Fiona Veira-McTiernan (She/Her)

Communications and Digital Platforms Associate, FEBS

About Fiona Veira-McTiernan

I am the Communications and Digital Platforms Associate at FEBS, and I help manage content and use of online platforms and sites such as the FEBS Network, FEBS website and FEBS Congress website, but particularly on the FEBS Network. Previously I have managed the funding programmes of a number of UK research charities, mainly in the field of cancer. I have supported the income generation teams at those organisations with science communication, as well as developed e-learning resources for staff and students at the Institute of Cancer Research. I have a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Nutrition and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics. After years in London I have now moved back to Spain, where I continue to work as a science communicator.

Research Interest

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Other Expertise/Interests

Scientific communication Scientific event organization

Intro Content

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

What makes fake news and conspiracy theories spread? How do they start? And why? Here we explore the sources, motivations, and methods behind the “infodemic” that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. We also look at the initiatives and actions that aim to contain this wave of disinformation.

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Recent Comments

Replying to Fernán Gizzi

This is great! I didn't know that a network like this existed. Recently I've trying to unite scuba diving with my science formation and maybe this is the place!

That sounds brilliant! I hope you can make it work out.

I'd love to collaborate.

Dear Ekam, I am glad you found this article interesting. I agree, it is a great project! I am sure you can contact one of the project partners via their website, if you want to find out more about their work. All the best!

He gave an interesting webinar to the IUBMB Trainee Initiative a while back:

This book, reviewed in Nature addresses some of the points you explored on your post:

If you missed the online talk on 'The impact of preprints for early career researchers', on 6 October 2021, you can watch the recording on the ASAPbio website and/or read a summary blog post:

If you are a student or early career researcher interested in this topic, listen to the online talk that Gerard Kleywegt and Sameer Velankar will give to the FEBS Junior Sections on 26 October 2021, 19:00 (CEST). For more information visit:

Nature article: “Simulated labs are booming. Blowing up your lab is usually discouraged, but it’s part of the experience when you’re learning online.”

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