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Host-microbiota interactions: from holobiont theory to analysis

Edited by: Julian Marchesi, Christophe Mougel, Marc-André Selosse, Jean-Christophe Simon

Microbiome of the Built Environment (MoBE) 2017: Research to Application

Edited by: Lynn Schriml and Christopher Mason

Microbiology of the built environment

Edited by: Jack A Gilbert and Brent Stephens

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Topics broadly addressing the study of microbial communities, such as, microbial surveys, bioinformatics, meta-omics approaches and community/host interaction modeling will be considered for publication. Through this collection of literature Microbiome hopes to integrate researchers with common scientific objectives across a broad cross-section of sub-disciplines within microbial ecology.

When submitting a manuscript to Microbiome, we ask that authors select a specified section to submit to as outlined below. This is to facilitate the manuscript assessment and review process.

1. Gut microbiomes and Immunology
2. Genital, skin, oral microbiomes
3. Respiratory microbiomes
4. Other human microbiomes
7. Novel Methodological approaches (including meta-omics)
5. Bioinformatics: algorithms and software
6. Animal microbiomes
7. Plant microbiomes
7. Environmental microbiomes
8. Built-environment microbiomes

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Jacques Ravel

Jacques Ravel is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Associate Director for Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. His research program is focused on applying modern genomics technologies and ecological principles to characterize the role and dynamics of the microbial communities inhabiting the human body in health and disease and better define the interactions between the host, the microbes and the environment that drive these ecological systems.

Dr Ravel received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland College Park in Environmental Molecular Microbiology and Ecology and performed his postdoctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Chemistry. Before accepting his current position, Dr. Ravel was an Assistant Investigator at the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, MD.

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Elizabeth Wellington is director of Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary Centre (WESIC) at the University Of Warwick, UK. She is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences and, with her research group, is involved in the study of bacteria in soil, water and survival of pathogenic bacteria in the environment. The focus is on understanding activity of bacterial communities in situ, interactions with plants and the survival, activity and interaction of human, animal and plant pathogens with indigenous bacteria and the respective microbiomes. The past decade has involved the development of metagenomic approaches for the study of soil and water microbial diversity. Advances in the extraction of proteins from soil has resulted in the extraction of both the metaproteome and extracellular proteins in the metaexoproteome. Current work is focused on studying bacterial activity in situ using metaomic approaches and understanding the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance.

Professor Wellington received her PhD from the University of Liverpool and worked in the University of Liverpool as a postdoctoral fellow and temporary lecturer and also as lecturer in John Moores University in Liverpool. She joined the School of Life Sciences at Warwick University in 1987.

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