What we do

We offer our scientific background, technical knowledge, and communication skills to promote your science story. We individually tailor our work to fit our clients’ needs, do intensive research, and put integrity first.

Scientific writing

Our team of scientists has years of experience in cell biology and microscopy. We speak science, and can help you speak to other scientists.

social media campaign

From crafting and posting content to tracking analytics, we create successful social media campaigns. We work closely with illustrators and designers to make posts appealing to the eye.

Spotlight on illustrators

At ImagenScience, we love scientific illustration. We’re a place where illustrators share their best work and take inspiration from the work of other artists.

An ethical vision

In our messaging we maintain the highest values of truthful communication and scientific integrity. We’re convinced this is the best way to serve both the public and our clients.

Get involved

Be a part of our project to explore and convey science

If you have a microscope image or on an illustration you would us like to feature do send it to us. Science starts with an observation of the world around us, and a question about it. A hypothesis is built on that, followed by experimentation. Science communication is a way to translate scientific jargon into terms easily understood by non-scientists. Public support for science is crucial to the betterment of the human condition.

A complementary team

We are cell biologists with years of experience on the bench; skilled wordsmiths who can communicate to general and technical audiences alike; and entrepreneurs with passion, drive, and business acumen.

Alessandra Calvi

Project manager & marketing

Alessandra is a scientist turned entrepreneur. She earned her PhD from University College London (UCL), where she used both light and electron microscopy to understand the cell biology behind disease. Her research journey has taken her to Kings College London, and later to Singapore. Alessandra loves using images to explain and amplify scientific research, and it is from this passion that ImagenScience was created. She was awarded a place at the prestigious Antler incubator in 2018 and further developed the company through Entrepreneur First in Singapore.

Brian Shott

Chief editor

Co-founder and editor Brian Shott is an author, editor, and independent scholar who received his Ph.D. in U.S. history in 2015 from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He's written scholarly articles and reviews for academic journals, and op-eds and news reports for newspapers. His work has often straddled the divide between popular and specialized audiences. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers.

Helen Zenner Branco

Chief writer

Helen is a cell biologist with a passion for science communication. She completed her PhD in Cell Biology at UCL, where her love of membrane trafficking began. Since then she has continued to do research in virology, medicine and immunology and development. Although most researchers admit that nothing beats the thrill of making a new discovery with their own eyes, in order for research to have a positive impact on society, communication is key. Helen loves to share research stories with a diverse range of audiences, from the scientific community to schoolchildren and the general public.