Connect with Jo Bowler
Jo manages the Wyss Center’s communications, marketing and public relations initiatives. She tells the stories associated with Wyss Center advances to build brand awareness and drive engagement.
Jo joined the Wyss Center as Communications Manager in December 2015. She works closely with the Executive Team, scientists, engineers, clinicians, and business innovators to lead the Center’s strategic communications.
Jo brings more than fifteen years of combined research and communications experience in multiple science and engineering disciplines.
Prior to joining the Wyss Center she led the communications for the Square Kilometre Array Telescope, an international astronomy organisation, she was also Science Press Officer at the University of Exeter, Account Executive at College Hill Life Sciences, an international business communications consultancy, now Instinctif Partners, and a Science Communicator in the @Bristol interactive science visitor center.
Jo is interested in the connection between science and society, methods of public engagement with science and the ethical questions related to the development of new technologies.
She previously worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Manchester, UK, where she investigated the evolutionary mechanisms of bipedal walking in humans. She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology from Royal Holloway, University of London and her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.
Jo has published articles in both peer reviewed journals and the popular science press.
Study contributes to our understanding of how cocaine withdrawal affects brain circuits
The results could help clinicians understand addiction and enable people to better manage substance withdrawal.Collaboration
Study suggests a promising future for soft bioelectronic interfaces in clinical settings
Results demonstrate MRI compatibility, good surgical handling and reliable recording in bioelectronic interfaces that conform to the nervous system.Technology
Shining a light on neurodegenerative disorders
Could a ray of light stop rogue proteins in their tracks and slow the spread of neurodegenerative disease in the brain? EPFL and the Wyss Center are set to find out.Collaboration