Stichting Science Explained is a non-profit charitable organization registered in the Netherlands. It was founded in 2015 by a board of 4 people who firmly believe that Scientists and the General Public should be better connected. It aims to increase visibility of scientific research to the general public and extend the financial possibilities for scientist. We do this by providing financial support for high quality scientific research at academic institutions and for science communication. We furthermore provide a platform which can be used to communicate the scientific progress to the general public.
Science Explained is completely dependent on donations provided by its supporters. For more info about the work we support look at our ‘Why Donate‘ page.
The board of Stichting Science Explained consists of 4 people. The board members are volunteers and do not receive financial compensation for their time investment into Stichting Science Explained.
- President - Chris Jacobs
- Secretary - Maurijn van der Zee
- Treasurer - Judith Jacobs
- Scientific Advisor - Daniel Rozen
Dr. Chris Jacobs – Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute, Jena – President
Chris studied at Leiden University. During his bachelor he went to Antwerp University to study personalities in great tits (Parus major). After his bachelor he went to the University of British Colombia in Vancouver to study speciation in long-toed salamanders as part of his master in Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences at Leiden University. Another internship during his master was under the supervision of Dr. Maurijn van der Zee, where he studied how insect eggs are able to protect themselves against dehydration and infection. He continued his work with Dr. Maurijn van der Zee during his PhD studies, which he succesfully defended in 2014. After a short Postdoc at Leiden University he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany to continue with his studies in insect immunology. See Chris Jacobs his personal page.
Dr. Maurijn van der Zee – Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biology, Leiden – Secretary
Maurijn van der Zee is an evolutionary developmental biologist. He worked with a VSB stipend in Heraklion (Greece), obtained his PhD in Cologne (Germany) and did post-doctoral research in Paris (France). See Maurijn van der Zee his personal page.
Judith Jacobs MSc – Treasurer
Judith studied Educational Sciences at Leiden University. During her masters she did a internship in Gent (Belgium) to work with maladjusted children. After finishing her masters and her trip around the world she started a second master study: Clinical Neuropsychology. For this master she did an internship at Curium-LUMC. She continued working there after finishing her master for another 5 years. Currently she moved with Chris to Jena and is looking for new opportunities.
Dr. Daniel Rozen – Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biology, Leiden – Scientific Advisor
Daniel Rozen is an evolutionary biologist. He obtained his PhD at the Michigan State University in the US and did post-doctoral work in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. See Daniel Rozen his personal page.
General information about Stichting Science Explained
You can find the policy plan of Stichting Science Explained here.
Stichting Science Explained is registred as a non-profit organization (ANBI) in the Netherlands under the RSIN number 855768460 and KvK number 64664341 at the Maredijk 36, 2316 VN, Leiden, the Netherlands.
You can contact us at info [at] science-explained.com
Stichting Science Explained aims to:
a) promote scientific research;
b) to make scientific research accessible to the general public;
c) the execution of other tasks that are connected to or beneficial to the above mentioned activities.
The general policy of Stichting Science Explained is:
The core principle of Science Explained is that for a better integration of scientific research into the society, both scientific researchers and the society as a whole need to contribute. In order to promote the increased integration of scientific research into society, Science Explained connects researchers to the society through its website (www.science-explained.com). Stichting Science Explained depends on donations to support both high quality scientific research and science communication. The activities of Stichting Science Explained benefit both researchers by providing financial support and society by providing a platform where scientific research is made accessible for the general public.