Trainer's Profile

Ruth Willmott is a scientific text consultant and soft skills trainer.

She was born in England and holds a BSc in molecular biology and biochemistry (Durham, UK) and a PhD in molecular genetics (Bristol, UK). After being awarded a Marie Curie fellowship, she moved to Germany where she first worked at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding (Cologne) and then at the RWTH (Aachen). Being ideally positioned to understand and meet the communication needs of non-native English-speaking research scientists, she set up BioScript International in 1998.

Since then, she has helped hundreds of research scientists achieve their publication and grant acquisition goals. In addition, she has also become an authority on scientific soft skills training especially for those participating in structured PhD training programmes such as International Graduate Schools.

Ruth Willmott is an active member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), EuroScience and the Marie Curie Fellowship Association (MCFA).

She currently resides in Vienna, Austria.