What we do
Science Studios is a multidisciplinary agency rooted in science and working at the borders of communication, media and policy.
Our strong background in research, innovation and education, combined with
in-depth communication and policy experiences, offers a unique blend to develop innovative ideas and projects around science.
We're driven by the conviction that a deep understanding of research and technology is essential for efficient and up-to-date services in communication, media relations, project ideation, management and consulting.
We give workshops and trainings
- We moderate scientific panels and conferences
- We create and manage innovative projects
- We develop strategies and narratives
- We organise exhibitions and events
- We write, edit and act as sparring partners
Who we are
Mirko Bischofberger moves at the boundaries of science, communication, and storytelling. He studied at ETH Zurich and holds a PhD from EPFL. He then worked as a science journalist for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and, after working for the Swiss Parliament, he continued at the SNSF and the EPFL. Mirko is a leading force behind projects such as Switzerland's first crowdfunding channel for science, the introduction of social media classes for academics, as well as the usage of Wikipedia for science communication. Currently he's also a lecturer at EPFL, University of Zurich and other institutions.
Barbara Gallavotti is a biologist and an expert in communicating science through old and new media. She likes using words, images, objects, or artworks to involve the public, both as consumers or as participants in interactive events. For more than 20 years she works for with the Italian National TV (RAI), where she's an author of the prime-time science broadcast Superquark and Ulisse. She also realized documentaries, short videos, interactive products, and institutional videos for Italian and Swiss institutions. Barbara is an expert in institutional science communication.
Luc Henry has spent the past ten years exploring science in various ways and places around Europe. He is a chemist turned journalist turned science policy advisor. In 2014, he co-founded the DIY and citizen science initiative Hackuarium. As a science journalist, he wrote regularly for The Conversation and was the managing editor for the magazine Technologist. He now spends the majority of his time working at EPFL as a scientific advisor. Luc holds a DPhil in chemical biology from the University of Oxford.
Martin Boyer is co-founder of both the science communication network noûs and the international cultural event agency Institute of Incoherent Cinematography. He is a polyglot scientific writer, art director, documentarist and event organiser. Following studies in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the ETH Zurich, Martin enrolled in New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Thereafter he gained a transdisciplinary PhD in the History of Pharmacology from Collegium Helveticum, the Institute of Advanced Studies at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.