Volunteer: Ivone Vaz-Moreira
Ivone Vaz-Moreira was born in Portugal and received the B. Sc. Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology with a specialization in Microbiology from the Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal in 2012. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Portuguese Catholic University, where for more than 10 years, she has been working in bacterial ecology and antibiotic resistance in the environment. Her research is focused in Environmental Microbiology, associated with aquatic habitats and their intersections with soil/sediments, plants, animals, and finally humans – including the study of the bacterial diversity with particular emphasis on the urban water cycle and the potential of antibiotic resistance dissemination from aquatic environments. She has also collaborated in many taxonomy studies, having been considered one of the ten bacterial taxonomists in Portugal in 2014.
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.