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Ailish Maher,

science journalist

Life took a linguistic turn when I left Ireland for the Iberian Peninsula. Although my degree was in business (University College Dublin), for several years I taught English and translated for a living in Spain and Portugal, eventually returning to university to earn a first-class master's degree in translation (Dublin City University). Since becoming a freelancer in 2003, I have increasingly specialised in translating, revising and editing academic texts. More recently, I have started developing and giving courses in scientific writing at universities and hospitals. Life’s latest turn is science writing.

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Andrés Martínez,

science journalist

Holder of a degree in biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and of a master’s degree in scientific, medical and environmental communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain), since 1999 he has worked as a translator and scientific and technical editor, collaborating with specialist journals. He has participated in the translation and editing of some 20 natural science and medical publications aimed at readers of all ages. In recent years he has launched a career as a science writer.


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Anna Solana,

science journalist

A journalist specializing in science and technology, she collaborates with various media in creating 2.0 content for magazines, radio and TV. She is a former director of the online newspaper, Diari de Barcelona, and also previously was a press officer for the Hospital de Sant Pau i la Santa Creu in Barcelona (Spain) and for the Supercomputing Centre of Catalonia (CESCA) and a multimedia content coordinator for MoebiusNet. She currently lectures on the master’s degree course in journalism offered by the University of Barcelona/Columbia University and on the post-graduate strategic digital communication course offered by Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain).

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Elisabet Salmerón,

science journalist

Holder of a degree in journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and, given her passion for the sciences, of a master’s degree in scientific, medical and environmental communication from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). A writer at the Mapa Media agency in Barcelona (Spain), she manages communications for several health companies and institutions.

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Fede Montagud,

editor

Publisher, journalist and consultant for editorial, communications and media matters.


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Laura Chaparro,

science journalist

There’s something about science that captivates one without even realizing it. That’s what happened to me and, as a journalist, it was my duty to soak up this fascinating knowledge and bring it to my readers. I write about biomedicine, the environment and the pure sciences for different media. You can follow me on Twitter @laura_chaparro

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Lourdes Varadé,

chemical engineer

Holder of a chemical engineering degree from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and of a master’s degree in cosmetics and dermo-pharmacy from the Advanced Studies Centre for the Pharmaceutical Industry (CESIF), she was formerly a manufacturing engineer in a cosmetic multinational. She is author of a cosmetics and dermo-pharmacy blog called La Ingeniería de los Cosméticos: http://laingenieriadeloscosmeticos.blogspot.com/


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Núria Estapé,

science journalist

After entering the world of journalism, she obtained a degree in psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and was awarded research proficiency certification for the neurosciences after several years of clinical practice in the psychosomatic medicine service of the Hospital Clínic i Provincial in Barcelona. She worked in brain research in Munich, Amsterdam and New York, where she launched a career as a translator of medical and related texts. Back in Spain, she became a science communicator after training at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

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Josep Orellana,

science journalist

Holder of a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Barcelona (Spain), a researcher in both the public and private sectors and associate professor at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona (Spain), he has worked as a consultant and science writer in the health advertising sector. He is also the manager of a science communication 2.0 company called CienTics and a writer for science innovation blogs.


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Rosa Taberner,

dermatologist

Awarded a degree in medicine and surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1995, she specialised in medical-surgical dermatology and venereology. A member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), she is a dermatologist at Hospital Son Llàtzer (Palma de Mallorca) and is editor of the Dermapixel blog (www.dermapixel.com). Follow her on Twitter @rosataberner

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Susana Andújar,

chemist

Holder of a pharmacy degree from the University of Valencia (Spain), since 1989 she has worked in raw material and finished product quality control and in the R+D area for several cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, including Viviar Laboratories and Clariana Laboratories, and currently holds a technical post in Belloch Laboratories. She is a member of the Good Manufacturing Practices working group of the Department of Health of the regional government of Valencia, a member of the Spanish Society of Cosmetic Chemists and a member of the technical committee of the National Perfumes and Cosmetics Association (STANPA).


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Violeta Camarasa,

science journalist

A writer and communication consultant specializing in the Internet. Holder of a degree in journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in global communications from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is now a lecturer. For her, the Internet is a crucial ally for communicating science, which is why she writes to build bridges between different areas of knowledge. Follow her on Twitter @VioletaCamarasa.


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