My passion lies in making the bridge between science and people
Events and Communications Officer & Project Manager
Since January 2016
Since October 2015, I'm also the Ecsite project manager of a new EU-funded project, NANO2ALL, an initiative to help establish the RRI policy and governance on nanotechnologies.
Events and Communications Officer
March 2015 --- December 2015
I’m responsible for the coordination and logistical planning of Ecsite’s Annual Conference, the most prominent meeting of science engagement professionals in Europe. I work closely with the Communications Manager in developing and delivering Ecsite’s communications offer. This includes Ecsite’ website, Ecsite’s monthly digital magazine – Spokes, social media, corporate publications like Annual Reports and brochures, materials for the Ecsite Annual Conference, contributions to the dissemination actions of the European projects, etc.
Doctoral Researcher Leuven, België
October 2010 --- February 2015
As a doctoral researcher I continued my work on understanding the causes leading to Parkinson’s disease. I developed analytical skills and learned to work independently. I managed my own projects and communicated the outcome in team meetings and international conferences. I designed and optimised my own protocols and trained new students.
October 2009 --- September 2010
As a researcher at Janssen Pharmaceutica I generated and optimised a new monoclonal antibody. This tool proved to be crucial to the screening of prospective drugs for Parkinson’s disease.
September 2008 --- August 2009
As an intern at Janssen I was exposed to the life cycle of drug development. I was involved in pre-clinical research and my task was to develop a cellular assay for the screening of candidate inhibitors of LRRK2 function, the main genetic factor leading to Parkinson’s disease.
Master's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Universidade de Coimbra / University of Coimbra in 2009
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, General from Universidade de Coimbra / University of Coimbra in 2007
Training and Certification
Efficient Oral Presentations by Jean-luc Doumond, partner at Principiae in 2014 Training
Media training, by Robin Vissenaekens, radio and TV journalist in 2014 Training
Writing for non-peers and press by Ann De Ron, former journalist in De Morgen in 2014 Training
Introduction to Communication Science Certification
Summer School for Science Communication and Communicative Competences ‘Let’s talk Science!’ Certification
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