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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Journal of Microbiology

Editor-in-Chief: Iain Sutcliffe

ISSN: 0003-6072 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9699 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10482

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Heide-Marie Daniel, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Fungal taxonomy; Phylogeny of ascomycetous yeasts. heide-marie.daniel@uclouvain.be

Christopher Dunlap, Agriculture Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, USA. Microbial biological control agents, phylogeny of Bacillaceae organisms, entomopathogenic fungi and bioactive secondary metabolites. Christopher.Dunlap@ARS.USDA.GOV

Gabor Peter, Szent István University of Budapest, Hungary Yeast systematics, ecology and biodiversity, ascomycetous yeasts. peter.gabor@etk.szie.hu

Brian P. Hedlund, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. Microbial ecology; thermophiles; nitrogen biochemical cycle; genomics; microbial phylogenetics and systematics (particularly less studied phyla of bacteria and archaea). brian.hedlund@unlv.edu 

Paul A. Hoskisson, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences: University of Strathclyde, Royal College, Glasgow, UK. Mini-reviews. Streptomycete/Actinomycete molecular genetics and physiology; fermentation and continuous culture; gene regulation; bacterial-phage interaction; cell wall biosynthesis, cell shape and penicillin binding proteins. paul.hoskisson@strath.ac.uk

Elena Ivanova,  RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Bacterial systematics and phylogeny; marine proteobacteria; bionanotechnology. elena.ivanova@rmit.edu.au

Iain C. Sutcliffe (Editor-in-Chief), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Membrane-anchored molecules and cell envelopes of Gram-positive bacteria, Protein secretion and localisation in Gram-positive bacteria; iain.sutcliffe@unn.ac.uk

Jack T. Trevors, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Microbiology and biotechnology; Evolution of cellular life. jtrevors@uoguelph.ca

Graeme Walker, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland. Yeast Physiology and Biotechnology, Brewing & allied processes, Food/Industrial Microbiology. G.Walker@abertay.ac.uk

Gilles van Wezel, Leiden Institute ofBiology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.  Streptomyces/actinomycete molecular biology; Microbial development and cell division; Global regulatory networks;  Systems biology of antibiotic production; Biotechnology. g.wezel@biology.leidenuniv.nl

Han A.B. Wösten, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Basidiomycetes, protein secretion, biotechnology, mushroom formation and fungal development, cell wall proteins, hydrophobins, filamentous fungi, pathogenicity. h.a.b.wosten@.uu.nl

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S.-V. Albers, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany. molecular biology of Archaea, adhesion and biofilm formation

S. Bates, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. Medical mycology, host-fungal interactions, cell wall synthesis, antifungal drug discovery, morphogenesis.

J.J.E. Bijlsma, MDS Animal Health, Boxmeer, The Netherlands. host-pathogen interactions, Gram positive pathogens, gene regulation, stress response and virulence.

L. Dijkhuizen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Microbial physiology, intermediary metabolism and regulation; Methylotrophic microorganisms; Biotechnology, mutant isolation and screening, enzyme engineering; Protein purification, biochemistry of enzymes; Amino acid and vitamin synthesis.

T. Egli, EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switzerland. Microbial physiology, cultivation, growth kinetics, drinking water microbiology, survival, stress response, disinfection.

J.D. van Elsas, Groningen University, Haren, The Netherlands. Microbial Ecology, Soil microbiology, Gene transfer, Genomics, Metagenomics, Phytopathogens, Antibiotic resistance.

J.C. Frisvad, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. Chemometrics, taxonomy and metabolites of Penicillium, Aspergillus and related genera.

J.A. Fuerst, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia. Planctomycete bacteria and their cell biology; microbial evolution related to the origin of eukaryotes, the eukaryotic nucleus and endomembranes; bacterial communities of marine sponges and their potential for natural product discovery including actinobacteria.

M. Goodfellow, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Microbial systematics; Actinomycetes.

R. Gupta, McMaster University, Canada. Bacterial Phylogeny; Molecular Evolution; Molecular Signatures for Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Taxa; Functional and Comparative genomics.

P. Hugenholtz, University of Queensland, Australia. Microbial diversity and ecology, phylogeny, taxonomy, ecogenomics.

H. Lee, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Environmental and applied microbiology, enzymatic transformations and degradation, yeast fermentation.

W-J Li, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Microbial diversity and ecology, microbial systematics, Actinomycetes, extremophilic enzymes.

M.T. Madigan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA. Extremophiles, phototrophic bacteria, and bacterial diversity.

L.A. Maldonado, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico. Marine actinomycetes, microbial systematics.

W.G. Meijer, University College Dublin, Ireland. Regulation of gene expression: Bacterial virulence; DNA protein interactions; Microbial physiology.

A. Querol, Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, CSIC, Valencia, Spain. Wine microbiology and yeast biotechnology; Molecular identification and characterisation of yeasts; Yeast molecular systematics and evolution.

V. Robert, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Yeast taxonomy, identification and bioinformatics.

M. Sadowsky, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA. Soil, Water and Climate.

B. Schink, University of Konstanz, Germany. Physiology, biochemistry and ecology of anaerobes; degradation of natural & synthetic compounds in natural & man made environments; waste water treatment; bacterial taxonomy.

R. Seviour, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Bundoora), VA, Australia. Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Systematics, Microbial Physiology.

S. Spiro, University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Gene regulation in bacteria and stress responses

J. Sugiyama, TechnoSuruga Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Fungal systematics; Propagule diversity and it's taxonomic implications for pleomorphic fungi; Fungal phylogeny and molecular evolution.

N. Tucker, University of  Strathclyde, UK. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E.coli, Transcriptional regulation in bacteria, redox stress in bacteria, pathogen genomics, antibiotic discovery.

D. Ussery, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. Whole genome analysis, bioinformatics, comparative genomics, DNA structures, chromatin.

W. Vollmer, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Bacterial cell wall structure, architecture and biosynthesis; peptidoglycan; bacterial morphogenesis and cell division.

A. Willems, University of Ghent, Belgium. Microbial diversity and ecology, phylogeny, prokaryotic taxonomy, rhizobia, bacterial symbioses, polar microbiology.

We thank our regular reviewers:

David Ruiz Arahal, Jin-Woo Bae, Odile Berge, John Bowman, Byung Cheol Cho, Jang-Cheon Cho, Jongsik Chun, Heng-Lin Cui, Syed Gulam Dastager, Paul De Vos, Chengxiang Fang, John A. Fuerst, Michael Goodfellow, Radhey S. Gupta, Kui Hong, Ying Huang, Wan-Taek Im, Che Ok Jeon, Seungbum Kim, Cletus P. Kurtzman, Andre Lachance, Paul Lawson, Paul R. Meyers, Olga Nedashkoyskaya, Aharon Oren , Ruediger Pukall, Ch. V. Ramana, Bernhard Schink, Peter Schumann, Robert Seviour, Zongze Shao, S. Shivaji, Encarna Velazquez, A. Ventosa, Gerrit Voordouw, Anne Willems, Jung-Hoon Yoon, Chiu-Chung Young, Andrey M. Yurkov, Tiago Domingues Zucchi

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    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek will publish high quality papers on fundamental and applied aspects of the microbiology of Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryotic microbes. Manuscripts that are not considered by the Editor to be sufficiently novel or to be lacking appropriate depth and significance may be rejected without review.

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