Volunteer: Maria Antónia Silva
Maria Antónia Silva is a PhD candidate from Molecular Biotechnology group at CBMA – Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology from the University of Minho. She did her Integrated MSc in Bioengineering with specialization in Biological Engineering at FEUP, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. Her work is dedicated to the exploitation of membrane transporters involved in the microbial production of organic acids using yeast as microbial model, bringing novel insights for the biotechnological industry. Currently she is also collaborating on the organization of an International Science Festival, Pint of Science, that establish a bridge between the scientific world and the society.
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.