Scientist and filmmaker. In his science, Robbie studies how and why honeybees dance and in his films he wants to elegantly entertain while surreptitiously incepting the world with the scientific process. In his free time, Robbie chases moments of truth and love.
Favourite film: Mary and Max, Howl’s moving castle, Amelie
Favourite area of science: evolutionary biology, animal behaviour
Role in SciFilmIt: Social Media Team
Biologist by training and lover of the why-questions. Through a SciFilmIt hackathon, I realised science communication benefits scientists as much as everyone else. My work in outreach at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory is helping me become a skilled storyteller.
Favourite film: I could never choose…Franklyn hits a lot of the spots though
Favourite area of science: Interdisciplinary teamwork aka bringing creative weirdostogether
Role in SciFilmIt: Marketing Meerkat for the Hackathon Basel (Social Media)
As a PhD candidate in psychology in Basel I am developing and testing a gamified augmented reality app to treat specific phobias, especially spider phobia. My interests include mental health awareness, mindfulness and learning new skills.
Favourite area of science: Wandering and wondering in landscape
Role in SciFilmIt: Project Manager for ZurichHackathon
Honestly, I wanted to be a Rockstar, but my bassist career did not go as planned. So here I am, digging holes and modelling landscapes for living. You can find me in the lab or at the next rock concert.
Favourite film: The Truman show, Arrival, Life is a miracle (Zivot Je Cudo)
Favourite area of science: Neuroscience
Role in SciFilmIt: Science communication for Lausanne Hackathon
I am from the heart of Transylvania and after obtaining a Master degree in Neurobiology in Romania, I came to Fribourg to complete a doctorate working on fruit fly neurons. What I love most is interpreting and communicating science and watchingmovies.
Favourite area of science: Genomics/Bioinformatics
Role in SciFilmIt: Project Manager
I’m a PhD Student in Biomedical Sciences, that recently started using Film-making as a medium for Science communication. I’m still finding out where my interests lie, but I’m loving the process of discovering them and me and at the same time.
Role in SciFilmIt: Project Manager for Lausanne Hackathon
I’m passionate about science, human relationships and leadership. I believe that these three notions are deeply linked together in connecting people and making the world a better place. Artistic science films are a powerful media to achievethis dream.
Favourite area of science: Finding indirect ways to investigate real phenomena, when direct observations are just not feasible
Role in SciFilmIt: Film Tech guru
Enrico is a mechanics scientist and a filmmaker. In his PhD, he studies how things break, by means of numerical simulations. He sees filmmaking as the tool that can revolutionize science communication, for its unique way of delivering stories.
Favourite area of science: the brain and all its mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered
Role in SciFilmIt: Logistics and education guru
Aurélie Lattion is a neuroscientist with a passion for science communication. In her thesis, she studied how stressful events during childhood and adolescence can affect social behaviors later in life. Aurélie loves spending fun time with her little ones, who will later hopefully enjoy being engaged with science films.
Kerstin is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for communicating science across disciplines and audiences. Her research in Neuroeconomics at the University of Geneva includes all aspects of decision-making – from the neuroscience behind it, to its impact on financial markets.
Favourite film: Currently I love ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ by Pernille Rose Groenkjaer as it encapsulates how powerful science storytelling can be in documentary. 89mm from Europe by Marcel Lozinski,
Favourite area of science: SPACE and the wonders what could lie out there
Role in SciFilmIt: Fundraising team for ScifilmIt and overall idea-lady
Location: Zürich and the Valais
Kat is a documentary filmmaker and producer currently working for a production and distribution company in Zurich, Switzerland. Before that she worked at Schweizer Radio and Fernsehen and directed and produced her first feature length documentary for SRF. She holds an MFA in Film Directing, her thesis focusing on the future of financing independent film in a changing market. She loves pitching film ideas to potential collaborators and putting teams together. She loves films and stories with humor and a bit of an edge and is convinced that truth is always stranger than fiction, which is why she has dedicated her professional life to documentary storytelling. She is convinced filmmakers and scientists are destined to become good collaborators and friends because they are equally dedicated to their craft.
Role in SciFilmIt: Project Manager for Geneva Hackathon 2020
As a scientist, I have been developing myself in various areas from physics to neuroscience and currently in psychology. And as a person, I have put myself in various cultural and social settings, hopefully to learn about myself and others.
Favourite film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Before Sunrise, GATTACA, Inception, District 9, The Island…
Favourite area of science: All types of microbes, if parasites even better!
Role in SciFilmIt: Communication and Public relations
As a scientist, I have been developing myself in various areas from physics to Curious and creative mind trying to balance the academic scientific career hands-on science, with the passion for languages, travels and science communication. At nights, Science Communication and Future Media student at Salford University.
Favourite film: A serious Man, Carnage, The Matrix, Amelie
Favourite area of science: Immunology
Role in SciFilmIt: Social Media Team
As a scientist, I have been developing myself in various areas from physics to Curious and Research biologist by training, and nowadays I try to make a move to scientific illustration and animation. I’m motivated to make science inspiring, sexy and funny while keeping the information accurate. In my spare time I like: to make music, to go for a run and to eat food. Good food I like.