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Portraits of former scientists

10 Jun 2024

Article

Portraits of former scientists

Horizons

Portraits of former scientists

What’s like to retire from a lifelong career in research? I wrote for Horizons portraits of two former scientists: a pioneer in building physics and a software engineer for international space telescope collaborations.

Workshop on science communication

4 Jun 2024

Workshop

Workshop on science communication

Skintegrity.ch

Workshop on science communication

The skin research consortium Skintegrity.ch invited me to talk about science communication during their annual retreat.

Media training at Idiap

16 May 2024

Workshop

Media training at Idiap

Idiap

Media training at Idiap

I gave a workshop teaching how to deal with the media for a dozen of scientists and staff at Idiap, a research center dedicated to artificial intelligence.

Short report on political polarization

15 May 2024

Article

Short report on political polarization

FNR Luxembourg

Short report on political polarization

Western societies are not as polarized as popular opinion suggests. I summarized the current scientific evidence on political and societal polarization for science.lu, the news portal of FNR Luxembourg.

Two workshops on science advising

30 Apr 2024

Workshop

Two workshops on science advising

FNR Luxembourg

Two workshops on science advising

I gave two courses online and two workshops in Luxembourg on science advising to politicians. They explored the interaction of science and politics and gave tips on how to write policy briefs.

Winners of SNSF Scientific Image Competition announced

22 Apr 2024

Project

Winners of SNSF Scientific Image Competition announced

SNSF

Winners of SNSF Scientific Image Competition announced

The Swiss National Science Foundation has announced the 18 winning images of its yearly scientific image competition, which I contribute to plan and organize.

2-day workshop on Social media for scientists

16 Apr 2024

Workshop

2-day workshop on Social media for scientists

University of Bern

2-day workshop on Social media for scientists

PhDs and postdocs have explored how to use social media to further their career and how to do it efficiently and safely. The 2-day workshop "Social media for scientists" took place within the Transferable Skill's program at the University of Bern.

Article on animal research

15 Apr 2024

Article

Article on animal research

University of Fribourg

Article on animal research

Academia has often been reactive and discreet about animal research. Not so anymore: they are now pledging to communicate proactively and openly. I wrote about this for Universitas, the magazine of the University of Fribourg.

Book chapter on communicating uncertainty

11 Apr 2024

Report

Book chapter on communicating uncertainty

University of Luxembourg

Book chapter on communicating uncertainty

How to best communicate uncertainty? I gave a few possible answers in a short chapter published in an open-access book summarizing 50 tips on science communication.

Portrait of a"fuzzy logic evangelist"

28 Mar 2024

Article

Portrait of a"fuzzy logic evangelist"

Horizons

Portrait of a"fuzzy logic evangelist"

Horizons published my portrait of Edy Portmann, a computer scientist who promotes fuzzy logic in his work at the University of Fribourg. He is a clever, endearing self-doubter with a penchant for philosophy.

Article series on the science of time

5 Mar 2024

Article

Article series on the science of time

Europastar

Article series on the science of time

I have written 10 pieces exploring the science of time from physics to biology, linguistics and psychology. The series has been published in the watchmaking industry magazine Europastar.

Article on new paediatric hospitals

4 Mar 2024

Article

Article on new paediatric hospitals

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on new paediatric hospitals

New children's hospitals will open in Zurich, Lausanne, Saint-Gall, Chur, Lucerne and Geneva in the next few years. They follow a new paradigm: making children feel comfortable and integrating their families as therapy partners. I have looked at projects in Lausanne and Geneva for the Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on medfluencers

9 Feb 2024

Article

Article on medfluencers

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on medfluencers

Medical influencers active on Tiktok, Instagram or Youtube, explain diseases, talk about treatments, and report on the daily life as a doctor or a nurse. Most deliver serious content, others are less thorough. I have written about these “medfluencers” for the Bulletin des médecins suisses.

Article on peer review

11 Dec 2023

Article

Article on peer review

Horizons

Article on peer review

How do scientists perform PeerReview, this essential cog in the workings of science? Here are the insights of three researchers that I have gathered for Horizons, the magazine of the SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Input on media relations for scientists

30 Nov 2023

Workshop

Input on media relations for scientists

Reatch

Input on media relations for scientists

I gave a crash course in how to communicate with the media during Reatch's "Cours de politique pour chercheur·ses" co-organised with the SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation. It provides great insights into how authorities gather scientific evidence in decision- and law-making.

Moderation at EPFL

27 Nov 2023

Moderation

Moderation at EPFL

EPFL

Moderation at EPFL

I moderated the official part of the Fête des maths at EPFL with the participation of two Fields medalist and a state councilor.

Social media workshop in energy research

25 Nov 2023

Workshop

Social media workshop in energy research

Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Social media workshop in energy research

How can research initiatives maximize the impact of using LinkedIn with limited resources? This is what I have explored in a workshop with the social media managers of 8 energy research consortia financed by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy’s SWEET programme.

Science communication workshops series

21 Nov 2023

Workshop

Science communication workshops series

Liser

Science communication workshops series

I gave three online science communication workshops to scientists from the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the University of Luxembourg. They covered effective writing, dealing with the media and using social media in science.

Article on precision medicine

19 Nov 2023

Article

Article on precision medicine

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on precision medicine

Precision medicine is well established and is going more and more beyond oncology, especially in pharmacology. I report on a few current research projects in Switzerland for the Bulletin des médecins suisses, published by the FMH.

Launch of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2024

10 Nov 2023

Project

Launch of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2024

SNSF

Launch of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2024

I support the SNSF in organizing its annual photography and video competition.

Article on psychedelic therapies republished

1 Nov 2023

Article

Article on psychedelic therapies republished

Canton Basel

Article on psychedelic therapies republished

My article on psychedelic therapies published by the Bulletin des Médecins suisses was reprinted in “Ausgesucht”, the magazine of Basel’s health department

Media reports on the Marcel Benoist laureate 2023

31 Oct 2023

Media relations

Media reports on the Marcel Benoist laureate 2023

Marcel Benoist Foundation

Media reports on the Marcel Benoist laureate 2023

A number of media reports highlight the fascinating research of Ted Turlings, of the Université de Neuchâtel, who was laureate of the Marcel Benoist Prize 2023. I support the Marcel Benoist Foundation in their communication and media work.

Moderation of a panel discussion on dual use in research

25 Oct 2023

Moderation

Moderation of a panel discussion on dual use in research

Deutsche Botschaft

Moderation of a panel discussion on dual use in research

The results of scientific research can be misused by autocratic governments and rogue actors, an issue known as dual use. I moderated a panel discussion in German on this topic organized by the German Embassy in Switzerland.

SNSF Scientific Image Competition exhibition in Geneva

25 Sept 2023

Project

SNSF Scientific Image Competition exhibition in Geneva

SNSF

SNSF Scientific Image Competition exhibition in Geneva

The 2023 exhibition of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition is shown at the Ports Francs in Geneva

Input on media relations for scientists

10 Sept 2023

Workshop

Input on media relations for scientists

Reatch

Input on media relations for scientists

I gave a crash course in how to communicate with the media during Reatch's "Franxini Boot Camp”.

Report on decentralized financed

1 Sept 2023

Report

Report on decentralized financed

Center for Digital Trust

Report on decentralized financed

Cryptofinance could disrupt traditional markets by removing intermediaries. But is it really decentralized, anonymous and efficient? Not always, explains the report on decentralized finance that I wrote for Center for Digital Trust at EPFL.

Article on covid research projects

10 Jul 2023

Article

Article on covid research projects

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on covid research projects

Two large national research programmes are investigating biomedical and social aspects of Covid-19. I wrote a double interview for the Bulletin des Médecins suisses.

Input on effective writing

10 Jun 2023

Workshop

Input on effective writing

Reatch

Input on effective writing

I gave give an introduction to effective communication and dealing with the media at the University of Bern during Reatch’s Franxini Boot Camp

Article on scientific fraud

3 Jun 2023

Article

Article on scientific fraud

Horizons

Article on scientific fraud

Switzerland has a largely fragmented system to detect scientific misconduct, make investigations and impose sanctions. This is what I found out writing an article for Horizons, the magazine of the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Communication workshop

22 May 2023

Workshop

Communication workshop

Swissnex

Communication workshop

I led a workshop on effective writing and communication strategy for Swissnex in China and staff from the Swiss Embassy in China.

Report of cybersecurity of the software supply chain

15 May 2023

Report

Report of cybersecurity of the software supply chain

Center for Digital Trust

Report of cybersecurity of the software supply chain

What type of cyberattacks have increased 1000% in 2021? Attacks on the software supply chain, such as injecting malicious code in open-source libraries or creating update packages with similar names to confuse users. I have summarized the conference by C4DT on this phenomenon.

Article on silent triage in Swiss hospitals

10 May 2023

Article

Article on silent triage in Swiss hospitals

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on silent triage in Swiss hospitals

I investigated on the impact of staffing shortage in Swiss medical institutions for the Bulletin des Médecins suisses

Series of science communication courses

10 May 2023

Workshop

Series of science communication courses

Series of science communication courses

I launched an online series of communication workshops for scientists

Image competition winners and exhibitions

10 May 2023

Project

Image competition winners and exhibitions

SNSF

Image competition winners and exhibitions

The 2023 winners of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition have been announced and are presented in the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography. I support the SNSF with the organization of the competition

Workshop on science advising in Luxembourg

22 Apr 2023

Workshop

Workshop on science advising in Luxembourg

FNR Luxembourg

Workshop on science advising in Luxembourg

What do scientists need to know when interacting with politics? How can they make sure their message is understood correctly? I gave two workshops on science advising to 12+ participants from academics institutions in Luxembourg.

Article on of psychedelic psychotherapy

10 Apr 2023

Article

Article on of psychedelic psychotherapy

Bulletin des médecins suisses

Article on of psychedelic psychotherapy

I have looked at the progress of psychedelic psychotherapy in Switzerland for the Bulletin des médecins suisse, the magazine of FMH.

Moderation of a cybersecurity conference

5 Apr 2023

Moderation

Moderation of a cybersecurity conference

Center for Digital Trust

Moderation of a cybersecurity conference

I moderated a C4DT event on the cybervulnerabilities of the software supply chain.

Moderation on a round table on nuclear energy

25 Mar 2023

Moderation

Moderation on a round table on nuclear energy

University of Neuchâtel

Moderation on a round table on nuclear energy

I moderated the Café scientifique on nuclear energy in Switzerland at the Université of Neuchâtel

Interview with Field medalist Maryna Viazovska

10 Mar 2023

Article

Interview with Field medalist Maryna Viazovska

Horizons

Interview with Field medalist Maryna Viazovska

I interviewed Field medallist Maryna Viazovska from EPFL for Horizons, the magazine of the SNSF

Report on Big Data

5 Mar 2023

Report

Report on Big Data

SNSF

Report on Big Data

I co-edited and co-wrote the summary of the NRP 75 “Big Data” research programme, which from 2017 to 2021.

Short report on microplastic

5 Feb 2023

Article

Short report on microplastic

FNR Luxembourg

Short report on microplastic

How bad is the microplastic pollution? Pretty bad. Is it dangerous to human health? Not so clear. I looked at the current scientific evidence for science.lu, the news portal of FNR Luxembourg.

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