Skipper speaking at Congreso Futuro in 2019
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham (BSc)|
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
University of Cambridge
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
|Thesis||Primary sex determination mechanisms in Caenorhabditis elegans (1998)|
|Academic advisors||Jonathan Hodgkin|
Magdalena Skipper is a British geneticist and the editor-in-chief of the journal Nature. She previously served as an editor of Nature Reviews Genetics and the open access journal Nature Communications.
Skipper obtained a bachelor's 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 is a member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Career and research
After completing her PhD she joined the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) at the University of 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. During her editorship she interviewed several high-profile scientists including Anne McLaren, Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies. In 2002 she was appointed 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.
- Skipper, Magdalena (1998). Primary sex determination mechanisms in Caenorhabditis elegans. lib.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 894603337. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.624901.
- Skipper, Magdalena (2018). "A welcome from the new Nature editor". Nature. 559 (7712): 6. Bibcode:2018Natur.559....6S. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05606-y. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 29968844.
- Skipper, Magdalena (2015). "The peopling of Britain". Nature Reviews Genetics. 16 (5): 256–257. doi:10.1038/nrg3938. ISSN 1471-0056. PMID 25824870.
- Skipper, Magdalena (2015). "Strength in numbers in the low-frequency spectrum". Nature Reviews Genetics. 16 (11): 623. doi:10.1038/nrg4024. ISSN 1471-0056. PMID 26442638.
- Magda Skipper's Entry at ORCID
- Skipper, Magdalena (2016-11-07). "Magdalena Skipper". force11.org. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- Anon (2018). "Dr Magdalena Skipper appointed editor-in-chief at Nature". thebookseller.com. The Bookseller. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- "Magdalena Skipper - Careers in Science 2017: Academia and beyond Symposium". Careers in Science 2017: Academia and beyond Symposium. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- Skipper, M.; Milne, C. A.; Hodgkin, J. (1999). "Genetic and molecular analysis of fox-1, a numerator element involved in Caenorhabditis elegans primary sex determination". Genetics. 151 (2): 617–631. PMC 1460491. PMID 9927456.
- Codrops. "Prof. Magdalena Skipper". igmc-cegmr.org. Retrieved 2018-05-03.[dead link]
- Skipper, Magda (2007). "An Interview with Anne McLaren". Nature Reviews Genetics. 8 (6): 412. doi:10.1038/nrg2123. ISSN 1471-0056. PMID 17571324.
- Skipper, Magda (2005). "An Interview With Mario Capecchi". Nature Reviews Genetics. 6 (6): 434. doi:10.1038/nrg1647. ISSN 1471-0056. PMID 15934189.
- Skipper, Magda (2005). "An Interview With Oliver Smithies". Nature Reviews Genetics. 6 (5): 350. doi:10.1038/nrg1627. ISSN 1471-0056. PMID 15880879.
- "ENCODE Project Telebriefing Participant Bios". National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- NCCR Chemical Biology (2018-01-25), Career discovery: Science publishing (Magdalena Skipper), retrieved 2018-05-03
- "People - Centre for Personalised Medicine". www.well.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- "Spotlight on women in science with 2 global awards". saudigazette.com.sa. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- "Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies launch global awards to celebrate inspirations for women in science". springernature.com. Springer Nature. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- Else, Holly (2018). "Nature announces new editor-in-chief". Nature. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05060-w. ISSN 0028-0836.
- "Glamour's New EIC Makes New Hires | People on the Move - Folio". Folio. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
| Editor in Chief of Nature