Volunteer: Erika Rodriguez
Erika is a microbiologist and PhD candidate in Biology of the University of Antioquia, Medellin – Colombia. She has been working in research and educational activities in the Applied & Basic Microbiology Research Group MICROBA of Universidad de Antioquia. For several years, She has worked in projects antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens, like Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA-MSSA), K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii, and E. cloacae. Her current research project is focused on antibiotic resistance in the environment, mainly in wastewater treatment plants.
FEMS Microbes is excited to present its 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.