Volunteer: Román Ramírez
Román Ramírez is a PhD candidate in Biosciences and Technology of bioactive products at the University of Campinas (Brazil). He was born in Colombia, where he obtained his master’s degree in microbiology at the National University of Colombia. Currently, his research is focused on the development of plant-derived antimicrobial compounds against MDR microbes. Román was professor and researcher in Colombia, acting in areas as clinical microbiology and bioactivity of natural products.
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.