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Meet the Team

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Andrew Purcell, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0) 22 76 62287

Andrew has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of York and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. He has also carried out research at the University of Bayreuth. Andrew has previously worked as a freelance journalist and as online producer for New ScientistHe won the Science Challenge writing prize in 2011 and can be found on Twitter under A_Purcell


US Desk Editor

Amber Harmon, C/O Indiana University, Indianapolis Indiana, US
+1 317.201.0905


Amber has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology from the School of Engineering and Technology at Purdue University, US. A former database administrator and project manager, she is now pursuing her love of writing as the US Desk Editor of iSGTW, hosted by the IT Communications Office at Indiana University, US. Amber is curious about all manners of scientific and technical research, and covers topics such as grid computing, cloud computing, and supercomputing. She also ran her first marathon in 2012, and enjoys photography and traveling the world.


Contributing writers

Francois Grey, EUAsia Grid

The iSGTW Advisory Board

  • Mélissa Gaillard, CERN openlab communications officer
  • Sara Coelho, communications manager,
  • Ruth Pordes, executive director, Open Science Grid, and associate head of the Fermilab Computing Division
  • Paul Avery, professor, University of Florida, and resource manager, Open Science Grid
  • Bob Jones, project director, EU Project Coordination, CERN
  • Sarah Engel, managing editor, IT Communications at Indiana University

Terms of Reference

Past Editors

  • Adrian Giordani, Interim European Editor and Editor-in-Chief, April 2012 - August 2012
  • Miriam Boon, US editor, July 2009 - June 2012
  • Vivian Tiän-Tiän Chang, AP Editor, 2012
  • Jacqueline Hayes, EU editor, April 2011-April 2012
  • Dan Drollette, EU editor, May 2008 - April 2011
  • Anne Heavey, US editor, May 2008 - July 2009
  • Cristy Burne, editor-in-chief, 6 June 2007 - 7 May 2008
  • Danielle Venton, editor-in-chief, 24 January 2007 - 6 June 2007
  • Katie Yurkewicz, editor-in-chief, 16 November 2006 (first issue) - 24 January 2007