Marcela Uliano da Silva PhD student at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Biophysics Institute (2013-2017) with the project: "Sequencing the genome of the invasor mussel Limnoperna fortunei". Currently is Visiting Student Researcher at the Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGendiv - Has great interest in bioinformatics, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, neurosciences and philosophy. Has a blog about science communication (in portuguese - and has done a crowdfunding to partially fund her PhD project ( Marcela is TED Fellow 2014.
  • How i crowdfunded my PhD research About two years ago, one of my friends mentioned Catarse, a new Brazilian crowdfunding platform that lets people raise money for creative projects. Later that week, my supervisor Professor Mauro Rebelo, who has a long history within science communication, coincidentally told me he thought crowdfunding might be an interesting way to fund our research — investigating the […] 6 min read 9. April 2016