WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

The core family at UbiK media is made up of people who combine solid scientific training with over 15 years of experience in communication for R+i.

We are a multilingual team (Spanish, Catalan, English and French) with experience in both traditional and digital media.

One of the things we most enjoy is taking on the challenges of our clients as if they were our own.

EVA LOSTE

With a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of London, Eva has worked in the field of scientific communication since 2003. She has extensive experience working on communications for projects and research centres and creating scientific and cultural activities. She spent four years as a scriptwriter and casting director for the Spanish television programme Redes. In 2006 she took the post of executive director for ‘El cerebro social’, a centre aimed at informing the general public about social neuroscience. In 2008 she was hired as Head of Communication for the Educational Technology Department at the UOC (Open University of Catalonia). She works regularly works on educational magazines and training courses. In 2011 she set up her own science communication agency, Ubik Media, which she has been directing ever since.  

SILVIA BRAVO

With a PhD in particle physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Silvia has worked in the field of science communication since 2001. She worked as an editor for the Spanish television programme Redes and has curated exhibitions for the Terrassa Museum of Science and Technology, “la Caixa” Foundation and the Regional Government of Catalonia. She was head of communications at the eLearn Centre at the UOC and the Catalan Institute of Palaeontology, and worked freelance for the Institute of High Energy Physics. In 2013 she joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she managed communications for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and coordinated an international network of 50 collaborating institutions. She joined Ubik Media in 2018 as an expert in strategic communication and social media management.

BEATRIZ BARCO

With a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Barcelona University, a Master’s in Scientific Communication from IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University and a graduate certificate in TV reporting from IDEC-UPF, Beatriz started to work in media in 2000, on the Spanish television programme Redes, where she spent 13 years as a scriptwriter. She also worked as a scriptwriter and documentary maker on other programmes for the same channel, mainly Leonart and Qué Animal. She has worked as a freelance writer on audiovisual projects in the private sector, on the radio and for the written press. She was an editor for the Redes magazine, ‘Redes para la Ciencia’, for two years and since 2009 she has given classes on neurobiology and perception at the Elisava design school. She has been in charge of audiovisual production at Ubik Media since 2011.

SIOBHAN PARNELL

With a degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Technology Sydney, Siobhan moved to London in 2013 shortly after graduating and started to develop her interest in digital communication and marketing while working at a creative agency where she was responsible for promoting the activities of clients such as the BBC. Her current post at Ubik Media, where she started working in 2018, has allowed her to combine and further build on her interest in science and digital communications. Specifically, her main tasks at Ubik include social media management, digital content development and communication training for scientists.

MARTA HERRUZO

Marta earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology at the University of Barcelona, and in 2017 she completed a master’s degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication at the UPF Barcelona School of Management, specializing in corporate communication. Since then, she has worked in the marketing and education departments of the Catalyst Science and Discovery Center (United Kingdom) and the CRAM Foundation, where she ran scientific dissemination workshops and developed communication plans for social networks. In June 2019 she joined the Ubik Media team, where her main tasks include scientific content writing, audiovisual creativity and digital communication.

ANNA MÉNDEZ

Anna has a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication at BAU, Centre Universitari de Disseny de Barcelona. After studying Fine Arts for two years at the Facultat de Belles Arts de Barcelona and continuing her artistic formation at Metafora Contemporary Art School, she started her studies in Graphic Design, including a year in Kingston University, London. During her stay there, she worked at Richard Chapman Studio, with whom she continues to collaborate. As a freelancer, she produces work for Factor Essencial Barcelona, Elite Business English and other clients that require her services in the fields of graphic design, web design, illustration, interior design, photography and other artistic disciplines. In 2019, she joined Ubik Media as a graphic designer.

MARTA LORENTE

Marta has a degree in Pharmacy and a Master in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona. In 2018 she completed a Master’s Degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication at UPF Barcelona School of Management. Since then she has collaborated with Illustraciencia, the press department of the Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR) and FarmaMundi.

In February 2020, she joined the Ubik Media team as Community Manager.

LAURA VINYALS

Laura has a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Valencia and a Master in Research and Advances in Molecular and Cellular Immunology from the University of Granada. She has collaborated in the study of endometriosis within the field of reproductive immunology. Interested in dissemination and scientific communication, in 2019 she completed a Master in Digital Marketing at the School of Industrial Organization (EOI) and Generation Spain (McKinsey & Company). In 2020 she joined Ubik Media where her main tasks are: social media management, content writing, audiovisual creativity and digital communication.

FERRAN CAPO

Ferran Capo is a video director and graphic designer. A graduate in design from EINA, he has worked in different disciplines within the audiovisual and graphic sector. Having started with live visuals for musicians and performing arts, he has since worked as an illustrator for magazines such as BCNMes and Lonely Planet. He has also made music videos for bands and collaborated with producers such as Canadá and Nanouk Films, and directed fashion editorials for brands such as Bershka and Massimo Dutti and ads for institutions such as the Zurich University of the Arts. He currently collaborates with Ubik Media in the production of videos for scientific dissemination and research and is also a professor of creative processes at ESCAC.