This Week’s New Experts

We’re delighted to welcome new Experts to the npj Biofilms and Microbiomes Community this week. Here’s who they are…

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From the npj Biofilms and Microbiomes Editorial Board we have 4 new Experts:

Ehud Banin, Associate Professor, now at Bar-Ilan University in Israel is a returning scientist from the University of Washington, Seattle, US. He is a Member of the Nano Cleantech Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and lecturer at the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences.

Hans-Curt Flemming is Professor Emeritus with the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and has a distinguished and varied career, including as founder and head of the Biofilm Centre at the University of Duisburg Essen.

Tom Van de Wiele, Professor at the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology joins us from Ghent University, Belgium, where his primary research interest is the host-associated microbiome, with a primary focus on gastrointestinal microbial ecology and technology.

Ute Römling is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Her group’s current areas of research include multicellular behaviour in enterobacteriaceae and pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in cystic fibrosis.

Also new to the npj Biofilms and Microbiomes Community is Thomas Jeffries, Research Associate in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Dr Jeffries is a Microbial Ecologist with a wide range of expertise in molecular microbiology, bioinformatics and microbial biogeography. He is a steering committee member for the Joint Academic Microbiology Seminar Series (JAMS) and is on the local organising committee for the Australian Society for Microbiology conference.

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Jen Thoroughgood

Former Head of Communities, Springer Nature

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