About Biome

Biome is an online magazine that will provide biologists, medical researchers and clinicians with the latest research topics, discussions and community news from the entire spectrum of medicine and biology. Published by BioMed Central, Biome will regularly report on specially significant research articles, reviews and commentaries that appear daily in BioMed Central’s open access journals, all of which are fully peer reviewed.

Features in Biome will focus on findings that are of particular interest to a broad readership, with research synopses, author Q&As, researcher profiles and other features aimed at making new results and insights more easily accessible to scientists and clinicians working on other areas of research.

With guest blogs and specifically commissioned comments, Biome will also provide a forum for discussions about current political, scientific or medical issues, and new developments relating to open access publishing, or Science, Technology and Medicine in general.

Editor: Ciaran O’Neill
Communications Editor: Lux Fatimathas PhD
Biology & Medical Editors: Elizabeth Moylan PhD, Jigisha Patel MRCP PhD, Maria Kowalczuk PhD, Stephanie Harriman BMBS, Shreeya Nanda PhD


Emilie Aime, Sabina Alam, Romina Andrew, Naomi Attar, Penelope Austin, Elizabeth Bal, Claire Barnard, Gemma Billsborough, Andrew Cosgrove, Andreia Cunha, Ursula D’Souza, Joanna Denyer, Philip Dooner, Scott Edmunds, Christopher Foote, Jennifer Franklin, Simon Harold, Stephanie Harriman, Hayley Henderson, Sally Henderson, Maria Hodges, Kester Jarvis, Mark Jobling, Ben Johnson, Matthew Landau, Ann Le Good, Lin Lee, Philippa Locke, Natalia Manrique, Rafal Marszalek, Rhiannon Meaden, Shreeya Nanda, Fiona Pring, Alice Ridgway, Hannah Robertson, Miranda Robertson, Sam Rose, Tim Sands, Daniel Shanahan, Srimathy Sriskantharajah, Kathryn Smith, Srimathy Sriskantharajah, Anna Webb, Helen Whitaker, Angela Wipperman.

Open Reading Frame:  Claire Barnard, Christopher Foote, Simon Harold, Kester Jarvis

Clinical Insights: Stephanie Harriman


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All content published in Biome is freely available through the magazine website.
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