What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research
I am final year PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. I have a background in bioengineering and my overarching interest is in better understanding how phase separation can drive nuclear organization.
What are you excited about in science communication?
During my career, I have seen how essential it is to communicate our novel scientific findings in a clear and succinct manner. During the global pandemic, I saw it emerge as a powerful tool that shaped public opinion and response. I am interested in getting better at science communication to shape better the public discourse about other global challenges including climate change and sustainability. Communication is an essential aspect of science.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
Our current methods of communicating research through publications are antiquated and only accessible to a select few. The incentive structure that it provides is also flawed. Preprints circumvent many of the problems present in the publication industry and should be accepted as the norm. ASAPbio provides me the opportunity the meet people with similar mindsets and engage in projects that promote that acceptance of preprints in the biological community.
Ask me about...
I play a lot of chess in my free time! I am trying to getting better at using my camera, and I would like to run a marathon in 2022.