DIALOGUE WITH Pere Estupinyà

Dialogue on sexuality and science with Pere Estupinyà

On 31 October 2018, Pere Estupinyà, biochemist, writer, and scientific communicator, led a new FGUMA Dialogue event. This successful initiative has already received speakers such as César Bona, candidate for the Global Teacher Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for teachers; Aitor Sánchez, nutritionist, food technologist, and science communicator; Chema Alonso, hacker and Chief Data Officer (CDO) at Telefónica; Marta Flich, economist, actress, and publisher of The Huffington Post’s topical and often humourous video blog; and Manu Sánchez, comedian, presenter, actor, and businessman.

He is currently the director and presenter of “The Brain Hunter” on La 2 de TVE, the presenter of the science section on the programme “A Vivir” on La Ser; a conference speaker, and an adviser on science and innovation issues. He often collaborates on television channels such as La 1, Canal Cero, TV3, and print media. He was recently awarded the Museos Científicos Coruñeses Prismas prize for dissemination of scientific culture in the video category for his work “El reloj interno”. He is also the author of “El Ladrón de Cerebros” (2010), “Rascar donde no pica” (2012), “S=EX2: La Ciencia del Sexo” (2013), and “Comer Cerezas con los Ojos Cerrados” (2016).

He began his journalistic career working on the TVE programme Redes, where he spent four seasons as a screenwriter and scientific editor. In 2007, he was the first Spanish national to be awarded the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. He spent eight years living between Boston; Washington, DC; and New York, working at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization of American States (OAS), and at MIT as Knight Science Journalism Tracker. He also collaborated with Scientific American, the National Genome Institute, the SINC agency, and wrote the acclaimed blog “Apuntes Científicos desde el MIT” in El País.

In “Dialogue,” Pere spoke about sexuality, having become a benchmark in the Spanish-speaking world on this topic as a result of his extensive work, experiences, and the repercussion of the book “S=EX2: La Ciencia del Sexo. He gives conferences, participates in seminars and workshops, offers personalised coaching, and gives talks in the media about the bio-psycho-sociology of sexuality in a rigorous and novel way.