Magdalena is a geneticist by training and has considerable editorial and publishing experience: having started in the Nature Publishing Group in 2001, she was Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Genetics, Senior Editor for genetics and genomics at Nature, and more recently Executive Editor for the Nature Partner Journals. She studied sex determination at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK and the role of Notch signalling in the vertebrate gut at the ICRF Laboratories (CRUK today), London. She is passionate about mentorship, transparent science and clarity in science communication and she has a keen interest in innovation in science publishing. Magdalena was appointed as Nature‘s Editor-in-Chief in 2018.