Dr. Daniela Quaglia, PhD, MSc. Research scientist and freelance scientific writer/communicator. I am currently working at Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). I am a very versatile person as I started off as a chemist during my undergraduate studies in Italy, but I then expanded my skills and knowledge towards biocatalysis and synthetic biology (which are also my present fields). During my career, I travelled a lot and this allowed me to gather a broad experience in both teaching and research. After carrying out my PhD. in Ireland (University College Dublin), I moved to the UK where I worked both in academia (University of Manchester) and industry (London). I like to define myself as a scientist with a passion for art, in particular for acting and writing. I am increasingly interested in science communication and in the divulgation of science to a non-specialised audience. I occasionally also write for the Huffington Post, Synbiobeta and the Biochemical society.