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In this session, chaired in Japanese, eLife Reviewing Editor and Deputy Director of the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Yukiko Goda, and eLife Regional Representative and Assistant Professor at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Takeshi Fukumoto discussed eLife’s publishing and reviewing process.
Yukiko and Takeshi ran through everything you’d need to know about submitting your research to eLife, ranging from our consultative peer review process to the many initiatives we have for early-career researchers. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session where the audience had the opportunity to directly ask the presenters any questions.
If you would like to take a look at some of the research we have published from Japan, you can find it on a dedicated page here.
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Yukiko is Deputy Director of the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and heads the Laboratory for Synaptic Plasticity and Connectivity. Before moving to RIKEN in 2011, she was a senior group leader at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL for 9 years. Her research addresses how synaptic strengths are set and dynamically modified at individual synapses in relationship to other synapses in specific brain circuits. Recent efforts in the group also target roles for astrocytes in synapse regulation.
Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Related
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Since early 2020 Takeshi has been Director of the Floor of Department of Dermatology at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine. His current research interests focus on the role of epigenetics and cellular senescence in dermatological diseases. Awards he has received include Best Poster award from the Japanese Society for Dermatoallergology and Contact Dermatitis, Kisaragi Award of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Rohto Award of Japanese Association of Geriatric Dermatology Research and the Encouragement Award of Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research.