CERN Colloquium

Twenty first century Nature

by Dr Magdalena Skipper (Editor-in-chief, Nature)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Since its launch in 1869, Nature has seen its mission as having two key aspects: facilitating the prompt communication of key scientific developments to the research communities, while at the same time fostering a greater appreciation of this important work among the wider public. Over the 150 years of our history, the publishing landscape and the way that research is done have been evolving, with recent times seeing more rapid changes - in particular towards a more open and transparent science. Such changes notwithstanding, our core principles remain largely unchanged. In this talk, we will explain how Nature pursues them today by publishing a variety of content, from news reports and research articles, to multimedia features and videos. 
After completing her PhD in developmental genetics Dr. Magdalena Skipper joined the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. She briefly worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. She started at Nature Reviews Genetics in 2001, and has also taken several roles at the Nature Partner Journals and Nature Communications. In 2018, she became the first female Editor in Chief of the journal Nature.

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