Frontiers in Microbiology warmly welcomes our new Area Chief Editor, Prof. Paul D. Cotter, the Head of Meals Biosciences at Teagasc and a Principal Investigator with APC Microbiome Eire, Vistamilk and Meals for Well being Eire.
On this event, we might additionally like to precise our heartfelt gratitude to our retiring Area Chief Editor, Prof. Martin G. Klotz who had been an inspiration and motivation to not solely the editorial board members but additionally the whole journal workforce for the previous 11 years. His fervent method, ardour for this subject of science and fixed suggestions are a number of the very important causes that drove the success of this journal from its infancy to full development.
In his phrases, “After a humble starting, the journal has matured right into a broadly learn and cited vacation spot venue, presenting strong science in presently 18 specialty sections, every directed by Chief Editors who lead boards of devoted Affiliate editors and Evaluate editors, chosen primarily based on their experience and standing within the peer group. It’ll proceed to take greater than a village and relentless give attention to high quality (authenticity, originality & reproducibility) of what the peer group will discover printed in Frontiers in Microbiology – I’m assured that the journal will prosper below the stewardship of my successor.”
Taking over his baton, Prof. Paul D Cotter together with his huge experience in microbiology and meals science is able to lead the workforce with reinvigorating new ideas and concepts. His deep ardour for science from childhood led him to decide on a university diploma in organic sciences. He moved to Teagasc, a semi-state group that carries out analysis as a part of the Irish Division of Meals Agriculture and the Marine. Right here, he established a analysis workforce with a give attention to microbiome-based applied sciences for quite a lot of purposes concentrating on customers and the agro-food business. This path additionally led him and his workforce to create the Irish DNA Sequencing Centre. Within the subsequent years, his workforce by his management have utilized sequencing and culture-based approaches to check and generate purposes referring to the microbiology of meals, the meals chain and of quite a lot of microbial niches in people and animals. His paramount contribution to the sphere of meals microbiology can also be evident by his involvement with different businesses resembling APC Microbiome Eire, VistaMilk and Meals for Well being Eire. He has additionally led the Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium and co-ordinates a big EU challenge, MASTER (Microbiome Purposes for Sustainable meals techniques by Applied sciences and EnteRprise). Added to this, he’s additionally a part-time CEO of SeqBiome, a microbiome sequencing and bioinformatics service supplier that he co-founded in 2020.
When requested about his new position as Area Chief Editor for the journal, “My enthusiasm for all issues microbiology-related is as nice as ever and so the chance to contribute to the broader subject as an FCE at Frontiers in Microbiology, by offering a method for researchers to share their findings whereas making certain the upkeep of excessive requirements and integrity, was too engaging to refuse. I look again in awe on the exceptional job carried out by Martin because the founding FCE and am extraordinarily excited on the prospect of studying from him and dealing with the incredible workforce of Specialty Chief Editors, Affiliate Editors and the Frontiers administrative workforce within the coming months as I turn out to be aware of the position.”
We’re trying ahead to working with Prof. Cotter for a few years to come back together with his new concepts, inspiration and steering which with little question will take the journal to new heights.