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Chief Editor | Victoria Richards, PhD, Springer Nature, UK


Victoria joined Communications Chemistry in September 2019. She obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2013, with research experience in the fields of metal-organic frameworks, surface self-assembly, molecular magnetism and main group chemistry. Victoria began her editorial career working on ChemComm and Chemical Science at the Royal Society of Chemistry, before moving to Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the inorganic, materials and physical chemistry team. Victoria is based in the London office. You can follow Victoria on Twitter @victoriajrich

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Senior Editor | Dr. Teresa Schauperl, Springer Nature, Germany


Teresa joined Communications Chemistry in August 2019. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2016 with a doctoral degree in chemistry. Her diploma studies were on organometallic phosphine complexes for photocatalysis. In her graduate research, she synthesised oxoanionic compounds to study their crystal structures and luminescence properties. For a postdoctoral research fellowship, she moved to UC Riverside, where she worked on the solvothermal synthesis of borides. Teresa is based in the Berlin office. You can follow Teresa on Twitter @TSchauperl

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Senior Editor | Huijuan Guo, PhD, Springer Nature, Germany


Huijuan joined Communications Chemistry in April 2022. She received her Masters degree from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science, studying fungal natural product chemistry. She then moved to Germany to receive her PhD in Analytic Chemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, exploring broader aspects of modern genomics/metabolomics/proteomics to investigate natural product biosynthesis as well as medicinal chemistry. Huijuan is based in the Berlin office. You can follow Huijuan on Twitter @guo_huijuan

huijuan.guo [at] nature.com