Laura Howes, Executive Editor

Laura Howes


Phone: +49-1573-5746125


Twitter: @L_Howes

Areas of coverage: Chemical biology, structural biology, food chemistry, and chemical communication. Laura is interim team lead for C&EN's life sciences reporters.

Laura Howes has degrees in both chemistry and art history, which means she’s written dissertations on membrane proteins and the Renaissance. Despite a brief stint as a newsletter editor while at school, Laura started her official writing career in 2008, when she started working for Education in Chemistry. She has also worked for several other magazines, including Chemistry World, done a bit of freelancing and worked in social media and audience engagement along the way. At C&EN Laura mainly covers the more biological end of chemistry, but she also likes to pick up stories about weird molecules and unusual bonding arrangements. In addition, she manages C&EN’s What’s that stuff? series. Laura is based in Heidelberg, Germany, and in her spare time she can be found hiking, skiing, and beer brewing. She also has a bunch of instruments in her office but rarely finds the time to play them.


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