Tatiana de Castro Abreu Pinto

She is PhD in Microbiology by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and an Associate Professor at Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Goes (IMPPG) of UFRJ since 2014, where she coordinates the Laboratory of Pathogenic Cocci and Microbiota. She is also an Young Scientist of Our State (Faperj), productive research (CNPq) and the ASM Young Ambassador of Science to Brazil. She is also a mother, wife, daughter and citizen. Tatiana is passionate about science since elementary school and she elaborated the project DivulgaMicro to enhance the enthusiasm for science and to encourage the next generation of scientists. Contact: tcap@micro.ufrj.br CV Lattes.

Laura Maria Andrade de Oliveira

Laura has a pharmacist and master degree in Biological Sciences (Immunology and DIP) by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), has a doctoral degree in Microbiology by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is also the current president of ASM/UFRJ International Student Chapter. Despite not being a native of Rio de Janeiro, Laura chose to make the wonderful city her home a few years ago. She is passionate about the microbial world and believes that sharing the knowledge generated by the academic community is the basis for the advancement and development of Brazilian science. Contact: lauramaria.andrade@yahoo.com.br; CV lattes.

Maria Letícia Bonatelli

She is biologist by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), has a master and doctoral degree in Science by “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture – University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). Currently, she is a graduate student in Scientific Journalism Specialization at Laboratory of Advanced Studies on Journalism/Unicamp and she is postdoctoral fellow at ESALQ/USP in scientific journalism. She is a scientific outreach enthusiast since she was an undergraduate student, but it was only during her doctoral studies that she started the project “Informative Science”, which produces science outreach content and offers a space for other researchers to publish as well. She believes that the key to a better world relies on the a more conscious and well-informed society. Contact: mlbonatelli@gmail.com; CV lattes.