FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2020

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / EVENTS / EXTRAS / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter 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 Kimberly Kline.​ Institution: Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.​ ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002- 9407-518X​ 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 microbiology?​ ‘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.​’ Table of contents Page 2-3: Microbiology News • EDAR Webinar (6 Aug) • International Microorganism Day • FEMS2021 Goes Online... Page 4-5: • Research from the FEMS journals Page 6-7: • microLife - inaugeral editorial • FEMS Microbes Page 8-9: Grants Corner, Events, and Opportunities 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​.’ Continued ... Read the full interview with Kathleen > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org FEMS Microbes – Open science towards a sustainable world