Celia Fortuna Rodrigues

PharmD, PhD , University of Porto
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Comment on Staring at the Sun
Replying to Josef Wagner

Well done Celia, I really like the association between sun and the gut microbiome. 

Vitamin D turns out to be more a more one (the) of the most important vitamins for human and most likely for animal too. 

Looking forward to here more from you


Yes, I agree. The authors of this study did a really great job :)

Replying to Justin O'Grady

Worst review was my first review. I went through several iterations of my first paper with my supervisors - it took a lot of editing as I couldn't write. However, we didn't rush it and it was fairly good by the time we submitted (to JAM). The paper was desk rejected by one of the editors and the editorial comments were unfair and downright nasty (comments like: poor quality research, adds nothing to the field etc). As a young researcher just finishing my PhD, it really knocked my confidence and it took time to build the courage to submit elsewhere. However, after encouragement from my peers and supervisors we resubmitted to a top journal in the field (Food Microbiol). This is now in my top 10 most cited papers (145 citations - https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=tyLC9iEAAAAJ&hl=en) and I am proud of it. I had a horrible introduction to the peer review process but it taught me a lot (e.g. how not to review) and, the good news is that, I have never experienced a review quite as bad since (well maybe I have but I probably have thicker skin now!!).

Thank you for this! I just saw a little bit of myself here: because I've had some bad reviews (some of them really unfair!), I think of them and how the authors will feel after reading my comments, everytime I'm doing a review .

Replying to IQBAL AHMAD

New information on biofilm inhibitor


Yes, it is :)

Replying to IQBAL AHMAD

Congratulation for  the interesting  study. It will be also good to know if the compound is interfere in biofilm development of Candida.

With best wishes

Prof Iqbal Ahmad

I though so too. This work is truly interesting, Iqbal! Let's hope it has anti-biofilm activity. Best regards, Célia.