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Editorial Board

Vasco Giovagnetti, Associate Editor

New Content ItemVasco has significant interdisciplinary research experience in algal-plant biology and microbiology. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Marine Biology from the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), and a PhD in Marine Sciences and Engineering from the Università degli studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’ and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli (Italy). After graduating, Vasco was a postdoctoral research assistant for 10 years, spending 8 years as a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral researcher in the Biochemistry Department at Queen Mary University of London (UK). Over the years, he mainly studied the working principles, design and molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis regulation in algae and plants. Vasco joined the BMC Series in October 2022 as Associate Editor for BMC Plant Biology, BMC Microbiology and BMC Biotechnology. He is based in the Springer Nature’s London office.

Albert Bolhuis, Senior Editorial Board Member

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New Content ItemAlbert Bolhuis received his PhD from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 1999. He then moved to the University of Warwick (UK), where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher before establishing his own group in 2001. In 2007, he moved to the University of Bath (UK), where he is now a Reader (Associate Professor) in Microbiology. His research focuses on the adherence of bacteria and fungi to surfaces, and the development of pharmaceutical strategies to eradicate these microbes. Currently, this includes novel treatments for dermatophytosis, the development of drypowder antibiotics for lung infections, and antimicrobial delivery for wound infections.

Dr. Bolhuis has been serving as a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Microbiology since 2020. 

Christopher Staley, Senior Editorial Board Member

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New Content Item Christopher Staley received his PhD in Environmental and Ecological Microbiology from the University of South Florida in 2012, and completed his post-doctoral work in the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. In 2018, he joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. With a diverse skill set in microbial ecology, molecular biology, biostatistics, computational biology, and metagenomics-based approaches, the Staley lab's research focus is to investigate the microbial ecology of dysbioses in the intestinal microbiota. We are particularly interested in quantitatively describing microbial community resilience and interpreting signatures in the microbiota to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Staley has been serving as a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Microbiology since 2020.

Igor Mokrousov, Senior Editorial Board Member

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New Content ItemDr. Igor Mokrousov, PhD, DSc, is Head of Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics at St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute (Russia). He co-authored 190 articles (H-index 38), including papers in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Nature Genetics, and chapters by Cambridge, Oxford, and Springer. He received Scientific Prize from International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (2004), Marie Curie fellowship (2007), and Honor Awards from the Russian Health Service. His research was supported by grants from Russian Science Foundation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, NATO Science Program, European Commission, National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Dr. Mokrousov joined the BMC Microbiology Editorial Board initially in 2009, as Associate Editor; since 2020, he serves as Senior Editorial Board Member.

Jennifer Ronholm, Senior Editorial Board Member

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New Content ItemDr. Ronholm obtained her BSc in Microbiology from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and her Doctoral degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Ottawa in 2013. She completed post-doctoral training at McGill University and at Health Canada. She was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2017. Her interests are primarily in understanding the role of the microbiome in determining susceptibility of agricultural animals to bacterial infections.

Dr. Ronholm has been a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Microbiology since 2020. 

Ralf Heermann, Senior Editorial Board Member

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New Content ItemProf. Dr. Ralf Heermann is a microbiologist at the Institute for Molecular Physiology at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.

He studied Biology at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, where he also received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.). Following a short postdoctoral stay in Darmstadt, Germany, he moved to Munich where he started his own research group and where he then finally received the “Habilitation”. In Munich, he was also Head of the Bioanalytics core facility of the Biocenter of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, which is methodically focused on the identification and quantification of biomolecular interactions. Since 2018, he is full professor for Microbiology at the JGU in Mainz. 

His research group is interested in bacterial communication, inter-kingdom signalling and signal transduction, as well as in the regulation of bacterial phenotypic heterogeneity, especially in entomopathogenic bacteria. 

He joined the Editorial board of BMC Microbiology in 2010 as Associate Editor, and has been a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020.

Sekar Raju, Senior Editorial Board Member

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Sekar 3Dr. Sekar Raju is working as a Senior Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (Natural Sciences) at Xián Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), China. He has more than 20 years of research experience in the field of environmental microbiology and microbial ecology.  His current research focuses on the microbial source tracking of fecal contaminations in watersheds, antibiotic resistance in environmental microbes, microplastics pollution, microbial diversity-ecosystem functions and microbial biofilms. He has authored over 60 publications and co-edited three books.  He has been serving on the Editorial Board of BMC Microbiology since 2018.  He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Dr. Raju has been serving as a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020. 


Associate Editor
Vasco Giovagnetti, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, UK

Assistant Editors
Shilpi Meena, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Shatabdi Sharma, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Ralf Heermann, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Igor Mokrousov, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute, Russia
Jennifer Ronholm, PhD, McGill University, Canada 
Lassaad Belbahri, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Christopher Staley, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
Albert Bolhuis, PhD, University of Bath, UK
Ewa Sadowy, National Medicines Institute, Poland
Sekar Raju, PhD, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Editorial Board Members
Ahmed Abdel-Azeem, PhD, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Cecilia Abe, PhD, Butantan Institute, Brazil
Animesh Acharjee, PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
Celin Acharya, PhD, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
Alessandra Adessi, University of Florence - DAGRI, Italy
Aijaz Ahmad, PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Tero Ahola, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland
Yusuf Akhter, PhD, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India
Kavitha Alapati, PhD, Alumni of Indian Institute of Science, India
Mehran Alavi, PhD, Razi University, Iran
Gajender Aleti, Ph.D., Tennesee State University, USA
Herve Alexandre, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Abdelazeem Algammal, PhD, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Nerino Allocati, PhD, Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' di Chieti, Italy
Sergio Alvarez-Perez, PhD, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lysangela Alves, PhD, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation FIOCRUZ, Brazil
Kashif Akhtar, PhD, Guangxi University, China
N Amaresan, PhD, Uka Tarsadia University, India
Haike Antelmann, University of Greifswald, Germany
Arul Jose Polpass, PhD, Harvard University, USA
Lea Atanasova, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - BOKU, Austria
Yoann Augagneur, PhD, University of Rennes 1, France
Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, China
Olubukola Oluranti Babalola, PhD, North-West University, South Africa
Mohan Babu, PhD, University of Regina, Canada
Hamid Badali, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Baskar Balakrishnan, Mayo Clinic, USA
Debdulal Banerjee, PhD, Vidyasagar University, India
Madhumita Barooah, PhD, Assam Agricultural University, India
Florian Bauer, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Meike Baumgart, Dr. rer. nat., Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
Payam Behzadi, PhD, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Iran
Georgios Belibasakis, PhD, DDS, MSc, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Aleš Berlec, PhD, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Carlos Bezuidenhout, PhD, North-West University, South Africa
Vasundhra Bhandari, PhD, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad, India
Izwan Bharudin, PhD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Pankaj Bhatt, PhD, South China Agriculture University, China
Surajit Bhattacharjee, PhD, Tripura University, India
Arun Bhunia, PhD, Purdue University, USA
Shrikant Bhute, PhD, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California San Diego, USA
Fabiana Bigi, PhD, National Agricultural Technology Institute, Argentina
Jon Blevins, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Remy Bonnin, South Paris University, France
Filip Boratyński, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Albert Bordons, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Elisa Borghi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Orlando Borras-Hidalgo, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Qilu University of Technology, China
Francesca Bottacini, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Philippe Bouloc, PhD, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Marcelo Brocchi, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Fernanda Buzzola, PhD, University of Buenos Aires-National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
Floriana Campanile, PhD, University of Catania, Italy
Edouard Cantin, PhD, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Medical Center, USA
Mingfeng Cao, PhD, Xiamen University, China
Alessia Cappelli, PhD, University of Camerino, Italy
David Carmena, PhD, Spanish National Center for Microbiology, Health Institute Carlos III, Spain
Michelle Carter, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Vincent Cattoir, PhD, University Hospital of Caen, France
Jasper Chan, MD, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR
Parul Chaudhary, PhD, Graphic Era Hill University, India
Neeraj Chauhan, Rutgers University, USA
Guoqing Chen, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), China National Rice Research Institute, China
Honglin Chen, University of Hong Kong, China
Tingtao Chen, PhD, Nanchang University, China
Luisa Cheng, Agricultural Research Service, USA
Sylvie Chevalier, Université de Rouen, France
Weihua Chu, PhD, China Pharmaceutical University, China
Robert Czajkowski, PhD, University of Gdansk, Poland
Alexandre da Silva, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Manuela Vieira da Silva, PhD, Health School of Polythecnic of Porto, Portugal
Artur Da Silva, Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil
Matteo Daghio, PhD, University of Florence, Italy
Mudasir Dar, PhD, Jiangsu University, China
Surajit Das, PhD, National Institute of Technology, India
Piergiuseppe De Berardinis, CNR ibp, Italy
Wanderley De Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Surajit Demandal, South China Agricultural University, China
Ye Deng, PhD, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Paltu Dhal, PhD,  Jadavpur University, India
Cristina Rodriguez Diaz, IBIMA, Spain
Florence Doucet-Populaire, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, University Paris Saclay, France
Manish Kumar Dubey, PhD, Galgotias University, India
Laurent Dufosse, Dr. Ing., University of Reunion Island, France
Gary Dykes, PhD, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Radhakrishnan EK, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
El-Sayed R. El-Sayed, PhD, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt
Gharieb El-Sayyad, Drug Radiation Research Department, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt
Ashraf Elbaz, Ph.D., Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Egypt
Bassma Elwakil, PhD, Pharos University of Alexandria, Egypt
Mohammad Emaneini, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Nuno Empadinhas, PhD, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Hassan Etesami, PhD, University of Tehran, Iran
Chad Euler, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY, USA
Joana Falcao, Salles University of Groningen, Netherlands
Changxun Fang, PhD, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Renato Fani, University of Florence, Italy
Abbas Farahani, PhD, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sara Fareed Mohamed Wahdan, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Guozhong Feng, China National Rice Research Institute, China
Gianmarco Ferrara, PhD, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sarah O'Flaherty, PhD, North Carolina State University, USA
Mario Alberto Flores-Valdez, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco, Mexico
Sara Frosth, PhD, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Han Ming Gan, Monash University, Malaysia
Li Gao, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Feng Gao, PhD, Tianjin University, China
Víctor García-Angulo, PhD, University of Chile, Chile
Alejandro Garrido-Maestu, PhD, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
Otto Geiger, Dr. rer. nat., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Alei Geng, PhD, Jiangsu University, China
Philippe Glaser, PhD, Institut Pasteur, France
Daniel Golparian, Örebro University Hospital, WHO CC, Sweden
Vijay Singh Gondil, PhD, University of Georgia, USA
Yunfu Gu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Vijai Gupta, PhD, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Peter Gyarmati, University of Illinois College of Medicine, USA
Bart Haagmans, PhD, Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands
Rumina Hasan, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCPathm, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Sherif T.S. Hassan, PhD, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Ahmed Idris Hassen, Agricultural Research Council, Plant Health and Protection Institute, South Africa
Qiang He, PhD, University of Tennessee, USA
Nagendra Hegde, PhD, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, India
Hamid Heidari, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Michael Hensel, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Jong Heon Kim, PhD, Western Regional Research Center, USA
Abd El-Latif Hesham, PhD, Beni-Suef University, Egypt
Jinhu Huang, Ph.D., Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Muzammil Hussain, PhD, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ali Hussain, PhD, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
Kevin Hybiske, PhD, University of Washington, USA
Etinosa Igbinosa, PhD, University of Benin, Nigeria
Aran Incharoensakdi, PhD, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Neelam Jain, PhD, Amity University Rajasthan, India
Rahul Jain, PhD, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India
Durgesh K Jaiswal, PhD, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), India
Armando Jardim, PhD, McGill University, Canada
Xiaojiong Jia, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, USA
Yi Jiang, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, China
Ahlem Jouini, PhD, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
Shigeru Kamiya, MD, PhD, Kyorin University, Japan
Yongbo Kang, PhD, Shanxi Medical University, China
Ramy Karam Aziz, PhD, Cairo University, Egypt
Theodoros Karampatakis, MD, MSc, PhD, FRSPH, Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maribasappa Karched, Kuwait University, Kuwait 
Boran Kartal, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Masood ur Rehman Kayani, PhD, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Hossein Kazemian, PhD, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sufia Kazy, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India
Anusak Kerdsin, PhD, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Chetan Keswani, PhD, Southern Federal University, Russia
Faham Khamesipour, DVM, MSc, MPH, PhD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Izhar Khan, PhD, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Asad Khan, PhD, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Fazlurrahman Khan, PhD, Pukyong National University, South Korea
Samiullah Khan, PhD, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Raja Asad Ali Khan, PhD, Hainan University, China
Mohsin Khurshid, PhD, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Anil Kishen, MDS, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Dmitry Knorre, PhD, Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Bekir Kocazeybek, PhD, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa, Turkey
Maja Kosecka-Strojek, PhD, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Yanjun Kou, PhD, China National Rice Research Institute, China
Ajay Kumar, PhD, Amity Institute of Biotechnology Amity University, India
Anand Kumar, DVM, PhD, Biosecurity and Public Health Group, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Ashwani Kumar, Dr. Harisingh Gour University (A Central University), India
Aundy Kumar, IARI, India
Naveen Kumar, PhD, National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, India
Govind Kumar, Ph.D., ICAR Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, India
Dibyajit Lahiri, PhD, University of Engineering & Management, India
Rachid Lahlali, PhD, Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknès, Morocco
Kirkwood Land, PhD, University of the Pacific, USA
Jurgen Lassak, University of Munich, Germany
Saeid Latifi-Navid, PhD, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran
Sang Jun Lee, PhD, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Elliot Lefkowitz, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Sebastian Leptihn, Dr. rer. nat., Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute, China
Jian Li, Monash University, Australia
Yuqing Li, PhD, Sichuan University, China
Po-Yu Liu, PhD, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Xiaobo Liu, PhD, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Damián Lobato-Márquez, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), National Center of Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC, Spain
Jelena Lozo, PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Xiaonan Lu, PhD, McGill University, Canada
Gabriele Andrea Lugli, PhD, University of Parma, Italy
Mahmoud Mabrok, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Hossein Mahmoudvand, PhD, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Gezahegne Mamo, DVM, MSC, PhD, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Leonardo Mancabelli, University of Parma, Italy
Prasanth Manohar, PhD, Texas A&M University, USA
Andrew McDowell, PhD, University of Ulster, UK
Mukesh Meghvansi, PhD, Defence Research & Development Establishment Gwalior India, India
Jitender Mehla, University of Oklahoma, USA
Taha Menasria, PhD, University of Tebessa, Algeria
Christian Milani, PhD, University of Parma, Italy
Tohru Minamino, Osaka University, Japan
Paolo Miotto, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy
Nuno Mira, PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Daniel Monte, PhD, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
David Moyes, King's College London, UK
Chunlong Mu, PhD, AgResearch, New Zealand
Ravinder Nagpal, PhD, Florida State University, USA
Shuichi Nakamura, PhD, Tohoku University, Japan
Reshma B Nambiar, Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China
Rosa Anna Nastro, PhD, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
Gerardo Nava, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Leonardo Nimrichter, PhD, Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pedro Oliveira, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Sivasankar Palaniappan, PhD, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Chongle Pan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Costas Papagiannitsis, PhD, University of Thessaly, Greece
Si Hong Park, PhD, Oregon State University, USA
Woojun Park, Korea University, South Korea
Bhaskar V Parli, PhD, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India
Ben Pascoe, University of Bath, UK
Edoardo Pasolli, PhD, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Volkmar Passoth, PhD, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Alok Patel, PhD, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Lorenzo Pecoraro, PhD, Tianjin University, China
Arthur Pereira, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Ines Pereira, PhD, ITQB, Portugal
Naima Perez, PhD, Service de Pharmacologie et d'Immunoanalyse, France
Eva Pericolini, PhD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Anand Babu Perumal, Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China
Jose Pietri, University of South Dakota, USA
Pramod Prasad, PhD, ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, India
Ram Prasad, PhD, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, India
Radha Prasanna, PhD, ICAR Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
Richa Priyadarshini, Ph.D., Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, India
Bingqian Qu, Dr. rer. nat., Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany
Andrea Quagliariello, PhD, University of Padua, Italy
Nils Rädecker, PhD, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
Fateh Rahimi, University of Isfahan, Iran
Amit Rai, PhD, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, India
Hazem Ramadan, PhD, Mansoura University, Egypt
Christof Rampitsch, PhD, Agriculture and Agrifood, Canada
Brian Raphael, CDC, USA
Bala Rathinasabapathi, PhD, University of Florida, USA
Binod Rayamajhee, PhD, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Bhagwan Narayan Rekadwad, PhD, Yenepoya Research Centre, India
Lijuan Ren, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Jinan University, China
Jose Requena, PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Rine Reuben, Ph.D., University of La Rioja, Spain
Justus Reunanen, Univeristy of Oulu, Finland 
Saba Riaz, PhD, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Peter Richard, Dr. rer. nat., VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Komal Rijal, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Rafael Rivilla, PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Eduardo Robleto, PhD, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Celia F. Rodrigues, PhD, University of Porto, LEPABE, Portugal
Antonis Rokas, PhD, Vanderbilt University, USA
Adriana Rosato, Riverside University Health System-Medical Center, USA
Mosayeb Rostamian, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Artur Rzeżutka, DVM, PhD, ScD, National Veterinary Research Institute, Poland
Faizan Ahmed Sadiq, PhD, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium
Morteza Saki, PhD, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Vartul Sangal, Dr. rer. nat., Northumbria University, UK
Naseer Sangwan, Microbial Composition and Analytics Core, USA
Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, University of Oklahoma, USA
Estibaliz Sansinenea, PhD, Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico
Luigi Santacroce, MD, University of Bari, Italy
Mauro Saraiva, São Paulo State University (FCAV/Unesp), Brazil
Meysam Sarshar, PhD, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Italy
Kumar Saurav, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Michael Savka, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Ibrahim M. Sayed, PhD, UMASS Lowell, USA
Herb Schellhorn, PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Marcus Senra, Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI), Brazil
Mohammad Shahid, PhD, ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), India
Divakar Sharma, PhD, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Shilpi Sharma, Dr. rer. nat., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Jia-Ching Shieh, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Lok Bahadur Shrestha, MD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Pratyoosh Shukla, PhD, Banaras Hindu University, India
Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui, PhD, Hazara University, Pakistan
Poonam Singh, PhD, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, India
Vijay Singh, Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard medical school, USA
Vinayak Singh, PhD, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Krzysztof Skowron, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), L. Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Gavin Smith, PhD, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Isabel Sola, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), CNB-CSIC, Spain
Manoj Kumar Solanki, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Patrizia Spigaglia, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Beny Spira, Dr. phil., Universidae de São Paulo, Brazil
Andrea Squartini, PhD, University of Padova, Italy
Preeti Srivastava, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Danielle Stanisic, Griffith University, Australia
Ioannis Stergiopoulos, PhD, University of California, USA
Blaz Stres, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zachary Stromberg, PhD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Shuo Su, South China Agricultural University, China
Bindu Subhadra, PhD, Long Island University, USA
Richard Sugrue, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sathyavathi Sundararaju, PhD, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Philip Supply, Pasteur Institute, Lille, France
Mangesh Suryavanshi, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, USA
Andrea Swei, PhD, San Francisco State University, USA
Paula Tamagnini, PhD, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Sandeep Tamber, PhD, Health Canada, Canada
Bertrand Tatsinkou-Fossi, University of Buea, Cameroon
Azam Tayabali, PhD, Health Canada, Canada
Aref Teimouri, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
John Thomas, PhD, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Salme Timmusk, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Vaibhav Tiwari, PhD, Midwestern University, USA
Bertrand Toussaint, Université Joseph Fourier, France
Janja Trcek, PhD, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Karen Trchounian, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Yerevan State University, Armenia
Ashootosh Tripathi, PhD, University of Michigan, USA
Francesca Turroni, University of Parma, Italy
Amaç Fatih Tuyun, PhD, Istanbul University, Turkey
Murugadas Vaiyapuri, MVSc, PhD, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, India
Sylvia Valdezate, PhD, Dr. Sci. (Pharm.), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain
Rob Van Houdt, PhD, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium
Thiru Vanniasinkam, PhD, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Farzam Vaziri, University of California, Davis Health Systems, USA
Jess Vergis, PhD, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
Jay Prakash Verma, PhD, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India
Satish K Verma, PhD, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, India
Digvijay Verma, PhD, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow, India
Eloi Verrier, Inserm - University of Strasbourg, France
Paolo Visca, PhD, University Roma Tre, Italy
Romé Voulhoux, PhD, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Chunpeng Wan, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China
Jianjun Wang, PhD, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Liang Wang, PhD, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, China
Mianzhi Wang, Dr. med., Yangzhou University, China
Shaohui Wang, PhD, Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yi Wang, Auburn University, USA
Xinli Wei, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yongjun Wei, PhD, Zhengzhou University, China
Xianghua Wen, Tsinghua University, China
Klaus Winzer, Dr. rer. nat., Lancaster University, UK
Qinglong Wu, Institute of Geography & Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Zongfu Wu, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Jian Xu, PhD, East China Normal University, China
Ajar Nath Yadav, PhD, Eternal University, India
Abbas Yadegar, PhD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Frank Yang, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Yunfeng Yang, PhD, Tsinghua University, China
Bei-Wen Ying, PhD, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ken-ichi Yoshida, PhD, Kobe University, Japan
Milad Zandi, PhD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jumei Zeng, PhD, Sichuan University, China
Haihan Zhang, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, China
Huawei Zhang, Ph.D., Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Changyi Zhang, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, USA
Jianbo Zhang, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jianuan Zhou, PhD, South China Agricultural University, China
Dongsheng Zhou, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, China
Guan Zhu, PhD, Texas A&M University, USA
Wei-Qin Zhuang, University of Auckland, Australia
Gen Zou, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

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Michael Galperin, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, USA
Michael Hynes, University of Calgary, Canada
Mark Marsh, University College London, UK
Erle Robertson, University of Pennnsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Anne Summers, University of Georgia, USA
David Nelson, University of Rhode Island, USA

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