Volunteer: Sarah Wettstadt
Sarah Wettstadt is from Perleberg, a small town in Germany. After having studied Biochemistry at the University of Greifswald, at the north coast of Germany, she did her PhD in Molecular Microbiology with Prof Alain Filloux at Imperial College in London. She currently works as a postdoc in the lab of Marian Llamas at the CSIC in Granada, Spain, and studies cell surface signaling within Pseudomonas species. While enjoying various outdoor activities in sunny Spain, Sarah is author of a blog explaining the bacterial world to laypeople.
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.