Speaker Series: March 15, 2022

“Effective Science Communication in the Time of COVID”
with Maria Bigorra Mir

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Zoom

Maria Bigorra Mir,
Co-founder and Co-chair of Biodecoded

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap in scientific knowledge between the science community and the general population became wider and more relevant than ever. Biodecoded was founded in 2021 with the goal of combatting misinformation about COVID and other health-related topics by presenting accurate and easily accessible content to the public.

Join María as she discusses her experience effectively communicating science and fighting misinformation, and the tricks she has learned along the way.


María is the co-founder and co-chair of Biodecoded, a group dedicated to bringing scientific discoveries to the public. Originally from Granada, Spain, she completed an undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Universidad Pablo de Olavide. She recently finished a Master’s in Experimental Medicine at McGill University, where she studied local iron regulation in the heart and its effect on myocardial infarction.

Besides research, she loves spending time volunteering with different organizations, hiking around St John’s, and playing with her cat.