With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Johanna Havemann is a trainer and consultant in Open Science Communication and Science Project Management. Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening Research on the African continent through Open Science. Besides co-curating the career podcast PhD Career Stories, Johanna coordinates communication and public relations for the Berlin based NPO r0g_agency for Open Culture and Critical Transformation gGmbH and is a board member of the social innovation NGO Global Innovation Gathering.

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  • regular training practice since 2012
  • certified instructor (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • PhD in Molecular Biology


Fellow-Programm Freies Wissen, Auftaktveranstaltung 2018/19 (21.-23.9.18), 2. Veranstaltungstag am 22. September, Berlin, Wikimedia Deutschland. (Foto: Ralf Rebmann, Weitergabe unter CC BY-SA 4.0)

Selected Publications




Havemann, Johanna. (2019, February). Digital Reputation Building and Online Communication in Science. Zenodo. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2564074

Havemann, Johanna. (2019, February). A Case for Open Science Hardware. Zenodo. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2564076



Blog articles

Perspectives on Science Communication (blog on this website)

African Perspectives – Founder & Editor (2011 – present) | afriperspectives.com (n>100)

#defyhatenow – a peacetech approach to mitigate mass violence in South Sudan (2018) frient-peacebuilding-forum.de

Africa celebrates Girls in ICT Day (2012) elearning-africa.com/eLA_Newsportal


Scientific articles

Özhan-Kizil G, Havemann J, Gerberding M (2009). Germ cells in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis depend on Vasa protein for their maintenance but not for their formation. Dev Biol. 327(1):230-9.

Havemann J, Müller U, Berger J, Schwarz H, Gerberding M, Moussian B (2008). Cuticle differentiation in the embryo of the amphipod crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis. Cell Tissue Res. 332(2):359-70.

Scherfer C, Karlsson C, Loseva O, Bidla G, Goto A, Havemann J, Dushay MS, Theopold U (2004). Isolation and Characterization of Hemolymph Clotting Factors in Drosophila melanogaster by a Pullout Method. Curr Biol. 14(7):625-9.


Brochure articles

UN Indigenous Youth Caucus Report (2011): Situation Analysis on Indigenous Youth Participation – submitted at EMRIP 2011

UNEP (2010) – UNFCCC Review: Examples of Adaptation Strategies across Africa