Hi, I’m Jon Beer, COO and Co-Founder at Zapnito. I help businesses to power Community-Led Growth by translating Zapnito's vision for curated expert communities into your own business objectives. I have 22 years experience helping technology businesses to deliver digital experiences, so am always open to sharing my insights on making legitimate knowledge and expertise discoverable over the web. Let’s connect!
senior research associate, Semmelweis University, Department of Medical Biochemistry
2003-2007 The regulation of insulin secretion by beta-cells lacking ATP sensitive K+ channels (PhD, Brussels) 2011-2014 Structure-function studies on the KtrAB K+ transport system (FEBS LTF, Porto) 2007-2011, 2014- Gating mechanisms of the CFTR Cl- ion channel and the non-selective cation channel TRPM2 (SRA, Budapest)
A series of coincidences brought about to my young post-doc self a revelation: my ideal career should combine editorial work and science communication. While working as an Editor on FEBS Press and, before that, on Nature Reviews journals, I have immensely enjoyed communicating with Life Science Researchers — be it on past, current and emerging topics in biological research, or on the future of Science Policy and Publishing.
Dr. Isabel Varela-Nieto graduated and earned her doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry Section, at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She has been a visiting guest scientist at the Medical Schools of Uppsala (FEBS Fellow, Sweden) and San Diego (MEC Sabbatical, USA). She is Professor of Research at the CSIC and group leader at the CIBER of rare diseases (CIBERER, ISCIII) in Madrid. From the early 1990s she has been studying hearing neurobiology and IGF-1 actions. She was the first Chair of the SEBBM Science for Society working group with which she actively collaborates, and member of the FEBS Network working group. She is currently the president of the SEBBM, a member of the FEBS Science and Society Committee and of the ISC Finances Committee.
I've long been inspired by the life sciences and have a background in scientific editorial work. At FEBS, my roles have spanned communications, website development, event organization and more – all aimed at improving the services FEBS offers the molecular life science community.