Volunteer: Maria Antónia Silva
Maria Antónia Silva is a PhD candidate from Molecular Biotechnology group at CBMA – Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology from the University of Minho. She did her Integrated MSc in Bioengineering with specialization in Biological Engineering at FEUP, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. Her work is dedicated to the exploitation of membrane transporters involved in the microbial production of organic acids using yeast as microbial model, bringing novel insights for the biotechnological industry. Currently she is also collaborating on the organization of an International Science Festival, Pint of Science, that establish a bridge between the scientific world and the society.
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.