BIOMIICS & LABORATOONS
Miriam Rivera is a science communicator specialising in comic format. Graduate in Human Biology and Master's Degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication. Technical secretary and communications officer in the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication. With her Biomiics she helps communicators, popularisers, scientists and their organisations to make their target audience aware of their advances through stories in a visual, eye-catching and understandable but rigorous format: the comic. He has worked for clients such as the Vall d'Hebron Oncology Institute (VHIO), King's College London, Roche and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), and has given workshops on scientific comics for professionals in the scientific sector.
Jesús Sánchez Ruiz is a researcher, science communicator and scientific cartoonist through his project Laboratoons. PhD in Molecular Biology by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has worked in laboratories at the National Biotechnology Centre (CNB), the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO) and the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC). He is currently project manager at the CRIS Cancer Foundation. He is a collaborator of the scientific dissemination community Scenio.
Monica Lalanda is s doctor, cartoonist, and coordinator of the first master on graphic medicine in Spain.
THE SASSY SCIENCE PROJECT
Mario Pelaez-Fernandez, also known as SassyScience Sassy Science, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón. Her research focuses on the intersection of electron microscopy and nanomaterials. Self-described as “bisexual, non-binary and full of clownery”, during her PhD within the Marie Slodowska-Curie project “Enabling Excelence” she decided to merge her passion for drag and her passion for science to create The SassyScience Project, a project that uses drag as a medium to popularize STEM and the people behind it. This popularization is conceived from the very beginning with a specific targeting of underrepresented groups in STEM.