- Published on 08 December 2021
The publishers of European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Giovanna Fragneto as Editor-in-Chief, starting January 1 2022. Prof Fragneto has served on the Editorial Board of EPJE since 2011, and takes over the EiC role from Prof François Graner, who steps down at the end of this year.
We would like to congratulate Prof Fragneto on her appointment as EiC, and also take the opportunity to thank Prof Graner for his long and dedicated service to EPJE.
Giovanna Fragneto is Head of the Large Scale Structures and Soft Matter Science and Support groups at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), an international research institute based in Grenoble, France, delivering high flux neutron beams for the study of matter in the realms of soft and hard condensed matter, biology, magnetism, materials science, nuclear and particle physics. Since 2015 she holds the chair Grands Instruments Européens at the University Grenoble Alpes.
She investigates surfaces and interfaces with special emphasis to the structure of model biological membranes, characterised with reflectivity techniques using neutron beams or synchrotron radiation, as well as interactions of lipid bilayers with cholesterol, peptides, proteins, enzymes, cationic lipoplexes, nanoparticles.
She was awarded the 2006 BTM Willis Prize of the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry for her research work on biomembranes. She has been a member of the editorial board of EPJE since 2011 and is part of various advisory board committees all around Europe.
She is actively involved in promoting a better gender balance in science.