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Publication from Humboldt fellow Carlos Baiz on authorship best practices

Dr. Carlos Baiz from the University of Texas at Austin received the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, enabling him to conduct research at the Freie Universität Berlin. He spent the latter half of 2022 collaborating with SFB speaker Joachim Heberle and colleagues, contributing his infrared spectroscopy knowledge to the development of new imaging techniques such as nano-infrared (nano-IR) spectroscopy. 

Last week, he published a paper in the Biophysical Journal suggesting an improved approach to authorship in biophysics publications. He argues that as the field of biophysics grows and becomes increasingly collaborative, the traditional practices to evaluate authorship should be reviewed and revised. He suggests the development of definitive guidelines which will hopefully make navigating the challenges of determining authorship easier, such as data ownership. He also discusses the evaluation of authorship order. 

News from May 10, 2023

Carlos Baiz is a W.T. Doherty Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. His lab studies the biophysics of complex systems, including crowded environments, heterogeneous lipid membranes, membrane proteins, and surfactants using ultrafast two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations.

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