Volunteer: Vanessa Alves

I hold a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science and a Master’s in Fungal Biology (Federal University of Pernambuco-UFPE, Brazil). Currently, I am a PhD student at Oswaldo Cruz Institute, RJ, Brazil. My research interests are focused on the interaction of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans with host cells. I am investigating the participation of unconventional mechanisms of secretion on the dissemination of cryptococcosis. I am also specially interested in the development of novel antifungal therapies. Since October 2017, I have joined the MAY/HAPI Lab as a visiting research student. I am a coffee and beer lover! 

Twitter: @vanessa_kasilva

FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

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.

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