Interviews

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Andrea Renda about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Andrea Renda, professor of Digital Innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the CEPS Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID). How do you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Innocenzo Genna, independent public affairs consultant advising in telecoms and Internet European regulation. He is also known via his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera. How would you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially in non-EU countries) and its effectiveness in “stopping” the virus? I have read ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. As a consultant physician, responsible for the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, she is the President of the ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Giovanni Rezza on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Giovanni Rezza on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

Tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Professor Giovanni Rezza, MD, Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy about the EU’s announcement of funding for research to tackle Covid-19, and current efforts to develop vaccines and antiviral drugs. How prepared was the EU for ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Paul Digard on research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Paul Digard on research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19

Research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19 Professor Paul Digard, virologist at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, tells us about potential routes to Covid-19 treatment and the prospect of having to deal with the virus long-term. How soon do you think a vaccine against Covid-19 will be available? I can’t see a vaccine being ...

Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, UZH, Fellow and Leader, Visiting Assistant Professor, Media Lab/Social Machines, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Why is spreading false medical/health news dangerous in your opinion? Probably the most alarming phenomenon in the recent history of contemporary media is the spread of misinformation across ...

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson, Radiation oncologist, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Utah. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable, life-threatening situation. Fake medical news on cancer could possibly persuade these patients ...

Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. James B. Yu, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Smilow Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program, Yale School of Medicine. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Fake medical news is dangerous especially for ...

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

RETHING project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto, Senior Project Manager, Sissa Medialab. What is the objective of the RETHINK project? It is not just a question of mapping the science communication landscape, it is also a question of understanding its evolution. The goal is to understand how science communication is changing. It has ...