Volunteer: Elena Perrin
Elena Perrin is from Florence in Italy. She gained her PhD in Genetic and Microbiology and Bioinformatics sciences in 2014 at the University of Florence. Actually, she is a Post-doc researcher at the Department of Biology of the University of Florence. Her research work is mainly focused on antibiotic resistance associated with RND efflux pumps in Burkholderia cepacia complex species, a group of pathogens that can cause lethal infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. Recently, she started to work also on bacteria isolated from Antarctica.
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.