Publishing Team

Since its inception, Atlantis Press has continued to attract a global and experienced team of Publishers from different backgrounds. Most of these Publishers joined the company with several years experience from one or more of the major academic publishing houses in the industry. Please meet our publishing team below.
Ran Dang

Ran Dang

Ran Dang is the Managing Director of the Atlantis Press China office. In this role she is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of acquisitions, production, and publishing activities, with a particular focus on the development of the proceedings and journals portfolios, as well as on providing publishing services to societies and institutions in Greater China. Ran holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Henan Agricultural University in Zhengzhou, China; a Master's degree in Biological Technologies and Engineering from Ningbo University in Ningbo, China; and a Master in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Prior to joining Atlantis Press, her experience in academic publishing spanned a total of six years in various roles, including Senior Managing Editor & Section Leader at MDPI, Publishing Support Manager at Elsevier and Project/General Manager for MLS Journals. Ran joined Atlantis Press as Junior Publisher and Promotion Manager in September 2018, focusing on developing the company's proceedings series in China, and also to play a local supporting role for the expansion of the Atlantis Press footprint in China across all product portfolios, including journals and books. She was promoted in May 2019 to manage the new China office of Atlantis Press.

Shalimar Shadeed

Shalimar Shadeed

Shalimar Shadeed is Senior Publisher for the Atlantis Press third-party journals portfolio with a special focus on publishing services and publishing consultancy to societies and institutional journal owners. She is also the company's subject matter expert on all aspects related to publishing ethics, journals development and indexation. Shalimar holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and a Master's degree in Applied Biological Sciences / Immunology and Stem Cells from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. After her studies she joined industry-leading publishing house Elsevier in 2012 as a Publishing Support Manager for their Partnership Publishing group. Here she managed a portfolio of society journals in Europe, Middle East & Africa and also became heavily involved in community outreach activities (presenting at conferences, author workshops, etc.). Her extensive outreach work earned her a promotion to Senior Publishing Support Manager at the end of 2016, by which time she had also taken responsibility for Elsevier's ENSTINET portfolio of journals published in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education & State Ministry of Scientific Research. Shalimar left Elsevier in April 2018 and joined Atlantis Press in her current role shortly thereafter. Besides her activities in publishing, she is also the co-founder and Business Development Manager of data science start-up company Delphi Data Analytics.

Debora Woinke

Debora Woinke

Debora Woinke is Junior Publisher for the Atlantis Press proprietary journals portfolio. After obtaining a degree in Art History, Debora graduated in Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. Since then she has been working as a freelance translator, copy editor and IT advisor, and in 2017 she founded a small publishing company specialized in art books. Debora joined Atlantis Press in 2016 where she initially managed the production of proceedings and books and was also responsible for indexation, archiving and setting up communication strategies for new publishing projects. She started in her current role as Junior Publisher for journals in early 2018.

Ban Al-Kurdi

Ban Al-Kurdi

Ban Al-Kurdi is Managing Editor for a number of journals within the Atlantis Press in-house editorial office. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from the University of Jordan and a Master's degree in Applied Biological Sciences from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. After working as a teacher in Biology and Chemistry for a couple of years, Ban became Managing Editor for an Elsevier journal at the beginning of 2017 and joined Atlantis Press in January 2019 in the same role when Atlantis Press acquired this journal. Besides her activities in publishing, Ban also works as a Research Associate in the Cell Therapy Center at the University of Jordan where she mainly works with embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells.