Volunteer: Christina Pavloudi
Christina Pavloudi was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Biology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then moved to Crete for her Master studies. Her PhD was an international cooperation between the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), the University of Bremen and Ghent University. Currently she is Post Doc Researcher in the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
(IMBBC) of HCMR. Her research focuses on microbial community functioning of hypoxic ecosystems, such as lagoons and oxygen minimum zones. In particular, she is interested in microbes involved in the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and sulfur. Her research interests include Microbial Ecology, Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Biodiversity, Functional Diversity and Bioinformatics. She has been involved in 10 research and education projects, including FP7 European projects, EU COST Actions (ES1003 and ES1103) and ASSEMBLE projects.
She has published 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and participated in international conferences and workshops.
Many of the most serious human infectious agents are either derived from the wider environment or have environmental reservoirs. In this Thematic Issue from FEMS Microbiology Letters, we explore the underlying biology, transmission cycles and risk factors for a breadth of microbes, presented as a series of original research and mini-reviews.