About René Fransen


1995 – present: Freelance science writer and science communications consultant. I’ve written extensively on all area’s of science. I have edited dozens of grant applications, and repeatedly taught a workshop ‘The Art of Scientific Storytelling’, which teaches how to write an attractive grant proposal.

2023 – present:  Head of Science Communication Team, Faculty of Science and Engineering / Science Linx, University of Groningen

2012 – 2023:  Science Writer, Science Linx, University of Groningen

1996 – 2012: Science Editor, Universiteitskrant, University of Groningen

Ph.D. Renal Physiology, 1994

MSc in Biology, Utrecht University, 1989

Furthermore, as a Christian, I give talks on the relationship between science and religion, including the Test of Faith course. For more information, check out the different pages on this website.