FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2018

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES AFFILIATES LETTER  THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER A Tribute to Professor Riks Laanbroek Table of Contents Professor Riks Laanbroek is stepping down after 21 years as an Editor of FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Riks was the go-to Editor for handling papers on aquatic microbiology and nitrogen cycling. He also held the position as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for part of his time with us. • Page 2: Meet From everyone here at FEMS, we wish to pay tribute to Riks for his highly valued long term commitment to this journal and to the microbial ecology research that it publishes globally. • Page 3: Before becoming a full editor in 1997, he was on the editorial board for 3 years, bringing his total involvement with FEMS Microbiology Ecology to a grand length of 24 years. During his long career, Riks has also held the position of Professor in Microbial Ecology of Wetlands at Utrecht University for 12 years. He is still an active Senior Scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO- KNAW) where he has held many senior posts, including 8 years as Director of the NIOO - Centre for Limnology from 2001 to 2009. Riks gave us some personal commentary to help mark this occasion, and we learned that he can claim some fantastic ‘firsts’ with regard to the FEMS Journals: ‘’Personally, I had an early bond with FEMS via the deceased Hans Veldkamp, who was the first Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology and also supervisor of my PhD study. My first publication was in the first volume of FEMS Microbiology Letters.’’ said Riks. Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Letters, Rich Boden FEMS News: Congress - Bacterial Toxins Thematic Issue - FEMS Director Recruitment • Pages 4-5: The latest science published in each of the FEMS Journals • Page 6: Grants Corner • Page 7: Jobs and Opportunities • Page 8: GrantsDeadlines - FEMS Sponsored Events - and Extras... continued on page 2... Visit the web-version of Riks’ tribute to share the link with others > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] NOVEMBER 2018