Ben Johnson

Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine, Springer Nature
  • Springer Nature
  • United Kingdom

About Ben Johnson

I trained as a virologist, starting with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK. My PhD, in influenza virus genetics and immunoevasion, was from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, with Maria Zambon and Wendy Barclay. My research interests then moved to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London with Geoffrey Smith, FRS. I then joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016, running the Nature Research Communities and other online engagement activities for researchers. I joined Nature Medicine in 2021, with responsibility for news and opinion content, and am based in the London office.

Recent Comments

Nov 05, 2019

I love the FAQ format! I'm sure this will be really useful for other researchers.

Sep 30, 2019

I loved reading the story behind the covers - and am always a fan of science cake!

May 13, 2019

Really interesting, Vivien! It's great to see that patient and public involvement, as well as diversity, are seen as key to success. 


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