Archive by date | November 2012

Fall MRS 2012: Quasicrystals go mainstream

It’s MRS time again and this year the meeting is bigger than ever with 52 symposia running in parallel. As an editor, it’s a painful task identifying which sessions to attend, knowing all the other potentially interesting talks that I will not be able to see. The MRS is attempting to address this for attendees by videoing many sessions to be made available online for viewing. So now I just need to find another 5 days to watch them all!  Read more

A team photo shoot

A team photo shoot

For those of you who haven’t noticed yet, there is a guest Thesis article this month from Dennis Curran — the article is available to subscribers and can be found here. It was not a straightforward essay to illustrate, but in the end we decided to hold our own photo shoot (after making our own protest signs!). The picture features five of us from the Nature Chemistry team — from left-to-right: Russell (associate editor, hiding behind his sign), me, Gavin (senior editor), Rebecca (senior editorial assistant) and Alison (senior production editor). The pic was taken by Alex (art editor), who was balanced precariously on top of a chair or two… missing from the picture are the very perplexed-looking passers-by!  Read more

December 2012 issue

December 2012 issue

Our December issue went live today and I just wanted to highlight a few things here on the blog. The issue includes a focus on site-selective reactions, including an editorial, two Articles — one from the group of Scott Miller and the other from Martin Burke’s group — and a News & Views article from Jacobsen and Tadross looking at those two pieces of research. The editorial is completely free (all of those in Nature journals are) and the other three articles are free to those registered on nature.com. And if you’re not already registered, it is free to do so.  Read more

Reactions: Timothy Shiau

Timothy Shiau is an Assistant Director in the department of Drug Discovery, at NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and a Principal Chemist at Emeryville Pharmaceutical Services, and primarily works on topical antiinfective agents and NeutroPhase, a skin and wound cleanser .  Read more