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Maria Zalm, Editor

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New Content Item (2)Maria is an Editor for the BMC Series, and has been the Editor of BMC Nutrition since October 2017.

As an undergraduate student, Maria studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She moved on to completed an MSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of East Anglia, UK, where she stayed to obtain a PhD in Biomolecular Science. During her PhD studies, Maria investigated the structural and biochemical properties of periplasmic chaperones in Salmonella in response to envelope stress. It was then that Maria learned she had a greater interest in scientific writing and science communication than in the laboratory practices, and so following the completion of her PhD she joined the Editorial team of the BMC Series in October 2017.  

Brock Madsen, Assistant Editor

New Content Item (2)Brock joined BMC in February 2018 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Biology Major and Journalism Minor. During his undergrad, Brock enjoyed the privilege of being a lab assistant to multiple professors, completing his own mentored research project, and being named the first dedicated science reporter for the university newspaper. Brock joined the Editorial team of BMC Nutrition in February 2018. During his time with BMC, Brock has also been the Assistant Editor for BMC PediatricsBMC Cardiovascular DisordersBMC BiochemistryBMC Structural Biology, BMC Neurology, BMC Neuroscience, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation. In addition, Brock is a member of the BMC Series Blog Editor team.

Maria Lorella Gianni, Section Editor

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Life Stage NutritionNew Content Item

Dr. Maria Lorella Gianni earned her Medical Degree in 1993 and completed her residency training in Pediatrics in 1998 at the University of Milan, San Paolo Hospital, where she began working on inborn errors of metabolism and infant nutrition and later health. Since 2002, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at Fondazione IRCCS “Cà Granda” Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy. She is involved in  monitoring health, nutritional status and neurodevelopment outcome of premature infants and in developing follow-up program methodologies. From the launch of BMC Nutrition in 2015 she joined the Editorial Board of the journal as Section Editor of the Life Stage nutrition section.

Denis Roy, Section Editor

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Basic ScienceNew Content Item

Denis Roy is Full Professor with the Department of Food Sciences of the Université Laval (Quebec, Canada).  He is an expert in the field of probiotics and prebiotics and former Tier I holder of the Canada Research Chair in Lactic Culture Biotechnology for Dairy and Probiotic Industries (2003-2017). His research interests focuses on functional food- and colon-related microbial cultures, with attention to their functioning, properties, and potential health benefits. Molecular approaches such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics are applied to define the diversity and to measure the gene expression of microbial communities found in the intestinal tract of animal and human or in food systems. He joined the Editorial Board (Basic Sciences) of BMC Nutrition in 2014.

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