Julianna Photopoulos is a freelance science journalist, who writes for various outlets including New Scientist, Nature, SciDev.Net, and Horizon magazine, among others. She has also produced and presented the award-winning radio programme Vértice in Mexico and has been involved in numerous film productions for the BBC Natural History Unit and The Royal Institution of Great Britain. In 2018, she was the first science journalist from the Balkans (Greece) to have been awarded the EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters and was a nominee for the European Writer of the Year Award. Julianna holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Crete, an MRes in Molecular Genetics from the University of Barcelona and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England. In 2019, she completed the Summer Investigative Reporting Course under the prestigious Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellowship at Columbia University, USA.