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The MDPI Magazine highlights a selection of papers from MDPI peer reviewed, open-access journals, chosen for their wide interest to researchers and others interested in the life sciences and related fields. The Magazine will also include interviews and guest commentaries, and aims to support the maintenance of a broad outlook for investigators, and to stimulate both rigorous and imaginative thinking, perhaps inspiring fruitful new research ideas or approaches. Readers are likewise highly encouraged to share their particular perspectives in order to stimulate useful scientific exchanges. To learn more about MDPI and the journals it publishes, please visit the MDPI Website.


Piera Cicchetti is the Editor of the MDPI Magazine. She received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University for her work identifying the first SH3 domain binding protein. She studied neuron-specific gene expression as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Cologne and investigated bacterial microdiversity as an Instructor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining MDPI Magazine, Piera was Scientific Coordinator at the ETH Zurich for SystemsX.ch, the Swiss national initiative in Systems Biology.


Gregor Drummen is the Editor of Advanced Technologies, a specialized section of the MDPI Magazine. Advanced Technologies aims to inform readers about innovative technological developments and applications that are of wide interest to the scientific community. Gregor received degrees in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, and Chemical Biology from Zuyd and Utrecht Universities (Netherlands), Teesside and Ulster Universities (UK). He received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research (formerly CBLE) and the Institute for Biomembranes of Utrecht University. After post-doctoral and senior scientist appointments, Gregor founded Bio&Nano-Solutions in 2009.



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