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Section Board for 'Microbiology and Engineering' (22)

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Prof. Dr. Don A. Cowan
UP Genomics Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Klenk
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School of Biology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: origins of life; archaea; actinomycetes; phages; life in extreme environments; microbial genomics; phylogenomics; taxonomy; microbial diversity; systems biology
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Prof. Dr. Ronald S. Oremland
Emeritus, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Interests: contamination and pollution; toxic trace element; contamination; greenhouse effect
Prof. Dr. Aharon Oren
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: microbial life in extreme environments; halophiles; prokaryote; taxonomy and nomenclature
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Interests: microbiology; microbial ecology; genomics; metagenomics; population genomics; evolution; bacteria; archaea; viruses
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni
Laboratory of Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering, University of Aix-Marseille, 13007 Marseille, France
Interests: main metabolic chains; metalloenzymes; complexes; supercomplexes
Dr. Daniele Focosi
North-Western Tuscany Blood Bank, Pisa University Hospital, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: virology; hematology; immunogenetics; transplant immunology; transfusion medicine
Prof. Dr. Lei Wan
School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan
Interests: inflammation; microbiology; ophthalmology; glycobiology
Prof. Dr. Daniela Billi
Lab. of Astrobiology and Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria, Department of Biology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: life in extreme environments; desert cyanobacteria under space and simulated planetary conditions; cyanobacterium-based life support
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Life on Mars
Prof. Dr. Shlomo Sela
Agricultural Research Organization of Israel, (ARO), The Volcani Center, Rishon-LeZion 7528809, Israel
Interests: microbial food-safety; foodborne pathogens; adaptation of Salmonella to plants; survival of foodborne pathogens along the food-chain; biofilms in the food industry; biocontrol against foodborne pathogens; sprouts; biosensors
Prof. Dr. Ana Plemenitaš
Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: molecular mechanisms of adaptation to extreme environments; signal transduction
Dr. Purificacion Lopez-Garcia
Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, CNRS&University Paris-Saclay, Building 360, 91400 Orsay, France
Interests: microbial evolution; microbial diversity; microbial ecology; early evolution; origin of life; metagenomics; phylogeny; geobiology
Dr. Christian Tamburini
Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), UMR CNRS 7294-IRD 235, UM AMU 110, Campus de Luminy, OCEANOMED-Bât. Pacifique, France
Interests: microbial ecology of heterotrophic prokaryotes; deep-sea prokaryotes; prokaryotic degradation of macromolecules; bioluminescent bacteria
Prof. Dr. Einar Ringø
Norwegian College of Fishery Science, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Interests: fish; microbial ecology; lipid nutrition; electron microscopy; gut microbiota
Dr. Benoit Cournoyer
UMR (Research Unit) Ecologie Microbienne/Microbial Ecology, CNRS 5557, INRAe 1418, Aisle 3, 1st Floor, Main Building, Veterinary School, VetAgro Sup, 69280 Marcy l'Etoile, France
Interests: urban microbiology; river microbiology; human opportunistic bacterial infections; environmental health; molecular microbiology; molecular epidemiology; microbial ecology
Prof. Elena Sorrentino
Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: food biotechnology; starter, protective, and probiotics cultures; lactic acid bacteria
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Prof. Dr. Gustavo Caetano-Anolles
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 332 NSRC, 1101 W Peabody Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: interaction of plants and microbes; the spontaneous mutation process; evolution of biological networks; function and structure in proteins and ncRNA; evolution of macromolecular structure
Prof. Dr. Enzo Tramontano
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: virology; microbiology; antiviral drugs; drug development; endogenous retroviruses; innate immunity
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Dr. Tom Santangelo
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: molecular microbiology; genetics and physiology; transcription regulation; DNA replication and repair
Prof. Dr. Shuji Ogino
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Program in Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE), Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 221 Longwood Street, EBRC Room 404A, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: molecular pathological epidemiology; MPE; microbiome; microbiota; microbiology-MPE; immunology-MPE; science of science; causal inference; pathogen; colorectal cancer
Dr. Nikos C. Kyrpides
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Prokaryote Super Program Head, DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
Interests: metagenomics; microbial genomics; microbial diversity; microbiology; bioinformatics
Dr. Fathi Karouia

Exobiology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
Interests: microbiology; space biology; biotechnology; astrobiology; planetary protection; human spaceflight
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Space Life Sciences
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