Microorganisms — Editors

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Ms. Meirong Duan
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MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road, 5.5 Creative Industry Park, 25th Floor, 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
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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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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
Prof. Giuseppe Comi
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Department of 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
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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: Extremophiles
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: 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
Interests: methylotrophy; bacterial physiology; microbial ecology; microbial communities; genomics; metagenomics
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Special Issue: Microbial C1 Metabolism
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
UP Genomics Research Institute, Room 3-12, NW2 Building, 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
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Special Issue: Genomics, Molecular Biology, Environmental Diversity and Evolution of Archaea and their Viruses
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunfield
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, 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
Prof. Dr. Liam Good
Royal Veterinary College University of London, Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, London, United Kingdom
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Interests: antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. John E. Gustafson
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 246 Noble Research Center, 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
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
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: 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, Western Australia, 6009, Australia Laboratory: 3rd Floor, PathWest PP Building, QEII Medical Centre
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Interests: natural antimicrobial agents; microbial membranes; biofilm; terpenes; sub-inhibitory antimicrobial effects; tolerance and adaptation
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
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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: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi
Special Issue: 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: Host-Gut Microbiota Metabolic Interactions
Special Issue: Microbiome Gut Brain Axis
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen
CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
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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
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Special Issue: Advances in Biohydrometallurgy
Special Issue: Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications
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
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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: Marine Fungal Natural Products
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
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Interests: probiotics; immunobiotics; food immunology; feed immunology; mucosal immunology; inflammation
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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
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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: Biology of Dinoflagellates: Advances in the Last 25 Years (1987-2012)
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
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
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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: The Biofilm Matrix
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
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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. 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
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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
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Interests: stress responses; innate Immunity; invertebrate host models
Prof. Dr. David L. Paterson Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
University of Queensland, Centre for Clinical Research, Building 71/918 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
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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
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Prof. Roger Pickup
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine Lancaster University Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
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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
Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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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
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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
Prof. Dr. Gary A. Strobel
Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
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Interests: biology, biochemistry and utility of endophytic microbes
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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
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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
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
Affiliation:Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology & Antimicrobials Medical School, 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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