Volunteer: Klara Junker
Klara did her undergraduate in Medical Biology, in Sweden and found early on that her passion for travelling and microbiology could be combined. She studied T. cruzi in Nicaragua, murine cerebral malaria in Australia, malaria elimination in London/Vanuatu and P. vivax in Boston, USA, before finally “settling down” to pursue her PhD in Copenhagen. Her PhD thesis was on the basic biology of predatory Saccharomycopsis yeasts from a multi-omic and microscopic perspective, and her final touch was to demonstrate that Saccharomycopsis yeast are able to kill the multi-drug resistant yeast pathogen Candida auris. Klara recently started a job in Governmental Forensic NGS, thanks to the NGS skills she picked up during her PhD.
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.