About this blog

The On Biology blog delivers insights and opinion on the high-quality and thought-provoking research published across BMC’s biology journals, including titles such as Genome Biology and BMC Biology.

Our open access biology journals cover everything from epigenetics to zoology, and from malaria to biotechnology. They provide instant free access to high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

As well as writing about the research we publish, this blog is a place to read discussions on conferences, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field.

Most of our posts are written by staff, but you’ll also hear from our Editorial Board Members and a variety of guest bloggers.


  • Andrew Cosgrove

    Author profile image Andrew obtained his PhD in molecular biology from the University of Dundee in 2005. He joined Genome Biology in 2009 after a post doctoral research position at the University of Sheffield investigating chromosome positioning during meiosis in yeast.

  • Anne Korn

    Anne worked as a freelance science writer and news manager before joining BioMed Central in 2015. Now, as Communications Manager, she works on promoting the content published in our journals.

  • Thomas Appleyard

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  • Christian Matheou

    Author profile image Christian received his PhD from Queen Mary University of London in 2015, joining BMC Biology soon after, where is now a senior editor.

  • Dominique Morneau

    Author profile image Dominique has a PhD in plant enzymology from Carleton University. She joined BioMed Central in 2015 as a member of the Genome Biology editorial team.

  • Emma Buckland

    Author profile image Emma manages the development of a cluster of neuroscience, veterinary and zoology journals. She previously worked as a researcher and holds a PhD in animal behavior.

  • Helen Whitaker

    Author profile image Helen is part of the Biological Sciences publishing team at BioMed Central. She obtained her PhD in molecular ecology from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her post-doctoral studies in aquaculture genetics took her from Scotland to South Africa, before joining BMC in 2008.

  • Rafal Marszalek

    Author profile image Rafal did his PhD in single-cell proteomics at Imperial College London. He joined BioMed Central in 2012 to become a member of Genome Biology's editorial team, where he is a Senior Editor.

  • Rebecca Pearce

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  • Robyn Taylor

    Author profile image Robyn studied Biochemistry at the University of York and is currently a Journal Development Editor at BioMed Central, focusing on the plant and animal science journals.

  • Srimathy Sriskantharajah

    Author profile image Srimathy Sriskantharajah completed a BSc in Microbiology (UCL) and a PhD in environmental microbiology/ atmospheric chemistry (Royal Holloway University of London) before joining BioMed Central. Srimathy blogs about microbiology, infectious diseases and the environment amongst other things.