Vera Novais is a science journalist in Portugal. She’s a staff writer for Observador and a freelancer for international news media. Vera writes about any science topic but usually works on life sciences, health, astrophysics and scientific policy. Her favourite assignments are related to debunking misinformation about science, health and nutrition. Vera Novais is a board member of the Portuguese science communication association SciComPt and the International Science Writers Association, and she often collaborates with the World Federation of Science Journalists. Vera sees as her mission to help fellow science journalists and to contribute to the improvement of science journalism and science communication.