Communications Officer

Mia Cerfonteyn

Mia Cerfonteyn


I am a biologist with a passion for connecting people with science. At TSL I promote our ground-breaking research in molecular plant-microbe interactions to the world. I oversee our digital and social media content and coordinate engagement with various stakeholders. I am also involved with the design and generation of our educational resources to support postgraduate and online training activities. I enjoy looking for creative ways to communicate science and increase the accessibility of knowledge to diverse audiences.

Job history

  • 2021 -

    Communications Officer

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2017 - 2020

    Marine Microbiology Researcher

    Matís, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2013 - 2016

    Protected Species Officer

    Freelance, Off-shore Africa
  • 2012 - 2013

    Laboratory Technologist

    Strait Access Technologies, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2010 - 2011

    Seabird Field Scientist

    South African Department of Environmental Affairs, Marion Island, Subantarctic