The European Scientist brings together the efforts of an expansive network of scientists (including doctors, researchers, and analysts) as well as journalists and science writers who help bridge the gap between the expert and the layman.

Editorial board

Jean-Paul Oury, Editor in Chief

Jean-Paul holds a PhD in epistemology, history of science and technology from Paris VII Jussieu and is a published author.  He specializes in transdisciplinary issues that link communication, technology and politics.

email address: jpo (at)



Christophe Nourissier, Managing Editor (FR)  

Christophe is a political analyst and advisor and the managing editor of The European Scientist. He ran several campaigns (Presidential campaigns and general elections as well as referendums) and is the speechwriter for several European and French African leading figures.

email address: christophe.nourissier (at)



Rebecca Ochs, Editor (EN)  

Rebecca graduated from Cornell University with a degree in anthropology specializing in global health. She has worked as a communications consultant to various organizations, including corporations, nonprofits, and UN agencies.

email address: rebecca.ochs (at)



Anna Lederle, Editor (DE)  

Anna holds a Master’s degree in European Media Studies from the University of Potsdam. She spent several years working for the Graduate School “Visibility and Visualization. Hybrid Forms of Image Knowledge” and has worked as a lecturer in the field of science. She has been working as a freelance author and is the editor of a German online magazine focusing on online cultural phenomena.

email address: anna.lederle (at)


Graeme Beaton

Graeme BeatonEditor (EN) 

Graeme is a science-focused freelance writer from Ontario, Canada. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in 2017, where he studied in the neuroscience stream of Kinesiology, and completed a minor in Cognitive Science. As an academic, his scientific interests span the areas of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and medicine.

email address: graeme.beaton (at)




Niels Linden, Community Manager (EN/FR/DE)

Niels is a freelance communications consultant specialising in social media management. Proficient in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian, Niels has worked in communications and press relations for several international organisations in Brussels and Paris.

email address: niels.linden (at)



Expert contributors

Guy-André Pelouze is a renowned surgeon with a keen interest for the progress made in his field of work. He pays close attention to changes in doctor’s working conditions and systemic evolutions that affect the standard of care for patients.

Claude Huriet is a senior teacher and former French senator specialized in bioethics. He was head of the Curie Institute.

Sebastien Point is an engineer and doctor of physics. He is vice-president of the non-ionizing radiation department of the French Radiation Protection Society.

Gil Rivière-Wekstein is the founder of the French farming policy analysis blog Agriculture & Environnement. He writes engaged pieces about topics such as GMOs, pesticides, irrigation and organic farming.

Edgar Ludwig Gärtner is a hydrobiologist, ecologist and political essayist. He works both in Germany and France. He wrote for a number of magazines, including Science & VieÖkologische Briefe and WWF-Journals. He also is a member of the Centre for the New Europe thinktank.

Anne Perrin is Doctor of Biology. She also acts as an independent scientific expert and has been vice-president of the non-ionising radiation section of the French Radiation Protection Society since 2015, after being president for four years.

Catherine Yardin is University Professor. She works as head of the histology, cytology, cytogenetic, cellular biology and reproductive health services of the Limoges University Hospital Centre.

Claude Debru teaches philosophy at l’Ecole Normale Superieure. He has joined the French Academy of Sciences in March 2011 and was chair of the European Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2016.

Isabelle Lagoye is Doctor in Pharmacy and life sciences. She teaches at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Bordeaux.

Marcel Kuntz is a research director at the National Scientific Research Council (CNRS) and a teacher at the Grenoble Alpes university. His work on molecular mechanisms, plant anti-stress mechanisms and the evolution of the link between science and society has earned him the French the French Academy of Agriculture’s Gold Medal.

Pierre Bois d’Enghien is an agricultural engineer specialised in tropical areas. He also teaches doctorate candidates in the fields of environmental sciences and sustainable development.

Bill Wirtz is a Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center. His works have been published by Die Welt, The Times, City A.M., Le Monde, Le Figaro, or The Weekly Standard.

Follow him on Twitter: @wirtzbill



Margaret Morrison has an academic background in French having studied at Cambridge, Warwick and Poitiers. She subsequently worked in industry in a range of roles including translating for the UK Food and Drink Federation, research for Accenture amongst other companies, and running an independent confectionery company. She’s a freelance French to English translator.

Karin Schroeck-Singh holds an MBA from the University of Leicester (UK) and is the author of several ebooks. She gained more than 20 years of international work experience in various industries in Italy, the UK and India. She is a German translator with specialization in business matters.


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