Springer editor Luc Montagnier has been appointed full-time professor of biology and medicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China. French scientist Montagnier chairs the editorial board of the Springer journal Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences
. Montagnier and two colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008 for discovering the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which has been identified as the cause of AIDS.
In his new role as professor, Montagnier will be responsible for establishing an international team of talented researchers to foster research into the origins and possible cures for viral diseases such as AIDS. At 78, Montagnier will be head of a newly established research institute at SJTU named after himself.
The journal Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences is co-published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and covers the forefront of scientific research such as bioinformatics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine and health, and computational life sciences. Montagnier’s work at the university will be highly beneficial for the development of this journal.