photo: David Ausserhofer



Science is changing our world: It captures our imagination but also raises many questions. My life as a science journalist constantly moves between the spheres of science, media and the general public. I bring these worlds together – by writing, by moderating and by counseling. I work with editorial offices, with scientists and science organizations, and with companies.

And it will be a pleasure to work with you.


26-30 October 2017
World Conference of Science Journalists

At the end of October, more than a thousand science journalists from all over the world will gather in San Francisco to discuss current topics. I moderate an event on new therapies for cancer patients, inform myself about trends in science and journalism and collect material for future articles. More at: wcsj2017.org

October 10, 2017
Blue Mining – Towards sustainable deep sea mining

In Aachen I present the final workshop of the EU project “Blue Mining”. It is about the mining of mineral raw materials in the deep sea. Engineers, scientists and economists discuss the following questions: Do we need deep-sea mining? And how can it be made sustainable?

October 5, 2017
Digital Media – Analogue Realities

This symposium in Berlin is focused on the digitalisation of the health and care professions. I guide the audience through the program and moderate a panel discussion with leading experts. The conference is organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training. Information and registration: www.qualifizierungdigital.de

September 8-16, 2017
International Literature Festival Berlin

In the series “Reading the Currents”, I present several readings and discussions with marine researchers and authors who have written fascinating stories about the oceans. Eight evenings are devoted to currents and desires, mermaids, islands and coral reefs, refugee boats and luxury liners, turtles, plastic waste and climate change – and much more. The readings and discussions are part of the German Year of Science “Seas and Oceans 2016*17″. They take place in a very athmospheric place called Buchhändlerkeller, Carmerstraße 1 in 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg; admission is free of charge. Programmes for download as pdf: 17th International Literature Festival Berlin and Reading the Currents

September 12, 2017
International Literature Festival Berlin

The Berlin neuroscientist John-Dylan Haynes (Charité, NeuroCure Excellence Cluster) explains the language of the brain in his lecture. Afterwards I discuss with him and the audience about consciousness, art and subjectivity. The event is part of the “Science and the Humanities” programme at the Berlin Literature Festival.
Further information online.

September 8, 2017
Round Table Radiotherapy

“Defeating cancer. Protecting patients” – this is the title of a meeting of leading cancer physicians, patients and media representatives in Berlin. I moderate the lecture and discussion event on the new possibilities of radiation therapy in cancer treatment. The event is organized by the German Society for Radiooncology.

New texts

…. the current issue of “Humboldt Kosmos” deals with the nutrition of the future. I write about artificial meat, insect cuisine and skyscraper farms, nutritional myths and what young researchers from other countries think about German food culture. E-Paper: English Version / German Version

… about the chances of an aging society, dance approaches to age and hundred year olds as film heroes on www.altern-in-deutschland.de

… about future prospects of our youngest, two-child families and parents on the smartphone on www.zukunft-mit-kindern.eu


Humboldt Kosmos “, the magazine of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, received two awards. Issue 103 (editorial office: Georg Scholl / Lilo Berg) was awarded in the Best of Corporate Publishing competition as well as in the efficiency competition of the communications industry “Fox Awards”. The jury’s decision was based on journalistic quality, overall concept and cross-media interdependence.