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MUSE - Science museum, Trento, Italy
Dr. Lucia Martinelli, is a Senior Researcher and Head of the program for Science in Society at MUSE-Science Museum of Trento, Italy.
She received a Laurea in Biological Sciences from the University of Bologna, an MS from theUniversity of Ferrara in Science Journalism and Communication, and a PhD from Wageningen Agricultural University (The Netherlands). During a 30-year career as a researcher in Italy (Bologna University; Agrimont R&S, Montedison group Company; Fondazione E. Mach – IASMA; Museo delle Scienze – MUSE) and abroad (Wageningen Agricultural University, NL; The Plant Cell Research Institute, California, USA; Universities of Santiago de Compostela, Madrid and Bilbao, Spain), in
public and industrial research institutes, she developed and coordinated research on plant biotechnology, gene transfer and GMO traceability, risk perception and assessment, and science communication. Her pioneering successful foreign gene transfer into grapevine was awarded with the 1994 first prize by the Rudolf Hermanns Foundation (Geisenheim, Germany). Since June 2011, she has been carrying on research in the area of Science within Society and Responsible Research and Innovation at MUSE. The topics also include gender issues.
Lucia Martinelli has also experience in text writing and in hosting programs for the radio, and as author of science-theater texts. Her publications can be found on Reaserch Gate: ( https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucia-Martinelli ).