Ben Johnson

Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine, Springer Nature
  • Springer Nature
  • United Kingdom

About Ben Johnson

I trained as a virologist, starting with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK. My PhD, in influenza virus genetics and immunoevasion, was from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, with Maria Zambon and Wendy Barclay. My research interests then moved to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London with Geoffrey Smith, FRS. I then joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016, running the Nature Research Communities and other online engagement activities for researchers. I joined Nature Medicine in 2021, with responsibility for news and opinion content, and am based in the London office.

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Jan 22, 2021
Replying to Florian Grebien

Is there no badge for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology?

Hi Florian, thanks for flagging. I have created a new badge for this journal, which you should now see on the right hand side of the authoring page.

Feb 20, 2020
Replying to Vadivel Ganapathy

Is there a badge for the journal "Oncogene"?

Hi Vadivel, there is a badge for the journal Oncogene. You can see all the badges on the right hand side when you create a post.

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