About: Team
Maryline Fiaschi Maryline Fiaschi
Managing Director

After six years managing EU education programmes with the European Commission, Maryline entered the media business in 2007. She held business development positions at Shanghai Daily and EU affairs media company EurActiv. She joined Science|Business in 2011 where she now leads the company’s operations and growth strategy. She is also an external evaluator for several EU higher education and research and innovation programmes. Maryline holds degrees from Université La Sorbonne, Università di Bologna and Université de Louvain.

Richard L. Hudson Richard L. Hudson
Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board

Rich has been a leading science and technology journalist in Europe for more than 30 years. As managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe from 1997 to 2003, he helped lead a redesign of the title in 2000. He co-founded Science|Business in 2004. He is also co-author of book with Yale/IBM "fractal" mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot: "The (mis)Behavior of Markets: A fractal view of risk, ruin & reward": Basic Books 2004. He is a graduate of Harvard, and a former Knight Fellow at MIT.

Sophie Pevtschin Sophie Pevtschin
Director of Finance

Sophie is head of finance at Science|Business. She has worked in finance for IBM as well as several small and medium-sized companies. She studied mathematics and actuarial science at Brussels University (ULB) and Trinity College, Cambridge University as a laureate of the Wiener-Anspach Foundation.

Nuala Moran Nuala Moran
Managing Editor

Nuala manages website editorial content and writes news and features for Science|Business. One of Europe's most experienced science and technology journalists, Nuala was formerly managing editor of Nature, innovation editor of the The Independent on Sunday and deputy editor of Computer Weekly. For the past 14 years she has covered the European biotechnology sector for the US publication BioWorld, and is a contributor to Nature Biotechnology. She has also been a regular contributor to the Financial Times. In 1995 she won the UK Technology Journalist of the year award and in 2006 was named as a Science Journalism Laureate by Purdue University.

Monical Dietl Monica Dietl
Senior Advisor

Monica Dietl is senior advisor for the Healthy Measures initiative. Dietl is a neurobiologist who conducted research at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (UPMC), the University of Vienna, Sandoz in Basel, and Collège de France with Rhone Poulenc Santé in Paris. Before joining Science|Business she was also director of the Brussels office of France’s CNRS and was director of the COST Association.

Eric Drosin Eric Drosin
Director of Communications

Eric Drosin is a connection and conversation leader, with over 20 years of experience in media, communications, advocacy and European public affairs. Drosin leveraged his experience as an editor for The Wall Street Journal Europe and journalist for Dow Jones Newswires to create and establish Toyota’s corporate identity and environmental positioning (automotive hybrid technology) across Europe. Drosin entered the field of health as as director of communications for Royal DSM’s nutrition activities, helping launch the One Goal campaign (tackling malnutrition in Asia through the platform of football) with World Vision and the Asian Football Federation. Drosin is a specialist in all online and offline communications channels, having won awards for his work in both fields.

Peter Wrobel Peter Wrobel
Founding Director

Peter co-founded Science|Business in 2004 with Richard Hudson and was its first editorial director. He now works on a variety of editorial projects within the company. From 1996 to 2004, Peter was managing editor of Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. He has 25 years' experience in writing and editing science journalism, including four years as head of publications at the UK Medical Research Council and eight years as chief sub-editor at New Scientist. He is a past chairman of the Association of British Science Writers.

Michael Kenward Michael Kenward, OBE
Editor at Large

Michael is a regular contributor to Science Business and a leading UK-based science writer and editor. Michael started his career as physicist but gravitated to journalism and New Scientist magazine. He has written for Financial Times, The Engineer, Ingenia, BioWorld Today, Physics World. An award-winning journalist, he was one of the founder members of the UK Committee on the Public Understanding of Science and in 1990. In 1990 he received the Order of the British Empire “for services to journalism”.

Shane McCollam Shane McCollam
Project Director

Shane is responsible for the management of EU-funded projects, including for the European Research Council, and tenders. He also works with the preparation of bids for EU projects, selection of calls, coordination of digital and media activities, partner communications and team management. Before joining the company in 2010 as the Network Relations Manager, Shane was a Subject Matter Expert in the area of pharmaceutical policy at United Health Group (USA). He holds a joint BA from UWI Barbados and UC Berkeley in political science and history. During this period, he also worked as an assistant researcher for the Caribbean polling organisation CADRES. Shane moved to Europe in 2008 to complete an MA in fiscal decentralization at the Central European University.

Florin Zubascu Florin Zubascu
Online Editor

Florin is online editor at Science|Business. He is handling the Science|Business newsletter, and is in charge of research, writing and online production. Previously, Florin worked as a political science researcher, freelance web designer and online producer for various organisations and think-tanks in Romania and Hungary. He holds a degree in political science from Central European University in Budapest and he also studied at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca.

Eanna Kelly Éanna Kelly
News Editor

Éanna is responsible for writing news features and research reports at Science|Business. He was previously a policy analyst with a Brussels-based communication agency specialising in R&D research and policy (ISC Intelligence in Science) and a research assistant with the RAND Corporation (Brussels office). Éanna has a degree in economics and law from Dublin City University and an MSc in political science from Trinity College Dublin.

Isabel Ortega Isabel Ortega Cabezón
Operations Supervisor

Isabel supervises the execution of events, surveys and other projects run by Science|Business. Before joining Science|Business in 2014, Isabel completed an internship at ING Direct in Spain and at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. She holds a degree in law from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and a LLM in EU Law from the Institute for European Studies (IEE-ULB).

Charlotte Thorley Charlotte Thorley
Senior Manager

Charlotte provides expertise on research approaches, public engagement and involvement and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the Science|Business team. Previous roles have included the Royal Society, SEPnet (the South-East Physics Network), and most recently Queen Mary University of London where she established the nationally recognised Centre for Public Engagement, enabling QMUL to be the first institution to achieve a Gold Engage Watermark. She holds degrees in Physics and Astrophysics (MPhys) and Art Gallery and Museum Studies (MA) from the University of Manchester, and has recently completed her doctoral studies at the UCL Institute of Education in London, looking at the impacts on scientists of taking part in public engagement activities.

Ivo Alho Ivo Alho Cabral
Communications & Events Assistant

Ivo is assisting the management of Science|Business projects. He joined the firm in 2016, after a traineeship at the European Research Council. Previously, he worked in the coordination of a EU-funded communication project for promoting Spanish wine in North America and completed internships in several regional media; covering radio, TV and written information. He holds a degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in European Union Affairs by the University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Philip Hines Lysiane Pons
Marketing & Events Assistant

Lysiane is assisting the management of Science|Business projects. Before joining Science|Business in 2016, she worked for the French Institute of Thessaloniki and as a communication manager for different associations in Greece. She has also worked as an intern in cultural institutions in France such as the Centre Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris or the Finnish Institute. Lysiane holds a degree in Cultural Mediation from University Paris 8.