Science for Progress

because science is fundamental in the 21st century

Tweets for Progress!

@SfPRocur - Science for Progress rotating curators on twitter.

Our mission is to give the people a voice who are working on making the world better using evidence. With the twitter rocur account @SfPRocur we simply hand over the mic!

Line Up:

  • December 18 - 23: - open -
  • December 25 - January 8: Holiday Break
  • January 08 - 13: - open -
  • January 15 - 20: - open -
  • January 22 - 27: - open -
  • January 29 - February 03: - open -
  • February 05 - 10: - open -
  • February 12 - 17: - open -

Interested in curating SfPRocur?

Email us who you are and what you want to tweet about to socialadmin@scienceforprogress.eu! We will check if it's a good fit!

Curator Archive

SfProcur Curator November 27 – December 2: Cleyde Helena – @Doctor_PMS

Dr. Cleyde Helena is a neuroendocrinologist from Brazil, who moved to the USA eleven years ago. She currently works as an Academic Account Manager, and she also consults about sales for protocols.io. She believes in the company and in their motto for increasing the quality and reproducibility of science.

You may already know her from our podcast episode on the Recovering Academic Podcast. In this podcast, she and the other two members of their team talk about the experience of leaving academia, and how to manage the career transition period professionally and emotionally.

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator November 13 – 18: Mathis Riehle – @morenorse

Dr. Mathis Riehle is Reader in Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow. By documenting different things from a typical week of a Principal Investigator (PI), he will show how diverse the job of a scientist can be. His other passion are scientific sketchnotes that he takes while attending talks.

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about Katharina Hennig

SfPRocur Curator November 06 – 11: SfN neuroscience with Susan Leemburg – @SusanLeemburg

Dr. Susan Leemburg is a neuroscientist from the Netherlands who lives in Switzerland. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich, she is currently looking for a new position in academic research.

Susan is a volunteer with Science for Progress, and she has her own project Highlighter to showcase women in STEM in Switzerland. She also is passionate about informing people about animal experiments, and about do-it-yourself techniques in science research.

During her curation, Susan will be tweeting from San Diego, where she is visiting “Neuroscience”, the annual conference of the “Society for Neuroscience” (SfN) – the biggest neuroscience conference in the world, with over 30 000 attendees. She will tell us which topics got her excited at the conference. Other topics will be women in science, and animal experiments. And finally she wants to talk about DIY science/citizen science and how it’s not only just fun, but can be used to make the world better as well.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator October 30 – November 04: Katharina Hennig – @Katha16777

Dr. Katharina Hennig recently received her PhD in physics in Grenoble, France. Her thesis focused on understanding the mechanics of cell migration. Moving through your body is a critical function of cells, for example during immune responses, and development.

Katha is convinced that even the smallest effort in sharing experiences, facts and advances in science with a broader audience can foster trust and excitement and might ultimately lead to a better reputation of research. This is why she uses her twitter account to share her experiences as a scientist, and to communicate science to a broader audience. She further illustrates biological processes and writes science-related stories which she publishes on online blogs and collect on her own website.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

October 23 – 28: Open Science Week with Gwen Frank – @g_fra

Gwen Frank has been a curator, before. This week, she returns to report from the Open Access Week!

The Open Access Week is an event series by OpenAIRE and FOSTER, who are giving webinars and tutorials all week long!

Check out the whole program for the Open Science Week!

Gwen Franck is a ‘Jack of all Trades’ for Open Science. From Ghent, Belgium, she works with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), partnering in OpenAIRE and FOSTER. She curates the related twitter accounts @openaire_eu and @fosterscience. She holds a masters degree in Medieval History and Political Sciences. Gwen is specifically interested in creating tailor-made materials and events in order to reach all researchers, not only those already very familiar with Open Science tools and workflows.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator October 9 – 14: Valerie Bentivegna – @vbentii

Valerie Bentivegna studied bioscience engineering, and almost finished her PhD in cancer research. Born in the USA, she grew up in Belgium and studied in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Scotland. She believes that policies should be science based, and that science is important for the advancement of society. Scientists should get off of their high tower and speak to the public. She herself loves finding creative and innovative ways to engage young and adult audiences with STEM subjects. And she loves it more than research.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator September 25-30: Alex Fitzpatrick – @ArchaeologyFitz

Alex Fitzpatrick, MSc FSA Scot, is a PhD student in zooarchaeology. She studies the animal remains from the Covesea Caves (“The Covesea Caves Project”), a series of later prehistoric sites in Scotland. These sites may be places of funerary and ritual importance. She is further interested in science communication, specifically with the general public.

Her science communication efforts are found in her weekly blog, Animal Archaeology, and in a podcast about zooarchaeology called “ArchaeoAnimals” which she co-hosts.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator September 11-16: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez – @aeryn_thrace

“Science is a human endowment. It belongs to all of us, and should be accessible to all of us, physically and intellectually”

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez develops evidence-based methods to teach science reading skills as a staff researcher at Aachen University (Germany). She says that while every university has a writing center of some sort, almost no attention is paid to reading. However, writing is an exercise in imitation: one cannot write well about something one does not understand. Monica thinks that this is at the heart of the problem with the current worldwide epidemic of plagiarism, and why professors continuously complain about their students’ lack of writing skills. To solve this problem, Monica wants to establish reading and interpretation of scientific texts as a core part of the scientific curriculum for students.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator August 04 – 09: Ann-Charlott Schneider – @Schneider_AnnC

M.Sc. Ann-Charlott Schneider is a PhD candidate in immunology at the University Hospital of Cologne, in Germany. She works to make science accessible for everyone. To communicate science she participates in science slams. In addition, she is writes on her blog “So Protective“.

During her curation she wants to share insights into her experiences in the science world. She will talk about her participation at famelab, and about science slams. But she also wants to talk about what it means to her to be a first generation university student. Another topic she may address, is animal experimentation.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur Curator August 14 – 19: Martine Oudenhoven – @Mndarijntje

“Communication starts with listening.”

Martine Oudenhoven received her Masters degree in biology and recently became communication adviser for Nikhef, the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in the Netherlands.

She is involved in Open Science through her work on a FOSTER project, organising an Open Science Cafe in Athens in September 2017.

You can organise your own Open Science Cafe with this Open Science Cafe Kit!

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.