Laboratory News editor Mark Burgess has left Quantum Business Media to be executive editor at The Biochemist.
He left his job frustrated at what he thought was a lack of editorial investment in the magazine.
He said he had enjoyed covering the science industry but was looking for a new challenge and a more academic environment.
“It has been exciting six years – science is always interesting. The Biochemist serves a market that has become very important in the past decade. The cracking of the genome has led to a real boom time.
“Nothing has been seen like it since the expansion in physics in the early 20th century. It’s an exciting area and it will be a real pleasure to monitor and report on it.”
Burgess studied English at Oxford University and graduated in 1981.
He worked as a computer journalist for 12 years before editing Laboratory News.
By Sandra Pfeifer