Current activities

Our current activities include preparation of manuscripts describing bioinformatical analysis of comparative genomics of SARS-CoV-2, and a review article on the future of probiotics. 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.

Recently 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.

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 a number of cases that honour went to MMGC, of we are a little pround!

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!

This 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)

This 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.

This 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 >>> 

 

This crime novel is the second work of fiction written by Trudy Wassenaar. A scientific consultant is drawn into the field of forensics where things don't quite seem to add up. Just of one thing she can be certain: DNA doesn't lie.

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

 

Latest News

Hepatitis A was once an insect virus

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

Past vaccination with BCG (Tuberculosis) does not protect against Covid-19

In spite of publications in top journals predicting otherwise, an analysis of international data clearly indicated lack of protection. The work was initiated by MMGC in collaboration with independent scolars. The findings were published as early as July 2020 here, and lack of protection by GCG was later confirmed by other research group in clinical trials. That is not to say that vaccination doesn't work: the internationally approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are highly effective to prevent severe disease and death.

Book recommendation

Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the BeautifulBacteria:
The Benign,
the Bad, and
the Beautiful

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar

 

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