Volunteer: Sabrina Koch
Sabrina studied Biochemistry in Scotland and Germany. She moved to the Netherlands, to undertake a Master’s project at the at the University of Groningen, staying on to complete a PhD in Molecular Microbiology.
Her research focusses on the identification of new mechanisms of protein translocation in bacteria, using a biochemical and biophysical approach. In particular: lipid-protein interaction, membrane modelling and single-molecule microscopy.
Outside of the lab, Sabrina enjoys engaging communication among scientists and the public. She organises workshops and conferences, such as: The Gordon Research Seminar, which encourages the presentation of unpublished data and cutting-edge research. She is now a volunteer with FEMS, sharing historically important events in microbiology through social media.
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.