About: Team
Maryline Fiaschi Maryline Fiaschi
Managing Director

Maryline combines experiences in media and European affairs. After six years managing EU education programmes with the European Commission, Maryline entered the media business in 2007 in Shanghai. She held business development positions at the Shanghai Daily and, back in Brussels, at EU affairs media company EurActiv before joining Science|Business in 2011. Today she is also an external evaluator for several EU education and R&I programmes. Maryline holds degrees from Université La Sorbonne, Università di Bologna and Université catholique 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.

Ross Melzer Ross Melzer

Before joining Science|Business, Ross worked in Brussels at EU affairs media EurActiv for 6 years and The Wall Street Journal Europe for 7 years. He's also had senior management roles at the Financial Times in London and Paris and Time Magazine in Germany. He has more than 25 years experience in the world of international media.

William Echikson William Echikson
Senior Advisor

William Echikson is Senior Advisor of Science|Business, specialising in ICT and communications projects. Previously, Bill ran corporate communications at Google in Brussels, and for three decades, he served as a foreign correspondent in Europe for the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and BusinessWeek. From 2001 until 2007, he was the Brussels bureau chief at Dow Jones. He has published four books and written, directed and produced for television documentaries for BBC and America's Public Broadcasting Service.

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”.

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.

Shane McCollam Shane McCollam
Project Manager

Shane is responsible for the management of projects with a range of Science|Business partners including the European Research Council and CERN. He also works with the preparation of bids for EU projects, selection of projects, coordination of digital and media activities, partner communications and team management. Before joining the company in 2009 as a researcher, Shane worked for United Health Group (USA) as an expert in the area of prescription policy. 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 decentralisation.

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
Network Manager

Isabel is responsible for the Science|Business partner network. 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).

Charlotte Martin Charlotte Martin
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Charlotte is responsible for assisting in marketing analysis, web sales and database management. Before joining Science|Business in 2015, she completed an internship for the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) in Brussels. She has also worked as an intern for a European project against discrimination on the Internet in Barcelona. Charlotte holds a degree in political science from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Charlotte Martin Ivo Alho Cabral
Project 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)