Michele Catanzaro

Science journalist and communicator

He has a degree (Sapienza University, Rome) and a PhD (Technical University of Catalonia, UPC, Barcelona) in Physics, on complex networks theory. He has worked since 2001 as a freelance journalist, writing mainly about science, environment, health, technology, science policy, and academic freedom. He has worked as well on justice and forensics.

He collaborates with Nature, El Periódico de Catalunya, and he has published in Suddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Repubblica.it, Le Scienze, and other outlets. He is co-author of the book Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012). He also co-authored the documentary Fast Track Injustice: The Óscar Sánchez Case (2014), which received the Golden Nymph Award in 2015. His work has been recognized also by the King of Spain International Journalism Prize for his investigation in the justice miscarriage case of Óscar Sánchez; the European Science Writer of the Year 2016 Award for his investigation in forensic phonetics; the BBVA Innovadata award for Fuga2, a data-journalism project on the Spanish brain drain; and the Prismas Award for his coverage of CRISPR.

He has been content curator for exhibitions in collaboration with Mediapro Exhibitions, and he has experience in corporate communication, directing web documentaries and communication projects about science and arts. Furthermore, he has been a member of the board of the Catalan Association for Science Communication (ACCC) and journalist in residence at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.