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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (21 Jan 2022, 14:00-15:30, online) with Dr. Christian Schnell (Nature Communications): “What does a professional editor really do?”

GAUSS-Career_Flyer_4seitig_09032018-1We’re happy to announce our first GAUSS Career Impulse Sessions in 2022, this time with senior editor Dr. Christian Schnell from Nature Communications.

  • Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to if you plan to attend, so we can send you the login details in due time!

About the speaker:

Christian is an alumnus of the GGNB program ‘Molecular Physiology of the Brain’ and, until 2011, performed his doctoral research in the research group of Prof. Swen Hülsmann. After obtaining his PhD and doing a postdoc in the same lab, Christian moved to Cardiff in Wales as a postdoc working on iPSC-derived models for neurodegenerative diseases and their potential as treatment options.

After three years in Cardiff, Christian decided to look for new a new challenge and found this soon in editorial and moved to London. After a few locum positions at different Nature journals, Christian is now a senior editor at Nature Communications. He is member of the Neuroscience and Psychology team and handles manuscripts across all areas within neuroscience. Christian will give a short introduction into the path towards becoming a professional scientific editor, describe his daily work, and the career opportunities for scientists in the publishing sector.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices.