Adam Smith, Editorial Director of Nobel Media, studied chemistry at Oxford, followed by a PhD in medicinal chemistry and neuroscience. After running his own Wellcome Trust-funded lab, Adam took over as Chief Editor of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, and then moved to Nature Publishing Group, where he first launched Nature Reviews Drugs Discovery, as Editor-in-Chief, and then became publisher of their pharmaceutical and biotechnology portfolios. Adam joined Nobelprize.org, the official website of the Nobel Foundation, as Editor-in-Chief in 2006. In 2010 Nobelprize.org became part of Nobel Media AB, the Nobel Foundation’s company covering digital and broadcast media, publishing and events.