What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work

Currently I am working as an Editor for Molecular Oncology and FEBS Open Bio journals, published by FEBS Press and Wiley. I am interested in understanding how one can improve the peer review experience from the ‘inside’ but also how preprints can be integrated in the current publishing landscape. Identifying or promoting new initiatives aimed to support early career researchers is a major drive for me.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

Through interactions with other preprint enthusiasts and attending training and networking events, I hope to learn from others’ experiences about what has worked (or not) regarding increasing preprint awareness. Another stimulating aspect of this program would be to specifically hone in on preprint initiatives and brainstorm what key skills or ideas are needed to engage with scientists and open a dialogue to understand their hesitations or clarify any misconceptions regarding preprints.

What are you excited about in science communication?

Making the latest scientific findings accessible and opening a dialogue with audiences is the sure-fire way to generate and invite new ideas as well as foster interesting discussions. In terms of publishing, many researchers are not taught about all the options available to them and just follow the norm or what their predecessors have done ‘because that’s how things were done in the past’. Being in a position to bring them to speed with the latest initiatives aimed at making their research published and visible in a smooth and easy manner, is empowering.

Ask me about…

Long non-coding RNA, chromatin biology, social media, dancing, exercise, coffee and cooking.

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