On October 29th, Editor-in-Chief of Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor for Nature Research Dr. Magdalena Skipper visited ShanghaiTech, along with Dr. Yang Xiaohong, Scientific Director of Springer Nature for Greater China and Executive Editor for the Nature Research journals and Ms. Teng Liyan, Editorial Project Specialist, Nature Research.
Dr. Skipper’s first stops were at Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), iHuman Institute and School of Life Science and Technology (SLST). ShanghaiTech Vice Provost and SIAIS Executive Director Jiang Ge, iHuman Executive Director Liu Zhijie and SLST Vice Dean Liu Jilong introduced biological disciplines in ShanghaiTech and the research findings published in top journals including Nature with ShanghaiTech as the academic affiliation. Dr. Magdalena Skipper interacted with research fellows and afterwards visited ShanghaiTech Bio-Electron and NMR facility.
Later, President Jiang Mianheng met the delegation and discussed the university’s development. He said he hoped that Nature would continuously pay attention to Chinese scientists. The two sides exchanged ideas on topics of common interest and made plans to carry out in-depth cooperation in the future.
Before leaving, Dr. Skipper delivered a speech titled “150 years of Nature - a century and a half of research and its influence” with SLST Vice Dean Liu Jilong as the host to more than 150 faculty and students who attended.
Dr. Skipper has a PhD in genetics from the University of Cambridge and has spent over 15 years working for Nature. She was appointed editor-in-chief at Nature, becoming its first woman editor.