Magdalena Skipper is Editor in Chief of Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor for Nature Research. She has considerable editorial and publishing experience, having started in Nature Publishing Group in 2001. She was Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Genetics, Senior Editor for genetics and genomics at Nature, Executive Editor for the Nature Partner Journals and Editor in Chief of Nature Communications.
A geneticist by training, she obtained her PhD from University of Cambridge for the studies on sex determination at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. She continued her research at the ICRF Laboratories (CRUK today), London, before turning her attention to scientific publishing.
She is passionate about mentorship, transparent science and clarity in science communication. She has a keen interest in innovation in science publishing.