Sabina Alam, PhD - Editor of BMC Medicine
Sabina Alam is the Editor of BMC Medicine. After completing a PhD in Neuroimmunolgy from the University of Bath in 2004, and then a postdoctoral position in Neuroscience at the School of Pharmacy, Dr Alam joined BioMed Central as an Assistant Editor on the BMC Series in 2008. There she facilitated the peer review of manuscripts, and managed the Editorial Boards on a range of journals, primarily BMC Neuroscience, BMC Neurology and BMC Psychiatry. She was promoted to Senior Executive Editor in 2009 where in addition to management of the journals, she also trained and managed a group of junior editors on the BMC Series. In 2011, Dr Alam joined BMC Medicine as Editor, where she leads a team of editors in the strategic development of the journal, and determines the high level of clinical importance of content published in the journal. This is a key requirement for BMC Medicine as it is the flagship medical journal of the BMC medical series. She also oversees the peer review process of all submissions to the journal, makes final decisions on all manuscripts, and is responsible for the quality of service to authors.
Caroline Black – Editorial Director
Caroline Black is Editorial Director at BioMed Central with responsibility for our journal portfolios, including the BMC Series of community-focused, inclusive open access journals, and the research integrity group. Previously she was Managing Director of Portland Press and Group Head of Publishing for the Biochemical Society, and has also held senior positions at Mac Keith Press, Blackwell Publishing, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Thomson Science.
Nick Campbell, PhD - Executive Editor, Nature; Greater China Head of Nature Publishing Group
Nick Campbell is Executive Editor of Nature and leads Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in China. Nick joined NPG in 2001 and has variously worked as an editor on Nature Reviews Genetics, Executive Editor of a suite of genetics journals, and leader of NPG’s Asia-Pacific partner publishing program. As the Managing Editor of Nature, Nick led a major digital and print relaunch. Nick took on his present role in September 2012. Nick’s first degree, PhD and postdoctoral research were in genetics.
Bin Du, MD - Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Du Bin is Director, Professor, and Postgraduate Instructor for Medical Intensive Care Unit, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. He received his M.D. degree in Peking Union Medical College. He is dedicated to promoting the professional education program, as the director of BASIC (Basic assessment and support in intensive care) program in China mainland. He is also well recognized as the chair of scientific committee of many national and international conferences held in China, which help to improve academic exchange between China and international communities. He acts as the President of Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine (APACCM) from 2014, and was the President of Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) from 2011 to 2015. His areas of interests are nosocomial infection and sepsis. He served as Editor and Editorial Board Member for many academic journals such as Critical Care.
Derk Haank - Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Springer Nature
Derk Haank brings a wealth of educational and professional experience to Springer Nature as CEO. He received a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam and continued his academic career as Head of the Research Institute of the Economics faculty at the Free University of Amsterdam. Derk then moved on to a number of high-profile positions with Elsevier, including CEO of Misset, CEO of Elsevier Science and a member of the Executive Board of Reed Elsevier plc. In 2004 he joined Springer Science+Business Media as CEO and took the same position for Springer Nature upon its creation in 2015. Derk is Non-Executive Director of Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN NV and energy firm Vattenfall Nuon NV and on the Supervisory Board of TROS, part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system.
Tianzi Jiang, PhD - Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tianzi Jiang is Professor and Director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Brainnetome, Director of the Brainnetome Center, the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the core member of CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, and Professor of Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland. His research interests include neuroimaging, brainnetome, imaging genetics, and their clinical applications in brain disorders. He is the author or co-author of over 200 reviewed journal papers in these fields and the co-editor of six issues of the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences. He is Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Neuroscience Bulletin, and Section Editor of BMC Neuroscience.
Siu-wai Leung, PhD - University of Macau (Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Medicine)
Siu-wai Leung is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Macau and the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Medicine journal. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), and Honorary Fellow of the College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh. For data science research, he served as the Head, Department of Data Processing (R&D), Nielsen China, Research Fellow of the Centre of Intelligent Systems and their Applications, University of Edinburgh, and Theme Leader of the Automated Experimentation theme at the UK National e-Science Institute. He participated into a few major (each with €5M or above in funding) European Union and UK research projects. In Macao and Edinburgh, he is now doing evidence-based research in systems biomedicine for early diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of cancer, diabetes mellitus, and neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. critical evidence synthesis by open network meta-analysis of scientific experiments including clinical trials; as well as data-intensive social computing for scientific workflow automation to facilitate the research. He is also promoting good research practices through the Chinese Medicine journal.
Min Li, PhD – The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dr. Min Li is Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Cell Biology, and holds the Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Treatment. He is the Director of GI Cancer Research, Department of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a leading expert on pancreatic cancer. His research mainly focus on studying pancreatic cancer (PC) pathogenesis and developing new therapies. Dr. Li’s group is the first to identify a key zinc transporter ZIP4, which is aberrantly expressed in PC, and promotes cancer growth, cachexia, and metastasis. He has published more than 130 papers in the above mentioned research area. He has 3 active NIH R01 grants, and multiple private foundation grants. Dr. Li is a member of many NIH study sections, and he serve as Associate Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and editorial board member for many journals such as BMC Medicine and Clinical Cancer Research.
Charlotte Liu - President, Greater China, Springer Nature
Ms. Charlotte Liu, Managing Director, Macmillan Science (Greater China) & Education (Asia) since 2011, assumed her current role in May 2015, following the strategic merger between Springer Science+Business Media and the majority of Macmillan Science and Education.
Ms. Liu had brought 15 years of global educational publishing experience and a business strategy background to her role at Macmillan. Born and raised in Shanghai, she has a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Fudan University in Shanghai, and an MBA degree from Dartmouth College in the United States. Previously she was the senior director of international business development at the global educational publisher and financial information provider McGraw-Hill, with which she spent a decade in New York City and Beijing. She also worked at the Boston Consulting Group earlier in her career, advising multinational companies on their China strategy.
Elizabeth Moylan, PhD - Senior Editor (Research Integrity)
Elizabeth Moylan is the Senior Editor for Research Integrity at BioMed Central, working with a team of in-house Biology and Medical Editors who are responsible for ensuring the integrity of peer review, as well as research and publication ethics for all journals published by BioMed Central. Elizabeth has oversight of editorial policies and peer review processes and is particularly interested in new models of peer review.
Elizabeth has a PhD and post-doc from the University of Oxford, UK. In 2004, she moved into publishing as an in-house Editor handling peer review on the, then fledgling, BMC Series of journals in the early days of the open access movement. She has experience in assessing manuscripts covering a wide range of topics and article types, and determining their suitability for publication. As a member of BioMed Central’s Research Integrity Group she works closely with in-house editors, external academic editors and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure that the journals’ editorial processes are consistent with recognized best practice in scholarly publishing.
You-Lin Qiao, MD, PhD - Cancer Institute/Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
You-lin Qiao, is the professor and Director for Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Beijing, China. He was training for 11 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCI/NIH, USA. He is an author on over 480 peer reviewed publications in both English and Chinese. He has involved in many national and international projects to study etiology, primary intervention, and early detection of a variety of cancers through multidisciplinary and global collaborations. He received 2011 WHO/IARC Medal of Honor.
Xiaolin Zhang, PhD - National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Xiaolin Zhang was the Director of the National Science Library (NSL), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), from 2004-2015. With Bachelor of Science in Physics, he graduated from Columbian University in USA in 1992 with a Doctor of Library Science degree. He came to CAS in 2001 and has been working in digital libraries, knowledge organization and services, scholarly communications, research informatics, and science policies. He was a member of IFLA Governing Board and Professional Committee from 2005-2009, and currently a Vice President of Chinese Society of Library Science.
Dr. Zhang has been active in promoting open access. He played an active role in formulating and implementing the open access policies of NSFC and CAS, and led the development of the CAS IR Grid, Chinese participation in SCOAP3, and CAS funding of open access publishing of CAS authors. He is also heavily involved with scientific journal publishing. While being the Director General of the STM Journal Society of CAS, he works as the Editors in Chief for Chinese Journal of Scientific and Technological Journals (in Chinese), Modern Library and Information Technologies (in Chinese), and Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science (in English).