|Alma mater||University of Nottingham (BSc)|
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
|Thesis||Primary sex determination mechanisms in Caenorhabditis elegans (1998)|
Skipper obtained a bachelors degree in genetics at the University of Nottingham. She completed her PhD in 1998 at the University of Cambridge, where she worked in Jonathan Hodgkin's lab investigating sex-determination systems in the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. She was a member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Career and researchEdit
After completing her PhD she joined the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge. She briefly worked as a postdoctoral Fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, working on the notch signaling pathway of zebrafish in gut development.
Skipper joined Nature in 2001 as an Associate Editor for Nature Reviews Genetics. She is interested in innovations in science publishing. In 2002 she became Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Genetics, and was promoted to Associate Publisher in 2008. She serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine. Skipper worked briefly as Director for Scientific Communications at the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences in Seattle.
In 2018 she worked with Nature and Estée Lauder Companies to launch a global award for women in science. She became the first ever woman editor-in-chief of Nature in its 150-year history in May 2018, when she succeeded Philip Campbell . She has stated that she intends to ensure that science is reproducible and robust, as well as doing more to support early-career researchers.
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- Skipper, Magdalena (2015). "The peopling of Britain". Nature Reviews Genetics. 16 (5): 256–257. doi:10.1038/nrg3938. ISSN 1471-0056.
- Skipper, Magdalena (2015). "Strength in numbers in the low-frequency spectrum". Nature Reviews Genetics. 16 (11): 623–623. doi:10.1038/nrg4024. ISSN 1471-0056.
- Magda Skipper's Entry at ORCID
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