Lucia Martinelli, is a Senior Researcher and Head of the program for Science in Society and RRI at MUSE-Science Museum of Trento, Italy. She received a Degree in Biological Sciences from the Bologna University, an MS in Science Journalism and Communication from the Ferrara University, and a PhD from Wageningen Agricultural University (NL). During a decennial experience as researcher in Italian and foreign public and industrial research institutes, she developed and coordinated research in the field of biotechnology, on gene transfer, GMO traceability and risk communication. In the field of genetics, for her pioneering research on gene transfer into grape, she was awarded with first prize 1994 by the ‘Rudolf Hermanns Stieftung’ (D). Since June 2011, she has been carrying on research in the area of Science within Society and RRI at MUSE. The topics also include gender issues. Her activity counts on international multidisciplinary networks and projects. She is curator of special exhibitions. She is involved as a teacher in courses of science communication for the UniMORE University; has experience in text writing and in hosting programs for the radio, both public (RAI) and private nets, and author of science-theatre texts. Publications can be found on Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucia-Martinelli. Since June 2021 she is the President of the European Platform of Women Scientists-EPWS.
As 'International Officer', I intend to support ItalianRSA and assist its Chair in the strategic contacts with the main national and international organizations and networks of the research scene, also representing it publicly in various forums, conferences, and events. In 2022, a crucial year as the period of the beginning of ItalianRSA activities, as a basic initiative, I propose to carry out the necessary identification of the main subjects with whom we want to dialogue to start collaborations and networks aimed at realizing shared projects. As the next step, to start the phase of direct contacts with the subjects identified. For this activity, I provide the expertise gained in various projects, actions, networks, and institutional and non-institutional associations.