Science for Progress

because science is fundamental in the 21st century

SfPRocur curator April 23 – 28: Fanny Gutsche-Jones – @CitSciZurich

Dr. phil. des. Fanny Gutsche-Jones is Community Manager at the Citizen Science Center Zürich in Switzerland, where she works to tear down barriers between academia and the rest of society. The Citizen Science Center promotes real collaboration between academics and other members of society; not just increased dialogue between the two.

Fanny thinks that anybody should be able to do research about questions that interest them. “Contributing to that in a position where I am at the intersection between academics and non-professional researchers, or those who will become ones, is very exciting and fulfilling.”

In her week at @SfPRocur, Fanny will tweet about ongoing citizen science projects and about the potential for change that comes from public participation in knowledge production.


Fanny completed a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology with minors in Political Sciences and Scandinavian Studies in Tübingen, Germany. She then moved to Basel to do a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. After completing an internship in corporate communications, she decided to combine her interests in science and communication.

Fanny is always looking for people who are interested in citizen science. Want to know more? Contact her via @CitSciZurich or the Citizen Science Center website.

about Susan Leemburg

Susan received her PhD in neuroscience in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher until 2017 and is currently looking for the next adventure.