Sebastian Tilch

Sebastian Tilch studied Biology at the universities of Würzburg and Berlin and specialized on plant-insect-interactions, chemical ecology and environmental management. He performed his research work at the National Center for Biological Pest Control in Tecomán/Mexico. At the same time he pushed his career as rock musician.

The solution was to combine both fables, for art and creativity and natural sciences and to study scientific journalism as additional subject. After the studies and two years as creative author for the PR-Agency BBDO he worked as freelance journalist for several tv-programmes and newspapers, mainly on science and environmental issues such as the daily science-programme 3sat nano, partly for the Norwegian pendent NRK Schrödingers Kat. Further he worked as online editor for an online-tv-channel and wrote concepts for interactive science communication. By that he got a prize for an interactive explanation of ecosystem services.

From 2009 to 2018  Sebastian Tilch worked at the Helmholtz-Center for environmental research UFZ in Leipzig within the project “network forum on biodiversity research Germany”.  Since 2019 he works as press officer and online editor for the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.