Volunteer: José J. Gallego
José J. Gallego is a biologist from Spain based in the Netherlands. At the laboratory, he has done some taxonomy and polyphasic identification of Methylobacterium. José has also worked in the areas of plant-microbe interactions, biosecurity and biosafety. His interest in science is not only linked to working in a lab.
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.