Volunteer: Erika Rodriguez
Erika is a microbiologist and PhD candidate in Biology of the University of Antioquia, Medellin – Colombia. She has been working in research and educational activities in the Applied & Basic Microbiology Research Group MICROBA of Universidad de Antioquia. For several years, She has worked in projects antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens, like Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA-MSSA), K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii, and E. cloacae. Her current research project is focused on antibiotic resistance in the environment, mainly in wastewater treatment plants.
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.