Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshops: Australia

From Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth

Learn from Nature Research journal editors how to turn great science into a great manuscript.

Nature Masterclasses runs Scientific Writing and Publishing workshops across Australia, helping researchers and institutions improve the quality of their publications.

Every workshop is delivered by two Nature Research journal editors, offering one-to-one editor interaction - including feedback on participants' real abstracts.

The one-day and two-day workshops are hosted on-site at universities and research institutes, and are tailored to each institution, with editors and content matched to the subject area of the participants. 

It was very informative, very comprehensive and very clear. I feel much more confident now about how to prepare and present my work in publications. 

96% of workshop participants surveyed in 2018 agreed 'I will be able to apply what I have learnt to my work'. 

94% rated the workshops as 'good' or 'excellent'.

Recent workshops in Australia include:

November 15 2019, Melbourne: Delivered by John Plummer, Chief Editor of Communications Materials, and Ann Le Good, Senior Editor of Nature Communications

November 13 2019, RMIT University, Melbourne: Delivered by John Plummer, Chief Editor of Communications Materials, and Ann Le Good, Senior Editor of Nature Communications

October 23 2019, Curtin University, Perth: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor of Nature

October 21 2019, UniSA, Flinders University and University of Adelaide: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor of Nature

October 17 2019, Queensland University of Technology: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor of Nature

October 16 2019, QIMR Berghofer, Brisbane: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor of Nature

August 8 2019, UNSW Sydney: Delivered by Christine-Maria Horejs, Senior Editor of Nature Reviews Materials, and Amos Matsiko, Senior Editor of Nature Materials

May 22 2019, UNSW Sydney: Delivered by Marian Turner, Senior Editor of Nature Ecology and Evolution, and John Plummer, Senior Portfolio Editor at Nature Research and BMC

November 30 2018, Victoria: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and David Schilter, Senior Editor of Nature Reviews Chemistry

November 23 2018, The University of Queensland: Delivered by Ross Cloney, Senior Editor of Nature Communications, and Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor of Nature

Our editors in Australia include:

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Kristina Kareh, Senior Editor of Nature Communications

Kristina joined Nature Communications in March 2017. She completed her MEng and PhD at Imperial College London, where she investigated real-time deformation of semi-solid aluminium-copper alloys using synchrotron X-ray tomography. She continued on at Imperial College as a postdoctoral scientist imaging semi-solid steels before extending her work to solid oxide fuel cells. Kristina handles manuscripts spanning all areas of metallurgy and materials under pressure. Kristina is based in the London office.

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Christine-Maria Horejs, Senior Editor of Nature Nanotechnology

Christine received her MSci and PhD in nanobiotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, studying protein conformations and self-assembly. She then joined the lab of Molly Stevens at Imperial College London, UK, investigating the extracellular matrix. In 2015, she moved to Karolinska Institute, Sweden, conducting in vivo studies of anti-fibrotic biomaterials. In September 2017, she joined the Nature Reviews Materials team as an Associate Editor, and since July 2019 she is a Senior Editor at Nature Nanotechnology, where she is primarily responsible for nanomedicine, handling fundamental and (pre)clinical papers in drug delivery for cancer and other diseases, as well as bioimaging.

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Laurie Dempsey, Senior Editor of Nature Immunology

Laurie received a B.S. in microbiology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA). She earned her Ph.D. with David Dubnau at New York University (New York, NY, USA), examining DNA replication and recombination, and subsequently studied protein-DNA interactions with Nick Cozzarelli (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA) and Saleem Khan (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Recombination interests led to studies in immunoglobulin class switching with Nancy Maizels (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA). After a stint as assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) looking into mechanisms of organ rejection, she finally left the Eppendorfs behind in 2001 to become an editor for Nature Immunology.

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Alberto Moscatelli, Senior Editor of Nature Nanotechnology

Alberto has a first degree in environmental sciences from the University of Urbino in Italy and obtained a PhD in chemistry, with distinction, from Columbia University in 2008. During his PhD he studied reactive intermediates of photochemical reactions in nanoconfined spaces. He then went to Carnegie Mellon University for a postdoc where he studied the photophysical properties of fluorescent polymers used in organic LEDs. After a short stint back at Columbia, he joined Nature Research in October 2010. He has worked at Nature Nanotechnology since March 2012 and is based in Berlin.

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Beth Moorefield, Senior Editor, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

Beth Moorefield started bench work on transcriptional regulation by bacterial sigma factors in Michael Chamberlin's lab as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. Her interest in gene expression was extended to nuclear RNA polymerases by her PhD thesis work on the 5S gene-specific factor TFIIIA with Robert Roeder at the Rockefeller University. After postdoctoral work on the mechanisms of yeast Pol I and Pol II initiation with Ron Reeder and Steve Hahn, respectively, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she returned to New York to study mRNA splicing with Magda Konarska and joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in 2012.

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Bryden Le Bailly, Senior Editor, Chemistry & Biology, Nature

Bryden Le Bailly is the Senior Editor at Nature for work at the chemistry-biology interface, including chemical biology and organic chemistry. Bryden joined the journal in 2016, following a locum position at Nature Nanotechnology where he handled chemical and biological nanotechnology. He completed a PhD in chemistry at the University of Manchester on synthetic signal transduction across cell membranes, followed by post-doctoral work at the University of Bristol.

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Diana Romero, Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

Diana obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), where she studied the role of TGF-β in cancer progression in Miguel Quintanilla's group. She joined Calvin Vary's laboratory at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (US) for her first postdoctoral project, which was related to TGF-β receptor signalling and prostate cancer. In 2010 she moved to Robert Kypta's group at Imperial College London (UK) as a postdoc. While maintaining her interest in prostate cancer, her project focused on Dickkopf-3 signalling. Diana joined the Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology team in July 2015, and became Chief Editor of the journal in September 2017.

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Bronwyn Wake, Chief Editor of Nature Climate Change

Bronwyn joined Nature Climate Change in 2012. She has handled research manuscripts and review and opinion articles across the entire breadth of physical climate sciences, the marine and aquatic environment, and interdisciplinary articles integrating natural and social science disciplines in the context of climate and global environmental change. In November 2014 she moved to the Sydney office before returning to the London office to become Chief Editor in May 2016. Bronwyn completed her postgraduate studies at University of Tasmania, Australia, with a PhD in trace element biogeochemistry and first class Honours in Antarctic Studies. Her postdoctoral work at the University of Southampton, UK and European Institute for Marine Studies, Brest, France focused on trace metal cycling in marine waters and their roles as micronutrients for phytoplankton. Bronwyn has travelled to Australia to deliver masterclasses many times before, and has delivered over 25 days of masterclasses training to researchers.

Contact us about hosting a workshop in Australia

Contact: Helen Hill
Business Development Manager, Nature Research (Sydney office)
t: +61 427 858 567

Request an example workshop agenda and pricing for your institution.

Scientific writing and publishing workshops in Australia
Workshops in Australia
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
UNSW Sydney
Garvan Institute of Medical Research hosts a Nature Masterclasses workshop
Curtin University, Western Australia
RMIT University hosts a Nature Masterclasses workshop
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
The University of Adelaide
University of South Australia - UniSA
Helen Hill, Nature Research (Sydney office)