Volunteers

We are proud to work collectively with a growing community of microbiologists whose voluntary contributions are helping to put microbiology firmly on the map. We thank and acknowledge the following volunteers for the great work they have done so far in support of various business and science communication projects:

Wikipedian Taskforce

This project aims at increasing the quality of Microbiology entries on Wikipedia, and in particular on the WikiProject Microbiology. Volunteers at different stages of their career have various backgrounds, expertise and interests in microbiology. The content from FEMS Journals will be one of the sources ensuring highest scientific accuracy of the edited/created entries.

#OnThisDay project

The #OnThisDay project aims to assemble a collection of historically important microbiology events for every single day of the year. These events could be interesting discoveries, the dates of seminal scientific publications, the important moments in the lives of famous microbiologists, or anything that would pique the interest of the microbiology community! When fully compiled, this list of information will be digested into social media content for the purposes of science communication and public engagement. Contact joseph.shuttleworth@fems-microbiology.org to get involved.

The ALAM Translation Project

A team with the aim of translating abstracts into Spanish and Portuguese for a collection of recent, influential articles published by Latin American authors in our five journals to strengthen collaboration with ALAM (Asociación Latinoamericana de Microbiología a.k.a. Latin American Association of Microbiology) to create cross-continent synergies ahead of the upcoming ALAM Congress (Santiago de Chile, 13-16 Nov. 2018).

Journal Social Media Editors

A team with the aim of keeping our community up to date about the latest articles and collections from the FEMS Journals

Opportunities Board

Opportunities board team consists of three different taskforce: Events, Jobs, and fighting AMR. They have the aim to search and collect opportunities benificial for the microbiological community and collate them on our Opportunities Board.

Mapping Microbiology

The mapping project aims to bring visibility to the microbiology landscape as a whole, and show the parties involved and the extent/ impact to which they are active.

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The first virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns

Viruses are recognized as important actors in ocean ecology and biogeochemical cycles, but many details are not yet understood. The authors of this paper participated in a winter expedition to the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, to isolate viruses and to measure virus-like particle abundance (flow cytometry) in sea ice. They isolated 59 bacterial strains and the first four Antarctic sea-ice viruses known (PANV1, PANV2, OANV1 and OANV2), which grow in bacterial hosts belonging to the typical sea-ice genera Paraglaciecola and Octadecabacter.

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