Our Team

Federico Germani

Federico Germani

Founder, director, EDITOR, DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER

Federico is a passionate and enthusiastic geneticist and molecular biologist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder and director of Culturico. He brings awareness to the broad public of how the scientific publishing system works. He believes in multidisciplinary approaches, as opposed to narrow-minded – limited – ways of looking at reality. This is why he reads and writes about topics ranging from science to international relations, and from society to philosophy.

Simone Redaelli

Simone Redaelli

Vice-director, EDITOR, DIGITAL MEDIA Manager

Drifted somewhere in Germany under an eager soul, Simone is a bleeding scientist and writer. In his childhood, he gained few rudimentals about biology and poetry, blending the beauty of observation to the inner eye of literature. For the entire life, he has been suffering from a rare and unpleasant disease, which rocks down his bones and constantly ignites his flesh: the desire of truth.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” – Benjamin Franklin. Anna is a passionate scientist who obtained a PhD in the field of cancer research at the University of Zürich. She is currently working as a medical writer, inspired by her belief that scientific progress is only possible through proper communication. Anna has both German and Italian roots and has already lived in several European countries. She loves to travel the world, experience new cultures, laugh, and spend time with her little family.

Robert Ganley

Robert Ganley

Linguistic Editor

Robert is a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Zurich (UZH). He graduated with a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2016, and also received a MRes with distinction from the same university. His current research interests include neuronal circuits for pain control and transmission in the central nervous system.

Bhavna Karnani

Bhavna Karnani

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

After obtaining her MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from ETH Zurich, Bhavna continued her academic experience as a Junior Researcher in Milan to gain a deeper understanding of regulatory T cells involved in cancer and autoimmune diseases. Bhavna currently works in the Scientific Affairs department in Lugano, Switzerland. She strongly believes that adequately educating the public on complex medical and scientific matters is of utmost importance for the progression of our society. 

Alexander F. Brown

Alexander F. Brown

Linguistic editoR

Alex is an Anglo-Italian with a profound interest in science, the humanities and how they interlink. Having completed a PhD in molecular neuroscience from UCL, he has now moved into the field of scientific writing and is based in Oxford. His articles will focus on his scientific, cultural and philosophical interests. Whether seemingly more abstract or concrete in theme, they will be linked by one thing: a desire to address what really matters in the context of a sometimes impersonal modernity.

Fabrizio G. Doccula

Fabrizio G. Doccula

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER

Fabrizio was born in Sicily, in the very south of Italy, but he has been living in Milan since 2010. He obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology with a specialization in Plant Physiology. Beyond Science, he is passionate about food, wines and spirit – blues, rock & electronic music, soccer and Jack Nicholson’s movies. The perfect Italian stereotype!
Fun fact: Netflix lover and cactus killer (despite his PhD!) – Friends call him Gandi after his peaceful nature.

Celeste is an Italian student in Communication Sciences with a big passion for books, movies and videogames. When she’s not busy nerding out, she works as a swimming instructor. She dreams to be a fiction writer and editor someday, and to help promote equal rights through her stories.

Hind was born and raised in East Jerusalem, Palestine. Growing up in a conflict zone and being faced with a daily reality of oppression, she decided to move to Europe to pursue her university education. Throughout the last 10 years, she has lived in multiple cities in pursuit of her interest in science, whilst creating long-lasting friendships, many of which have shaped who she is today. She has recently successfully defended her doctoral thesis in cancer biology at the University of Zurich.

Luisa Vernizzi

Luisa Vernizzi

SCIENTIFIC EDITOR

Luisa is originally from Milan, Italy and moved to Zurich for a PhD in molecular biology/genetics. Her interest in science, however, extends to a variety of topics, including the relationship between science and society. Besides, she is very passionate about ballet and almost every sport related to mountains, where she flees whenever she can.

Dan is a graphic designer and artist from Monterrey, Mexico. In his free time he’s probably consuming and enjoying film, TV, books, or videogames. Firm believer in critical thinking as a tool for improving ourselves and society. Fluffy, cute animals are a soft spot of his.

Emeline is a Belgium based illustrator currently living and working near Brussels. She produces mainly vector artwork, creating colorful images and web content. She has worked as a special ed teacher for two years after finally deciding to take a big jump into the freelance illustration world. In her work, she likes to focus on bright colors and simple forms to create harmonious and joyful illustrations, full of all sorts of characters, animals and human beings.

Tom Reed

Tom Reed

ARTIST

Tom is an English artist living in Switzerland. He is left handed. He has to buy many ink nibs to find a good one. He makes paintings, drawings and has written ten children’s books. He teaches visualisation courses at universities and drawing courses in his studio. He studied at the universities of Oxford and London. A degree in painting means he is the go to guy in the family to get the last bit out of the toothpaste tube.

Rebecca is a blogger, special education advocate, and mother of two complex children living in suburban America.  Lover of the mind and its workings she previously worked as a clinical neuroscience research assistant; also lover of statistics she spent a stint as a systems and performance analyst. Fundamentally, she is a lover and defender of children, and that is a very good thing; because, she has two who need her very much. Her writing focuses on the topics of motherhood, disability, and mental health.

Nadia is currently a PhD student in Milan. Her research focuses on the role of  immune cells in Multiple Sclerosis. Nadia grew up in Gaeta, a small seaside town in the centre of Italy, and graduated at Sapienza University in Rome. Creativity, curiousity and love for nature has always been a part of her personality. In her free time she enjoys snorkeling, doodling and cooking.

Simon is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator creating tailored cartoons and graphics for a wide range of groups, not-for-profits and other organisations.
Knowing that cartoons have a life of roughly 3-4 seconds (from his own scientific testing with stopwatch and kids), he finds wrestling ideas into some graphic, understandable – and fun, form is always a challenge. Simon lives in South Australia.
Tom writes about technology, science, and the future of entrepreneurship. In his second life, he is a couch-philosopher and enthusiastically tries to watch as many live sports as possible.
Eva Stelling

Eva Stelling

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER

Eva is a half Italian half German who lives in Vienna where she also worked as a Kindergartenteacher for a few years. She wanted to turn her passion for travelling into a job, so she started studying Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2019. Besides, she loves spending time developing her skills in landscape-photography, arts & crafts and music.

Robert Ganley
Tom Reed
Hind Hashwah
Fabrizio G. Doccula
Anna K. Stelling-Germani

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