TPM | Meet Our Team

Scientists working for scientists

We are a team of scientists with many years of experience as scientific researchers, science communicators, and trainers. Our scientist’s perspective forms the backbone of all our editing, consultancy, and training, so we focus, not just on theory, but on the tough experience of daily life as a researcher.

TPM (ThePaperMill) was founded in 2013 and is based in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most active and fastest-growing hubs for scientific research and innovation.


Gavin Lucas PhD


Gavin is a scientist with 13 years of experience in biomedical research, and has been a scientific editor, trainer and consultant since 2008. He has a solid track-record as a publishing scientist, and has also helped publish hundreds of scientific articles and funding proposals for dozens of institutes in diverse fields. He has extensive experience as a trainer in scientific writing and other topics, and provides consultancy on scientific productivity and training at academic institutes and agencies. Gavin founded TPM in 2013.


Valeria Di Giacomo PhD


Valeria is a scientist with 8 years of experience as a researcher in academia, and 5 years as a project manager in industry.
She obtained her PhD in Biomedicine in 2014 and has extensive experience in scientific writing, with a track record of scientific publications. During the years, she enjoyed working in teams with diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds.
In 2020, Valeria joined TPM as Scientific Writing Manager, combining her passions for science and communication.


Marc Font PhD


Marc is a grant consultant with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Girona. He has 11 years of experience in academic research in some of the most prestigious institutions across Spain, Italy, the UK, and the USA. Marc has extensive hands-on experience in grant writing and strong skills in scientific communication. In 2022, he joined TPM as Grants Consultant.


Lisa Seamish PhD


Lisa is a physicist with over 7 years of experience as an experimental researcher. Originally from Germany, she obtained her PhD from ICFO in Barcelona in 2021. She has worked as project manager in various european science projects, involving both technology transfer and outreach and communication of science. Lisa is not only a (small) data nerd, she also enjoys sharing her extensive experience as a scientist with other researchers – to help them in their scientific career and make scientific communication easier and more enjoyable.


Tobias Maier PhD


Tobias is the Area Head of Seminars at the National Institute for Science Communication in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has a PhD in biochemistry and a ten-year track record in academic research, funding acquisition and scientific publishing. He has extensive experience as a trainer at workshops for scientists on diverse topics, including scientific writing, online science communication, career development, leadership, and other transferable skills. Tobias joined TPM as a trainer in 2015.


Angela Rynne Vidal PhD


Angela is a medical writer with a PhD in Biomedicine. She worked as a clinical cancer researcher for 9 years, including 2 years at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA). Now, Angela develops manuscripts and other materials to help researchers and clinicians publish their findings. She has been a collaborator of TPM since 2019.


Matías Rey Carrizo PhD


Matías has 7 years of experience as a researcher in academia and more than 2 years as a medical and scientific writer. He has written, edited, or proofread more than 50 scientific articles in several fields, such as chemistry, medicine, and sports science. He has an American Medical Writers Association Essential Skills certificate and is currently undertaking the European Medical Writers Association Professional Development Programme. Matías joined TPM as a collaborating editor in 2018.


Katie Broadbent


Katie is a scientist with 6 years of experience in industry, and 14 years of experience in academia. She obtained her Bsc (Hons) in Biotechnology in 2007 from Abertay University in the United Kingdom. Her main areas of expertise are Molecular biology, Immunology and Biochemistry. Katie is passionate about effective scientific communication and joined TPM as a collaborating editor in 2021.


Alicia Marín Muniesa PhD


Alicia is not a life scientist. Yet, she is fascinated by life and loves working with scientists, since she enjoys being challenged by good brains. Originally a filologist, she has more than 18 years of international business experience. She is a professional coach, team coach and trainer. Her fields of expertise in the classroom are leadership, communication and emotional intelligence. She has been facilitating programs to empower women in the fields of education, science and business for almost 10 years.