Image Integrity Analyst
I was the first image integrity analyst for EMBO Press, when the program started in 2011.
At the end of 2015, I started my own business, and joined FEBS Press in 2017 as a permanent member of staff.
My assignments come from various other journals and publishers including The Royal Society, I also run training courses, and regularly present to students and young scientists.
My background is in theatre arts and linguistics. In 2002 I obtained an MA in Bilingual Translation from Westminster University, London, before returning to Germany and starting a new career in publishing.
I live in Heidelberg with my husband and two daughters.
Image analysis of blots, microscopy images photographs, diagrams, graphs, plots
Research misconduct can misdirect research effort, waste funds, and damage public trust in science
It is beneficial to both authors and journals to detect questionable images before they become part of the published literature
Paper mills are a threat to the scientific record
UKRIO Expert Interview with Jana Christopher 2021
Nature News 23 March 2021
The fight against fake-paper factories that churn out sham science
Nature News 21 July 2020
Pioneering duplication detector trawls thousands of coronavirus preprints
Nature News 12 June 2015
The image detective who roots out manuscript flaws