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Magdalena Skipper

Editor-in-chief of the prestigious scientific journal Nature

Magdalena Skipper holds a PhD in Developmental Genetics from Cambridge University. In 2018, Magdalena Skipper became the first woman to hold the position of editor-in-chief of the journal Nature, almost 150 years after its founding. Before devoting herself to the world of scientific publishing, she worked as a researcher at internationally renowned research centres such as the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and the ICRF Laboratories in London. As editor-in-chief of Nature, she has prioritised innovation and diversity in scientific publishing and the promotion of outreach. Her interests also focus on transforming the scientific paradigm by promoting global collaboration among research groups and encouraging the transfer of specialised knowledge to the general culture and for clinical uses.

Update: 18 October 2021

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