Services for scientists and staff in scientific organizations.

I teach courses in science communication (writing, speaking, adding visuals to address different audiences, presenting at meetings, policy briefings writing). I support the design of activities that reflect the need for awareness, information, knowledge, interaction, participation of the public or within the organization.

I support institutions, academies, museums in activities and events requiring support on communication of the environment, the sciences, and nature.

I care of moderation of panels, conferences, focus groups.


Long-Term Projects
2020

Media and Communication Advisor: Horizon 2020 project QUEST – Quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication. EU SwafS action – Science with and for Society, re-examining the role of Science Communication. Venice International University (Italy). 2019-2021.

Courses and Lectures (the list is limited to selected highlights)
2021

2021 – 2018 – 2017 – 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012. Lecturer: Effective Writing, Public Speaking, and Presentations (Workshop). Dealing with the media (Workshop). Presenting at internal meetings. IIT – Genova, Milano and Lecce.

2021

2021 – 2020 – 2019 – 2017 – 2016. Lecturer: Public speaking. (Il Rasoio di Occam, Torino ).

2020

Trainer: Science Communication lecture. Water Scarcity Communication Course, cross-KIC Initiative Finding innovative solutions to Water Scarcity in Southern Europe.

2020

Trainer: introduction to science communication; disruptive event on dealing with controversies in science. Climate-KIC Summer School.

2020

Trainer. Introduction to Science Communication, online. Climate-KIC, Water Scarcity Communications Course. Project leading: Watergrabbing.

2020

Series of yearly lectures starting from 2011. Lecturer: Science Communication (part of ‘Plant Sciences and Policy’ program). (Plant Science, ETH, UniZurich, Unibas ).

2020

Trainer. School for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy). Introduction to science communication: how to get across your message.

2019

Lecturer: Dealing with the Media. (Ca’ Foscari, Graduate School, Venice).

2019

2019 – 2018 – 2016 – 2015. Lecturer– Science Journalism. International School of Science Journalism, Erice, Italy

2019

2017. Lecturer: Science communication (Workshop). University of Venice, Ca Foscari – Venice (IT).

2019

Lecturer– Science Journalism. “How to turn a research paper into a compelling story”. Bootcamp – Jacobs Social Entrepreneurs Inception Week. Jacobs Journalism Fellowship, Zurich, Switzerland.

2018

Lecturer – Science Communication Accelerator. CMCC Annual Meeting 2018, Ugento, Italy

2018

Short Course – Public Speaking for Scientists. 15th Summer School Solvation Science, Bochum, Germany

2018

Lecturer– Science Communication. Workshop preparation: Out of the Lab. South Tyrol’s technology park, Bolzano, Italy

2015

Lecturer: Science Communication: Writing Skills Practice. (Ca’ Foscari, Graduate School, Venice).

2015

Lecturer: Racconta la tua ricerca! Seminario. (Ca’ Foscari, Graduate School, Venice).Foto qui.

2014

Invited Lecturer: Science Journalism (at International Conference on Risk and Mitigation of Disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia). see the advertisment.

2013

Lecturer: Science Journalism (at ‘Journalism Workshop at the Shadow of K2’ program – Ev-k2-CNR). (cover page).

2012

Invited Lecturer: Public Speaking (Workshop). CNR – Roma.

2011

Invited Lecturer: Public Speaking. EMBL Hamburg (DE).

2011

Lecturer: Environmental reporting, techniques and practices. School of Journalism “Walter Tobagi”, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy. See the seminar basic topics.

2010

2010 – 2009 – 2008 –Lecturer: Science Communication in theory and practice: Science writing. ETH Zurich/ TOOLS ( ETH ). See the advertising.

2010

2010 – 2008 – 2007 – Lecturer: Science Communication in theory and practice. Plant Science, ETH Zurich/Unibas (www.plantscience.ethz.ch).

2007

2007 – Lecturer, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Science Communication Science Communication in theory and practice . RMIT, Monash and Melbourne University.

2006

Lecturer: Science Communication in theory and practice. Plant Science, ETH Zurich/Unibas (www.plantscience.ethz.ch).

Conference and Meeting Moderation
2021

Moderator. Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, interview to CMCC Giovanni Coppini. Festival della Scienza di Roma.

2019

ModeratorPolicies and incentives for science communication. Expert-based. Venice International University, Venice.

2017

ModeratorDal Mediterraneo al Madagascar, la pesca del futuro. Trieste Next 2017, Trieste.

2015

ModeratorClimate Change Conference, pre-COP21 Paris . Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Images here.

2011

Roundtable Moderator Science in Dialogue. , ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Public Lectures and Conferences
2021

Speaker. Inspiring Biodiversity Talks: “La comunicazione ambientale: cosa è e chi la fa“. Università di Ravenna.

2021

Keynote speaker. ELSI International Symposium 2021, Science in Society. Online Youtube.

2018

Invited speaker – Special lecture on Science Journalism. 15th Summer School Solvation Science, Bochum, Germany

2015

Invited speaker – Breaking the Ice. 19th Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM), Milan, Italy

2015

Invited speaker – Science journalism roundtable. Festival Youris.com, Milan, Italy

2014

Invited speaker – La Ricerca italiana in Karakorum. Presentation. Incontro con l’alpinista Agostino Da Polenza. Festival della Montagna, l’Aquila 2014, Italia.

2014

Invited speaker – La Ricerca italiana in Antartide. Presentation. Triestenext 2014, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italia.

2014

Invited speaker – Perche’ i media non sanno comunicare il rischio?. Presentation. Convegno Nazionale sul Rischio Sismico. Ordine Nazionale dei Geologi, Italia.

2014

Invited speaker – Science Communication in a Formula. See here a Slideshare presentation. Marie Curie Academic-Industrial Initial Training Network on Dynamic Molecular Nanostructures . Speech , Lyon, France.

2013

Invited speaker – Comunicare la Scienza: per gli scienziati e’ una corsa ad ostacoli. Seminar, Pavia, Italy

2012

Panel Chair– PCST 2012 Media Skills Courses for Scientists: Ingredients and Recipes. Panel Chair. Florence, Italy (Program)Here presenting media expert Toss Gascoigne (Australia).

2008

Balanced or unbalanced reporting? Controversial issues in the media Invited Lecturer. . University of Basel.

2007

La Controversia Scientifica Nei Media Invited Speaker. L’innovazione biotecnologica e la tutela dei diritti fondamentali. Universit? degli studi di Milano-Bicocca.

2007

Are the Maldives rising or sinking? Public event at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

2007

Il polo nord tra idea e realtà. Il polo visto dagli scienziati di ieri e di oggi”. Presentato a WhiteStar Adventure. Oganizzato da Quark Expeditions.

2006

La Via della Scienza. La scienza ed il suo pubblico tra oriente ed occidente” Public Event. Festival della Scienza (www.festivalscienza.it).  With Richard Stone – Science magazine Asian News Editor.

Events
2021

Short course on Storytelling for social media at Science Web Festival.

2014

Public event at ESOF 2014. The Science Social Media Picnic. Coordinator. Copenaghen, Denmark. Sponsored by Public event at Festival della Scienza 2012: L’Arca di Noe’ si Chiama Yasuni. Coordinator and chair. Genova, Italy. Hear an interview.

2010

Taste of Science. Event design, management, and chair. Media event, promotion of biological research in Italy. European Science Open Forum (Turin, Italy). See: Tasteofscience.

Fellowships
2014

Fellow. Science Communication Department , University of Western Australia.

2011

Fellow: 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting. Rhode Island (USA).

2007
2004

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Fellowship. Master of Science in Science Communication. Australian National University, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science . Australia.