Advisory Board

Shana Goffredi is an Associate Professor at Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA. Her research interests concern beneficial symbiotic partnerships between bacteria and invertebrates, including marine polychaetes, clams, crabs, leeches and tropical insects. She was the recipient of the 2014 Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize.


Andreas Schramm is Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is broadly interested in microbial ecophysiology and evolution, for example of microbe-host interactions, cable bacteria, and microbes involved in aquatic nitrogen cycling and sediment biogeochemistry. His current research focus is on the physiology and interactions of electrically conductive cable bacteria, the microbiomes of social spiders, and other invertebrate-microbe symbioses.