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About me – English version

I am a science writer. I am graduated in Medicine (MD) at the University of Pisa and I received a Master in Science communication by the Sissa of Trieste.

My first novel is about to come out! “Le mie amiche streghe” (Einaudi).

I am among the anchors of Tutta Salute (Rai3), a daily tv program on health and medicine.

I also currently write for magazines and newspapers (la Repubblica, Le Scienze, La Stampa – Tuttogreen, Mente e Cervello, Wired.it).

From 2005 to 2011 I worked as a producer for Radio3 Scienza, the daily science program of Radio3 Rai, and I am still among the speakers.

I have been among the speakers and the authors of Memex and Nautilus (Rai Scuola) (2014 – 2016).
I have worked for the italian national television, for the scientific program Cosmo (with Barbara Serra, 2011) and for the report program Presa Diretta (with Riccardo Iacona and Francesca Barzini, 2011 – 2013).

I currently teach scientific journalism in communication schools and in master: I teach science journalism at the Master La scienza nella pratica giornalistica (“Science in journalism”) at the University of Rome – La Sapienza and I have worked with the Master in comunicazione della scienza della Sissa di Trieste, the Istituto per la formazione al giornalismo di Urbino (Journalism School of Urbino) and at International School of Science Journalism di Erice.

I collaborate with publishers as a consultant or as an author (Il SaggiatoreSironi, De Agostini scuola) and communication agencies (La Fabbricaeffecinque). I often participate to cultural events, as a speaker, as a presenter or as a moderator.

I published several books. The most important is Perché ci piace la musica (“Why do we love music”, Sironi editore, 2007, 2012) that have been translated in french (Belin), in english (Music World Media) and in spanish (Rocaeditorial).
In 2013 I published Cosa intendi per domenica (“What do you mean as sunday”, LiberAria edizioni) and Comunicare la scienza, with Francesco Paolo de Ceglia (“Communicating science”, Carocci editore).
In July 2015 went out Irrazionali e contenti, written with Giordano Zevi (Sironi editori).
In September 2016 È la medicina, bellezza!, written with Daniela Ovadia (“That’s medicine, baby!”, Carocci editore).

I am author of the documentary Segna con me (directed by Chiara Tarfano), that won the Best Film Prize at Cinedeaf (International Festival of deaf cinema, 2013), and the First Prize at Festival del Documentario d’Abruzzo (2014).

I am co-curator of the exhibition In Principio, that has been held in Novara from November 2014 untile April 2015 (with Codice – Idee per la cultura, curator Sergio Risaliti and co-curator Stefano Papi).

In 2008 I have been selected for the fellowship Giovanni Armenise – Harvard Medical School Foundation.
In 2010 I received the Premio speciale per la divulgazione scientifica e sociale sull’Hiv/Aids (Special Prize for the Popularisation of Hiv/Aids) of Premio giornalistico Riccardo Tomassetti.
In 2012 I received the Piazzano Prize for science journalism
In 2014 I received the Paolo Antonilli Prize for the external contributors of newspapers.

I am member of the managing board and treasurer of Swim – Science Writers in Italy, italian association that is member of the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) and of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).


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