Organizing Committee

Mário Montenegro

Theatre director, actor, playwright, professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies. He is the artistic director of Marionet, a theatre company focused on the interplay between theatre and science, and his research is centered around this same subject.

Fernando Matos Oliveira

Director of the PhD Programme in Art Studies at the University of Coimbra, where he teaches in the areas of Performance and Theatre Studies. His main areas of interest are Modern and Contemporary Theatre, and Performance Art. He has been Director of the Academic Theatre of the University of Coimbra since 2011 and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Sara Varela Amaral

Head of Science Communication Office at CNC.  Sara has been involved in several projects that aim to establish innovative strategies that promote the appropriate communication between scientists and different audiences, and to foster scientific education in biomedical field. Her research interests are science communication strategies, impact evaluation methods, scientific culture and citizenship, public engagement in science, science education, fundraising and art and science initiatives.

Ana Santos Carvalho

Science Communication Coordinator and Researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (iiiUC) from University of Coimbra (UC). She is responsible for several initiatives at the UC, including the European Researchers’ Night, the Three Minute Thesis Competition(UC 3MT), SoapBox Science Coimbra. She also collaborates in training and supporting initiatives at UC such as the UC Doctoral Schools, Initiative of Promotion of Scientific Culture, Research Seed Awards, among others at. She has been part of organizing committee of several national and international scientific events and of Science Communication initiatives in the city of Coimbra such as PubhD Coimbra, Pint of Science, among others. From pharmacology and neuroscience research fields, she dedicates now to science communication and public engagement activities to several publics, etc.

Clara Barata

Clara Barata is the Science Manager for the Strategic Area “Heritage, Culture and Inclusive Society” at the University of Coimbra. She was principal investigator in the H2020 projects ISOTIS (Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society) and PROGRESS Playgroups for Inclusion at the University of Coimbra, as well as Marie Curie Individual Fellow at ISCTE-IUL. She was also an analyst for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Francisca Moreira

Photographer and production manager at Marionet theatre company. Theatre Production teacher at Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra. Producer at musical and cultural agency Lugar Comum. With a degree in Communication and Multimedia Design and a specialization in Marketing and Communication. Cat lover.