EMBO Scientific Publishing Session and Panel Discussion

Monday 1 September

18:00-20:00, Grand Auditorium

Bernd Pulverer
Bernd Pulverer,
Chief Editor, EMBO, DE

Transparent publishing - Reinventing the paper

Abstract to follow


Following undergraduate studies in Cambridge, Bernd received his PhD in 1992 from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London, for uncovering posttranslational regulation of the transcription factors c-Jun and c-Myc by the JNK and MAP kinases. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and at the University of Innsbruck. Bernd was associate and then senior editor at Nature from 1999 until 2002 and subsequently chief editor of Nature Cell Biology. He joined EMBO in 2009 as chief editor of The EMBO Journal and Head of Scientific Publications.

Panel discussion with:

  • Geneviève Almouzni - Institut Curie, Paris, FR
  • Ivan Dikic - Goethe University, Frankfurt, DE
  • Stefano Bertuzzi - American Society for Cell Biology, Bethesda, US
  • Véronique Kiermer - Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
  • Bernd Pulverer - EMBO Press, Heidelberg, DE
  • Peter Sorger - Harvard Medical School, Boston, US


  • publishing reliable research - towards universal publication standards
  • research assessment - the dominance of impact factor and journal name in hiring and funding
  • publishing data accessibly for re-analysis and re-use
  • publication ethics
  • papers in an online world