Volunteer: Elena Perrin
Elena Perrin is from Florence in Italy. She gained her PhD in Genetic and Microbiology and Bioinformatics sciences in 2014 at the University of Florence. Actually, she is a Post-doc researcher at the Department of Biology of the University of Florence. Her research work is mainly focused on antibiotic resistance associated with RND efflux pumps in Burkholderia cepacia complex species, a group of pathogens that can cause lethal infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. Recently, she started to work also on bacteria isolated from Antarctica.
All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.