MPM Alumni François Mayer joint the Editorial Team of Nature Microbiology

| by Steffi Feller

Nature Microbiology is an online-only, monthly journal publishing the best research from across the field of microbiology. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Microbiology has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds.

We are excited that MPM Alumni Francois Mayer joint the Editorial Team of Nature Microbiology.

Associate Editor: François Mayer

François studied Microbiology at the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany, and investigated biofilms of the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa during his Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Dieter Jahn. He then earned his PhD in Microbiology studying novel infection-associated genes in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans in the laboratory of Bernhard Hube at the Hans-Knoell-Institute in Jena, Germany. Following a short postdoc in Bernhard Hube’s lab, he then moved to Vancouver, Canada, to perform postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Jim Kronstad at the Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia. There, his research focus was on virulence factor production by the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, antifungal drug discovery, and fungal-bacterial interactions. François joined the Nature Microbiology team in September 2019.