Carla Da Silva Almeida currently works at Museu da Vida, a science museum linked to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), one of the most prominent science and technology health institutions in Latin America. She started her career as a science journalist in 2000, covering science policy for Jornal da Ciência, the newspaper of the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science (SBPC). She has worked as a freelance writer for different media outlets including Biofutur, Rio Pesquisa and Ciência Hoje. Between 2010-2013, she was the editor of Ciência Hoje On-line, the website of an important science communication magazine in Brazil. Carla has been a contributor to SciDev.Net since 2005, having collaborated as reporter, feature writer, and lecturer in science journalism training courses offered by the organization. She is currently responsible for the column Radar Latinoamericano, focused on the analysis of science and technology in Latin America. At Museu da Vida, Carla is part of the Center of Studies on Science Communication, where she conducts research, develops products and activities, and organize events in the area. She is lecturer for the specialization course in the Communication and Popularization of Science and at the Academic Master in the Communication of Science, Technology and Health, of which she is currently the assistant coordinator; both programs are linked to Fiocruz and carried out in partnership with other national and international institutions. Carla holds a Ph.D. in the field of education, communication and governance of bioscience from the Institute of Medical Biochemistry/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); a master’s in science communication from Imperial College London (2007); and a BA in Communication from UFRJ.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis: Salons 8-9