There's a new face in our virtual town - Lisa Willemse will be writing for us on a regular basis.
Most of her posts will appear in our Livestock blog section but with her broad experience you'll probably see some material appearing in the Genomics section and all of it will be fed through to the Science Borealis
site as usual. Our GenOmics News site will also feature re-prints of her contributions.
Lisa Willemse is a communications consultant with 15 years experience working for science-based organizations in technology and health, most recently with Canada’s Stem Cell Network. When I first started here at Genome Alberta she was with the Stem Cell Network and our paths tended to cross at biotech related conferences. A couple of years ago we both attendws a session at the Science Online Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina which helped motivate us both to get involved with the group that was developing the now successful Canadian blogging network, Science Borealis
. She kicked off a Google+ group
for Canadian science communication around that time, and is still connected with Science Borealis as a volunteer editor.
She has worked as an editor, journalist and photographer for a number of publications. Among her recent projects is the creation of Super Cells
, a travelling science exhibit, and Signals blog
, which she founded as a training and communications medium in stem cells and regenerative medicine. Lisa is also interested in fiction writing, art and the great, "gob-smacking outdoors" as she puts it. Follow her on Twitter @WillemseLA
We're looking forward to all of her posts and she is kicking it off with a particularly timely one on gene editing.