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Zoé Valbret

Junior Scientific Editor

About Zoé

Zoé is passionate about making science accessible to everyone. As a Biology PhD student, Zoé experiments with llama antibodies and human cells. In her science communication, Zoé learned to create short videos with her sister. The curiosity that these videos sparked, encouraged Zoé to explore other ways of sharing current science through writing and podcasts. Now she is thrilled to continue this journey with TheScienceBreaker.

Zoé is the editor of 2 Breaks:

Diversity matters – Syphilis and related diseases in historical Europe

Diseases such as syphilis, yaws and bejel are making a comeback. We found an unprecedented diversity of these diseases, possibly pre-dating Columbus’ American expedition long claimed to have introduced syphilis to Europe.

Oct 12, 2021 | 3 min read
Hate heatwaves? Droughts? How about both at the same time?

With climate change comes more climatic extremes, and a higher chance of them happening simultaneously. But they are currently being studied in isolation. Together, drought and heatwaves prompted an exceptionally dangerous wildfire season in the Western U.S. in 2020 and 2021. We show that dry-AND-hot extreme events are increasing in intensity, frequency and spatial extent in the U.S.

Jul 15, 2021 | 3.5 min read