Andrew Jermy

Consultant, Germinate
  • Germinate
  • United Kingdom

About Andrew Jermy

Andrew gained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, studying fungal protein trafficking and secretion. He was subsequently a microbiology editor at Nature for more than a decade, joining Nature Reviews Microbiology in 2008 as an Associate Editor after a brief stint as locum editor on Nature Cell Biology. Over the following 4.5 years Andrew developed a passion for the field, commissioning Reviews and writing on all aspects of microbiology. He also took a keen interest in developing new approaches to communicate with the microbiology community. In January 2013 Andrew joined the Nature team as Senior Editor, handling primary manuscripts from across the field and championing microbiology in Nature’s pages and beyond. Andrew left Nature in April 2015 to become the Chief Editor for the launch of Nature Microbiology. Having helped to establish Nature Microbiology as one of the premier journals in the microbiology publishing landscape, and in search of a better work-life balance, in January 2019 he left Nature to become Chief Publishing Officer (and tea boy) for the family GCSE and A-Level educational resources business established by his wife over the preceding three years. 

Recent Comments

Comment on Greatest Hits I
Jan 21, 2019
Replying to Ben Johnson

What a great history of microbiology publishing at Nature! 

Please can you share the book review you wrote for Nature during your well-oiled flight...? 

Thanks Ben. Here you go: https://www.nature.com/articles/526502a. Do bear in mind that all writing is improved by a good edit, and Barb Kiser who handles B&A at Nature is a GREAT editor who easily made sure that any slurring that made it into my draft didn't stain the pages of Nature on publication.

Also linked above.

May 26, 2018

Thanks for this Alex, great post. 

Comment on Postdoc Musings
Mar 28, 2018

Really useful post Paul! I'm sure that there will be a great many PhD and postdocs out there that will benefit from these insights in shaping their thinking on next career steps.

A great example of the sort of discussion we were hoping to provide a space for when we set this community up, so thanks for sharing here.

Mar 27, 2018

Great post, thanks Frederik!

Feb 28, 2018

Great post Mick (and great paper), thanks for sharing here!

Comment on The Great Escape
Feb 21, 2018

Boom! Great post.

Feb 19, 2018
Replying to Ben Johnson

It is the end of an era, but also the beginning of great new things. I therefore think now is the right time to propose a regular column of poetry and verse from you, Andy. Give the people what they want! 

Ha! I could rip off a famous poetry style each week. 

"There was a microbial ecologist of note, 

 who sailed every year on a boat, 

but when asked to expand

her research on to land

she said that the idea wouldnt float."  

Dec 15, 2017

Interesting to hear about the collaborative effort behind this paper, thanks for sharing!

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