Current activities

Our current activities include preparation of manuscripts describing bioinformatical analysis of comparative genomics, and a review article on probiotic E. coli. With two book chapters and three journal publications currently in press, a continuous output is guaranteed.

You can now send you Manuscripts for editorial improvements. Apart from English corrections, the quality of the scientific content and graphical presentations will also be assessed. Get a cost estimate for your manuscript.

Academic research groups continue to use our services for data analysis and manuscript preparation. Contact us in case you are interested.

Recently, Vathsala Mahalingam, Ph.D. joined our research team. Dr. Mahalingam is a veterinarian. She  studied animal biotechnology at the Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animial Sciences (India), and Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health at Massey University (New Zealand). She finished her Doctoral degree in 2012 at Massay Univesrity. She currently holds a position at the New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research and has agreed to assist MMGC in her spare time. We are delighted to work with her, and look forward to a productive collaboration.

A warm welcome to Ala!

A publication in a highly established journal like Nature Communications is ultimate proof of outstanding research. The research group of Prof. Thomas C.G. Bosch, from Kiel University, Germany, is renown for their excellent research using the water polyp Hydra as a model organism.

It was therefore an honour when Dr. Bosch requested assistance of MMGC to prepare a manuscript for Nature Comm. And after a thorough round of review, which strengthened the paper thanks to highly professional reviewers, the paper came out in October 2017. The work describes how nerve cells of this animal control the bacteria living on its outside. A press release can be found here.

We look forward to further collaboration with the Bosch Team!

Recently, Dr. Adriana Cabal (DVM) joined our research team. Dr. Cabal has studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zaragoza. She finished her Doctoral degree in 2016 at the Univesrity of Castilla La Mancha. Her ORCID page summarizes her publications. We are delighted to work with her, and look forward to a productive collaboration. A warm welcome to Adriana!

The year 2016 has been very productive. Our website was visited over 60,000 times in 2016. MMGC was involved in multiple projects, three of which were published in 2016  in peer-reviewed journals. We also assisted in preparation of three book chapters, one of which was published during the year.

A collaboration with Dr. David Ussery, now at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (USA) was initiated that will continue in 2017. For the EU we were involved in reviewing proposals from Small and Medium Enterprises to develop novel products. MMGC also started to collaborate with PaperTrans, a company in China providing editorial service for Chinese authors.

A number of projects were carried over in 2017, so that there will be more publications coming out soon.

We thank our customers for their confidence and constructive collaborations.

Bacteria: the Benign, the Bad and the BeautifulThis popular science book about bacteria, entitled 'Bacteria: the Benign, the Bad and the Beautiful' iremains to be a great success and is now available as second print. The book describes various aspects of bacteria in short illustrated chapters. It is aimed for a general public so no previous knowledge about bacteria is required to learn about a number of fundamental characteristics about bacteria. Nevertheless, the book is also of interest to students and professionals, as it describes novel scientific insights from diverse fields of microbiology. The book is published by John Wiley & Sohns and can can be ordered directly from the publisher here. Alternatively, get it from Amazon >>> 

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  • "This book should be on public and school library shelves and in places where there is research in microbiology." (Reference Reviews , 1 December 2012)
  • "Useful for lay readers curious about bacteria and bacterial activities. Summing Up: Recommended. General audiences, high school students, and lower-level undergraduates." (Choice, 1 July 2012)
  • "Overall, I would confidently recommend this book to anyone with even a vague interest in bateria. (Phenotype, 28 May 2012)
  • "Bacteria are fascinating little creatures that are deserving of the stories contained within Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful. The reader's viewpoint may very well change after hearing them." (New York Journal of Books, 13 December 2011)

bioinformatics for microbiologists klThis textbook on bioinformatic tools for the microbiologist, written by David W. Ussery, Stefano Borini and Trudy M. Wassenaar, has quickly become a standard work. Place your order now.


DNA doesnt lieThis crime novel is the second work of fiction written by Trudy Wassenaar. This time, scientific consultant Dr. Sue Swanson is writing a book on forensic techniques when the DNA evidence related to a murder case draws here interest. Unwillingly, she is begans to investigate, because it is obvious something is wrong. While coping with personal problems, she tries to understand the actions of what she believes is a serial killer.

The book is available from Press release: An unusual job, from T.M. Wassenaar by AMAZON >>> 


An unusual job Trudy WassenaarThis crime novel is the first work of fiction written by Trudy Wassenaar. A scientific consultant discovers a drugs fraud at a pharmaceutical company. She investigates under cover to find out who is responsible, and when the first victim presents itself, she is determined to get to the bottom of things.

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