Volunteer: Ergun Akturk
Ergun is a PhD student at the Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB) at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. In June 2011, he has obtained a bachelor degree in Biology at Fatih University, Turkey. After then, he completed a master of Medical Microbiology Science at Sifa University, Turkey in June 2015. During his PhD, his research interests are focused on exploring new phage and antibiotic interactions as an antimicrobial combination to control and prevent mono and dual-species biofilms.
FEMS Microbes are excited to present their latest thematic issue, focusing on bacterial-viral co-infections. Host and microbial factors are critically important for influencing the severity and outcome of infection. Interactions between microbes is an understudied yet important aspect to this process.