About Science Matters

Nothing in science has
any value to society if it is
not communicated.

- Anna Roe -

Science Matters is an agency with a broad expertise in written and oral science communication, training, stakeholder outreach and public engagement.

We arm scientists with the skills to communicate science more effectively to a variety of audiences, media to more accurately cover science topics, museums with the development of educational science experiences, and scientific companies with their storytelling.

Our main assets are our ability to understand and translate science and technology to inform, spark debate, or connect different stakeholders.

Our Services

We help you to communicate complex science in an easy and accesible way.

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News & Blogs

A selection of our media coverage.

PRESS: 5 minutes with Nadine Bongaerts from Science Matters

October 11, 2019

Synthetic biology is increasingly being used to create new consumer products, which are now entering the market. The question is ‘how do we make sure society is ready for them?’

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EVENT: Science Café, Stockholm

October 10, 2019

Finding a solution for Rheumatoid Arthritis & Lymphoma: How can science help? Researchers from the European Cosmic-H2020 project present and discuss research for Rheumatoid Arthritis and lymphoma with non-scientists and patients.

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BLOG: Every scientists should meet a patient

February 3, 2018

Studying breast cancer is a big challenge and does not only require hard work from scientists: patients can help as well to make progress. We organized an outreach event where researchers and breast cancer patients exchanged their...

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TEAM

Science Matters was founded in 2011 by molecular biologists Dr. Eva Brinkman and Dr. Nadine Bongaerts with the aim to help researchers and organisations to effectively communicate science.

Over the past 10 years, Science Matters has supported a wide variety of outreach & communication projects. From organising public debates and developing science education, to supporting deep tech companies and training scientists in translating complicated research in a meaningful and engaging way!
Dr. Nadine Bongaerts
Dr. Eva Brinkman

Nadine Bongaerts is a true connector between science, society and business. For the past 10+ years, she has combined a career in science, with science outreach / communication as well as building ecosystems for deeptech entrepreneurship. She obtained her bachelor and master degrees in Life Sciences & Technology from Leiden University & Delft University of Technology, and graduated with the highest honors from her Ph.D. in synthetic biology (University Paris Descartes). During her thesis research, she developed novel biotechnologies to find new antibiotics against tuberculosis. Moreover she is a board member for the international deeptech organisation Hello Tomorrow and a professional international speaker for amongst others Singularity University. Nadine is passionate about developing powerful communication strategies and establishing strong connections between stakeholders to support science innovation.

Dr. Eva Brinkman
Dr. Eva Brinkman

Eva Brinkman is an experienced and passionate science communicator. She studied Life Science & Technology at Delft University of Technology & University Leiden. Next, she performed here Ph.D. at the Netherlands Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in Amsterdam working on chromatin biology and genome editing and graduated cum laude. She co-developed a CRISPR/Cas assessment tool and was awarded with AVL award 2018 and BioSB Young Investigator Award 2019. Eva is a creative translator of complex science, an excellent educator for a wide variety of audiences, and an effective coach for scientific presentations.


MEET OUR EXPERTS

Our Science Matters Experts are always up for a challenge.
Together, they offer a broad variety of expertises to match your specific needs.

Gideon van den Berg
Ecologist & Science Writer

Gideon is a passionate ecologist, skilled science communicator, and experienced academic writer. Gideon graduated cum laude in both his BSc Biodiversity and Ecology (Stellenbosch University) and MSc Zoology (University of Pretoria) degrees. His research revealed that South African southern right whales are sensitive to the impacts of climate change. Although still actively involved in applied research, Gideon helps non-native English-speaking scientists editing manuscripts, and translates complex science to audiences with varying technical backgrounds through blogs, social media posts or press releases.

Dr. Greta Faccio
Biologist, Science Communicator & IP, Scientific Marketing Specialist

Greta Faccio is an experienced scientist with a doctorate in genetics from the University of Helsinki and 10+ year experience in academia and global companies from the cosmetic and chemical sector. She is an experienced communicator of scientific and innovation topics with >40 peer- reviewed articles, 2 book chapters, multiple articles in magazines and social channels, 1 patent. Moreover, she provides training: workshops/short courses on academic and non -academic publishing, self-branding for scientists and intellectual property for academics.

Contact Us

Science Matters is active in several European countries.
We accept international projects in Dutch, English or French.