(19th - 20th June 2015)

2-day(7 hours per day)

Interactive training session on scientific writing by 2 editors from NPG


Nature Publishing Group is pleased to hold a Nature Masterclass in Wuhan on the 19-20th June 2015. Nature Masterclasses are designed to teach researchers of all levels how to write high-quality scientific manuscripts and optimize their chances of being published in high-impact journals.

To achieve these objectives, Nature Masterclasses use a combination of short lectures, open discussion and practical exercises. The training is led by experts: current editors from the Nature series of journals, who can share their knowledge and insight from working at the world’s foremost scientific publishing house.

Sessions include:

• What makes a Nature paper?
• Creating Coherency and a Narrative in your Writing

• Titles and Abstracts
• Presenting and Discussing Results
• Producing Effective Figures, Graphs and Tables
• Editorial Processes and Peer Review

Workshop is strictly limited to 30 participants.


General Agenda

· 6 practical exercises, 2 using participant’s own work

· Two Q&A sessions, two group discussions

· Two trainers

· Handout folder for each attendee

· Content aimed toward post-doctoral researchers, faculty staff with previous experience of publishing

· Heavy focus on the editorial process and submitting the manuscript to a journal

Each course component is flexible and we can expand or remove it depending on the needs of the audience.

Date: 19th-20th June, 2015

Location:Wuhan National laboratory for Optoelectronics,HUST, Wuhan

LecturerVincent Dusastre, Nature Materials, Chief Editor

          Ed Gerstner, former editor of Nature, Nature Physics and Nature Communications, current Executive Editor, China


Introduction of Lecturers

Ed Gerstner 

  • Executive Editor, China
  • PhD in physics
  • Twelve years of editorial experience

Ed joined Nature Publishing Group in 2002, as Editor of the Nature Physics Portal and NPG Materials Update, and subsequently became an Associate and then Senior Editor for NatureNature Materials and Nature Physics. In these various positions, Ed handled a broad range of physical science manuscripts. Ed obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Sydney in 1997, and spent five years in research at the Universities of Sydney, Cambridge and Surrey, and at Philips Research Laboratories in Redhill. Ed is based in the Shanghai office.


Vincent Dusastre


  • Chief Editor, Nature Materials
  • PhD from University College London, UK
  • Postdoctoral work at Imperial College London, UK

Vincent Dusastre gained his first degree in physical chemistry from the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), followed by a MSci in materials science from the University of Kent in the UK. His research interests during his PhD from University College London and postdoctoral experience at Imperial College London were in the design and investigation of the properties of oxide materials for gas-sensing and fuel-cell applications.

Registration Details

Registration Deadline:25thMay,2015

Fee: 9800RMB per capita (including all training materials, but not accommodation)

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Contact: Ms. Stella Yan / 阎子君, NPG

Tel: +86-21-24225018; +86-18502102969




Please Download the Nature Master Classes application form,invitation letter and meeting notification letter here. Upon the receipt of your bank transfer, you will receive the confirmationnotice of your successful registration.