ChemBioChem Appoints New Editor-in-Chief

ChemBioChem Appoints New Editor-in-Chief

Author: ChemViews Magazine

ChemPubSoc Europe and Wiley-VCH have named Dr. Meghan Campbell as Editor-in-Chief of ChemBioChem, successor to Dr. Peter Gölitz, as of January 1, 2016. The appointment was confirmed at the annual meeting of ChemPubSoc Europe and Wiley-VCH in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Campbell studied chemistry at Northwestern University,  Evanston, IL, USA, and completed her B.A. in 2003. She earned a PhD in biochemistry by designing oligonucleotides to target HIV under the supervision of Professor Paul Miller, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and continued with post-doctoral work in the lab of Professor Jesper Wengel, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, selecting aptamers using modified nucleic acids. Campbell joined Wiley-VCH in the winter of 2012 as an Assistant Editor at Angewandte Chemie, and has been Deputy Editor of ChemBioChem since 2014.


ChemViews Magazine talked to Meghan about her promotion:


What fascinates you about chemical biology?

This is a field that has very few limits and is rapidly expanding. By their nature, chemical biologists are collaborative and inter-disciplinary; this gives the articles great interest and impact. I’ve always been interested in biochemistry because of the opportunities for applying this research to human disease, but my inner chemist always wants to know the details of how biomolecules work.


Do you have a message for your predecessor?

I feel very privileged to have joined a journal that is so well-known and established in the field of chemical biology. This is in no small part due to the hard work of Dr. Gölitz and the numerous Deputy Editors and Editorial Board Chairmen that have been with ChemBioChem over the past 15 years. It will be hard work to live up to their standards, but I look forward to the challenge of adapting the journal to keep up with the demands of our authors.


What is in store for the near future of ChemBioChem?

We have already implemented some changes to the journal in 2015, namely expanding the scope to include the areas of synthetic biology and bio-nanotechnology, as well as introducing the Accepted Article format that allows authors to publish their manuscript online within days of acceptance.

Coming in 2016, we are pleased to announce that we will offer publication of all color figures in ChemBioChem articles free of charge. Also in 2016, we will collaborate with ChemMedChem on our first Joint Special Issue covering the hot topic of Protein-Protein Interactions and later in the year we will have a Special Issue focused on DNA Nanotechnology. Both of these are shaping up to be an outstanding collection of articles, so stay tuned for these issues.

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    ChemBioChem (Impact Factor 2014: 3.088) is a source for important primary and secondary information across the whole field of chemical biology, bio(in)organic chemistry, and biochemistry. It was first published in June 2000.

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