Sergio Villagrán is pursuing his MSc. degree in biological sciences, with a minor in microbiology, at the University of Concepción, Chile. His research focuses on photodynamic therapy as applied to industry, human health and farming. Sergio is founder and director of the science communication production “Divulgociencia” (http://www.divulgociencia.cl/), which develops new strategies to reach nonspecialists. He also leads "Ink in the Flask,” the first literary contest based on short science stories written by science students and Chilean scientists.
Posts by This Journalist
Climate Change and California: A State Where Scientists Have the Ears of PolicymakersBy Sergio Villagrán BERKELEY, California—On 13 November, a letter signed by more than 15,000 researchers, titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” appeared in the journal BioScience. Coming 25 years after the first such warning from the scientific community, the letter notes how little we have done to stop the negative environmental trends... Read More
Will We Overcome Our Own Barriers? The Challenge for Transnational Science Journalism in Latin AmericaBy Sergio Villagrán SAN FRANCISCO—Latin America is well represented at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017. With 78 registrants from 12 countries, the tenth edition of the world’s most important event in science journalism has featured the largest Latin American gathering in the meeting’s history. But this good news also brings many shared challenges.... Read More