Thematic issues

FEMS Microbiology Ecology (2020)

Microbes vs. Metals: Harvest and Recycle (link)

Guest Editors: Lucian Staicu (University of Warsaw, Poland) and John F. Stolz (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)

FEMS Microbiology Ecology invites submissions to a Thematic Issue on microbes and metals. This Thematic Issue focuses on the complex relationship between microbes and metals/metalloids in the context of circular economy, a paradigm shift that emphasizes the recovery and the reuse of the raw materials employed in the production cycles.

Frontiers in Microbiology (2020)

Microbial Biominerals: Towards New Functions and Resource Recovery (link)

Guest Editors: Lucian Staicu (University of Warsaw, Poland), Eric van Hullebusch (IPGP, France) and Christopher Ackerson (Colorado State University, USA)

The present Research Topic on “Microbial biominerals – towards new functions and resource recovery” aims to assemble contributions from scientists working on geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology and microbial biotechnology. We encourage authors to contribute research articles that are interdisciplinary, including original research, methods, reviews and mini-reviews, as well as opinion articles. Broadly, we favour contributions covering the following areas of research:
– Unraveling new functions of biominerals in bacteria
– Elucidating novels aspects of the biomineralization process
– Molecular mechanisms of biomineralization and bio-reduction of metals/metalloids
– Role of biominerals in anthropogenic settings
– Use of biominerals in decontaminating environmental pollution associated with metals
– Recovery of biominerals with industrial relevance