August 2016 cover

The drums are beating, the torch is lit, let the carnival begin.

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Four years have passed since the London games, where phage burst through to take sprint glory and Rhodobacter dominated in the pool. Where Pseudomonas's disgrace made MRSA mighty and the common cold took relay gold. Winners have become legend, while valiant losers fade from memory. The next generation comes along rapidly in the world of microbial sport though, and a fresh cohort of competitors now rises. Training hard for selection, our new crop of microbial athletes have been honing their fitness and acquiring the skills needed to compete. With operons switched on and secretion systems sharpened, our heroes are ready to do battle once more.

Refers to The Microbial Olympics 2016 by Nelson et al.

Nature Microbiology, 1, 16122 (2016)

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Andrew Jermy

Chief Editor, Nature Microbiology

Andrew has been a microbiology editor at Nature Publishing Group for 8 years, joining Nature Reviews Microbiology in 2008 as an Associate Editor after a brief stint as locum editor on Nature Cell Biology. Over the following 4.5 years Andrew developed a passion for the field, commissioning Reviews and writing on all aspects of microbiology. He also took a keen interest in developing new approaches to communicate with the microbiology community. In January 2013 Andrew joined the Nature team as Senior Editor, handling primary manuscripts from across the field and championing microbiology in Nature’s pages and beyond. Andrew left Nature in April 2015 to become the Chief Editor for the launch of Nature Microbiology. He gained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, studying fungal protein trafficking and secretion

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