Founding Team and 1st Editorial Board (2021-2022)
As PhD students from Institut Pasteur, Miruna Costreie, Chiara Figazzolo, Maria Llach Pou, and Camille Thiberge launched Piplettes in September 2021 as the first student-lead science communication platform at Institut Pasteur. The idea of the project emerged in the dorms of Cite Universite, while the name came to life during scientific experiments in the cell culture room. Merging four very different personalities with a passion for science communication, the founding team established the pipeline for the editorial process and published the first interviews and articles. During this time they also built a solid collaboration with the Educational Department and Direction of Communication at the Institut, as well as with ComSciCon France and students at the Paris Art School.