Stuart Weir is an Assistant Editor for BMC Microbiology and BMC Infectious Disease. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with an MSci in Biology where he looked at the influence of environmental factors such as parasitic infections on the rates of allergy in relation to the hygiene hypothesis.
Akila Sridhar holds a Ph.D in Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and has a further three years postdoctoral experience at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal as an EMBO Long-term Fellow working on Yeast telomeres. After over eleven years of research experience, mainly as a molecular biologist, working with different model systems, she joined the BMC Series as a Locum Editor in September 2018. Her interests cover molecular genetics, cellular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and telomere biology. She became the Editor of BMC Microbiology in March 2019 and is based in Springer Nature’s London office.