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Nicola Stead, Editor

New Content ItemNicola is an Editor for the BMC Series and the Editor of BMC Molecular and Cell Biology. Before joining BioMed Central in March 2021, Nicola was a Senior Editor at PLOS ONE in the Life Sciences team and was a News and Views Intern at the Journal of Experimental Biology. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Bath, UK, with year-long research project at Dartmouth College, USA, investigating cell cycle regulation in budding yeast. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge where she worked on a chromatin associated protein and its role in gene regulation at the Babraham Institute. In joining the BMC Series Nicola looks forward to continuing to champion for Open Science communication and publishing.

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.