Amanda Alvarez, PhD | science writer

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Hello · よろしく · Terve! I'm a science writer living in Japan. Currently I do neuroscience-focused science communication and outreach at RIKEN, Japan's national science institute in the Tokyo suburbs. I sometimes blog about #scicomm at reflections and post science writing/journalism/research/open*/publishing/scholcomm links on Flipboard. I received a PhD in vision science from the University of California, Berkeley. You might know me from Berkeley/Oakland/San Francisco, Geneva, Helsinki, Mainz, Milwaukee, New Haven, Oxford, Pretoria, Quantico, Rota, Washington DC.

アマンダ・アルバレスは東京在住のサイエンス・ライターです。自然科学の総合的な研究所である理化学研究所で国際情報発信(英語)を担当しています。また、オタクが科学などを語るイベント「Nerd Nite Tokyo」を毎月、都内で主催し、参加者にビールを片手に楽しんでもらっています。国際広報に関心のある大学や研究機関の広報担当者が一堂に会したイベント「Japan Scicom Forum 2018」の発起人と実行委員でもあります。


blogging, brains, coaching and facilitation, community building, conference organization, digital communications, diversity, editing, event planning, eyeballs, films, open science, outreach, press and media relations, public engagement, research, social media, Suomi, tea, translation


@neuroamanda | neuroamanda at gmail
PGP: B60E 9950 211D 28D8 3410 178C 7158 8AF9 E995 E929

Recent projects

Japan Scicom Forum #SciComAgora Nerd Nite Tokyo
events and conferences for global scicomm community communication workshop at Science Agora サイエンスアゴラ2017 founder/producer of monthly science outreach event
Japan Scicom Forum #SciComAgora Nerd Nite
apostilb Tiedekeskiviikko Coming soon
plain-language summaries & annotation of research papers member and blogger, Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists ...
apostilb Tiedekeskiviikko ** Yksin

Past work

Materials Research Society Bulletin: Materials researchers join historic March for Science—report from Tokyo (2017)

Neurographic: blog for the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (2016-2018)

Best Shortform Science Writing: quarterly curation of standout storytelling (2016-2017)

Institute of Molecular Biology blog: founding admin and writer (2014)

Physics Today: Eco-conscious cleaning with polymer beads (2014)

Figure One: science blogging (2013-2015)

Inside Science (2013)

Yale Medicine, Medicine@Yale (2013)

Gigaom: energy, big data, science, robotics, apps, tech... (2013)

Cancer Commons (2013)

Canadian Medical Association Journal: International consortium unveils numerous new cancer genetic markers (2013)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: science, health, environment, local... (2012, AAAS Mass Media Fellowship)

Berkeley Science Review: editor (Spring, Fall) and writer (2012)

** Image by hine / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0