My research area is Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, as applied to the study of bacterial genomics. This grant allowed me to expand my area of expertise and provided me with a unique and exciting opportunity to join an extremely productive research group which is at the forefront of investigations on comparative and functional genomics of bifidobacteria. My research stay in the Laboratory of Probiogenomics at the University of Parma, Italy, generated new insights and opportunities for future research, and also allowed me to bolster an existing collaboration between University College Cork/APC Microbiome Ireland and the University of Parma. I strongly encourage all young researchers to avail of this invaluable opportunity FEMS offer of promoting collaborative exchange of expertise between international research teams, which can bring new insights and inspiration in future research.” — Dr Francesca Bottacini
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This Thematic Issue of Pathogens and Disease explores the applications of mathematical models. This issue has a particular focus on host-pathogen dynamics and population health applications, as well as the future of biomathematical modelling in terms of big data analytics. It features outstanding articles that outline next-generation approaches to this field by using advance software approaches with mathematical frameworks to tackle problems in epidemiology and infection treatment.