Editor’s Note: The Microbiome Special

Oxford is an inspiring place to live. Aside from the dreaming spires, famous alumni and culture of learning, it is home to an impressive number of biotech start-ups. Coupled with Cambridge and London, the number of start-ups in the area is booming.

I moved to Oxford, not for university like most do, but instead to work with scientists, helping them disseminate their knowledge, first through academic publishing and later in the conference industry. It’s been my pleasure to meet with scientists from all over the world, not just from the UK, but from across Europe, North America and Asia to find out not only what excites them about the future of the industry, but to discuss…

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