“The Importance of Science Curation and Communication”, a Conversation with Magdalena Skipper

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•04•03    18:30 - 19:30

    On 3 April 2019, UNU will host The Importance of Science Curation and Communication” a conversation with Dr Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief of Nature, one of the most influential multidisciplinary science journals.

    This event will start at 18:30 on 3 April 2019 in the 2F Reception Hall at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    In an overpopulated world that faces an environmental crisis, our policymakers, governments, and the general public must rely on scientific evidence they can trust. And yet, the reputation of science has recently suffered. Publishers and editors are uniquely placed to work with the research community to help restore trust in science by improving its curation and clear communication.

    What are the dangers associated with loss of trust in science? What is the duty of researchers to communicate their research? How can editors and publishers showcase the robustness of science and the scientific method?

    Dr Skipper will join Dr Sabine Becker-Thierry, UNU Chief of Staff, to discuss the ever-increasing importance of curating, conditioning, and communicating scientific evidence.

    The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.

    Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 2 April 2019) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    About the speaker

    Dr Magdalena Skipper is Editor in Chief of Nature, a weekly international journal of science, and Chief Editorial Advisor for the Nature Research portfolio of journals. She is a geneticist by training and holds a PhD from Cambridge, UK. With more than 17 years of editorial experience, she is passionate about transparent science, innovation in science publishing and mentorship of early career researchers.


  • 2F Reception Hall
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925