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F1000 Specialists already making waves – and a hero’s welcome to the second wave

Posted Jul 23 2013 1:56pm

“Does anyone know any life scientists or clinicians in Antarctica interested in publishing innovation?” we found ourselves wondering last week. It’s the only continent on which we have not appointed an F1000 Specialist – yet (although given the overwhelming response so far, we remain optimistic).

In July we received more than 60 applications to join the F1000 Specialists programme, which launched in June . Here we welcome the latest group of successful applicants and update briefly on some of their activities so far (see this blog post for the first group of F1000 Specialists).

F1000 Specialist activity highlights
Debamita Chatterjee (Rochester, USA) has created a short survey for biomedical researchers and students at her university, which will be open throughout late July and August. The aim is to establish which literature discovery tools, such as F1000Prime, her colleagues favor, and to find out how they feel about publishing in open access journals with open, public peer review – as happens in F1000Research. Everyone likes to receive prizes, so F1000 are providing a bag of F1000 goodies for the prize draw, which each person to complete the survey will have a chance to win. Debamita will report back on the survey, here on Naturally Selected, in due course.

Last week Jon Tennant (Imperial College, London) organized a workshop on ‘ Making your data open and reproducible ’ as part of Imperial’s Science Communication Forum. F1000Research Outreach Director Eva Amsen and F1000Research Editorial Biocurator Varsha Khodiyar gave short presentations – as did Ross Mounce (Bath, UK), who’s also an F1000 Specialist.

Welcome to…
We’ve been leveraging the Follow Friday custom (#ff) on twitter to welcome, weekly, new F1000 Specialists who use the micro-blogging service. Also, we’ve created a public list of F1000 Specialists who use twitter .

Here are the most recent F1000 Specialists to join our rapidly growing community – we look forward to working with them.

Martin Schorb, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Vamsi Kodali
, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Kyle Hubbard
, United States Army, Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Asrar Ali-Kahn
, DKFZ German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Ciaran Carolan
, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Hamburg outstation), Germany
William Cetzal-Ix
, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A. C., Mexico
Jo Young
, Scientific Editing Company, UK
Montse Cols
, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Ali Mobasheri
, University of Nottingham, UK
Peter Friedman
, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Kai Yuan, UCSF, USA
Farshad Farshidfar
, Medicine University of Calgary, Canada
Barbara Joyce-Shaikh
, Merck & Co, USA
Alessia Buscaino
, University of Kent, UK
Muhammad Ahmad
, Hair Transplant Institute & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Pakistan
Xiaolei Huang
, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Daniel Achinko
, icipe, African Insect Science for Food and Health, Kenya
Ethan Anderson
, East Carolina University, USA
Adrian Preda
, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, USA
Jianhua Li , National Institutes of Health, USA
Caterina La Porta , University of Milano, Italy
Dermot Harnett, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Rachana Sainger ,  Glenolden, USA
Okiki-olu Badejo ,  FHI360, Nigeria
Christine Podrini, Institute of Hepatology, London, UK
Sang-Wook Cha , Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Christian Herrera , UC Irvine-Department of Cognitive Sciences, USA
Jerry Skefos , Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Yi Ye, New York University, USA
Thiago Motta Venancio, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil
Luca Quagliata, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Wei Zhang , Hebei Medical University, China
Narasimha Rao Nalabothula, University of Kentucky, USA

And finally, this week we’re eagerly awaiting the shipment of F1000 Specialist t-shirts (the sample we received is pictured; there’s even more to see on the back of the t-shirts). We’ll be sending t-shirts to all super Specialists as soon as we can.

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