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The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates
Introducing: Assoc. Prof.
Kathleen Scott, Co-Editor-in-
Chief of FEMS Microbes (2 of 3)
We are incredibly excited to announce that there will be three new Co-Editorsin-Chief
of FEMS Microbes. Here we introduce the second of our new Editorsin-Chief:
Associate Professor Kathleen Scott; as she talks to us about her career
and her vision for our new open access
journal. Previously, we talked to Co-Editorin-Chief
Institution: Department of Integrative
Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa,
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-
Research Interests: Microbial physiology;
Autotrophy; Lithotrophy; Carbon
metabolism; Hydrothermal vents; Carbon
stable isotope biogeochemistry.
What encouraged you to pursue a career in the field of
‘I chose microbiology because, as we all know, microorganisms are in charge.
Furthermore, it’s impossible to be a biologist without being a microbiologist…
perhaps I exaggerate?
More seriously, I became a microbiologist when I was six years old and took my
first look at pond water through a microscope. That first diatom, or rotifer, or
paramecium, or colonial alga, did it. From there, I moved on to cultivating slime
molds, and empirically determining which items from the kitchen generated the
most prolific/colorful/amusingly scented microbial growth of any sort, much to
my mother’s horror.’
• EDAR Webinar (6 Aug)
• FEMS2021 Goes
• Research from the
• microLife - inaugeral
• FEMS Microbes
Grants Corner, Events,
Page 10: Deadlines,
Videos, and Extras...
How would you describe FEMS Microbes?
‘Our hope is to create a venue for publication of solid, full-length research
articles in open-access format. Our scope statement indicates that all avenues of
microbiology will be included in FEMS Microbes.’
Read the full interview with Kathleen >
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