LPN - Expert tips for publishing

Nov 5, 2020

Not sure how and where to get your next paper published? Wondering how editors decide whether to accept your manuscript? If you are looking for more clarity on the publication process, this LPN event is for you. On 5th November at 6pm, the LPN hosted a ‘Tips for publishing’ event where experts working in the editorial sector from renowned scientific journals shared their tips to navigate the publication process and will be answering all your burning questions. We will be hearing from : - Ines Alvarez-Garcia (Senior Editor and Section Manager at PLOS Biology), - Safia Danovi (Associate Editor at Nature Genetics) (not recorded), - Elena Vicario (Research Integrity Manager at Frontiers).

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A Little About Us


Providing postdocs in Greater London with access to career development opportunities.

A study by the University of Texas at Austin showed that only 13% of postdocs felt that they were flourishing in their roles1. This is not a situation specific to Texas academic institutions. It is specific to academia in general. And it is not acceptable.

Regardless of the next steps the postdoc chooses to take post completion of his/her project – whether in academia or out of it – the absence of career development support manifests in various ways. Examples range from successful junior PIs complaining that they have not had any experience in running labs and managing people, to postdocs struggling to land competitive jobs out of academia as they are unable to demonstrate sufficient technical knowledge out of the nuanced scientific question they investigated, or appropriate levels of maturity in managerial skills. These can result in situations such as junior PIs losing time and resources and possibly derailing the path of talented potential scientists due to poor management, or highly trained postdoctoral researchers being forced to take up jobs that are well beneath the level where they should be hired as employers are unconvinced that their training has appropriately prepared them for roles that may require demonstrable leadership qualities among other skills.

The goal of this initiative is to develop a network formed with the aim of ensuring career development of postdoctoral trainees across London.

Meet The Team


Bring the force together

Mukul Tewary, PhDPresident

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral fellow

Clarisse Ganier, PhDVice President

Research Associate, Kings College London

Jean-Francois Darrigrand, PhDDirector, KCL

Research Associate, Kings College London

Yeung-Yeung Leung, PhDDirector, Imperial & UCL

Research Associate, Imperial College London

Minerva Bosch Fortea, PhD Director, QMUL

Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London

Ana Bolhaqueiro, PhDDirector, Crick

Postdoctoral Researcher, Francis Crick Institute

Anahid Birjandi, PhDDirector, KCL

Research Associate, Kings College London

Nathalia de Vasconcelos, PhDDirector, Crick

Postdoctoral Researcher, Francis Crick Institute

Elly Tyler, PhD Director, QMUL

Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London

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