Volunteer: Katia Djenadi
Country of Residence: Algeria
Katia Djenadi is an assistant professor at Bouira University and Bejaia University, Algeria. She conducts her PhD project in Microbial Ecology Laboratory at Bejaia University, Algeria and in European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Medical School, Exeter University, United Kingdom. During her PhD, Katia focused in first step on the screening of carbapenemase bacilli Gram negative from soil and water in North of Africa, Algeria. Then, she finalised her investigations by the identification of antibiotic resistance genes; where genomic libraries were constructed and functionally screened and inserts were sequenced. Currently, Katia works with her team on gut microbiota diversity from human and animal and his relation with biological human dysfunction (cancer, central nervous system dysfunction).
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.