Luisa Massarani is a Brazilian science communicator, who carries out both practical and research activities in the field. With a background in communication, she has a PhD in Biochemistry. She is the coordinator for Latin American of SciDev.Net (, a website dedicated to science and development in the developing world, and of the master on Science Communication at House of Oswaldo Cruz, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Fiocruz (Brazil). She is also the coordinator of the National Brazilian Institute of Public Communication of Science and Technology, which joins about 120 researchers from different countries. Recipient of the Mercosur Award for Science and Technology (2014), the Brazilian Award for Science Communication (2016) and the Literature Jabuti Award (2017).