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Editorial board

Chief Editor

Alain Filloux (London, UK)

Editors

Sonja-Verena Albers (Marburg, Germany)
Ehud Banin (Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Wilbert Bitter (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Michael Bott (Jülich, Germany)
Gerhard H. Braus (Goettingen, Germany)
Corina P.D. Brussaard (Texel, The Netherlands)
Miguel Camara (Nottingham, UK)
Antoine Danchin (Paris, France)
Christoph Dehio (Basel, Switzerland)
Paul Duprex (Boston, MA, USA)
Kenn Gerdes (Newcastle, UK)
Karine Gibbs (Boston, MA, USA)
Marie-Therese Giudici-Orticoni (Marseille, France)
Bernardo Gonzalez (Santiago, Chile)
Urs Greber (Zurich, Switzerland)
Birgitta Henriques Normark (Stockholm, Sweden)
Staffan Kjelleberg (Sydney, Australia)
Oscar Kuipers (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Erh-Min Lai (Taipei, Taiwan)
William Margolin (Houston, TX, USA)
Jan Roelof van der Meer (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Tâm Mignot (Marseilles,France)
Franz Narberhaus (Bochum, Germany)
Christiaan van Ooij (London, UK)
Mecky Pohlschroder (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Suzana Salcedo (Lyon, France)
Aimee Shen (Burlington, VT, USA)
Bart Thomma (Wageningen, Netherlands)
Grzegorz Wegrzyn (Gdansk, Poland)
Chris Whitfield (Guelph, Canada)

Editors and their specialist fields

Sonja-Verena Albers, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany.
Archaea, Sulfolobus, Cell surface structures, Biofilms, Molecular biology

Ehud Banin, Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Biofilms, Pseudomonas, Antimicrobial resistance

Wilbert Bitter, Department Molecular and Medical Microbiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Host pathogen interactions, cell envelopes, chaperones, virulence, pathogenesis, immune modulation, antigens

Michael Bott, Institut für Biotechnologie 1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Corynebacteria; Two-component signal transduction; Metabolic regulation

Gerhard H. Braus, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Genetics, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany.
Fungal genetics and cell biology; Yeast; Filamentous fungi

Corina P. D. Brussaard, NIOZ - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands.
Aquatic viral ecology; Marine microbiology; Phytoplankton; Bacteria; Virus-host interactions; Biological oceanography; Food web dynamics; Biogeochemical cycling

Miguel Camara, Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation & School of Molecular Medical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK.
Bacterial cell-cell communication; Quorum sensing; Novel antibacterial targets; Vibrio; Yersinia; Pseudomonas

Antoine Danchin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
Comparative bacterial genomics; Synthetic biology; Bioinformatics (genome annotation, databases and functional inferences); Sulfur metabolism; Origins of life

Christoph Dehio, BIOZENTRUM of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Type IV secretion; Pathogen-host cell interaction; Bartonella; Angiogenesis; Invasion; Bacterial pathogenesis

Paul Duprex, Department of Microbiology, Boston University, MA, USA
Viruses, Vaccines, RNA polymerase, Cross-species infection, Zoonosis, Pathogenesis

Karine Gibbs, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, MA, USA
Bacterial communication, cell biology, biochemistry

Kenn Gerdes, Centre for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bacterial infections, Cell division, Multidrug resistance, Stress response, Antibiotic resistance, Morphology

Marie-Therese Giudici-Orticoni, CNRS French National Centre for Scientific Research, Marseille, France.
Extremophiles, Metabolism, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Enzymology

Bernardo Gonzalez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Aromatic pollutants; Bacterial degradation; Plasmids; Heavy metals; Bacterial diversity; Rizosphere; Lignin degradation

Urs Greber, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Cell biology; Cytoskeleton, Endocytosis; Membrane transport; Immunity; Replication; Infections; Viruses

Birgitta Henriques Normark, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Host-pathogen interactions, Bacterial infections, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Immune system, Cell walls, Synthesis, Helicobacter

Staffan Kjelleberg, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Bacterial biofilms, Cell-cell signalling, Microbial environmental genomics, Functional metagenomics, Bioremediation

Oscar Kuipers, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Synthetic biology, molecular genetics, physiology and gene regulation in gram-positive bacteria, development of novel antibiotics, heterogeneity in bacterial populations, food microbiology

Erh-Min Lai, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
Bacterial protein secretion systems, interbacterial competition, pathogenesis, plant-microbe interactions, Agrobacterium

William Margolin, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School, USA.
Bacterial cell cycle; Cell cycle and Cell division proteins; FtsZ

Jan Roelof van der Meer, Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Environmental Microbiology, Bacterial genetics, Synthetic biology, Microbial ecology, Biosensors, Evolution, Integrative and Conjugative Elements, Biodegradation

Tâm Mignot, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Aix Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cell biology, Cell motility, Myxobacteria

Franz Narberhaus, Department of Microbial Biology, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
Regulatory RNAs, Gene regulation in bacteria, Regulated proteolysis, Heat shock response, Phospholipid biosynthesis, Plant-microbe interaction

Christiaan van Ooij, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
Malaria, Genomics, Parasitology

Mecky Pohlschroder, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Protein transport; Haloarcheal genetics and molecular biology; Prokaryotic cell-surface structures

Suzana Salcedo, Cell Biology of Bacterial Pathogenicity team, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Structural Biochemistry, University of Lyon, France.
Intracellular bacterial pathogens, Host-pathogen interactions, Brucella, Acinetobacter, Innate immune subversion, Bacterial effectors

Aimee Shen, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, USA.
Clostridium difficile , Gram positive bacteria, Genetics, Proteomics and Spore formation

Maggie Smith, Department of Biology, University of York, UK.
Biology and applications of bacteriophages; Molecular genetics of Streptomyces; Molecular biology of mobile genetic elements; Site-specific recombination

Bart Thomma, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Plant pathology, filamentous pathogens, fungi, Verticillum, pathogen effectors, resistance, immunity, comparative (population) genomics, pathogenomics

Grzegorz Wegrzyn, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Gdansk, Poland.
DNA replication of plasmids and bacteriophages; Regulation of gene expression in bacteria

Chris Whitfield, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
Polysaccharides, Capsule components, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), Biosynthesis

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