To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Mirella Orsi will be speaking on Saturday 15th March at 6 pm at the W3 gallery. Part of the 'Paint for Pounds' charity exhibition, and in celebration of women's contributions, she will speak on 'Portraits of Women in Science.' Mirella is a well-known speaker and writer on science and medicine; she is bringing her expertise to talk about the great contribution of the female scientists in cancer research.
Mirella Orsi is a London based freelance Science Writer and Science Communicator with a background in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Chief Coordinator of the BSS-HUB. Her work focuses on the communication of science-related topics, education, and Public Outreach (EPO) with broad expertise in the History of women in Science. Her writings on Science for the popular press have covered a range of topics in medicine, chemistry and physics, ranging from the History of Science to the latest STEM discoveries. She has written for a variety of outlets and interviewed some of the most influential scientists, including two Nobel Prize laureates. She has been a guest speaker and a moderator in many science festivals including the Science & Philosophy Festival in Foligno and the Futuro Remoto Festival in Naples. As a conference planner, she organised the panel “Science and Politics” at the CNR in Rome and conference “Between Science and Society” in Naples. Member of the NUJ and The Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), she has been a coordinator and tutor in EU journalism internship projects. She has a master’s degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Naples Federico II.