Frontiers team

Kamila Markram


Kamila is a neuroscientist, autism researcher and co-founder & CEO of Frontiers. She believes that scientists should be in control of publishing their work. While overseeing all activities at Frontiers, she is also an active neuroscientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


Roger Biggs


Roger qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and, since then, he has fulfilled many roles within Industry & Commerce and as a financial advisor. Roger has acted as a consultant to Frontiers from its inception in 2006 and he became a full time member of the Frontiers team, responsible for financial and administration matters, in February 2013.


Frederick Fenter

Executive Editor

Fred worked in environmental science before venturing into the world of scientific publishing. His past employers include a large STM publisher, a university press, and a technology startup, and he has contributed to a variety of projects involving libraries, document repositories, databases and open-access publishing initiatives. He is very pleased to be with Frontiers and to participate in the transformation of scientific publishing.


Mirjam Curno

Editorial Director

Mirjam, a molecular biologist turned full-time editor, joined Frontiers in 2014 and oversees the operations of the Editorial Office. Inspired by publishing innovations for academic communities, she is delighted to be part of driving the Frontiers vision through editorial policies, quality assurance procedures and staff development.


Johanna Reichen

Production Director

Johanna has a background in marketing and visual communication. Enthusiastic about online publishing and new media technologies she manages the production department and coordinates the publication of Frontiers articles and production processes.


Lucia Brandi

Editorial Program Manager for the Life Sciences domain

Lucia joined Frontiers in 2013 with a background in Cellular Biology at PhD level. For the last two years she has led and developed journal development strategies for the Life Sciences program, which includes the most established and high volume journals at Frontiers. She also liaises on product development, and is enthusiastic about working with dynamic use of technology to innovate and improve scholarly publishing.


Laura Henderson

Editorial Program Manager for the Humanities & Social Sciences and the Physical Sciences & Engineering domains

Working in and learning from years of academic publishing experience, Laura moved from a literature background to commissioning science books for a prominent traditional publisher. Having joined Frontiers in early 2016, she is excited to be working with two innovative programs of younger journals, where she helps to create and drive strategies for expansion.


Judy Mielke

Editorial Program Manager for the Health domain

Prior to Switzerland, Judy has worked, studied and lived in Taiwan, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Germany. Judy joined Frontiers in 2015 with extensive experience in research and scientific publishing. As Editorial Program Manager of the health journals at Frontiers, Judy is excited to be working with the medical community to facilitate the communication of the latest research results and improvements in clinical practice with the goal of improving patient outcomes.


Marie Soulière

Senior Manager for Peer Review Operations, Quality and Ethics

Marie was born in Québec, Canada and moved to Europe for a post-doc in Chemical Biology in 2010. Passionate about open access, innovation and project management, she joined Frontiers as an intern in 2013 and rose through journal manager and program manager roles to her current position. Strongly inspired by the Frontiers vision, she focuses on ensuring the maintenance of high quality peer review and ethical standards for all journals, through the building of cohesive, enthusiastic and dedicated teams.


Ronald Buitenhuis

Head of Publishing Solutions

Ronald has a background in Business Information Technology and has been working for 12 years in (scientific) publishing. His past employers include Elsevier, a Media company and an educational publisher. In June 2016 he joined Frontiers as he believes it is an exciting time to join the global open access movement. He is responsible for business development, content acquisition and institutional author arrangements.


Daniel Petrariu

Head of Product Management

Daniel's background is in Computer Science where he started his career as a Software Developer before he gradually moved towards Product Management. He joined Frontiers in May 2013, and oversees the teams that are responsible of gathering requirements, designing solutions and coordinating the development of publishing platform functionality.


Pedro Cordeiro

Head of Software Development & Delivery

Pedro has over 15 years of IT Consulting experience in Software Development / Architecture and Project Management. His passion is in building and managing high productive and motivated software delivery teams. He is the responsible for the Software Development and Delivery in Lausanne, Madrid and India.


Vafā Sarmast

Head of Data Science and Engineering

With a background in computational modelling and analysis of structures and bridges, Vafā has more than 15 years of experience in software development and data management. Joining Frontiers in 2011, he has participated in its innovative advancement by conducting data analytics and deriving insights.


Desiree Galicher

Head of IT Operations and Support

Desiree brings her expertise in IT Service Management, process improvement and optimization to Frontiers by leading her teams towards operational excellence. Joining in 2014, she has since taken a key leadership and mentoring role within the organization. She currently oversees the Infrastructure Operations, HelpDesk and Automation teams.


Giovanni Lippi

Human Resources Director

Giovanni has a M.A. in Business Administration/Finance from Bocconi University of Milan, and a background in equity markets, project management and software product development. He is passionate about shaping the business and the administrative side of Frontiers.

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