The bacterial genus Neisseria contains the two well-recognized pathogenic species, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis, which are the leading causes of bacterial meningitis and gonorrhoea worldwide. The global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emphasized the need to better understand the biology of Neisseria for future therapeutic solutions.
To showcase the current developments in this field from emerging and established leaders on a range of cutting-edge topics, we are delighted to announce a new Thematic Issue on Neisseria from Pathogens and Disease. This Thematic Issue is guest edited by Alison K. Criss and Christoph Tang, who are both leading researchers in Neisseria.
Our intention is that the articles provide state-of-the-art reviews by leading experts, and highlight important directions for future research. We thank the many authors and reviewers who made this Thematic Issue possible, as well as the editorial staff of Pathogens and Disease for their support throughout. We hope these reviews stimulate new critical research on these important yet relatively understudied bacteria.
Alison K. Criss and Christoph Tang, Guest Editors, Pathogens and Disease
We hope you enjoy this Thematic Issue and discover the current developments and future challenges in Neisseria.