FEMS Affiliates Letter May 2020

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / EVENTS / EXTRAS / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates Introducing: Assoc. Prof. Kimberly Kline, Co-Editor-in- Chief of FEMS Microbes (1 of 3) We are incredibly excited to announce that there will be three new Co-Editors-in-Chief of FEMS Microbes. Here we introduce the first of our new Editors-in-Chief: Associate Professor Kimberly Kline; as she talks to us about her career and her vision for our new open access journal. Institution: Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5472-3074 Research Interests: Biofilms; Biofilm-associated Infections; Enterococci and Polymicrobial Interactions; Gram-positive surface structure biogenesis; Pili. You can follow Kimberly on Twitter: @KimInSingapore What encouraged you to pursue a career in the field of microbiology? ‘‘I was inspired by two undergraduate professors who both emanated an infectious passion and enthusiasm for science and research. One was my academic supervisor, Eric Cole, who gave me my first research opportunity, studying the developmental biology of Tetrahymena in his lab. The other was my microbiology professor, Ted Johnson, who showed me that microbiology was hands down the most fascinating discipline in biology!” How would you describe FEMS Microbes in your own words? ‘‘FEMS Microbes is a publication venue for high-quality research across a wide range of microbial sciences: from fundamental research to translational studies, from basic physiology to molecular epidemiology, from interactions with the external environment to mechanisms of survival within mammalian hosts, and more. In addition, we will publish commentaries and opinion pieces, as well as reviews, so FEMS Microbes will be a journal to look to for new ideas and perspectives across the microbial sciences.’’ Table of contents Page 2-3: Microbiology News • #FEMSmicroBlog: Covid-19 & misinformation • New EAM Members Page 4-5: Research from the FEMS journals Page 6-7: Two New Journals: • microLife • FEMS Microbes Page 8-9: Grants Corner, Events, and Opportunities Page 10: Deadlines, Videos, and Extras... - FEMS Microbes is our new community journal for sharing research findings. In particular, it is a venue for early career scientists to read, publish, and contribute. It includes research articles, commentaries, reviews, as well as methodological advancements that are of general interest to a wide audience. All microbes, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, parasites, and viruses are covered. The journal is fully gold open access and all articles are free to read. Read the full interview with Kimberly > 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