JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Biofilms
April 21, 2016 — The biofilms that many bacteria and fungi produce enable them to form communities, adhere tightly to surfaces, evade host immunity, and resist antibiotics. Pathogenic micro-organisms that form biofilms are very difficult to eradicate and thus are a frequent source of life threatening, hospital acquired infections. This series of five minireviews from the Journal of Biological Chemistry provides a broad overview of our current understanding of biofilms and the challenges that remain.
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Journal of Biological Chemistry names new editor in chief
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology announced Tuesday that Lila M. Gierasch, a distinguished faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will be the next editor in chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the nonprofit’s peer-reviewed journal. Gierasch’s five-year term will begin July 1. She will take the reins from the journal's interim editor, F. Peter Guengerich, a researcher at Vanderbilt University and longtime associate editor who has steered the highly cited journal since July 2015.