Volunteer: Madalina-Maria Vita
Madalina obtained her BSc in Biology at the University of Florence and her MSc in Molecular Biology a the University of Milan. During her studies she participated in research projects in collaboration with industries, where she extensively studied bacterial communities. One of her internships was carried at the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, there she fell in love with the Netherlands and decided to continue her academic career in the country. At the moment she is a PhD student at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) where she studies fungal-bacterial interactions and nutrient flows in compost as part of a collaboration between the university and various mushroom industries. As a FEMS translation volunteer Madalina hopes to increase the accessibility and outreach of the microbiological research.
Link to Madalina’s LinkedIn page.
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.