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  • Rebecca E. Garner
  • Susanne A. Kraemer
  • David A. Walsh


  • Intestinal tract with associated microbes

    In this joint collection, Nature Microbiology and Nature Communications invite submission of research articles spanning the topic of microbiome and nutrition.

    Open for submissions
  • Silhouettes of people and speech bubbles in different colours

    Nature Microbiology presents a Series of Journal Club articles, written by underrepresented author groups, that highlight past and present scientific advances in all areas of microbiology.

  • Different coloured squares surrounding human figures

    In this cross-journal collection, we welcome submissions on studies that assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals or that showcase interventions that have made a difference.

    Open for submissions

Nature Microbiology is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


  • Thumbi Ndung’u reminisces about how far we have come in our fight against HIV-1, a pandemic virus that causes AIDS, and where we still need to go.

    • Thumbi Ndung’u
    Microbe Matters
  • As more PhD students and postdoctoral fellows transition to professions outside academia, training programmes must prepare scientists for these alternative careers.

  • Investment in a new tuberculosis vaccine is a landmark step forward, but continued efforts to advance treatments, diagnostics and biosocial issues are needed to meet targets to end the epidemic by 2035.

  • The global outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and its high toll on animal populations raise concerns about spillover into humans, but human host barriers need to be considered when estimating transmission potential.

    • Kevin Ciminski
    • Geoffrey Chase
    • Martin Beer
  • Carl Nathan describes how learning from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis, teaches us about the intricacies of bacteria–immune system interplay and its repercussions for non-infectious diseases, including cancer.

    • Carl Nathan
    Microbe Matters

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