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About: Tom

I am a passionate Molecular Biologist with a faible for Stem Cell Research. During my graduate and postdoctoral training, I investigated the molecular and structural mechanisms of Wnt-signaling at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC-Berlin) and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB Cambridge). In 2006, I decided to leave the bench and support informative and leading science as Scientific Editor for The EMBO Journal. Embracing EMBL/EMBO's limited contractual offerings, and to widen my professional skills, I joined an MBA leadership program (2009-2012) and serve since April 2015 as Executive Publisher - Journals in Elsevier’s Berlin office.

Posts by Tom:

Exciting news on neural stem cell niches: stunning research from Fiona Doetsch’s lab

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 Sense & Sensibility: niche signals regulate neural stem cells in an age-dependent manner paper feature by Thomas Schwarz-Romond Tissue specific stem cell niches provide lifelong support for adult stem cells. The cell-biological dissection of (adult neural) stem cell – niche interactions uncovered unexpected regulatory functions. These new results imply that stem cell niches actively[…]