Current activities

Our current activities include preparation of manuscripts describing bioinformatical analysis of comparative genomics, and a review article on the microbiome and heart disease. With multiple 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.

We are proud to announce our latest publication, in which we performed a thorough analysis of Hepatitis A virus and discovered that this virus most likely had an ancestor virus replicating in insects. The work was initiated by MMGC in collaboration with colleagues from UAMS

For a Press release click here.

The publication is open source and can be found here.

The year 2019 has been very productive. Our website was visited over 90,000 times in 2019. MMGC was involved in multiple projects, four of which were published in 2019 in peer-reviewed journals. 

The collaboration with Dr. David Ussery, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (USA) was continued and this has resulted in a lot of output. MMGC also continued collaboration with PaperTrans, a company in China providing editorial service for Chinese authors.

New projects will start up in 2020, which already predicts to become an interesting year.

We thank our customers for their confidence and constructive collaborations.  

Peer reviewing is a cornerstone of scientific publishing. The pecking order of journals dictates that the journals Nature and Science are at the top. To maintain that reputation, their editors are dependent on high-quality review reports, and select their invitations to reviewers carefully. It is considered an honour to be asked to review an article for such a high-profile journal, and in 2018 that honour went to MMGC, of we are a little pround!

The year 2017 has been very productive. Our website was visited over 80,000 times in 2017. MMGC was involved in multiple projects, three of which 5 were published in 2017 in peer-reviewed journals. We also assisted in preparation of four book chapters that were published during the year.

The collaboration with Dr. David Ussery, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (USA) was continued and this has resulted in a lot of output. MMGC also continued collaboration with PaperTrans, a company in China providing editorial service for Chinese authors.

A number of projects were carried over in 2018, so that there will be more publications coming out soon.

We thank our customers for their confidence and constructive collaborations.

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.

15 years MMGCThis year we celebrate our fifteenth birthday.

It has been a wonderful time, provided an fascinating variety of scientific experiences and offered the opportunity to meet a large number of interesting clients. We thank all of you for putting your trust in us.

We continue to provide our services and look forward to future collaborations.

Cheers to the next fifteen years!

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 >>> 

Also available for Kindle

  • "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)

The Virtual Museum of BacteriaThe Virtual Museum of Bacteria remains a highly appreciated web resource about bacteria. We receive approximately 10,000 visitors per month. It is worth to have a look!

 

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 >>> 

 

mmgc responsive wedesignThe Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultants Website got a new look.  is now optimized and available for smartphones, and tablets as well as computers.

 

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.

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