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Tillie has a Master of Research degree in Veterinary Microbiology, from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. During her Masters, she collaborated with researchers in the Middle East, investigating the cellular invasive properties of Avian Pathogenic E. coli. In 2017, Tillie joined BMC as an Assistant Editor. Tillie later joined a mental health research charity where she developed their in-house service-user peer review panel and worked on a number of mental health research clinical trials, advising on public involvement strategies, and chairing patient advisory panels. Tillie worked as a freelance Editor in her spare time, before returning to BMC full-time in 2019 as an Editor for the BMC Series journals.
Anna studied Biology, with an emphasis on Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology at the University of Crete, Greece. During her PhD in Queen Mary, University of London she worked on the knockout of Flavin-containing monoxygenase 5 (Fmo5) gene of the mouse, which eventually led to the identification of Fmo5 as a regulator of metabolic aging. As a Postdoc at the Universities of Ioannina, Greece and the University of Cambridge, UK she worked on the role of cell-surface receptors (Wnt/Notch/FGF4) and adherens junctions in the fate specification of mES cells and mES-derived multipotent cardiac progenitors. She also contributed in the development of an ES-cell-based expression and reporting system for the selection of antibodies affecting cell-surface receptor signalling and controlling stem cell differentiation. Anna joined the BMC Series as a Manuscript Editor in March 2019 and is based in Springer Nature’s London office.