This beautiful image comes from the paper by Minyoung Kevin Kim, François Ingremeau, Aishan Zhao, Bonnie L. Bassler & Howard A. Stone and shows Staphylococcus aureus growing in a microfluidic channel under flow, red cells are quorum sensing off, yellow cells on.
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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