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John Travis, Science magazine

John is looking for pitches in a special issue of Science dealing with circadian biology

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016, 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT


John is particularly interested in a special issue of Science dealing with circadian biology

The circadian issue is targeted at the Cell Biology meeting in Nov. John is more interested in the ecology and organismal biology, versus the molecular biology, of circadian rhythms, as well as health related issues, such as jet lag, artificial light effects, the health effects of shift work, and timing drugs to biological rhythms. The news component of the issue may focus on human circadian biology that animal, plants or microbes, but that is not settled.

John explains they are looking for ideas that will be presented at this meetings. They do not necessarily have to be research news. They could be feature oriented about trends, themes, or ongoing research issues or even profiles of scientist who is doing provocative, cutting edge science which is moving the field forward or generating controversy and also has an interesting story.

John is also interested in tracking stories in:
•translational science, such as plant biotechnology, including genetic engineering to produce proteins
•rare disease research

John writes, assigns stories, and edits news and feature stories for the print and web versions of Science. When he identifies a story, he'll likely assign it to a staff writer who will call your source.

You can read more about John's articles at Science magazine or his LinkedIn profile. You can see an example of a special issue of Science (dealing with forensic science) online.

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