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Contributor: Rosa Garcia-Verdugo

Rosa García-Verdugo

Rosa Garcia-Verdugo studied biochemistry and after some years at the bench, got a PhD in Neurobiology at the Max Planck Institute. She is the founder of the website starvingneuron.com and collaborates with various science outreach networks in Spanish and English.
She is currently working as a science journalist for the German Cancer Research Centre and as a freelance writer and communication consultant for biotech companies and European funded research projects.

ESMH science media days 2022:Patricia Fernández Lis interview

Science Media Days in Madrid: Interview with Patricia Fernández de Lis

Interview with Patricia Fernández de Lis, multi award winning science and technology journalist and Chief-Editor of Materia, El País’ science section. Based on your long experience, what makes a good science journalist? Patricia Fernández de Lis: Although I cannot say that there is a fixed recipe, there are some general characteristics of good journalists. First, ...

ESMH science media days 2022: Pampa Molina interview

Science Media Days in Madrid: Interview with Pampa García Molina

Interview with Pampa García Molina, journalist, writer and editor on science, technology, health, and environment. She is both editor-in-chief of Agencia SINC, a Spanish news agency specialised in science, and also editor-in-chief of ScienceMediaCentre.es, an independent office that provides resources and reliable content to cover science-related news. How did ScienceMediaCentre.es come to be? Pampa García ...

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Promoting trust in science and countering misinformation: a task for all

Misinformation is a new pandemic, one for which the only cure is knowledge. Informed audiences, media-savvy scientists, and high-quality journalism are key to counter misinformation. These are the main takeaways from the debate on 'Promoting trust in science to counter misinformation', the third event of a series called Science-Media Days, which took place on 20 ...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare: Applications, risks, ethical and societal impacts

Interview with Prof. Karim Lekadir, Director of the 'Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Lab' at the Universitat de Barcelona (BCN-AIM). He co-authored a study for the European Parliament's Panel on the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) entitled 'Artificial Intelligence in healthcare: Applications, risks, ethical and societal impacts' which he will present on 11 February 2022 ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Sylvie Briand on Omicron

Interview with Dr Sylvie Briand, Director of the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention department at the World Health Organization (WHO). The rise of new variants, such as Omicron, appears linked to immune-deficient carriers. What is the relationship between the occurrence of these events and vaccination rates? Sylvie Briand: Surely, unvaccinated, immune-deficient people who become ...

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Omicron, another chapter in the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the winter holidays, a new, more transmissible variant was discovered. By now, Omicron is responsible for most new infections in Europe. What do we know so far? And what are the future possible scenarios?

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Ole Heuer on Omicron

Interview with Dr Ole Heuer, Public Health Emergency Manager for the Covid-19 pandemic at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). What do we know about the severity of the symptoms associated with the Omicron variant? Ole Heuer: By 21 January 2022, there were more than 150000 reported Omicron infections in the European ...

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Edvard Moser: “Neuroscience is evolving at an accelerated speed”

On 12 October, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), in collaboration with the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the Kavli Foundation, organised a workshop at the European Parliament entitled "The International Brain Initiative – Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience”. Keynote speaker was Prof Edvard Moser, founding director of the ...