The Crastina Crew

Olle Bergman: “Having fun being serious”

Project leader

Based in Sweden, I am a communications consultant, public speaker, educator, freelance writer and author who helps top professionals and students get their facts, ideas and opinions across. I founded Crastina in 2013, and love seeing the network being taken over by a friendly collective.

Core Team

“Science is fun and amazing!”

PhD student in Physical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University (Finland), science teacher (chemistry, mathematics). Passionate about science shows, demonstrations and misconceptions in science. I love working with outreach and creative teaching, sharing the joy and wonders of all things (natural) science.

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Lauriane Nallet Khosrofian

Writer

“Let’s make the world smarter!”

I have been a Science enthusiast all my life, but understanding the mechanism of the human mind was my real passion. How does the brain interpret the information from the body into a specific response? Which mechanism the brain submitted to a disease or an injury use to repair itself? However, I decided that my love for science did not bound me to Academic research. I want to help Scientists improve their communication and thus, bridge the gap between them and the public. It’s the best way to improve society!

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Elizabeth Vaisbourd

Writer

“Be open to new opportunities and step out of your comfort zone!”

I first realized that science is the coolest thing when I learned about genetically engineered glow-in-the-dark fish, at the age of 11. Since then, I haven’t looked back. Nowadays, I am a full-time biomedicine student fascinated with molecular biology. I believe that effective science communication can benefit researchers, businesses and the general public alike, which is why I am excited to promote SciComm literacy through Crastina!

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Nat Rodrigues Lopes

Writer

“Effective dialogue is our only chance at tackling the World’s biggest challenges.”

I did both my undergraduate degree and PhD in Chemistry, in the UK. My research explored the interactions between light and matter, something I have always been fascinated by! I did a lot of teaching during my PhD and that’s when I first got interested in communicating my research to audiences beyond my immediate peers. Recently, I have been thinking a lot about public perceptions of science and public trust in scientists. I think it is urgent that we fix the public-expert relationship and I want to do my bit to help that!

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Claire Price

Social media Manager

“What could be more fun than science?”

I first realized that science is the coolest thing when I learned about genetically engineered glow-in-the-dark fish, at the age of 11. Since then, I haven’t looked back. Nowadays, I am a full-time biomedicine student fascinated with molecular biology. I believe that effective science communication can benefit researchers, businesses and the general public alike, which is why I am excited to promote SciComm literacy through Crastina!

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Sehija Dizdarević

Facebook and Linkedin Curator

“You have to be passionate about science?”

Fifth year Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) student at University of Montenegro. Enthusiastic researcher with prior hands-on laboratory experience during national and international internships. Excellent information and time management, adept at synthesising data and presentations. Interested in Doctoral studies (PhD) in the field of life sciences.

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Sarang Park

@IAmSciComm Manager

“Science is like any other language – it should be spoken with the intent of speaking it well.”

I am an undergraduate student studying Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Jacobs University Bremen. I believe that like any language, science can only be as effective if the message is spoken well. And like all languages, it deserves to be spoken well. I manage @iamscicomm, a joint @Scicomm_Hub and @SciCrastina rocur.

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Isaak Tarampoulous

Visual editor/designer & Webmaster

“Express your passion, disseminate your research!”

Curious. Passionate. Open-minded. I am a biology undergraduate student interested in Developmental Biology and Neuroscience and, as a budding member of the scientific community, I strongly believe that scientists should make our research public.
Apart from science? I like playing the piano, filmmaking and video editing, painting cooking and dancing.

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Senior advisors

Dorota Pacześniak

Senior advisor

“Science deserves the best communication”

I’m a biologist interested in evolution of genetic diversity and reproductive modes and an enthusiast of various aspects of creative science communication. As Crastina editor, I would like to inspire scientists to engage in better communication with their peers and the general public. I believe every bit of scientific literacy benefits our society.

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Special subjects

Peter Solsjö

Agile Science

“Dare to try!”

An organizer-kind-of-guy with a passion for science and technology, based in Stockholm. I am a consultant and moderator who help organizations realize their goals using agile methods. At Crastina I blog about agile science – how agile methods can be adapted to and used in academic research.

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Sara Torstensson

Gender & equality issues

“Science should be equal to all!”

I am biomedicine master’s graduate from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, Sweden, and I am very passionate about questions regarding gender equality. My contribution to Crastina will hopefully provide new insights as well as present inspiring people that actively are working against discrimination within STEM and to promote promising scientists. With this, I wish to open up a discussion on how we effectively can reach equality within science.

Science is not a place for injustices of any kind and should be open to any one regardless of race, gender, sexuality, class or any disability. Stereotypes and biases are holding back intelligent and creative people, and we are thereby losing valuable resources that otherwise could contribute to the scientific development. We need to make sure everyone has the same opportunity in order to continuously move forward and successfully battle climate change, new diseases and other challenges that are facing us.

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Alumni

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Anastasiia Semenova

Senior advisor

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Julia Turan

Senior advisor

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Tatiana Saraeva

Senior advisor

russia

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<h5> Yasinee Rotratsirikun </h5>
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Yasinee Rotratsirikun

Advisor & Coordinator

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<h5> Ushashi Basu </h5>
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Ushashi Basu

Junior writer

india

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Sehija Dizdarević

Facebook page manager

montenegro

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<h5> Sophia Junker </h5>
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Sophia Junker

Graphic & Visual Designer

germany

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<h5> Ayshan Aliyeva </h5>
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Ayshan Aliyeva

Writer

azerbaijan

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<h5> Ellinor Nilsson </h5>
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Ellinor Nilsson

Junior editor

sweden

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<h5>Jessica De Loma Olson</h5>
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Jessica De Loma Olson

Junior editor

spain

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<h5>Maria Toma</h5>
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Maria Toma

Writer

romania

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<h5>Pieter Torrez</h5>
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Pieter Torrez

Writer

belgium

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<h5>James Beggs</h5>
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James Beggs

Writer

united-kindom

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Nikola Adamus

Writer

poland