Section Editors

Section Board for 'Microbial Genetics and Genomics' (50)

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Prof. Dr. Thierry Wirth
Section Editor-in-Chief
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - EPHE, Department of Systematics and Evolution, UMR-CNRS 7205, 16, rue Buffon, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
Interests: evolution; population genetics and genomics; evolutionary microbiology; molecular epidemiology
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Special Issue in Genes: Genes at Ten
Dr. Thorsten Allers
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
Interests: DNA repair; DNA replication; homologous recombination; Archaea; yeast; escherichia coli; haloferax volcanii
Dr. Sam Alsford
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Interests: kinetoplastid parasites; drug mode-of-action; innate immunity; intracellular transport; forward genetics; gene expression regulation; epigenetics
Dr. Michel Arthur
Bacterial structures involved in the modulation of antibiotic resistance, UMRS 1138-Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Equipe 12, Esc B 3ème étage.15, Rue de l'école de médecine, 75006 Paris, France
Interests: antibiotic; resistance to antibiotic; antibiotic target; peptidoglycan; cell wall
Prof. Dr. Ilka Maria Axmann
Institute for Synthetic Microbiology, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Interests: synthetic microbiology; RNA regulators; cyanobacteria; circadian clock; metabolic engineering; bioinformatics; mathematical modeling
Prof. Dr. Taeok Bae
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest, Gary, IN 46202, USA
Interests: staphylococcus aureus; signal transduction; antibiotic resistance; drug development
Prof. Dr. David Sibley
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: protozoan parasites; comparative genomics; transcriptomics; genetic recombination; host-microbe interactions
Dr. Tino Polen
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
Interests: bacteria; gene expression; omics; RNAs; regulation; metabolic engineering; data informatics
Prof. Dr. José Antonio Garrido-Cárdenas
Department of Biology and Geology, University of Almeria, Cra Sacramento s/n, 04120, Almería, Spain
Interests: DNA sequencing; molecular genetics; parasitology; malaria; DNA analysis
Dr. Lorena Ruiz
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (IPLA-CSIC), Villaviciosa, Spain
Interests: probiotics; prebiotics; genomics; metagenomics; food microbiota; gut microbiota
Dr. Massimiliano Cardinale
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Interests: molecular microbial ecology; plant-microbe interactions; microbiomes
Prof. Dr. Radhey S. Gupta
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton L8N 3Z5, Canada
Interests: phylogenomics, comparative genomics, microbial evolution and taxonomy, molecular signatures, conserved signature indels and proteins, structures and functions of conserved indels, bacterial classification
Dr. Blanca Barquera
Department of Biological Sciences. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY. USA
Interests: bacterial physiology; membrane proteins; ion transport; microbiome; pathogens
Prof. Dr. Anke Becker
LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology, Philipp-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Str. 6, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Interests: microbe-plant interactions; symbiosis; nitrogen fixation; alpha-proteobacteria; genomics; transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. Miguel Cacho Teixeira
Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Bioengineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: drug resistance; drug transporters; transcription regulation; regulatory networks; biofilm formation; pathogenic yeasts; Candida species; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; cell factories; probiotic yeasts
Prof. Dr. Michael Calcutt
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; mobile genetic elements; bacterial genomics; mycoplasmas
Dr. Carlos A. Canchaya
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology School of Biology, Campus Universitario University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; adaptation; prophages; evolution
Prof. Emer. Raul J. Cano
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis, CA, USA
Interests: microbiome; metagenomics; paleomicrobiology; environmental microbiology; genomics
Prof. Dr. Ana María Carvajal Ureña
Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de León, Spain
Interests: enteric infections of farm animals; epidemiology, diagnosis and control of farm animal infections
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Prof. Jeff Cole
School of Biosciences and Institute of Infection and Immunity; University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 3TT, UK
Interests: bacterial physiology; gene regulation (or transcription control); bacterial anaerobic metabolism; Gram-negative bacteria; nitrogen cycle
Prof. Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: archaea; oxidative stress response; regulatory small RNAs; microbial communities; extreme environments; hypersaline; halophiles; deserts
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Prof. Dr. Garth D. Ehrlich
1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
2. Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: chronic bacterial pathogenesis; development of anti-biofilm drugs; human disease; susceptibility and performance gene mapping and cloning
Prof. Dr. Mark C. Field
1. Welcome Trust Centre for Anti-Infectives (WCAIR), School of Life Sciences, Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (BCDD), University of Dundee, Dow Street, Dundee, DD1 5EH, UK
2. Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Interests: parasitology; cell biology; proteomics; molecular evolution; trafficking; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Bruno González-Zorn
Veterinary Faculty and Health Surveillance Center Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro, s/n. Ciudad Universitaria,28040. Madrid, Spain
Interests: bacteria; antimicrobial resistance; ecology; evolution; plasmids; mobile genetic elements
Prof. Dr. Nina Gunde-Cimerman
Chair of Molecular Genetics and Biology of Microorganisms, Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: biodiversity of extremophilic and extremotolerant fungi in low water activity environments and water-related indoor environments; isolation and cultivation; adaptations of extremophilic fungi; relation between extremotolerance and opportunistic pathogenicity; fungal genomics
Prof. Dr. Markus J. Herrgård

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainabililty Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: data science; bioinformatics; synthetic biology; systems biology; metabolic engineering
Prof. Dr. Víctor J. Cid
Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Plaza Ramon y Cajal s/n., 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: humanized yeast models; heterologous expression; TLR signaling; bacterial translocated effectors; phosphoinositides; cell signaling; PI3K signaling; PTEN; vesicular traffic; cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Estelle Jumas-Bilak
Faculté de Pharmacie - Université de Montpellier, Team PHySE/microbiology Lab, UMR5569, 15, Avenue Charles Flahault, BP14491, 34093 Montpellier cedex 05, France
Interests: phylotaxonomy; genome dynamics; molecular epidemiology; population genetics; emergence and spread of pathogens; resistance to antibiotics; hospital infections
Prof. Dr. Mattheos Koffas
Network and Metabolic Engineering Group. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA
Interests: metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; industrial microbiology; natural products
Dr. Fernando Leal
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Instituto de Biología Funcional y Genómica / Dpto. Microbiología y Genética Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)/Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: fungal pathogenesis; Aspergillus molecular genetics; virology; miRNAs
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Dr. Celine Levesque
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Interests: quorum sensing; biofilms; gene transfer; persister cells; toxin-antitoxin; bacteriocins; streptococcal genetics
Prof. Dr. Brendan Loftus
Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; sequencing; genomics; transcription; bioinformatics; genome analysis
Dr. Kira Makarova
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National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Interests: comparative genomics; evolution; protein structure and function; archaea; defense systems
Prof. Dr. Juan Francisco Martín

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Leon, León 24071, Spain
Interests: fungal molecular genetics; Streptomyces molecular genetics
Dr. Naruo Nikoh
Department of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan, Chiba 261-8586, Japan
Interests: symbiosis; microbial genomics; horizontal gene transfer; insect-bacteria interaction; genome degradation; molecular evolution
Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Osorio
Departamento de Microbioloxía e Parasitoloxía, Instituto de Acuicultura, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Campus Vida 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: Vibrio; Photobacterium; mobile genetic elements; plasmids; bacterial genomics; virulence; marine bacteria; hemolysins
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Palmisano
Glycoproteomics Laboratory, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil
Interests: proteomics; Trypanosoma cruzi; glycomics
Prof. Dr. Tiziana Pandolfini
Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona,Verona, 37129, Italy
Interests: plant-symbiont interactions; functional genomics; gene silencing; transgenesis
Prof. Dr. Thane Papke
Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 91 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3125, Biology/Physics Building 402, Storrs, CT 06269-3125, USA
Interests: halophiles; haloarchaea; Haloferax volcanii; microbial evolution; microbial genomics; microbial genetics; microbial ecology
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Dr. Xu Peng
Danish Archaea Center, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5 DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Interests: archaeal viruses; CRISPR-Cas; virus-host interactions; thermophiles
Dr. Sergi Puig
Departamento de Biotecnología, Lab. 309 Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA) Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Ave. Agustín Escardino 7, Paterna 46980, Valencia, Spain
Interests: iron homeostasis; copper homeostasis; mRNA decay; mRNA degradation; yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Prof. Dr. Knut Rudi
Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (IKBM), Norwegian University of Life SciencesChr. M. Falsensvei 1, Biotechnology Building, Po. Box 50031432 Ås, Norway
Interests: establishment of the infant gut microbiota; transition from infant to adult gut microbiota; the role of the commensal microbiota as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance; honey bees as a model for understanding spread of antibiotic resistance; dynamic interactions in the horse cecal microbiota; the salmon gut microbiota
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Prof. Dr. Eduardo Santero
Departamento de Biologia Molecular e Ingenieria Bioquimica, Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Ctra. Utrera Km 1, 41013-Sevilla, Spain
Interests: biodegradation organic contaminants; catabolic pathways characterization; gene expression regulation in bacteria; nitrogen metabolism control; carbon catabolite repression; design of expression systems in bacteria
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Dr. Ken Stedman
Center for Life in Extreme Environments, Department of Biology, Portland State University, Room 466, SRTC, 1719 SW 10th Avenue - P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA
Interests: archaeal viruses; archaeal genetics; archaeal evolution; viral recombination; silica coating; vaccine stabilization; virus evolution; viral genomics
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Prof. Dr. Silvia Turroni
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Unit of Microbial Ecology of Health, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro, 6 – 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: human gut microbiome; microbial ecology; microbiome-host interaction; co-evolution; dysbiosis; intervention strategies; next-generation sequencing
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Dr. Rob Van Houdt
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Microbiology Unit, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Mol, Belgium
Interests: metal resistance; mobile genetic elements; genome plasticity; horizontal gene transfer; stress response
Prof. Dr. C. A. M.J.J Van den Hondel
Professor Emeritus Molecular Microbiology of Filamentous Fungi, Institute of Biology IBL, Department Biotechnology and Health, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Interests: molecular genetics; cell biology; transcriptomics; cell wall biosynthesis; biotechnology of filamentous fungi; discovery of antifungal compounds; endophytic filamentous fungi
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ventosa
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: halophiles; halophilic archaea; halophilic bacteria; hypersaline habitats; comparative genomics; phylogenomics; molecular systematics
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Prof. Dr. Helen J. Wing
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School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004, USA
Interests: mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial transcription and gene regulation; protein localization studies; bacterial motility and chemotaxis; outer membrane proteases; bacterial resistance to cationic antibacterial peptides; extra-host survival of bacterial pathogens
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Prof. Dr. Jianping Xu
Department of Biology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Interests: fungal genetics; fungal disease epidemiology; mitochondrial genes and genomes; mushroom biology
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