Christine Blaumueller

Editing & Science Communication

Editing for scientific content and style of numerous primary research article and grant proposal drafts submitted to the University of Iowa Scientific Editing Service for the basic sciences from July 2006–present, as well as review articles, meeting reports, and literature reports submitted to EMBO reports from 2000–2003.

Submissions to the Scientific Editing Service were from faculty and staff of the following institutions and departments/programs:

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA                           
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department of Anesthesia
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biology
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Economics
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Microbiology
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Neurology
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Operative Dentistry
Department of Otolaryngology
Department of Pathology
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Pharmacology
Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular & Cellular Biology

Bayer Technol Services GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany
Systems Pharmacology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biol

Columbia University, New York, NY
Ophthalmology & Pathology

German Cancer Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Division of Signaling and Functional Genomics

EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany
Young Investigator Program

Institute Curie, Paris, France
Stress Cancer Laboratory

Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA
Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology

Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of Ophthalmology and Pathology

Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS  
Department of Microbiol, Molecular Genetics & Immunology

Leibniz Institute for Age Res, Jena, Germany
Fritz Lipmann Institute

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
NCI-designated Cancer Center

State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
Divisions of Environmental Health and Disease Control

The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Department of Biological Sciences

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cardiovascular Training Program & Laboratory

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Section for Metabolic Imaging & Liver Metabolism

Veterans Admin Health Care System, Iowa City, IA
Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE)

Washington University, St. Louis, MO                           
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Department of Medicine
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Examples of journals that accepted manuscripts for publication:  Development, eLIFE, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Science.

Examples of agencies and foundations that awarded extramural grants:  Department of Defense, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (investigator, Student), National Institutes of Health (F32, T32, K08, R00, R01, R21, R24, P01, P30), National Science Foundation, March of Dimes, Mallinckrodt Foundation.

Editing and redesign of the EMBO|EMBC annual report 2005, for the European Molecular Biology Organization*

Writing of assorted press releases: (2003–2005, 2011)

  • Cystic fibrosis-associated changes in lung stem cells may contribute to disease progression | CGRP induction in cystic fibrosis airways alters the submucosal gland progenitor cell niche in mice.| J. Clin. Investigation | Research Article by Xie et al., 2011
  • “Messenger Proteins” Conserved | Plant and animal homeodomains use convergent Mechanisms for Intercellular Transfer | EMBO reports | Scientific Report by Tassetto, Maizel, Osorio & Joliot, 2005
  • Ras Signaling, Live | Ras binding opens c-Raf to expose the docking site for MEK | EMBO reports | Scientific Report by Terai & Matsuda, 2005
  • DNA Amplification Done Differently | Helicase-dependent isothermal DNA amplification | EMBO reports | Scientific Report by Vincent et al., 2004
  • Regulated APP Processing | Cell-type specific processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) by presenilin during Drosophila development | EMBO reports | Scientific Report by Lower et al., 2004
  • A Helicase with a New Twist | A rotary pumping model for helicase function of MCM proteins at a distance from replication forks EMBO reports | Concept articleby Laskey & Madine, 2003

Editing of translated (German to English) public relations document, for Orpegen Pharma, GmbH (2002)

Writing of introduction for review series/dedication to Alan Wolffe, EMBO reports (2002)


Scientific text that’s clear and concise —
edited by a molecular biologist with experience on both sides of publishing.