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Elisabeth BikMicrobiologist and scientific integrity consultant

Elisabeth Bik is a Dutch microbiologist who was a researcher at Stanford University untill 2018, after which she became a full time science integrity consultant. She founded the blog Microbiome digest (https://microbiomedigest.com/), and is very active on twitter.

She has pioneered a ‘forensic’ approach to quality control, by painstakingly checking images, mainly in biomedical publications, for duplications and other unacceptable ways of manipulation. She has identified hundreds of papers with serious flaws, resulting in many retractions.

At ECSJ she will give the key note lecture.

Elisabeth BikMicrobiologist and scientific integrity consultant

Elisabeth Bik is a Dutch microbiologist who was a researcher at Stanford University untill 2018, after which she became a full time science integrity consultant. She founded the blog Microbiome digest (https://microbiomedigest.com/), and is very active on twitter.

She has pioneered a ‘forensic’ approach to quality control, by painstakingly checking images, mainly in biomedical publications, for duplications and other unacceptable ways of manipulation. She has identified hundreds of papers with serious flaws, resulting in many retractions.

At ECSJ she will give the key note lecture.

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Lise BarnéoudScience journalist

Lise Barnéoud is a French freelance science journalist and author specialized in medical and environmental topics. Her work has appeared among others in Le Monde, Mediapart and Science et Vie Junior. In 2021 she published the book Vaccins, petit guide par temps de Covid.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

Lise BarnéoudScience journalist

Lise Barnéoud is a French freelance science journalist and author specialized in medical and environmental topics. Her work has appeared among others in Le Monde, Mediapart and Science et Vie Junior. In 2021 she published the book Vaccins, petit guide par temps de Covid.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

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Fiona BroomEditor

Fiona is an Australian/British journalist who worked as a freelancer since 2014, reporting from South Asia and the Middle East for Al Jazeera, Mongabay, SBS Australia, Middle East Eye, and SciDev.Net. She joined SciDev.Net’s editorial team just weeks before the global COVID-19 outbreak, in February 2020.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

Fiona BroomEditor

Fiona is an Australian/British journalist who worked as a freelancer since 2014, reporting from South Asia and the Middle East for Al Jazeera, Mongabay, SBS Australia, Middle East Eye, and SciDev.Net. She joined SciDev.Net’s editorial team just weeks before the global COVID-19 outbreak, in February 2020.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

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Ilaria CianchettaEditor

Ilaria Cianchetta is the editor-in-chief of Chem Catalysis. After her PhD in chemistry she moved to Los Angeles for a postdoc at the Getty Conservation Institute and subsequently joined Cell Press as one of the inaugural editors of Chem. She has been working in publishing since 2016 and in 2020 moved to Amsterdam to lead the launch of Chem Catalysis.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

Ilaria CianchettaEditor

Ilaria Cianchetta is the editor-in-chief of Chem Catalysis. After her PhD in chemistry she moved to Los Angeles for a postdoc at the Getty Conservation Institute and subsequently joined Cell Press as one of the inaugural editors of Chem. She has been working in publishing since 2016 and in 2020 moved to Amsterdam to lead the launch of Chem Catalysis.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

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Rebecca ClearCommunication specialist

Rebecca Clear is the Corporate Responsibility Communications Director at Elsevier. Before joining Elsevier last year, she spent five years as head of media relations for conservation NGO WWF International. Earlier in her career, Rebecca worked with the BBC on radio news and sport publicity, and media and stakeholder communications around diversity, moving on to work in PR agencies on B2B comms, and on social issues with various non-profits. At ECSJ she will bring this experience to bear in moderating the sessions about inclusion in research and journalism.

Rebecca ClearCommunication specialist

Rebecca Clear is the Corporate Responsibility Communications Director at Elsevier. Before joining Elsevier last year, she spent five years as head of media relations for conservation NGO WWF International. Earlier in her career, Rebecca worked with the BBC on radio news and sport publicity, and media and stakeholder communications around diversity, moving on to work in PR agencies on B2B comms, and on social issues with various non-profits. At ECSJ she will bring this experience to bear in moderating the sessions about inclusion in research and journalism.

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Anne DijkstraAssistant professor

Anne Dijkstra is an assistant professor in Science Communication in Twente. She studies the changing relationship between science and society and is involved in several international projects.
At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

Anne DijkstraAssistant professor

Anne Dijkstra is an assistant professor in Science Communication in Twente. She studies the changing relationship between science and society and is involved in several international projects.
At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

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Martin EnserinkScience journalist

Martin Enserink is an international news editor at Science, based in the Netherlands.

At ECSJ he will give a 'State of science journalism' speech during the Grand finale.

Martin EnserinkScience journalist

Martin Enserink is an international news editor at Science, based in the Netherlands.

At ECSJ he will give a 'State of science journalism' speech during the Grand finale.

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Laura FortunatoResearcher

Laura Fortunato is an associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. In October 2016 she launched 'Reproducible Research Oxford', a project based at the School of Anthropology and the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC).

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

Laura FortunatoResearcher

Laura Fortunato is an associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. In October 2016 she launched 'Reproducible Research Oxford', a project based at the School of Anthropology and the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC).

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

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Roel van der HeijdenScience journalist

Roel van der Heijden has ten years of experience as a freelance science journalist. He has written for newspapers and magazines, but mostly for the popular scientific website NEMO Kennislink.

Now he has started a business as 'freelance stargazer' with a living room planetarium. He organizes stargazing sessions on the streets, during events and for people at home (www.huiskamerplanetarium.nl).

At ECSJ he will bring his self-built telescope to do some sungazing on the restaurant terrace.

Roel van der HeijdenScience journalist

Roel van der Heijden has ten years of experience as a freelance science journalist. He has written for newspapers and magazines, but mostly for the popular scientific website NEMO Kennislink.

Now he has started a business as 'freelance stargazer' with a living room planetarium. He organizes stargazing sessions on the streets, during events and for people at home (www.huiskamerplanetarium.nl).

At ECSJ he will bring his self-built telescope to do some sungazing on the restaurant terrace.

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Desiree HovingModerator

Desiree Hoving is a a program creator and moderator from the Netherlands. Previously, she worked as a science journalist for various media.

At ECSJ she will open the conference and host the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

Desiree HovingModerator

Desiree Hoving is a a program creator and moderator from the Netherlands. Previously, she worked as a science journalist for various media.

At ECSJ she will open the conference and host the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

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Arnout JaspersScience journalist

Arnout Jaspers is a science journalist specialising in anything that can be sensibly quantified. He has written extensively about physics, astronomy, climate, the environment, nuclear energy, mathematics and cryptography for Dutch, English and American media.

At ECSJ he will give a presentation titled 'Meaningless death counts: what the WHO gets wrong every time'.

Arnout JaspersScience journalist

Arnout Jaspers is a science journalist specialising in anything that can be sensibly quantified. He has written extensively about physics, astronomy, climate, the environment, nuclear energy, mathematics and cryptography for Dutch, English and American media.

At ECSJ he will give a presentation titled 'Meaningless death counts: what the WHO gets wrong every time'.

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Lucas KeijningScience communicator

Lucas Keijning is a freelance science communicator from the Netherlands. He uses playful formats to get people curious and investigate the world around them. He worked at NEMO Science Museum for ten years. Now he trains scientists to convey their stories in the best way, moderates events and builds chain reactions every now and then.

At ECSJ he is the quizmaster during the Grand finale.

Lucas KeijningScience communicator

Lucas Keijning is a freelance science communicator from the Netherlands. He uses playful formats to get people curious and investigate the world around them. He worked at NEMO Science Museum for ten years. Now he trains scientists to convey their stories in the best way, moderates events and builds chain reactions every now and then.

At ECSJ he is the quizmaster during the Grand finale.

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Annemarie KerkhoffModerator

Annemarie Kerkhoff is a linguist (PhD from Utrecht University) and senior researcher at Auris, an organisation for children with hearing, speech and language disorders.

She is also a freelance science writer.

At ECSJ she will be moderating the session 'Behind the hype'.

Annemarie KerkhoffModerator

Annemarie Kerkhoff is a linguist (PhD from Utrecht University) and senior researcher at Auris, an organisation for children with hearing, speech and language disorders.

She is also a freelance science writer.

At ECSJ she will be moderating the session 'Behind the hype'.

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Anne van KesselPresident of VWN

Anne van Kessel is a freelance science journalist and president of VWN (the Dutch association for science journalism and communication). At ECSJ she will be hosting the day, together with Krijn Soeteman.

Anne van KesselPresident of VWN

Anne van Kessel is a freelance science journalist and president of VWN (the Dutch association for science journalism and communication). At ECSJ she will be hosting the day, together with Krijn Soeteman.

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Maarten KeulemansScience journalist

Maarten Keulemans is science journalist for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. He was elected Dutch Journalist of the Year 2021. The jury praised his ‘tireless reporting’ of the corona pandemic. Another topic he follows closely is climate research.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

Maarten KeulemansScience journalist

Maarten Keulemans is science journalist for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. He was elected Dutch Journalist of the Year 2021. The jury praised his ‘tireless reporting’ of the corona pandemic. Another topic he follows closely is climate research.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

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Kai KupferschmidtScience journalist

Kai Kupferschmidt is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine based in Berlin, Germany. He writes about infectious diseases as well as food science, nutrition, evolution and science policy.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

Kai KupferschmidtScience journalist

Kai Kupferschmidt is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine based in Berlin, Germany. He writes about infectious diseases as well as food science, nutrition, evolution and science policy.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

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Heidi LedfordScience journalist

Heidi Ledford is a senior reporter at Nature, mostly covering biomedicine. She is based in London.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

Heidi LedfordScience journalist

Heidi Ledford is a senior reporter at Nature, mostly covering biomedicine. She is based in London.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

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Annique MossouBellingcat researcher

Annique Mossou is a trainer and researcher for Bellingcat. Previously she was part of an OSINT-team of the Dutch National Police, where she specialized in online jihadist propaganda. At Bellingcat, she focuses on the world of mis- and disinformation and conspiracy theories.

At ECSJ she will deliver a workshop 2 hour workshop, together with Yoeri van der Weide.

Annique MossouBellingcat researcher

Annique Mossou is a trainer and researcher for Bellingcat. Previously she was part of an OSINT-team of the Dutch National Police, where she specialized in online jihadist propaganda. At Bellingcat, she focuses on the world of mis- and disinformation and conspiracy theories.

At ECSJ she will deliver a workshop 2 hour workshop, together with Yoeri van der Weide.

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Elisa NelissenResearcher

Elisa Nelissen is PhD researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) studying the (transcultural) circulation of COVID-19 science news.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

Elisa NelissenResearcher

Elisa Nelissen is PhD researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) studying the (transcultural) circulation of COVID-19 science news.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

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Ochieng' OgodoScience journalist

Ochieng' Ogodo is a Kenyan science journalist writing for local and international media houses. He is the English-speaking Africa and the Middle East region winner for the 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting.

He is a member of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists and the patron of the Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KENSJA). Ogodo is the immediate former SciDev.Net’s Regional Coordinator and Editor for Sub-Saharan Africa English Edition.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

Ochieng' OgodoScience journalist

Ochieng' Ogodo is a Kenyan science journalist writing for local and international media houses. He is the English-speaking Africa and the Middle East region winner for the 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting.

He is a member of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists and the patron of the Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KENSJA). Ogodo is the immediate former SciDev.Net’s Regional Coordinator and Editor for Sub-Saharan Africa English Edition.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

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jacopo PasottiScience writer

Jacopo Pasotti is a science and environmental writer from Basel, Switzerland. He is specialized in environmental and social reporting from all over the world. His contributions have been published in National Geographic, GEO, Repubblica, Wired, Vanity Fair, El Pais, Deutsche Welle, Die Zeit, and Science among others.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

jacopo PasottiScience writer

Jacopo Pasotti is a science and environmental writer from Basel, Switzerland. He is specialized in environmental and social reporting from all over the world. His contributions have been published in National Geographic, GEO, Repubblica, Wired, Vanity Fair, El Pais, Deutsche Welle, Die Zeit, and Science among others.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

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Sergio PistoiScience journalist

Sergio Pistoi is a science writer and book author from Italy. He's written for media such as Scientific American, Reuters, the New Scientist and Nature.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

Sergio PistoiScience journalist

Sergio Pistoi is a science writer and book author from Italy. He's written for media such as Scientific American, Reuters, the New Scientist and Nature.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

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Alexander PleijterUniversity lecturer

Alexander Pleijter (Leiden University) is an expert in online journalism and fact checking. He is one of the coordinators of the Dutch ‘News checkers’-website www.nieuwscheckers.nl, a project that aims to help the public properly evaluate (online) news and to teach journalism students the skill of fact checking.

At ECSJ he will talk about how to recognise hoaxes and fake news in science reporting.

Alexander PleijterUniversity lecturer

Alexander Pleijter (Leiden University) is an expert in online journalism and fact checking. He is one of the coordinators of the Dutch ‘News checkers’-website www.nieuwscheckers.nl, a project that aims to help the public properly evaluate (online) news and to teach journalism students the skill of fact checking.

At ECSJ he will talk about how to recognise hoaxes and fake news in science reporting.

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Elizabeth PollitzerDirector Portia

Elizabeth Pollitzer is co-founder and Director of Portia Ltd., a London-based nonprofit organization focused on improving gender equality in science and inclusion of gender dimension in research and innovation content. She has served as "architect" of the Gender Summit since its inception in 2011, guiding its focus on gender issues in research and innovation and helping to bring together the scientists, policy makers, gender scholars and others groups in the science system.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

Elizabeth PollitzerDirector Portia

Elizabeth Pollitzer is co-founder and Director of Portia Ltd., a London-based nonprofit organization focused on improving gender equality in science and inclusion of gender dimension in research and innovation content. She has served as "architect" of the Gender Summit since its inception in 2011, guiding its focus on gender issues in research and innovation and helping to bring together the scientists, policy makers, gender scholars and others groups in the science system.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

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Ashani RanathungaResearcher

Ashani Ranathunga is a civil and environmental engineer and lecturer at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on utilizing industrial and agricultural waste as anthropogenic soil for soft ground improvement and mine rehabilitation. She has completed her undergraduate studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka), did her PhD and at Monash Unversity (Australia) and was a lecturer at the University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka).

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

Ashani RanathungaResearcher

Ashani Ranathunga is a civil and environmental engineer and lecturer at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on utilizing industrial and agricultural waste as anthropogenic soil for soft ground improvement and mine rehabilitation. She has completed her undergraduate studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka), did her PhD and at Monash Unversity (Australia) and was a lecturer at the University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka).

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

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Anne ScheelResearcher

Anne Scheel is a meta-science post-doc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden. She is interested in which research and publication practices can improve the reproducibility of the published literature, and how researchers can be encouraged to design more falsifiable and informative studies.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

Anne ScheelResearcher

Anne Scheel is a meta-science post-doc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden. She is interested in which research and publication practices can improve the reproducibility of the published literature, and how researchers can be encouraged to design more falsifiable and informative studies.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

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Ylann SchemmDirector Elsevier Foundation

Ylann Schemm is the Elsevier Foundation’s Director. In 2020, Ylann was appointed Chair of the Executive Council of Research4Life, a UN-publisher partnership to bridge access gaps for researchers and doctors in developing countries. In addition, Ylann is Elsevier’s VP of Corporate Responsibility. She is both American and Dutch and based in Amsterdam.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

Ylann SchemmDirector Elsevier Foundation

Ylann Schemm is the Elsevier Foundation’s Director. In 2020, Ylann was appointed Chair of the Executive Council of Research4Life, a UN-publisher partnership to bridge access gaps for researchers and doctors in developing countries. In addition, Ylann is Elsevier’s VP of Corporate Responsibility. She is both American and Dutch and based in Amsterdam.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Research And Journalism: The North/South Dialogue'.

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Krijn SoetemanScience journalist and organizer of ECSJ

Krijn Soeteman is the former president of VWN (the Dutch association for science journalism and communication) and one of the organizers of ECSJ 2022. Together with Anne van Kessel he will be hosting the day.

Krijn SoetemanScience journalist and organizer of ECSJ

Krijn Soeteman is the former president of VWN (the Dutch association for science journalism and communication) and one of the organizers of ECSJ 2022. Together with Anne van Kessel he will be hosting the day.

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Ewout SteyerbergResearcher

Ewout Steyerberg is a professor of Clinical Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making at Leiden University Medical Center.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

Ewout SteyerbergResearcher

Ewout Steyerberg is a professor of Clinical Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making at Leiden University Medical Center.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

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Adam TravisHead of Inclusion & Diversity at Logitech

Adam Travis is Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Logitech. He has worked in Helsinki, Berlin, London and Amsterdam, and in multiple industries / sectors including technology, financial services, express delivery, consulting and energy.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

Adam TravisHead of Inclusion & Diversity at Logitech

Adam Travis is Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Logitech. He has worked in Helsinki, Berlin, London and Amsterdam, and in multiple industries / sectors including technology, financial services, express delivery, consulting and energy.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Inclusion in Science And Science Journalism : The Gender Issue'.

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Fabio TuroneScience journalist

Fabio Turone is Editor in Chief of the Agency Zoe based in Milan (working for several media, covering mostly medicine and health), and Executive Director of the Centre for Ethics in Science and Journalism.

At ECSJ he will be moderating the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

Fabio TuroneScience journalist

Fabio Turone is Editor in Chief of the Agency Zoe based in Milan (working for several media, covering mostly medicine and health), and Executive Director of the Centre for Ethics in Science and Journalism.

At ECSJ he will be moderating the session 'Mending the Reproducibility crisis'.

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Bart VerheggenResearcher

Bart Verheggen is a climate scientist and teacher at Amsterdam University College. He has been an active participant in the social debate about climate change for years.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

Bart VerheggenResearcher

Bart Verheggen is a climate scientist and teacher at Amsterdam University College. He has been an active participant in the social debate about climate change for years.

At ECSJ he is one of the speakers during the session 'Climate reporting: it’s not the end of the world?'

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Sofie VerkestResearcher

Sofie Verkest is a science communication researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. Before stepping into research, she worked as a journalist, copywriter and science communication professional.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

Sofie VerkestResearcher

Sofie Verkest is a science communication researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. Before stepping into research, she worked as a journalist, copywriter and science communication professional.

At ECSJ she is one of the speakers during the session 'Behind the hype'.

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Jop de VriezeScience journalist

Jop de Vrieze is a freelance science and investigative journalist who followed the corona developments closely.

At ECSJ he will be moderating the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

Jop de VriezeScience journalist

Jop de Vrieze is a freelance science and investigative journalist who followed the corona developments closely.

At ECSJ he will be moderating the session 'Pandemic science reporting – when the professional becomes personal'.

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Youri van der WeideBellingcat researcher

Youri van der Weide is an open source researcher and trainer for Bellingcat. He has worked on a wide variety of topics including human rights abuses in Africa, migration in the Eastern Mediterranean, arms exports by EU countries, and research into new open source research tools and methods.

At ECSJ he will deliver a workshop 2 hour workshop, together with Annique Mossou.

Youri van der WeideBellingcat researcher

Youri van der Weide is an open source researcher and trainer for Bellingcat. He has worked on a wide variety of topics including human rights abuses in Africa, migration in the Eastern Mediterranean, arms exports by EU countries, and research into new open source research tools and methods.

At ECSJ he will deliver a workshop 2 hour workshop, together with Annique Mossou.

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