MSc Biochemistry | BA Hons Journalism
Anina Mumm co-founded ScienceLink to help scientists connect with the world, particularly using new digital and online tools for storytelling. She manages ScienceLink’s client relationships, conducts training workshops for scientists, communicators and journalists, and provides advice and consultations on science communication opportunities and projects. Anina is also the Chairperson and co-founder of SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO and online platform dedicated to digital science journalism, science communication and outreach. She is an active member of the South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) and of the international network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST).
MSc Biotechnology | Certificate in Bioentrepreneurship
Paul is a biotechnology-researcher-turned-science-communicator. The transition was a natural one once he realised that the best part of his research was telling other people about it. Born and raised in Cape Town, his 5-year research career ran the gamut from basic cancer research to applied work in plant and yeast biotechnology. His qualifications include an MSc from UCT, as well as short courses in science communication and entrepreneurship. Leveraging his native grasp of the digital space, Paul worked as a freelance science communicator for about a year before co-founding ScienceLink.
Stephan is happiest when things work well. His keen eye for mechanics and the nature of things means he’s always itching to improve processes, be it a website’s user-friendliness, peoples’ ability to perform, red-tape in the science industry or even the smooth day-to-day running of ScienceLink. He’s been a lab rat, a scientific salesman, a teacher of sorts, and, finding it difficult not to wield a spanner as often as some would a pen, he’s even serviced lab equipment. Being a socialite at heart, Stephan is well-connected, and he’s what you might call a “do-er”, but we prefer “logistical magician”.