Nature in the 21st Century
31 Jan

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Magdalena Skipper

Join us for a talk by Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief for Nature, as she discusses the journals’ role in the 21st century.

Research in the 21st century is increasingly complex, data-rich, and multidisciplinary. It increasingly finds itself under a spotlight. Scientific journals can be seen as a mirror that reflects the state of science at any given point in time. Nature and the other Nature Portfolio Journals have evolved to support this growing multidisciplinarity and complexity of research today, and to showcase the robustness and transparency of research, as well as its increasingly inclusive, cross-sector and multi-stakeholder focus.

This event will be held in-person.

As Editor in Chief, Magdalena leads Nature’s magazine and research editorial teams. A geneticist by training, she has considerable editorial and publishing experience: having started in Nature Publishing Group in 2001, she was Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Genetics, Senior Editor for genetics and genomics at Nature, and Executive Editor for the Nature Partner Journals. Before joining Nature as Editor in Chief she was Editor in Chief of Nature Communications. She studied sex determination at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, and Notch signalling in the vertebrate gut epithelium at the ICRF Laboratories (CRUK today), London. She is passionate about mentorship, research integrity as well as open and equitable research practice. She is the editorial champion of diversity, equality and inclusion at Springer Nature. She serves on the advisory board of the University of Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine and of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publications; she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the UK Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. She is a fellow of the International Science Council. Magdalena is based in the London office.

Oxford Martin School Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 31st January, 5-6:30pm

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