Volunteer: Klara Junker

Klara did her undergraduate in Medical Biology, in Sweden and found early on that her passion for travelling and microbiology could be combined. She studied T. cruzi in Nicaragua, murine cerebral malaria in Australia, malaria elimination in London/Vanuatu and P. vivax in Boston, USA, before finally “settling down” to pursue her PhD in Copenhagen. Her PhD thesis was on the basic biology of predatory Saccharomycopsis yeasts from a multi-omic and microscopic perspective, and her final touch was to demonstrate that Saccharomycopsis yeast are able to kill the multi-drug resistant yeast pathogen Candida auris. Klara recently started a job in Governmental Forensic NGS, thanks to the NGS skills she picked up during her PhD.

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Yeast Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance: the Beauty of the bYeast

FEMS Yeast Research is proud to present this latest thematic issue on yeast pathogenesis and drug resistance. In the past few decades, genetics and genomics studies have uncovered traits underlying the pathogenicity and drug resistances of pathogenic yeast. However, we still have a lot to uncover about the complex mechanisms used by different species to thrive in the human host, and much to do to convert this knowledge into improved clinical treatments. This thematic issue highlights the importance of the diversity of genome-scale approaches to unravel the intricate nature of pathogenesis and drug resistance in pathogenic yeasts, bringing together  a diverse range of fascinating views on antifungal drug resistance.

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