Dr Paul Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Informati
on Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013,Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
Myles Axton is the editor of Nature Genetics. He was a university lecturer in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College from 1995 to 2003. He obtained his degree in genetics at Cambridge in 1985, and his doctorate at Imperial College in 1990, and between 1990 and 1995 did postdoctoral research at Dundee and at MIT’s Whitehead Institute. Myles’s research made use of the advanced genetics of Drosophila
to study genome stability by examining the roles of cell cycle regulators in life cycle transitions. His interests broadened into human genetics, genomics and systems biology through lecturing and from tutoring biochemists, zoologists and medical students from primary research papers. Helping to establish Oxford’s innovative research MSc. in Integrative Biosciences led Myles to realize the importance of the integrative overview of biomedical research. As a full time professional editor he is now in a position to use this perspective to help coordinate research in genetics