Jag och mina nätverk/me and my networks


I’m Malin, named after the Saltkråkan character, as so many others my age (born 1980). I’m a community manager and writer, scicommer, book reader, singer, crafter, and twin mother.


Knowledge broker. Open science. FAIR, reproducibility and standards in neuroscience. Community Management. Scientific community engagement, science communication, popular science and social media. Computational neuroscience, theoretical neuroscience, mathematical modelling, olfaction. Molecular gastronomy and food writing. Textile crafts and paper art.
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8464-2494

Neuroscience standards, FAIR and best practices

At INCF as Community Engagement Officer
As an RDA (Research Data Alliance) member since 2017
As a FORCE11 member since the FORCE2015 conference

Open science

Member in Open Science Sweden since its official founding.
I am a member of FORCE11, an open science adjacent “community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing”. Yes, I mention them twice, because they are awesome.

Community Management

I am an active member of the CSCCE community &
was a 2017 fellow in the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program

Scicomm / #forskom

Vetenskap&Allmänhet member since around when I started blogging (~2005-2006)
A PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) network member since the PCST2008 conference in Malmö.
Co-founder and current manager/moderator of the bilingual (SE/EN) science communication network FORSKOM. New members welcome, apply on LinkedIn!


Community Engagment Officer @ INCF

2013 – present

Community Engagement Officer, INCF (International Neuroinformatics
Coordinating Facility), at the INCF secretariat hosted by Karolinska Institutet,

PhD student in computational neuroscience

2004 – 2010

PhD student in computational neuroscience at  KTH, School of Computer Science
and Communication, with Professor Anders Lansner. My subject was developing
computational biologically plausible models of the early olfactory system in
vertebrates, using MATLAB and C++.
From February 2004 to June 2008, I was also responsible for management and organization of the ”Biomimetics” node of the FP6 Network of Excellence GOSPEL (General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level). This node comprised ten international research groups with fields spanning experimental biology, artificial olfaction technology, and mathematical modelling and data analysis. (This was my first community manager experience, but I didn’t know what to call it then.)

Scientific Communications & PR Officer @ INCF

2009 – 2013

Scientific Communication and PR Officer, INCF (International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility)
Responsibilities: web content, newsletters, social media, arrange and document INCF events. Design and layout of print materials and logos. From 2010 project manager for INCF’s Multiscale Modelling program, managing its Task Force.

Science writer/blogger/communicator

2005 – always

Science blogger, then part-time freelance science writer, science- and research communicator. Author of the popular food science book Matmolekyler, written and blogged together with Lisa Förare Winbladh. For a while, lecturer in popular science for STEM teachers. Currently most active on Twitter.

Don’t call me. SMS is better.

Let’s make something together.