Career focused programme

SciComm Professionals

Representatives of research centers, science museums, media and companies meet SCICOMM students  to present their activities. Students can get familiar with the recruitment process, labour market demands, and work or internship opportunities.
Students will also have the opportunity to discuss about skills, competencies that are required for a successful integration in the field of science and innovation communication.

Communication Professional


Marina Lalovic

Serbian journalist based in Rome. She has been living in Italy since 2000, where she graduated from the University “La Sapienza” in Journalism and Publishing. She is currently working at Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana), Radio Rai 3, where she is one of the hosts of Radio3Mondo, a radio show focused on a news from around the world, international press review, stories, interviews and on-the-spot reporting including highlights. She worked as a correspondent for a Serbian daily “Politika” as well as for the Serbian radiotelevision B92. She also cooperated with Associated Press Television News bureau in Rome and was one of the reporters of BABEL TV (SKY), a first Italian TV station completely dedicated to an immigration issue in Italy.

Elisabetta Tola

Journalist and science communicator. She is the co-founder of the science communication agency Formicablu, radio presenter of the daily science programme Radio3Scienza on RAI Radio 3 and of the weekly tech&digital innovation programme Pensatech at Radio Città del Capo, Elisabetta is also co-founder of the iData research project, organiser of the first data journalism courses in Italy and of the Hacks & Hackers’ Italian chapter, co-author of Wired Italy’s #safeschools data investigation on seismic risk assessment in Italian schools. Elisabetta is also the founder of, a web lab for data-driven stories and tutorials.

Roberta Villa

Medical doctor, freelance health journalist and science writer, Roberta Villa had been contributing to main Italian magazines and newspapers, such as Corriere della Sera, for more than 25 years.
Author of “Acqua sporca” (Zadig, 2014), on the Stamina affair, and “Vaccini, il diritto di non avere paura” (Corriere della Sera, 2017), she is speaker, moderator or teacher at conferences, round tables and courses targeted to scientists, doctors, journalists and students.
She has also been working on EU-funded projects and currently involved in QUEST (Quality and Efficacy of Science Communication in Europe) at Ca’Foscari University in Venice.

Martin W. Angler


Paolo Magliocco


Communication Professionals

Previous years

Annika Moberg

Head of Communications for the Young Academy of Sweden, former Communications Officer at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Editor for the Nobel Prize press materials and science posters, Co-founder of Forskom – the Swedish Network for Science Communication. Brand design expert.

Tia Kansara

Hailed amongst the Top 100 most influential leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards, Tia is a multi award-winning entrepreneur, economist and CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd, a cause and a collective action to protect the global commons. She is co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd – the first ISO-certified sustainable lifestyle consultancy, for which she is the youngest awardee of the the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship.

Giovanni Carrada

Giovanni is an independent author, curator, and consultant who specializes in the communication of complex topics and issues to a wide public. Since 1994 he has been writing for Superquark, Italy’s leading science popularization TV programme, broadcast by RAI 1. For RAI, he has also conceived and written documentaries and information campaigns on issues ranging from food to the European Union.

Marco Castellazzi

Marco is a marine biologist. He started working on TV in 1994 as a consultant. He collaborated in the production of various TV documentaries such as La compagnia dell’Arca (Canale 5), Animals and Animals (Rai 3), Condominio Terra (Rai 3), Alle falde del Kilimanjaro (Rai 3) and he is the author of the TV documentaries Geo & geo and Cose dell’altra Geo. Since e 2011 he is also the conductor of  Geoscienza.

Fredrik Moberg
PhD in Marine Ecology and Natural Resources Management, Senior communications advisor and researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre. In 2015 he co-founded “The Biosphere Code”, an initiative to better understand and govern the way algorithms shape our biosphere. Fredrik is also the Director of Albaeco, an independent organisation communicating the latest in sustainability science with a focus on nature’s importance to society and its economy.

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute

Gabriele Beccaria

Journalist and science popularizer. Gabriele Beccaria is a scientific journalist and editor of Tuttoscienze, the weekly science and innovation supplement  of  the newspaper«La Stampa».

Antonio Pratesi

Physician and nutritionist. He is medical writer and columnist at Il Fatto Alimentare

Brian Trench

Science communication researcher and trainer, and a former university lecturer and journalist. Author of many papers and book chapters on various aspects of science communication; co-ordinator and participant in international research projects; presenter of talks and workshop in over 20 countries. Co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (2008, 2014), of The Public Communication of Science (4-volume anthology in series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, 2016), and of Little Country, Big Talk – science communication in Ireland (2017). Member of the PCST Scientific Committee for 14 years and president of the network since 2014.

Claudio Giunta

Claudio is the author of several monographs and articles in newspapers and magazines.  Essayist, philologist and historian of Italian literature and medieval poetry, he also has publications on contemporary culture.  In 2015 he published his first crime novel. He is full professor at the University of trento and Rector’s delegate for press and communication.

Lorenzo Pinna

Science journalist he collaborates in the production of the TV documentaries Quark and Superquark.He is the author of several science and tech communication books