Jen Thoroughgood

Former Head of Communities, Springer Nature
  • Springer Nature
  • United Kingdom
Akos T Kovacs

Professor of Bacterial Physiology and Genetics, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Bioengineering

07/2017 - Professor of Bacterial Physiology and Genetics, DTU Denmark 10/2012-07/2017 Group Leader, FSU Jena, Germany 07/2005-07-2012 Post Doc, University Groningen, The Netherlands (w/ Oscar Kuipers) 09/2003-05/2005 Post Doc, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary (w/ Kornel Kovacs) 09/2000-09/2003 PhD fellow, University of Szeged, Hungary (w/ Kornel Kovacs) 09/1995-07/2000 BSc/MSc student, University of Szeged, Hungary
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.
Luis O'mar De Serrano

Ph. D., Microbiology, Montana State University

Adriano O. Henriques

Associate Professor, ITQB - New University of Lisbon

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.
Grace Baynes

VP, Research Data & New Product Development, Magazines & Research Services, Springer Nature

I look after Springer Nature's open research new product development and research data, including promoting open data and good data practice; data publishing; research data services and solutions. I've spent 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.
Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Working within Nature Research's Open Research Group, I am Global Director for Nature Partner Journals based in London. I have responsibility across five global office locations to develop Nature Partner Journals, a new series of online-only, open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned partners. Launched in April 2014, the portfolio now includes 14 titles including 'npj Biofilms and Microbiomes'. I have a Degree in Natural Sciences specializing in Microbiology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. Within the broader medical publications community, I serve as Secretary and Trustee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.
Emma Hedington

Senior Marketing Manager, Nature Research

Senior Marketing Manager for the Nature Partner Journals and Communities
Reya Silao

Director, Global Sponsorships, Springer Nature

Joe Bennett

Head of Publishing, Nature Research and BMC

Richa Dandona

Partnerships and Operations Manager, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Magdalena Skipper

Editor in Chief, Nature, Nature Research, Springer Nature

I am a geneticist by training. Having done research using classical genetics and molecular biology in a variety of model organisms I left the bench to become an editor, first for Nature Reviews Genetics and then Nature. I have worked with the research community as an editor, in a variety of roles, for over 17 years
Paul Bänziger

Publisher, Nature Partner Journals, Springer Nature

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.
Naomi Attar

Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Thomas Jeffries

Research Associate (Environmental Microbiology), University of Western Sydney

@Thomas_Jeffries Dr Thomas Jeffries is a Microbial Ecologist with a wide range of expertise in molecular microbiology, bioinformatics and microbial biogeography. He obtained his PhD. in 2012 from Flinders University (Adelaide Australia). During his doctoral work he used metagenomics to investigate shifts in microbial community gene abundance in response to salinity and nutrient gradients within a hypersaline lagoon (the Coorong, Australia). His work demonstrated the influence of environmental variables on the abundance of salinity tolerance and photosynthesis pathways in bacterial genomes on local scales. On global scales he demonstrated that bacterial genome content is broadly determined by the physical substrate type of the habitat. His postdoctoral research has focused on marine microbial biogeography, the microbiome of Sydney Harbour, The distribution of marine fungal diversity and the role of microscale interactions in structuring microbial communities. Dr. Jeffries is also a contributor to the INDIGOV expedition utilizing citizen oceanography to investigate marine microbiomes on global scales. Dr Jeffries has extensive experience in using bioinformatics and ecogenomic tools to understand the diversity and function of microbiomes. He also is experienced in using multivariate statistics and network analysis to visualise highly complex data sets. He regularly runs tutorial workshops on various software packages. He is a steering committee member and chair of the Joint Academic Microbiology Seminar Series (JAMS) and is on the local organising committee for the Australian Society for Microbiology. Dr. Jeffries joined the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in 2014. His current work will focus on a CRC-CARE funded project to apply next-generation 'omics' tools and a systems-biology approach to understand the microbial bioremediation of organophosphorus and aromatic hydrocarbon contaminants, which pose a major global and local threat to human and environmental health. This work will deliver a predictive framework directly applicable to practitioners to aid the decision-making process and increase the efficiency of remediating contaminated sites
Mary Cloud B. Ammons

Assistant Research Professor, Montana State University

Bhabananda Biswas

PhD student, University of South Australia

Mr Biswas is currently undertaking his PhD research on the development of a cost-effective and green technology of the remediation of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) using natural minerals-microbial interactions. Since he has keen interest on environmental and applied microbiology, he is working on the mechanism of the state and the function of the mineral-microbial interface in the soil and sediments. A complete removal of hydrocarbons and their related contaminants in soil is demanded to eliminate environmental and human health risk; however, complete degradation of those compounds is a challenge. By employing an engineered and effective mineral-microbial interaction, which can form clay-microbial biofilm, a faster and more efficient removal of organic contaminants can be achieved through an enhanced role of this biofilm in bioremediation. Before his current research, Biswas has completed his master thesis on microdiversity of a soil bacterium in Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology under the European education mobility program (Erasmus Mundus master of science in marine biodiversity and conservation). He has completed his masters courses participating Ghent University, Belgium and University of Oviedo, Spain. During the master program, his focus was to learn molecular applications in environmental microbiology, which would be implemented on the environmental conservation.
Noel M. Unciano

Research Specialist, Environment and Biotechnology Division - ITDI