FEMS Affiliates Letter May 2019

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES AFFILIATES LETTER  THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER Three New Co-Editors-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Reviews We are very pleased to announce that a new team of three Co-Editors-in-Chief will be starting at FEMS Microbiology Reviews. We also extend our greatest thanks to Alain Filloux who, after acting as Editor-in-Chief of the journal for five years, has decided to step down. The editorial lead of the journal will continue with three Co- Editors-in-Chief with a range of complementary areas of expertise: Karin Sauer: Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton Biofilm Research Center, Binghamton University, USA. Karin’s research group utilizes the model organism Pseudomonas aeruginosa to elucidate regulatory and signaling events underlying the formation and development of highly antimicrobial resistant biofilms. David Blackbourn: Head, School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK. David’s group studies viruses that are responsible for causing cancer. In particular, his interests lie in how such viruses cause disease, evade the immune response and interact with the DNA damage response. ‘‘I became a virologist purely by chance: I wanted to post-doc in the US and was offered a position with the late Professor Roy H. Doi at UC Davis. By the time I arrived in California in 1990, the project had changed to a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) project with other investigators at UC Davis, initially for 1 year.’’ - David Blackbourn Bart Thomma: Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Bart’s group studies fungal plant pathogens with particular emphasis on pathogen genome evolution and functional analysis of effectors that are secreted by these pathogens to establish disease on their hosts. Table of Contents • Page 2: Last chance to apply to the FEMS Summer School for Microbiology Educators! A New Publishing Agreement with OUP • Page 3: Out Now: Careers Thematic Issue; Childcare at FEMS2019; A New Journal Social Media Editor • Pages 4-5: Curated research published in each of the FEMS Journals; Microbiology in Action II • Page 6: Grants Corner • Page 7: Opportunities • Page 8: Deadlines; Events; and Extras... “As son of a fruit grower I spent a lot of time in the orchards during my childhood. I got fascinated by the microbial diseases that appeared in these orchards from time to time, was amazed by the impact of some of them, and wanted to understand how these diseases occurred.’’ - Bart Thomma Read interviews on the FEMS website > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org MAY 2019