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Akila Sridhar, Editor

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New Content ItemAkila 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.

Anna Melidoni, Manuscript Editor

Anna studied Biology, with an emphasis on Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology at the University of Crete, Greece. During her PhD in Queen Mary, University of London she worked on the knockout of Flavin-containing monoxygenase 5 (Fmo5) gene of the mouse, which eventually led to the identification of Fmo5 as a regulator of metabolic aging. As a Postdoc at the Universities of Ioannina, Greece and the University of Cambridge, UK she worked on the role of cell-surface receptors (Wnt/Notch/FGF4) and adherens junctions in the fate specification of mES cells and mES-derived multipotent cardiac progenitors. She also contributed in the development of an ES-cell-based expression and reporting system for the selection of antibodies affecting cell-surface receptor signalling and controlling stem cell differentiation. Anna joined the BMC Series as a Manuscript Editor in March 2019 and is based in Springer Nature’s London office.

Stuart Weir, Assistant Editor

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.

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