Volunteer: Roshan Nepal
Mr. Nepal hails from Nepal: land of Mt. Everest and Buddha. He graduated in Biotechnology from Tribhuvan University. He has a keen interest in virology, genomics, antimicrobial stewardship and AMR research. Currently, a Research Associate at CMDN (cmdn.org) he is primarily working on PREDICT project – part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program. Also an adjunct-faculty at Tribhuvan University, he is working on projects like phage biology, wildlife genetics, Influenza-A subtyping et. cetera. Besides, he’s also volunteering as ‘Young Ambassador of Science’ at American Society for Microbiology, ‘Ambassador of Good Practice in Science’ at eLife and voicing for open access/science, effective science communication, evidence-based policies to protect humans and animals from preventable diseases (both genetic and infectious) in resource-limited settings. While he is not wearing his lab coat, he likes to travel, read sci-fi / romantic novels.
Besides, he’s also actively looking for Ph.D. opportunities in AMR and Infectious Diseases.
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.