Laboratory for Scientific Storytelling,
Communication and Consulting
What we do
Science Studios is a multidisciplinary laboratory at the borders of science, science communication and science policy.
Our strong background in the sciences, combined with in-depth policy and communication experiences, offers a unique blend to develop innovative ideas and projects around science.
We act as sparring partners for communication and policy
We co-create, plan and manage innovative scientific project
We develop strategies and narratives for today's and tomorrow's media
We give workshops for science, communication, storytelling and new media
We foster and maintain networks, communities and public relation
Who we are
Mirko Bischofberger, PhD, moves at the boundaries of science communication and storytelling. He studied Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at the ETH Zurich and holds a PhD from the EPFL. He worked as a science journalist for the renowned Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung and published in internationally peer-reviewed magazines. After being a Fellow to the Swiss Parliament, he continued to work for the Swiss National Science Foundation and the EPFL. Mirko created the first crowdfunding channel for science in Switzerland, introduced the first social media classes for Academia in Switzerland and co-created ScienceGeist.
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. Since 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 (RAI1) and Ulisse (RAI3). She also realised documentaries, short videos, interactive products and institutional videos for Italian and Swiss institutions. Barbara is 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 a 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.