Michael Eisen initially joined F1000 in September 2001 as a Faculty Member in the Genomics & Genetics Faculty. Best known for being a co-founder of PLOS (Public Library of Science) in 2000, he is also a professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at the University of California at Berkeley and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In addition, he also serves on the PLOS board and the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of Open Library of Humanities.
Michael Eisen will join 11 other highly respected global experts on the International Advisory Board, who advise F1000 on broad policy issues and on development of new products and services. The other advisory board members are Bruce Alberts, Michael Bishop, Dame Kay Davies, Steven Hyman, Mary-Claire King, Sir Keith Peters, Elizabeth Robertson, Arthur Rubenstein, Gerald Rubin, Alan Schechter and Hans Wigzell.
Chairman Vitek Tracz welcomed Eisen, saying, “We are thrilled to have Michael on the International Advisory Board. Michael has been with F1000 since the birth of the Faculty, and is a leading figure in the study of genomics. His knowledge and insights both as a scientist and as an innovative science publisher will add substantially to Faculty of 1000.”
Michael Eisen commented, “I am honoured to be invited to join an advisory board that contains so many esteemed leaders in their fields of science. Faculty of 1000’s post-publication peer review service is already an important way in which researchers and clinicians can keep up with their reading and, with plans in development for upcoming new features, I look forward to helping shape the future F1000 services.”
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