Julius was recently invited to be a member of the Editorial Board of Nucleic Acids Research. Nucleic Acids Research is a preeminent journal featuring cutting edge research into the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and the protein machinery that interacts with them in the cell. Its long tradition of excellence has earned it a recent Impact Factor (2014) of 9.112. Nucleic Acids Research is also committed to the open access publishing of all of its content, making it highly accessible to researchers around the world. As an editorial board member, Julius will help advise the editors in growing the impact of Nucleic Acids Research and maintaining its tradition of excellence in scientific publishing. Julius joins many recognized leaders in biochemistry, biology and synthetic biology in this role.