The Biochemist: Student Editing Experience

John Innes SVC

Every year The Biochemistry Society’s magazine, The Biochemist, holds a competition. This competition invites early career researchers to try their hand at editing an edition of The Biochemist. Interested teams submit a proposal on a theme that they would be interested to see an edition based around. This year’s winning proposal came from the John Innes Centre, and a team comprised of Tom Vincent, Leonie Luginbuehl and Guru Radhakrishnan. Their winning theme was ‘Communication in Plants and Microbes’. I sat down with Tom (as well as a brief email exchange with Guru) to find out what the competition involved and how the team felt about their experiences.

The Leonie, Tom and Guru, the editing team

What attracted you to apply to edit the Biochemist?

T: Having little experience in science communication, this looked like a great way to try something new in a new area. New experiences may even have…

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