Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research
Faisal Koua

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Virginia, University of Virginia

Charles Thiede

CEO & Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.

Robert Broadbent

Communities & Digital Marketing Manager, Springer Nature

Nicolas Fanget

Associate Editor, Springer Nature

I am a microbiologist by training, but I manage a portfolio of varied journals. The ones most relevant to this Community are npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, npj Clean Water, npj Science of Food, npj Systems Biology and Applications and npj Vaccines. Full list of my journals in my LinkedIn profile.
Sujala Tajneen Sultana

PhD candidate at Washington State University. Actively looking for a full-time position., Washington State University

Working in a biofilm research lab. My PhD research focuses on developing an electrochemical scaffold (e-scaffold) as an alternate antibiotic-free wound dressing. Developed an e-scaffold capable of electrochemically generating localized low level of H2O2 that can eliminate biofilms (~4-log) without damaging mammalian tissue. Ongoing research include testing e-scaffold efficacy against other nosocomial pathogenic biofilms and enhance killing efficacy in combination with other biofilm inhibitors. I am further interested in understanding the immune and stress responses in biofilms, as well as developing the material for e-scaffold to obtain better conductivity and surface properties with enhanced anti-biofilm characteristics. I have a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.
Nirmani Wickramasinghe

Research Associate, SCELCE

Luis O'mar De Serrano

Ph. D., Microbiology, Montana State University

筱涵 林

Ph. D. Student at National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University

Grace Baynes

VP, Open Science Alliances, Springer Nature

I lead on Springer Nature's approach to alliances with the research community, to speed the transition to open science and open research by working together. Interested in all aspects of open science. I've spent  over twenty years in publishing, sixteen of those working in open research, joining open access publisher BMC in 2003, and since then in roles at Nature Publishing Group and now Springer Nature. Prior to my secondment I led Springer Nature's research data strategy, policy and product development.

Joe Bennett

Head of Publishing, Nature Research and BMC

Emma Hedington

Senior Marketing Manager, Nature Research

Senior Marketing Manager for the Nature Partner Journals and Communities
Jon Beer

COO & Co-Founder, Zapnito

A technical and operational leader and hands-on COO with 21 years' experience implementing web technologies. I lead all operational activities at Zapnito. Get in touch with me to learn more about how we operate or to share your feedback at any time.

Jenefer Thoroughgood

Managing Director, Thoroughly Good Consulting

For nearly 20 years, I've worked in the digital media sector, with hands-on experience in editorial, marketing, sales and R&D. I'm passionate about engaging and understanding customers to develop great content and products. Formerly Chief Product & Customer Officer at Zapnito, I'm now an advisor to the company.

Stephen Richardson

Designer, Springer Nature

Jen Thoroughgood

Former Head of Communities, Springer Nature

I'm no longer with Springer Nature so please send your community-related queries to Thanks!
Diane McDougald

Associate Professor, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering

Asst. Prof. McDougald has made significant contributions to the fields of Vibrio biology, bacterial adaptation to stress and mechanisms of molecular control of these responses, cell-to-cell communication, biofilm formation and interactions of bacteria with higher eukaryotes. Her group’s major research interest is on the investigation of mechanisms of survival and persistence of pathogens in the environment, and what impact these mechanisms have on virulence and pathogenicity in the host. They investigate the evolutionary drivers and consequences of bacterial adaptation to stresses, including interactions with higher organisms. Broadly, they study the interactions of prokaryotes and eukaryotes using a number of model systems to investigate the impact of predation by protozoa on microbial communities and how evolution of grazing defences drives the evolution of pathogenicity in the environment. Predation is an important selection pressure that pathogens face in the environment, and as a result, pathogens may evolve phenotypes that not only increase their fitness in the environment, but may also increase their fitness in the human host. This research platform will allow her group to test key aspects of the Coincidental Selection Hypothesis, which states that the virulence of many opportunistic human pathogens may be an accidental by-product of selection for adaptations not related to human disease.
Reya Silao

Director, Global Sponsorships, Springer Nature

Richa Dandona

Partnerships and Operations Manager, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Luke Fleet

Senior Editor & Team Leader, Nature

I am a Senior Editor at Nature, responsible for selecting and handling research papers in applied physics and electronics. I also assist the Chief Editor in devising and delivering the goals for the physics and astronomy team.