About: Team
Maryline Fiaschi Maryline Fiaschi
Managing Director

Maryline combines expertise in media, communications 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 EU affairs media company EurActiv before joining 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 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.

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 is responsible for management of the Science Business Network as well as providing expertise on 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.

Philip Hines Philip Hines
Policy Analyst

Philip works as a policy analyst, looking into the EU’s policy interactions with science. He previously worked at the European Policy Centre (EPC) on health policy and Brexit matters. Before joining the EPC, he worked as a Research & Evaluation Assistant at EuroHealthNet. He holds an MSc in European Public Health from the University of Maastricht, and a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of East Anglia. He is also an alumna from the University of Calgary, Canada.

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.