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Editorial board


Rich Boden (Plymouth, UK)

Section Editors

Physiology & Biochemistry

Physiology & Biochemistry – Jana Jass


Pathogens & Pathogenicity

Pathogens & Pathogenicity – Arnoud H. M. van Vliet

Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology – Tim Daniell


Virology – Rich Boden (Acting)

Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology – Wolfgang Kneifel

Taxonomy & Systematics

Taxonomy & Systematics – Aharon Oren

Professional Development

Professional Development – Beatrix Fahnert

Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology

Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology – Michael Sauer


History of Microbiology Editor

Lesley Robertson (Delft, Netherlands)

Nomenclature Editor

Aharon Oren (Jerusalem, Israel)

Handling Editors

Alistair Bishop (Plymouth, UK)
Rustam Aminov (Frederiksberg, Denmark)
Susan Assinder (Liverpool, UK)
Nathan Basiliko (Sudbury, Canada)
Michael J. Bidochka (St. Catherines, ON, Canada)
Hermann Bothe (Koln, Germany)
Laura Bowater (Norwich, UK)
Alejandra Bravo (Mexico City, Mexico)
Matthias Brock (Jena, Germany)
Richard Calendar (Berkeley, CA, USA)
Sergio Casella (Padova, Italy)
David Clarke (Cork, Ireland)
Michael Cox (London, UK)
Albert Descoteaux (Laval, QC, Canada)
Akihito Endo (Hokkaido, Japan)
Mark Enright (Manchester, UK)
Séamus Fanning (Dublin, Ireland)
Miguel Gueimonde Fernandez (Spain)
Célia Ferreira (Viçosa, Brazil)
J. Ross Fitzgerald (Edinburgh, UK)
Jan-Ingmar Flock (Stockholm, Sweden)
Paolina Garbeva (Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Rob P. Gunsalus (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Klaus Hantke (Tübingen, Germany)
Hermann J. Heipieper (Leipzig, Germany)
Juan Imperial (Madrid, Spain)
Dieter Jahn (Braunschweig, Germany)
Derek J. Jamieson (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Geertje van Keulen (Swansea, Wales, UK)
Andre Klier (Paris, France)
Jan-Ulrich Kreft (Birmingham, UK)
Hans Kusters (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Károly Márialigeti (Budapest, Hungary)
Andrew Millard (Coventry, UK)
Skorn Mongkolsuk (Bangkok, Thailand)
Marco Moracci (Naples, Italy)
Akio Nakane (Hirosaki, Japan)
Stefan Olsson (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Olga N. Ozoline (Moscow Region, Russian Federation)
Stefanie Pöggeler (Göttingen, Germany)
Claire Remacle (Liege, Belgium)
Ezio Ricca (Napoli, Italy)
Sylvie Rimsky (Cachan Cedex, France)
Marilyn Roberts (Seattle, WA USA)
Lesley Robertson (Delft, The Netherlands)
Kendra Rumbaugh (Texas, USA)
Lígia Saraiva (Oeiras, Portugal)
Mark Schembri (Brisbane, Australia)
Stefan Schwarz (Berlin, Germany)
Craig Shoemaker (Auburn, AL, USA)
Stefan Sievert (Woods Hole, MA, USA)
Simon Silver (Chicago, IL, USA)
Alexander Steinbuchel (Münster, Germany)
Andreas Stolz (Stuttgart, Germany)
David Studholme (Exeter, UK)
Marcos André Vannier-Santos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Sandhya S. Visweswariah (Bangalore, India)
Gerard Wall (Galway, Ireland)
Craig Winstanley (Liverpool, UK)
Guoqing Xia (Manchester, UK)
Kay Yeoman (Norwich, UK)
Yu-Zhong Zhang (Jinan, China)


Editors and their Specialist fields

Alistair Bishop, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. E-mail: alistair.bishop@plymouth.ac.uk Biopesticides; Biodefence; Spores; Molecular genetics; Structure; Toxins

Rustam I. Aminov, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksberg, Denmark. Tel.: 1876 977 4342; fax: 1876 977 7852; e-mail: rustam.aminov@gmail.com
Bacterial genetics; Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance; Molecular ecology; Phylogeny; Intestinal microbiology; Microbial genetics; Bioinformatics

Susan Assinder, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK. E-mail: sue.assinder@lstmed.ac.uk Effective practice and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment; Quality assurance and enhancement; Promotion of public engagement with science.

Nathan Basiliko, Environmental Microbiology, Living with Lakes Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. E-mail: nbasiliko@laurentian.ca
Forest and wetland soils, greenhouse gas fluxes, forestry and ecosystem management, methane biogeochemistry, methanogens, methanotrophs

Michael J. Bidochka, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, Glenridge Ave 500, ON, St. Catharines, Canada L2S 3A1. Tel.: 1 905 688 5550 ext. 3392; fax: 1 905 688 1855; e-mail: bidochka@brocku.ca
Microbial pathogenicity, especially pathogenic fungi; Microbial population genetics and phylogeography

Rich Boden, School of Biological & Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science & Environment, and Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. E-mail: rich.boden@plymouth.ac.uk.
Rich Boden gained his PhD at the University of Warwick, UK and is currently lecturer in Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology at the University of Plymouth His research focuses on microbial transformations of metals, metalloids and sulfur in a range of environments. He also leads research programs on physiology, ecology, biochemistry, taxonomy and environmental process, including soil and freshwater geochemistry.

Hermann Bothe, Botanical Institute, University of Cologne, D-50923 Köln, Germany. Tel.: 49 221 470 2760; fax: 49 221 470 5039; email: hermann.bothe@uni-koeln.de
Plant-microbe interactions, particularly between mycorrhiza and plant growth-promoting bacteria; Metabolism, molecular biology and ecology of cyanobacteria; Molecular microbial ecology, particularly of bacteria involved in the nitrogen cycle

Laura Bowater, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. E-mail: laura.bowater@uea.ac.uk
Antibiotic resistance, Medical education, Microbiology education, Science communication, Public engagement, Professional development
Alejandra Bravo, Departamento Microbiología Molecular, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico. E-mail: bravo@ibt.unam.mx  Molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology of Gram-positive bacteria especially insect pathogenic bacteria; Bacterial pathogenesis, virulence factors; Regulation of bacterial gene expression; Bacterial differentiation; Sporulation; Protein–protein interactions and Protein-membrane interaction; Microbial biotechnology; Recombinant proteins; Recombinant antibodies

Matthias Brock, Leibniz Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie, Hans-Knöll-Institut, Mikrobielle Biochemie und Physiologie, Beutenbergstr. 11a, 07745 Jena, Germany. Tel.: 149 (0) 3641 5321710; fax: 149 (0) 3641 656825; email: matthias.brock@hki-jena.de
Fungal physiology and biochemistry; Primary metabolism; Fungal virulence determinants; Protein purification; Heterologous protein production

Richard Calendar, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 506 Barker Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3202, USA. Tel.: 1 510 642 5951; fax: 1 510 642 7038; e-mail: rishard@berkeley.edu
Bacteriophage; Microbial genetics; Escherichia coli; Listeria monocytogenes; Bacillus anthracis

Sergio Casella, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Agrarie, Agripolis, Università di Padova, Via dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy. Tel.: 39 049 827 2922; fax: 39 049 827 2929; e-mail: sergio.casella@unipd.it
Microbial physiology; Microbial biotechnology; Soil microbiology; Plant–bacteria interaction; Nitrogen metabolism

David Clarke, Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Tel.: 353 (0) 21 4903624; fax: 353 (0) 21 4903101; e-mail: david.clarke@ucc.ie
Biofilm formation, particularly in Gram negative bacteria; Two-component signal transduction; Bacteria–host interactions, especially pathogenicity and mutualism

Michael Cox, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK. E-mail: michael.cox1@imperial.ac.uk
Microbial ecology, Human microbiome, Respiratory infection, Molecular ecology, Metagenomics, 16S rRNA gene sequencing

Tim Daniell, Environmental Plant Interactions, SCRI, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK. Tel.: 44 (0)1382 562731; fax: 44 (0)1382 568502; e-mail: t.daniell@scri.ac.uk
Soil microbial ecology; Plant-microbe interactions in the context of nitrification and denitrification processes; Structure and function of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses

Albert Descoteaux, INRS - Institute Armand-Frappier, 531 Blvd des Prairies, Laval, QC, Canada H7V 1B7. Tel.: 11 450 687 5010 ext. 4465; fax: 11 450 686 5501; e-mail: albert.descoteaux@iaf.inrs.ca
Leishmania; Host-pathogen interactions; Phagocytosis; Cellular microbiology; Intracellular signaling

Akihito Endo, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Hokkaido, Japan. E-mail: a3endou@bioindustry.nodai.ac.jp Lactic acid bacteria; Bifidobacteria; Food fermentation; Taxonomy; Probiotics & prebiotics; Intestinal microbiology

Mark C. Enright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Healthcare Sciences, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 5GD, UK. e-mail: m.enright@mmu.ac.uk
Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococci; MRSA; Molecular epidemiology and evolution; Antibiotic resistance; Virulence; Physiology and genetics of streptococci; Bacteriophages; Genomics; Synthetic biology

Beatrix Fahnert, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. E-mail: fahnertb@cardiff.ac.uk
Continuous Professional Development and Recognition, Individual and Institutional Learning and Change in Higher Education, Learning and Teaching in the Biosciences, Internationalisation, Medical Microbiology, Recombinant Protein Production

Séamus Fanning, UCD-Centre for Food Safety, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science, University College Dublin, UCD Centre for Molecular Innovation & Drug Discovery [room S1.04], Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel.: 353 1 716 2869; Fax: 353 1 716 1147; e-mail: sfanning@ucd.ie
Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms associated with food-borne zoonotic pathogens; Role of efflux pumps in MDR; Mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer; Molecular sub-typing bacterial isolate characterization; Pathogenicity markers of food-borne zoonotic/ non-zoonotic bacteria

Miguel Gueimonde Fernandez, Consejo Superior e Investigaciones Cientificas, Instituto de Productos Lacteos de Asturias, Paseo Rio Linares s/n, 33300 Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain. Tel.: 34 985892131; fax: 34 985892233; email: mgueimonde@ipla.csic.es
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Intestinal microbiota, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, Dairy products

Célia Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil. E-mail: clferrei@ufv.br Selection of new  probiotic strains; Development of prebiotic products; Safety of pre and probiotic; Fermented dairy foods; Human milk endogenous cultures; Lactic acid bacteria

J. Ross Fitzgerald, Centre for Infectious Diseases, The Chancellor’s Building, New Royal Infirmary, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, Scotland, UK. Tel.: 44 (0)131 2429376; fax: 44 (0)131 2429385; e-mail: ross.fitzgerald@ed.ac.uk
Evolutionary genomics; Population genetics; Bacterial pathogenesis (particularly of staphylococci); Bacteriophages

Jan-Ingmar Flock, Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Box 280, SE-17177, Stockholm, Sweden. Tel.: 46 8 5248 6228; fax: 46 8 711 3918; e-mail: jan-ingmar.flock@ki.se
Genetics and virulence factors of staphylococci; Adherence of gram-positive bacteria; Experimental infection models in animals; Microbial immunity and vaccines against gram-positive bacteria; Function of antibodies against surface structures

Paolina Garbeva, The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Droevendaalsesteeg 10, 6708 PB Wageningen, Postbus 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands. Tel.: 131(0)317 473 400; fax: 131(0)473 675; e-mail: p.garbeva@nioo.knaw.nl
Microorganisms in terrestrial ecosystems; Soil microbial diversity and community structure; Plant-microbe interactions; Bacterial interspecific interactions; Production of antimicrobial compounds; Fungal–bacterial interactions; Soil fungistasis and general soil suppressiveness; Differential gene expression

Rob P. Gunsalus, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 1602 MSB, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA 90095,USA. Tel.: 1 310 206 8201; fax: 1 310 206 5231; e-mail: robg@microbio.ucla.edu
Molecular genetics; Microbial physiology; Methanogenesis; Anaerobic cell function; Electron transport; Metabolism

Klaus Hantke, Mikrobiologie/Membranphysiologie, Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, D-72076, Tübingen, Germany. Tel.: 49 7071 297 4645; fax: 49 7071 295 843; e-mail: hantke@uni-tuebingen.de
Bacterial metal transport and regulation, especially iron, manganese and zinc; Functions of outer membrane and periplasmic proteins of gram-negative bacteria; Colicins and microcins; Pathogenicity and iron

Hermann J. Heipieper, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ Permoserstrasse, 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany. Tel.: 49 341 2351694; fax: 49 341 2351471;
e-mail: hermann.heipieper@ufz.de Homepage: www.ufz.de/index.php?en=4531
Microbial adaptation to stress; Composition and adaptation of microbial membranes; Regulation of degradative pathways; Physiology of the degradation of toxic organic compounds (xenobiotics, herbicides)

Juan Imperial, Depto. Biotecnología, ETS Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and CSIC, Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain. Tel.: 34 91 336 5759; fax: 34 91 336 5757; e-mail: juan.imperial@upm.es
Microbial physiology, metabolism and biochemistry; Nitrogen fixation and nitrogenases; Hydrogen metabolism and hydrogenases; Rhizobacteria (free living and symbiotic); Metal microbiology, especially Mo, W, V and Ni; Agricultural microbiology; Soil microbial ecology and microbial diversity

Dieter Jahn, Institute for Microbiology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr. 7, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. Tel.: 49 531 391 5804; fax: 49 531 391 5854; e-mail: d.jahn@tu-bs.de
Bacterial biochemistry and bioenergetics; Enzyme mechanisms; Tetrapyrroles; Control of bacterial gene expression

Derek J. Jamieson, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK. Tel.: 44 (0)131 451 3644; fax: 44 (0)131 451 3009; e-mail: d.j.jamieson@hw.ac.uk
Molecular biology; Genetics and biochemistry of yeasts

Jana Jass, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. E-mail: jana.jass@oru.se
Probiotic mechanisms of lactic acid bacteria, biofilms, host-microbe interaction, nanotechnology, antibiotic and multi-drug resistance, stress response to environmental factors

Geertje van Keulen, College of Medicine, Swansea University, Wales. E-mail: g.van.keulen@swansea.ac.uk  Antimicrobials; Natural products; Natural antibiosis; Metabolic engineering; Microbial physiology; (Bio)surface engineering

Andre Klier, Dépt des Biotechnologies, Unit´e de Biochemie Microbienne, Institut Pasteur, 25 Rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris, Cedex 15, France. Tel.: 33 1 44 27 6995; fax: 33 1 44 27 6995; e-mail: aklier@pasteur.fr
Molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology of Gram-positive bacteria

Wolfgang Kneifel, Department of Food Science and Technology, ‘BOKU’-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Muthgasse 18, A-1190 Vienna, Austria. Tel.: 43 1 36006-6290; fax: 43 136006 6266;
e-mail: wolfgang.kneifel@boku.ac.at
Food fermentation; Lactic acid bacteria; Microbiological quality criteria of foods; Bacterial strain safety and virulence; Product development and quality assessment of functional foods (pro- and prebiotics); Food safety (hygiene issues)

Jan-Ulrich Kreft, Centre for Systems Biology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. Tel.: 44 121 414 8851; e-mail: j.kreft@bham.ac.uk
Environmental microbiology; Population dynamics; Mathematical modelling; Biofilms; Social behaviour; Systems biology

Hans Kusters, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Email: H.Kusters@umcutrecht.nl
Microbial pathogenesis; Clinical diagnosis; Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance; Pathogen identification (including Maldi-tof and molecular ID); Laboratory automation; Hospital hygiene

Károly Márialigeti, Department of Microbiology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: marialigeti.karoly@ttk.elte.hu
Environmental microbiology; Microbial ecology; Microbial taxonomy; Classical and molecular phylogenetics; Environmental biotechnology

Andrew Millard, Warwick Medical School, Warwick University, Coventry, UK. E-mail: andrew.millard@warwick.ac.uk

Bacteriophages, Cyanophages, Cyanobacteria, Marine microbiology, Bioinformatics, Genomics

Skorn Mongkolsuk, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Lak Si, 10210 Bangkok, Thailand. Tel.: 662 574 0623 ext. 3816; fax: 662 574 2027; e-mail: scsmk@mahidol.ac.th

Environmental microbiology; Plant-microbe interactions; Regulation of gene expression; Bacterial biochemistry, physiology and genetics of stresses and metals

Marco Moracci, Institute of Protein Biochemistry-CNR, Via P. Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy. Tel.: 39 081 613 2271; fax: 39 081 613 2277; e-mail: marco.moracci@ibbr.cnr.it
Physiology and biochemistry of hyperthermophilic bacteria and archaea; Control of gene expression in thermophilic archaea; Biotechnological applications of enzymes from extremophiles

Akio Nakane, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8562, Japan. Tel.: 81 172 39 5032; fax: 81 172 39 5034; e-mail: a27k03n0@cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp
Bacterial pathogenicity, especially intracellular bacteria and Gram-positive cocci; Immune response to infection and vaccines; Experimental infection in animal models

Stefan Olsson, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Tel.: +45 353-32646; e-mail: stefan@olssonstefan.com  
Fungal physiology; Secondary metabolites; Fungal eco-physiology; Fungal stress physiology and Fungal-bacterial interactions (bacterial biological control of plant pathogens)

Aharon Oren, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. E-mail: aharon.oren@mail.huji.ac.il Microbial ecology and physiology; Halophilic microorganisms; Photosynthetic prokaryotes

Olga N. Ozoline, Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institutskaya str., Bld. 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation. Tel.: 7 4967 73 91 40; fax: 7 4967 33 05 09; e-mail: ozoline@rambler.ru
Molecular microbiology; Gene expression and regulation by transcription factors and untranslated RNAs; Antisense RNAs; Bioinformatics in promoter modeling; Functional relations in living cells

Stefanie Pöggeler, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany. Tel.: 49 551 3913930; fax: 49 551 3910123; e-mail: spoegge@gwdg.de
Fungal genetics; Fungal cell biology; Morphogenesis of fungi; Sexual reproduction of fungi; Fungal inteins, protein splicing and intein applications

Peter Raspor, University of Primorska, Izola, Slovenia. E-mail: peter.raspor@guest.arnes.si
Education in microbiology, yeasts, food microbiology, fermentation, food safety, HACCP

Claire Remacle, Genetics of Microorganisms, Department of Life Sciences B22, University of Liege, Bld du Rectorat 27, B-4000, Liege, Belgium. Tel.: 32 4366 3812; fax: 32 4366 3840; e-mail: c.remacle@ulg.ac.be
The function and biogenesis of mitochondria and chloroplasts; Genetics and molecular biology of lower eukaryotes with emphasis on cell organelles

Ezio Ricca, Dipartimento di Fisiologia Generale ed Ambientale, Universitā Federico II, Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134, Naples, Italy. Tel.: 39 81 253 4636; fax: 39 81-551 4437; e-mail: ericca@cds.unina.it
Bacterial differentiation; Sporulation; Gene expression in gram-positive bacteria; Bacteria as vaccine vehicles and as probiotics; Display of molecules on bacterial surfaces

Sylvie Rimsky, Enzymologie et Cinétique Structurale, LBPA, UMR 8113, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan/CNRS, Université Paris XI, Avenue du Président Wilson 61, 94235 Cachan Cedex, France. Tel: 33 1 4740 7676; fax : 33 1 4740 7684 ; e-mail: sylvie.rimsky@lbpa.ens-cachan.fr
Protein-DNA interaction; Bacterial chromatin organisation; Protein–protein interaction (non-membrane); DNA chemical/enzymatic reactivity; "nucleoid" and nucleoid associated proteins

Marilyn C. Roberts, Department of Pathobiology 357238, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 981985, USA. Tel.: 1 206 543 8001; fax: 1 206 543 3873; e-mail: marilynr@u.washington.edu
Antibiotic and heavy metal resistance mechanisms, exchange of resistance genes within and between ecosystems and their impact on public health; Bacteria associated with dental caries, periodontal disease and oral microflora; Detection of bacteria and specific genes using molecular methods; Molecular epidemiology

Lesley Robertson, Delft Science Center and Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. E-mail: l.a.robertson@tudelft.nl
History of biosciences especially the microbiology associated with A van Leeuwenhoek, WM Beijerinck, G. van Iterson and AJ Kluyver. Historical microbiology in education

Kendra Rumbaugh, Department of Surgery, MS 8312, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430. Tel.: 806 743 2460 264 (office), 806 743 2460 247/258 (lab); fax: 806 743 2113. e-mail: kendra.rumbaugh@ttuhsc.edu
Bacterial cell-cell communication; Quorum sensing; Interkingdom signaling; Pseudomonas; Biofilms; Microbial pathogenesis; Animal models of infection; Host-response

Lígia Saraiva, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica. Av Republica (EAN) 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugal. Tel.: 351214469328; fax: 351 21 4411277; e-mail: lst@itqb.unl.pt
Nitrosative stress; Carbon Monoxide and Bacteria; Biosynthesis of metal centers in proteins; Staphylococcus aureus; Helicobacter pylori; Escherichia coli; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Molecular Genetics; Transcriptomics

Michael Sauer, Department of Biotechnology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna, Austria. Tel.: 43 1 3180078; fax: 43 1 3180078; e-mail: michael.sauer@boku.ac.at
Industrial microbiology; microbial production of chemicals, particularly organic acids; metabolic analyses and metabolic engineering; stress resistance/strain robustness of microbial cell factories; Synthetic biology

Mark Schembri, ŒSchool of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Building 76, QLD 4072, Brisbane, Australia. Tel.: 61 7 3365 3306; fax; e-mail: m.schembri@uq.edu.au
Bacterial pathogenesis, virulence factors, biofilms, adhesins, gene regulation, host-pathogen interactions, vaccines.

Stefan Schwarz, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics, Freie Universität Berlin, Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13, 14163 Berlin, Germany. Tel.: 49 30 838 61627; fax: 49 30 838 451851; e-mail: stefan.schwarz@fu-berlin.de
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms; Pathogenicity; Molecular biology of Staphylococci; Molecular epidemiology; Pasteurellaceae, Enterobacteriaceae, Bordetella; Mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer; Gram-positive cocci

Craig Shoemaker, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, 990 Wire Road, Auburn, AL 36832, USA. Tel.: 1 334 887 3741; fax: 1 334 887 2983; e-mail: craig.shoemaker@ars.usda.gov
Fish microbiology; Fish pathogenicity; Immunology and vaccine development in fish species

Stefan Sievert, Biology Dept, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA. Tel.: 1 508 289 2305; fax: 1 508 457-2076; e-mail: ssievert@whoi.edu
Sulfur cycling (particularly sulfur oxidation); Carbon fixation; (Hyper) Thermophiles; Microbial ecology and physiology, in particular in relation to chemosynthetic ecosystems; Microbial oceanography

Simon Silver, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Room E-704,University of Illinois, S. Wolcott Avenue 835,Chicago, IL-60612-7344, USA. Tel.: 1 312 996 9608; fax: 1 312 996 6415; e-mail: simon@uic.edu
Bacterial membrane transport; Metal-resistance mechanisms; Gram-positive bacteria and pseudomonads; Molecular genetics and biochemistry

Alexander Steinbuchel, Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Correnstraße 3, D-48149, Münster, Germany. Tel.: 49 251 833 9821; fax: 49 251 833 8388; e-mail: steinbu@uni-muenster.de
Metabolism and biotechnological production of biopolymers (Polyesters, Cyanophycin and other poly (amino acids)); Microbial degradation of rubber

Andreas Stolz, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Stuttgart, Allmandring 31, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany. Tel.: 49 711 685 65489; fax: 49 711 685 65725; e-mail: andreas.stolz@imb.uni-stuttgart.de
Biocatalysis; Biotransformations; Biodegradation; Nitrile-converting enzymes; Oxygenases; Metabolism of sulfonic acids and azo dyes; Physiology and genetics of sphingomonads

David Studholme, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QD, UK. Tel.: 144 1392 493321; fax: 144 1392 263434; e-mail: d.j.studholme@exeter.ac.uk
Bioinformatics; Genomics of plant pathogenic bacteria and oomycetes; Computational approaches to gene regulation; Next-generation sequencing technologies

Marcos André Vannier-Santos, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. E-mail: vannier@bahia.fiocruz.br Protozoa; Leishmania; Trypanosoma; Chemotherapy; Electron Microscopy; Giardia

Sandhya S. Visweswariah, Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Biological Sciences Building GA09, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India. Tel.: +91 80 22932542/23601522; e-mail: sandhya@mrdg.iisc.ernet.in
Host-microbe interactions; Cyclic nucleotide signalling in Mycobacteria; Bacterial toxins; Enteric diseases

Arnoud H. M. van Vliet, Microbialomics.com, Norwich, UK. E-mail: arnoud@microbialomics.com
Microbial genomics; Microbial pathogenesis and genetics; Microbial metal metabolism

Gerard Wall, Microbiology, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland. Tel.:353 91 495808; fax: 353-91-494598; e-mail: gerard.wall@nuigalway.ie
Microbial biotechnology; Recombinant proteins; Protein expression; Microbial cell factories; Protein engineering; Functional biomaterials; Protein immobilisation; Recombinant antibodies

Craig Winstanley, Institute of Infection and Global Health, Ronald Ross Building, University of Liverpool, 8 West Derby Street, Liverpool L69 7BE, UK; tel: 44 (0)151 795 9642; fax: 44 (0)151 795 5527; e-mail: c.winstanley@liv.ac.uk
Pseudomonas; Bacterial genomics, Pathogenicity of and variation amongst Gram-negative bacteria

Guoqing Xia, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK. E-mail: guoqing.xia@manchester.ac.uk
Bacteriophages, Antibiotic resistance mechanisms, Microbial glycobiology, Bacterial cell surface, Mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer, Bacterial pathogenesis, Staphylococcus aureus

Kay Yeoman, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. E-mail: k.yeoman@uea.ac.uk
Professional development, Science Communication, Public Engagement, Education, Extracurricular education, Microbiology

Yu-Zhong Zhang, Marine Biotechnology Research Center and State Key Lab of Microbial Technology, Shandong University, Jinan, 250100 China. Tel: 86-531-88564326,88364326; fax: 86-531-88564326; e-mail: zhangyz@sdu.edu.cn
Marine Microbiology; Cold-adapted Microorganisms; Deep Sea Microbiology; Polar Ecosystems; Enzymology; Protease

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