Dr Tobias Maier
Dr Tobias Maier is a science communication professional with a PhD in biochemistry and a ten-year track record in academic research. He joined NaWik in 2015 and is the head for seminars and training. Tobias has extensive experience in giving workshops and seminars for scientists, both on site and online. For NaWik, he gives seminars on the basics of science communication, on social media and on science communication strategies for grant proposals.
Dr Ulrike Brandt-Bohne
Dr Ulrike Brandt-Bohne is a science communication professional with a PhD in biology. She has many years of research experience. Besides her scientific activities, Ulrike has been working as a moderator for the German science show “Kopfball”, as a scriptwriter for the German public broadcaster SWR and as a moderator for various events. Ulrike publishes articles about science on different platforms regularly. At NaWik she gives social media and scientific writing seminars, as well as training in giving presentations.
Chris Spatschek is a communication designer and a science enthusiast. Already during his studies, Chris focused on the intersection of art, science and the public. He is the co-founder of the collective Science Vision and realized a number of projects for institutions, research groups and scientists. He joined NaWik in 2016 and is involved in the design aspects of all projects. Chris gives seminars and workshops on visual science communication
Dr Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
Dr Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is a science communication professional with a PhD in chemistry. She wrote her thesis at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Polymer Research and at Harvard University. Mai is a public speaker (e.g. Falling Walls and TEDxBerlin) and performs at science slams. She runs two highly popular Youtube channels: „MaiLab“ and „The Secret Life Of Scientists“. At NaWik she is specialized on Video, Social Media and Scientific Writing trainings.
Ingo Knopf is a science communication professional with university degrees in biochemistry and movie studies. After 10 years as editor in the science department of a major public broadcasting station in Germany (WDR) he currently works as a science journalist for TV and online media. Ingo supports scientific institutions in optimising their media appearances. At NaWik, he is specialised on Media, Interview and Presentation Trainings for scientists.
Dr Alexander Mäder
Dr Alexander Mäder is a professor at Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. He has been a science editor and reporter for 15 years. He studied philosophy of science and writes about ethics, climate change, psychology and space exploration. Alexander started his career at “Berliner Zeitung”, moved on to “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and headed the science magazine “bild der wissenschaft” before starting over as a freelancer. At NaWik he gives writing seminars.
Dr Holger Breithaupt
Dr Holger Breithaupt has a PhD in biology and a MA in science journalism. He worked as freelance editor and writer for American Scientist, Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft and Süddeutsche Zeitung before he joined EMBO reports, a scientific journal, where he is responsible for news and commentaries. Holger has taught courses in scientific writing and risk communication. Since 2014 he teaches presentation and basic communication seminars in English for the NaWik.
Dr Jens Foell
Dr Jens Foell is a PhD neuropsychologist and science communicator with degrees from the University of Tübingen and Heidelberg University. As a researcher at the CIMH in Mannheim and at Florida State University, he has studied the relationship between our brains and our experiences using neuroimaging. Among other things, he has published an award-winning study on neural activity and phantom limb pain. In 2017, he founded the Twitter account Real Scientists DE, which provides its readers with a unique look into the work and life of a new researcher every week. He is working as an editor for maiLab, the highly decorated science communication format led by NaWik trainer Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim. At NaWik, Jens Foell is a trainer for seminars on the basics of science communication, communicating science online and scientific writing.
Richard Fuchs is a science journalist, media trainer and expert on environmental and energy topics. He was for more than 10 years a correspondent at Deutsche Welle’s parliamentary desk in Berlin. Today, he works as senior editor and contributing author for several German public service broadcasters – amongst others Deutschlandfunk, SWR or BR. His work has earned him several journalism awards, for example the Journalism Award of the German Mittelstand and the Friedrich and Isabel Vogel Award. He has worked as a media trainer for the Deutsche Welle Academy since 2008 and also trained journalism students at HMKW University of Applied Sciences. At NaWik, he holds seminars on media training, podcast, the basics of science communication, presentation and interview techniques.