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Editor profiles

Executive Editor

Maria Hodges, BMC, London

Maria is the Executive Editor for BMC Molecular and Cell Biology and manages a team of in-house editors on the BMC Series journals. She joined the BMC Series in July 2018. Previously, Maria was the Scientific Publications Manager for Cancer Research UK, managing the British Journal of Cancer. Before this, Maria was Acting Editor for Genome Medicine and an Editor for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Maria has a PhD in biochemistry from Cancer Research UK (London Research Institute) and a degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London. 

Senior Board Members

Hannu Myllykallio, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Hannu obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, studying biological energy conversion in purple bacteria. He then did postdoctoral research on archaeal DNA replication and repair in the Paris region. Hannu is currently CNRS Research Director and uses a wide range of experimental methods to understand molecular mechanisms underpinning genome stability in live prokaryotic cells.

Nicholas Robinson, Lancaster University, UK

Nick obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, investigating antigenic variation switching events in the African trypanosomes, especially those driven by homologous recombination. He then performed postdoctoral work at the Hutchison-MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge studying replication initiation processes in archaeal models. He then started his research group at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge with an MRC Career Development Award investigating the coordination of replication and homologous recombination. Nick is now a Lecturer at Lancaster University where his team explores chromosome stability and protein homeostasis in archaeal models. 

Ghanshyam Swarup, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Ghanshyam Swarup obtained his PhD degree from the Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. After a post-doctoral stint at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA, he joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. His areas of research interest include cell signalling, autophagy, membrane vesicle trafficking and molecular basis of disease.