Volker Stollorz

Volker Stollorz studied biology and philosophy at the university of cologne. A science journalist or editor since 1991 he has been involved in the birth of three major science sections in eminent national german weekly newpapers, DIE ZEIT (1992), DIE WOCHE (1993-1998) and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (since 2001).

He was a regular contributor for the FASZ and did write freelance for german speaking national weekly newspapers and monthly magazins like STERN, GEO and NZZ-Folio, coauthored TV-Documentaries for National Public Television. As a member of the board of the german science writers association Wissenschafts-Pressekonferenz he founded and edited a magazine for professional science writers, which just turned digital: http://meta-magazin.org.

He serves on the programm committee for the german conference „WissensWerte“, which is a discussion hub for pertinent issues between scientists, science journalists and science communication experts every year.

He was a member of the programme committee for two Kavli Symposia on the Future of Science Journalism and Data Mining and acted as a member of the programm advisory committee for the latest World Conference of Science Journalists 2015 in South Korea.

Since June 2015 he is chief editor of the science media center germany (www.sciencemediacenter.de), a new non-for- profit entity engaged in ensuring that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines.

For his articles in the field of science journalism he has received numerous awards, e.g. in 2004 the prestigious Stefan von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism and in 2009 the „European journalism prize“ from the association of german medical journalists (VDMJ).