Ailie is interested in the biology and ecology of medically important insects, and exploiting aspects of this for novel methods of monitoring and control. She currently studies Musca sorbens flies for trachoma control on the Stronger SAFE project.
Alessandro Fiocchi, M.D., is the Director of Allergy at the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome, Vatican City and co-Editor-in-Chief of the World Allergy Organization Journal. His publications cover the fields of food allergy diagnosis, follow-up, epidemiology, specific immunotherapy, and childhood asthma.
Ben is responsible for the acquisitions strategy in biological sciences and for the development of the microbiology journals at BioMed Central. Before working at BioMed Central he was a postdoctoral researcher in virology at Imperial College London.
Fiona graduated with a BSc in Human Genetics from UCL before working for five years in the editorial team at the Royal Society. She came to BMC in October 2010 and is currently responsible for our public and global health, health services research, health policy, substance abuse, and business and economics journal portfolios.
Hans did research in evolutionary and developmental biology. He clipped fish fins and handled a laser beam to shoot at reproductive organs of worms. Now in safe distance from any lab bench, he works on various science communication projects.
- Jen Shepherd
I am Journal Development Editor at BioMed Central with oversight for a number of open access cancer journals. Prior to joining BioMed Central, I completed a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
With an interest in science, Pavan studied Psychology BSc at degree level, while working in small marketing roles. She is now working as a marketing assistant at BioMed Central, with responsibility for Clinical Health journals.
Roberto studied linguistics and literature at the University of Milan. He has been with Springer since 2011 and is now Senior Development Editor of open-access journals in the field of education, social sciences and ethics at BMC and SpringerOpen.
- Sarah Theissen
Sarah Theissen has a BSc in Applied Biosciences (Cork Institute of Technology) and a PhD in Endocrine Oncology (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). She worked as a Postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before joining BioMed Central in 2014. In her role as Senior Journal Development Editor, she works on a portfolio of oncology journals.
Stephanie is the Medical Editor at BioMed Central and has a degree in Medicine from Brighton and Sussex Medical School. After graduating, she worked in hospital clinical practice before joining BioMed Central in 2010. Stephanie is also co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Integrity and Peer Review.
Tovah has been an Editor for the BMC series since 2016. Before moving into publishing, Tovah received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, USA, where she studied calcium signaling in yeast, developing a novel microscopy probe for real-time measurement of calcineurin activity. Tovah's path to scientific publishing started with an early fascination with Punnett squares and a focus on genetics, which then broadened into an interest in the communication and application of scientific research across disciplines. Along with working on her journals, Tovah enjoys interacting with the research community through seminars and workshops related to scientific publishing.
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