Juan Manuel Sarasua

Career Advisor

Country of action: Belgium, Colombia, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain Languages: English, Spanish
  • 60.00 / 1 hour


A biologist by training, Juan Manuel is a science communicator with over 15 years of experience working with scientists, research and academic institutions and private companies from Europe and America. He holds an MSc in Science Communication from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and an MSc in History of Science from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. As a press officer and project manager for the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), he was in charge of deploying the digital communication strategy of the institution. He coordinated the centre's participation in H2020's Communication projects together with several top institutions along Europe such as EMBL, Karolinska Institute, INSERM, Charite Berlin, Erasmus Rotterdam, etc. As a consultant, Juan has helped scientists and communications departments to disseminate their research, to create communication strategies, to deal with the media, etc. He has worked with scientists from University College London, the European Research Council (ERC), the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), the European Parliamentary Research Service, among others. At the moment he is also working as science journalist for outlets in Europe, Colombia, and USA. His main focus areas are biology, health, basic research, #OpenScience, science policy, science in Latin America and Europe, and most lately #COVID-19. Reputation is one of the most valued assets of a scientist (fairness, ethics, and transparency being other very much valued). The current excitement for science communication in traditional and new media formats has led to an increased amount of scientific content showed to the general public, sometimes showed in uncontrolled and chaotic ways. Juan Manuel's experience can be useful for scientists and institutions so they can create great communication content in a responsible and effective way. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juansarasua/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/juansarasua

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