After the #ECSJ2017 conference: Follow these key speakers on Twitter

After the #ECSJ2017 conference -  follow these key speakers on Twitter

With the conference over, the time has come to let the conference sink in. Follow these speakers and panelists for inspiration.

Science journalists turned the #ECSJ2017 conference into a heavily tweeted and retweeted event
Science journalists turned the #ECSJ2017 conference into a heavily tweeted and retweeted event
ECSJ media team

#ECSJ2017 was a tweeting conference. Social media were an integrated part of the European Conference for Science Journalists 2017 experience. Key slides, messages from speakers and questions from the floor were shared with the outside world, and the hashtag #ECSJ2017 garnered thousands of tweets as delegates interacted virtually through their phones and laptops.

For your inspiration, the #ECSJ2017’s own media team has compiled a list of speakers and panellists that you can follow now the conference is over. The idea is that delegates and anyone else that is interested can scroll down the list and opt to follow some of the people and topics that interest them.

So how did we make this list? We had to make some tough decisions in delimiting it.  

First of all, everybody who is on this list was either a panellist, a speaker, or had some active role to play other than being a part of the conference. Second, everyone who is on this list tweeted about the conference while at the conference using the hashtag #ECSJ2017. Third, at least some of their tweets were in English.

Did we miss out some important people you know? Very likely. Let us know about it by messaging to @ECSJ2017 or @MkeYoung.

The list is not ranked, but is alphabetical by first name. All of the Twitter handles are right-clickable, allowing you to easily browse through and make the decision to follow. The info under each name is in most cases the same as in the Twitter bio field.

Alexander Gerber: @inscico

Scientific Entrepreneur – Prof. of Science Communication, Founder of INSCICO, Publisher 

Alexandra Canet: @alexandracanet

Strategic Communication and public engagement at @CVC_UAB. Tweeting about Science and Research. Personal account.

Allan Flyvbjerg: @AllanFlyvbjerg

Allan Flyvbjerg, M.D., D.Sc., is CEO of Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and previously served in academic positions, currently as a clinical professor at the University of Copenhagen and formerly as Dean at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, Denmark from 2010 to 2016.

Anne Poulsen: @Anne_Poulsen

WFP spokesperson, journalist, media developer & concerned citizen. Tweets mostly about #zerohunger #nutrition #foodsecurity. Tweets my own - RT not endorsement

Anthony King: @AntonyJKing

Anthony King is a freelance science journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. He covers a variety of topics in chemical and biological sciences, as well as science policy, health and innovation.

Berit Viuf: @BeritViuf

A #ECSJ2017 organiser, Berit Viuf is an independent journalist on subjects related to research and science for broad audiences. She has ten years of journalistic experience on various platforms.

Catherine Jex: @CathJex

Science journalist and recovering academic, writing about climate change and earth sciences for @sciencenordic, blogging @takfurthekaffe. Tweets are my own etc.

Cormac Sheridan: @Cormac_Sheridan

Science journalist - @BioWorld, @NatureBiotech - Opinions my own - and, with some exceptions, subject to regular revision

Dara Mohammadi: @Dara_Mo

Science and health journalist. @guardian@TheLancet @newscientist @Channel4

David Budtz Pedersen: @HumanomicsMap

Professor MSO of Science Studies | Director of Research | Humanomics Research Centre | Aalborg University Copenhagen. Tweets about #scipolicy#impact #SSH

Dominique Leglu: @dominiqueleglu

Journaliste, directrice des rédactions/editorial director @Sciences_Avenir @maglarecherche The power of your Imagination! #nucléaire #numérique

Emiliya Hubavenska: @EmiHubavenska

Communications professional, Open Innovation 2.0 team (@OISPG) at DG CONNECT (@DSMeu). Views are my own. #socialmedia #ePlatforms #DigitalSingleMarket

Esa Väliverronen: @esavaliv

Professor in Media and Communications. Tweets on media, science and communication.

Evelyn Warner: @evw_biotech

Editor at @Labiotech_eu, Europe’s leading Digital #Biotech Media || exiled #newyorker, recovering #chemist, proud #catparent

Federico Kukso: @fedkukso

Science writer & historian of science | 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow MIT + Harvard | fedkukso [at] | Konex 2017 | Spa/Eng

Filippa Lentzos: @FilippaLentzos

Researcher focusing on security and governance of emerging technologies in the life sciences.

Georg Dahm: @GeorgDahm

Co-founded the startup Fail Better Media, which is devoted to creating new concepts and business models for digital journalism. Its first project was the award-winning science magazine Substanz (

Hanns-J. Neubert: @sciencecom

Science Journalist, Writer, Consultant, Board of TELI, Chair Int. Advisory Network WCSJ2013

Iina Kohonen: @iinakoho

Senior Adviser at the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). Work is #researchintegrity, research is Soviet Space History.

Ivana Horvat: @supernovahorvat

Working at the Center for the Promotion of Science. Executive Editor of the Elementarijum website. Communication Officer at RRI Tools and SATORI projects.

Jens Degett: @jdegett

Organiser of #ECSJ2017 and President of the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) Former communication director of ESF and EAGLES. Now radio host and journalist.

Julianna Photopoulos: @juliannaphos

TV researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit, writer, camera and science geek. Views are but my own.

Kata Karáth: @KataKarath

Freelance science journalist. Published @qz, @NewScientist. Send tips, maps, cats to katakarath [at]| Views are my own. RTs≠endorsements

Liesbeth Smit: @Liesbeth_Smit

Skeptical nutrition scientist | Developing websites, presentations & e-learning for scientists @TOS_science  | Writer: Eet als een Expert

Marco Merola: @reportingMerola

Journalist, Communication manager @fp7sunrise and @safeartproject, Communication manager of National Committee of Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Maria Bolevich: @1989_mariab

Specialist of Environmental Protection-Environmental/Science Journalist

Martin Enserink: @martinenserink

Science journalist. Contributing editor and writer for Science. Infectious diseases, global health, science policy.

Michael Galsworthy: @mikegalsworthy

Founder of @Scientists4EU and @HealthierIn the EU. Tweets EU & UK science policy, Brexit, health policy, NHS, international science.

Michele Catanzaro: @mcatanzaro

PhD in Physics, journalist Doctor en física, periodista Dottore in fisica, giornalista.

Mico Tatalovic: @MTatalovic

Science journalist. Environment and life sciences news editor @newscientist. Formerly news editor @SciDevNet. Chair of @absw board

Mike Young: @MkeYoung

Founder @MkeYoungAcademy, currently working on @ecsj2017, the European Conference for Science Journalists #ECSJ2017 26-30 June in Copenhagen.

Mikko Myllykoski: @MikkoMyl

FASEJ chair since 2015 and experience director of Heureka, the Finnish science centre, since 2002. Producer of interactive, internationally touring science exhibitions since 1990. MA in history. Published work about museums, history and science engagement. Chair of the ECSITE annual conference program committee.

Núria Jar: @nuriajar

A freelance journalist based in Barcelona. She loves broadcasting and writing new science stories both in Catalan and Spanish. She has worked for numerous radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines and websites.

Peter Hyldgård: @VidPeter

Editor/manager at ScienceNordic and Book: Share Your Research - a hands-on guide to successful science communication

Reetta Kettunen: @reettakettu

Secretary General, Committee for Public Information, Finland

Ron Winslow: @ronwinslow

Planning next chapter after 33+ yrs at #WSJ; co-chair, LOC for #WCSJ2017; spinner, hiker, skier, #golden lover, #redsox. ronwinslow67 [at]

Sam Loewenberg: @samloewenberg

Sam Loewenberg is a journalist who covers global health and public policy. Former Harvard Nieman and Safra fellow.

Sanne Deurloo: @SanneDeurloo

Editor in chief/hoofdredacteur NEMO Kennislink, chair VWN,Dutch assoc for science journalism & communication, unregular on science,- journalism & art,mostly in Dutch

Satu Lipponen: @Lipponen5

Works for the Cancer Society, tweets mostly about journalism, media, tech, science, health and music.

Seema Kumar: @SeemaJJIC

Seema is Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication for Johnson & Johnson.

Shamini Bundell: @SBundell

Science film-maker, Nature journalist, theatre-maker and all-round geek. Views probably my own but external influences can’t be ruled out.

Shawn Otto: @ShawnOtto

Shawn Otto is an award-winning science advocate, writer, teacher, and speaker. He is the cofounder of and the producer of the US Presidential Science Debate. His latest book is the award- winning “The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It.”

Stephan van Duin: @svanduin

New book @ The Online Scientist | Biologist | Science Communication | @RemoteYear Ambassador

Stephen Beckett: @StephenBeckett

Producer/Director @BBCClick + Artist-in-Residence @LabInteract, Sussex University. stephen.beckett [at] or hello [at]

Steve El-sharawy: @Stiff

PROUD CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. Analysing engagement data on world news & working on the tool used by journalists across Europe @ezyinsights. Dad of 3.

Stuart Allan: @StuartAllan123

Professor of Journalism and Communication

Teddy Landén@TeddyLanden

Has 20 years of experience as a TV journalist and is a well-known as a program leader on Sweden’s regional TV4 and SVT Sydnytt. As a filmmaker or TV moderator for more than 1,000 live interviews, Teddy has been commissioned in Sweden, Germany, Scotland, France, Bangladesh, Zambia and the Philippines.

Thomas Hoffmann: @Tuffmann

News editor @sciencenordic Award: European Science Writer 2014 #dkforsk

Tom Zeller Jr.:  @tomzellerjr

Executive editor of Undark Magazine; previously longtime editor and reporter with The New York Times covering energy, climate, and related environmental issues.

Volker Stollorz: @Stollovo

A science journalist or editor.  Freelancer for various magazines and newspapers and coauthored TV-Documentaries for National Public Television. He founded and edited a magazine for professional science writers, which just turned digital:, and is chief editor of the science media center germany (

Wolfgang Chr. Goede: @wcg_w

Longtime editor for German popular science magazine. Now freelancer, event organizer, secretary of WFSJ Board of Directors, former EUSJA board member, Germany/Colombia.

Yves Sciama: @yvessciama

Journaliste en langue française.Citizen of the world. Science, biologie, environnement, choses humaines. Board member @_ajspi. @KSJatMIT14

Key organisations speaking at the conference included:

SciencePOD (@SciencePOD),  a writing, editing, publishing and distribution service to science publishers.

EuroScientist: (@EuroScientist), a grassroots association of scientists and people with an interest in science-related matters in Europe.
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So there was the list! Did we miss out on you? Some other important speakers that fulfilled our criteria? Let us know about it by messaging to @ECSJ2017 or @MkeYoung.