Welcome to our new homepage

Our new homepage is designed to highlight content and encourage you to contribute

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Apr 13, 2017
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If you are a regular visitor to our community, you may have noticed a few changes. We have a new homepage!

We have replaced the image from Nature Microbiology with rotating poster images taken from your posts, allowing us to add a bit of colour and variety, and better highlight your content.

We now show latest content from all channels on the homepage, to give you a taste of the variety of topics discussed on the community - from Behind the Paper, to In the News and On the Road.

Most importantly, we have added a contribution bar, allowing you to instantly create a new post straight from the homepage. This is your community, hosted by us, so please do think about contributing. We want to hear what you have to say.

Similarly, we have also added an invite bar, where you can easily invite your friends and colleagues to join the community. Please help us to spread the word - the community is open to anyone with an interest in microbiology.

If you are thinking about writing a post, but aren't sure where to start, read my guide for writing a Behind the Paper post, comment on this post, or send me an email.

Enjoy our new look community!

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Ben Johnson

Head of Communities & Engagement, Springer Nature

I am Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature with a role to provide training, guidance and support on our online communities. I worked at BioMed Central for 5 years, where I launched and developed new open access journals, including Microbiome, Zoological Letters and Cancer & Metabolism. Before that, I spent 8 years in research with a PhD in influenza virus innate immunity from the University of Reading and Health Protection Agency and then as a postdoc at Imperial College London researching smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and apoptosis. Please get in touch with any training needs, technical questions or general comments!