Volunteer: Hermoin Jean Venter
Country of Residence: Norway
Dr. Hermoine Jean Venter completed her PhD at the North-West University in South Africa and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway. Originally from an environmental microbiology background, Hermoine’s research now centres around Staphylococcus haemolyticus, and what it takes to turn this common skin bacterium into a nasty hospital pathogen.
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.