Novais 2, Universidad Complutense (UCM), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: Microbial ecotoxicology, heavy metals, metallic nanoparticles, metallothioneins, gene expression regulation, biosensors, protozoa, ciliates
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
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Interests: microbiological quality and safety of foods; food safety and quality management systems; microbial ecology of fermented foods; meat microbiology
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Special Issue in Fermentation: Microbiology and Food Hygiene
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, WA 6009, Australia
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Interests: natural antimicrobial agents; microbial membranes; biofilm; terpenes; sub-inhibitory antimicrobial effects; tolerance and adaptation
Prof. Dr. Kurt Houf
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
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Interests: Food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; protozoa
Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
Marine Mikrobiologie, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany
Interests: microbiology, microbial diversity, marine biotechnology, bioactive compounds, marine microbiology, marine natural products, algae microbe interactions, marine microbial resources, marine fungi
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Diversity and Dynamics of Marine Microbial Communities
Prof. Dr. Heribert Insam
Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technikerstraße 25d, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: soil microbiology; soil nutrient cycles; biogas; biomethanisation; compost microbiology
Prof. Carl Gordon Johnston
Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA
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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
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Host-Gut Microbiota Metabolic Interactions
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Microbiome Gut Brain Axis
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen
CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
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Interests: biomining; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; bioprecipitation; biocorrosion; biogeochemistry; bioflotation; biofouling; biohydrometallurgy; biotechnical treatment
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Special Issue in Minerals: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications
Topical Collection in Minerals: Bioleaching
Special Issue in Metals: Microbes Meet Metals
Prof. Dr. Russell Kerr
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Canada
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Fungal Natural Products
Dr. Haruki Kitazawa
International Education and Research Center for Food and Agricultural Immunology (CFAI), Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Aobaku, Sendai, 981-8555, Japan
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Interests: probiotics; immunobiotics; food immunology; feed immunology; mucosal immunology; inflammation
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Probiotic Microorganisms: An Intimate Gaze
Prof. Dr. Ing. Christophe Lacroix
Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, LFV C20, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland
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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
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Interests: marine algae; eukaryotic microbes; molecular ecology; functional genomics; microbial interactions
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Biology of Dinoflagellates: Advances in the Last 25 Years (1987-2012)
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Dinoflagellate Biology in the Omics Era
Prof. Dr. James S. Maki
Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Interests: microbial ecology, aquatic microbiology, biofilms, biofouling, anaerobic digestion, oral microbiology
Prof. Dr. Kathleen Marchal
Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, KU Leuven, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, Leuven, Belgium
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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
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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
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: The Functions of the Microbiome in Skin Health and Disease
Prof. Dr. Geoff McFadden
School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
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Interests: endosymbiosis; plastids; malaria; apicomplexa
Dr. Rikke Louise Meyer
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) & Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
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Interests: biofilm; antimicrobial; antifouling; nanotechnology; nanoencapsulation
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: The Biofilm Matrix
Prof. Dr. Spiros N. Agathos
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
Interests: biotechnology; biomass and bioenergy; bioremediation; algal technology; microbial ecology; waste management; wastewater treatment
Prof. Dr. Kenneth W. Nickerson
School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
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Interests: Fungal Dimorphism; Quorum Sensing in Fungi
Dr. Anders Olsen
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
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Interests: stress responses; innate Immunity; invertebrate host models
Dr. Guillermo I. Perez-Perez
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine (NYUSM), New York, NY, 10016, USA
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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Pöggeler
Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic MicroorganismsInstitute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg-August-University, Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: fungal biology; mating-systems; developmental biology; signal transduction; fungal inteins
Dr. Rafael Rivilla
Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Plant-Microbe interactions, Pseudomonas, Plant probiotics, bioremediation, motility, rhizosphere colonization
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
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Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Dr. Om V. Singh
Division of Biological and Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA, 16701, USA
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Interests: Extremophiles, Proteomics, Cystic fibrosis, Antibiotic resistance, Food microbiology, Bio-nanoparticles, Bio-pigmentation, Microbial metabolic products of therapeutic and commercial significance, Environmental microbiology, Bioenergy
Dr. Lori Snyder
School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, and Chemistry, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE, UK
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Interests: bacterial pathogens, bacterial genomics, comparative genome analysis, Neisseria spp., antimicrobial resistance
Dr. Ulrich (Uli) Stingl
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Florida Research and Education Center, Davie, FL, USA
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Interests: marine microbiology; microbial ecology; microbiome; holobiont; marine bacteria; SAR11; microbes and climate change; microbial community structure; aquatic microbiology; bacterial cultivation
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Response of Microbial Communities to Environmental Changes
Dr. Gary A. Strobel
Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
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Interests: all aspects of endophytic fungi especially their secondary products
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Special Issue in Journal of Fungi: Fungal Endophytes in Plants
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
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Interests: food microbiology; starter cultures; coagulase-negative staphylococci
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Beneficial Microorganisms for Food Manufacturing—Fermented and Biopreserved Foods and Beverages
Prof. Dr. Tim Tolker-Nielsen
Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Room 24.1.47, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
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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
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Interests: Microbial Ecology; Bioremediation; Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Applications; Environmental Bioremediation; Mineralization; Corrosion; Oxidation; Minerals; Bioreactors
Prof. Dr. Antonio Villaverde
Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: recombinant proteins; protein folding and aggregation; inclusion bodies; recombinant drugs; bionanotechnology
Dr. Miguel Viñas
Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology & Antimicrobials Medical School, Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, cancer & infection, antimicrobial peptides
Dr. Ross Waller
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QW, UK
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Interests: protistology; endosymbiotic organelles; dinoflagellates; apicomplexa
Dr. Michail Yakimov
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, IAMC-CNR, Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
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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
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