Translation Team

English is the universal language of science, yet to make a broader impact a local language is often more effective. We recruited a Team of volunteers speaking collectively more than 14 languages. Being all active scientists, they will make sure that no microbiology content will be ‘‘lost in translation’’! 

Example of material interesting to be translated into further languages is abstracts of papers, Wikipedia pages, blog entries, or video interviews with renowned microbiologists, and much more. Our volunteers in the Translation Team are thus able with their unique subject expertise and language skills to contribute to increasing literacy and education in microbiology through targeted outreaches. 

If you want to contribute to the Team, either with regular contributions or with ad hoc tasks, or wish to get more information about the project, feel free to contact the Project Manager. 

Project Manager

Corrado Nai

Languages: Italian, German, Spanish, rusty French, a bit of Dutch
Short bio:
Corrado is coordinating the Translation Team. Coming from a multilingual country himself, he knows that a unique language is not always the best solution for effective communication. When still active in the lab, he often caught himself using English words when explaining his project in his own mother language. He is excited to work together with motivated volunteers wishing to contribute to this outreach initiative. 

Get in touch with him at corrado.nai “at”  




Alejandro Tejada

Languages: Spanish
Short bio: Alejandro obtained his BSc and Msc in Spain, the PhD in Paris and he is currently postdoctoral researcher in Switzerland.
Link to personal page: Alejandro Tejada





Anaïs Biclot

Languages: French
Short bio: Anaïs is doing her PhD at the KULeuven in Belgium studying the gut microbiota.
Link to personal page: Anaïs Biclot






Barak Dror

Languages: Hebrew
Short bio: Barak is a microbial ecology PhD student at the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Link to personal page: Barak Dror





Carolin Kobras

Languages: German
Short bio: Carolin obtained her BSc and MSc Biology degrees at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, before she completed her PhD studies in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Bath.
Link to personal page: Carolin Kobras





Fabiola Vacca

Languages: Italian
Short bio: Fabiola is doing her PhD at the University of Siena (Italy) and works at the Monoclonal Discovery Lab at Toscana Life Sciences Foundation. She works on the development of monoclonal antibodies against antibiotic-resistance pathogens like Neisseria gonorrhoeae, focusing on high-content microscopy and image analysis.
Link to personal page: Fabiola Vacca




Katharina Rosenbusch

Languages: Dutch, German
Short bio: Katharina completed her BSc and MSc Biology studies at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and performed her PhD studies at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) within the Department of Cell Biochemistry. Katharina gained additional industry experience as a Scientist and Project Manager at an international CRO company.
Link to personal page: Katharina Rosenbusch




Madalina-Maria Vita

Languages: Romanian, Italian
Short bio: Madalina is doing her PhD at Utrecht University ( The Netherlands), where she studies nutrient flows and food-webs in compost as part of a multidisciplinary and applied project.
Link to personal page: Madalina-Maria Vita





Maria Bonatelli

Languages: Portuguese
Short bio: Maria is a Biologist from Brazil and she did her Master and PhD degrees at University of São Paulo/ Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (Usp/Esalq).
Link to personal page: Maria Bonatelli





Marta Avramova

Languages: Bulgarian
Short bio: Marta is a Postdoc research scientist in UMR SPO, INRAE in Montpellier, France.
Link to personal page: Marta Avramova





Tatiana Pinto

Languages: Portuguese
Short bio: Dr. Tatiana Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Goes (IMPPG), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.
Link to personal page: Tatiano Pinto





Vanesa Ayala

Languages: Spanish
Short bio: Vanesa is a Mexican Virologist doing a postdoc in the sunny south of France. She is working on the Trojan Horse model for Zika virus and HIV-1.
Link to personal page: Vanesa Ayala 





Vojtech Tláskal

Languages: Czech
Short bio: He is located in Prague, Czech Republic and focuses on describing microbial functioning by molecular approaches.
Link to personal page: Vojtech Tláskal 





Past volunteers

Elena Conti

Ergün Aktürk

Jelena Spasic


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