About

Mun Keat Looi is a science writer and features editor, specialising in longform narrative stories, social media and digital communications. He is Social Content Lead at the Wellcome Trust, Commissioning Editor for the award-winning longform science magazine Mosaic, and an author on two books, Big Questions in Science: The quest to solve the great unknowns (2013) and Geek Guide to Life (2016).

Mun-Keat has written and produced news, features, podcasts, and videos for The Guardian and BBC Focus, among others. In previous lives, he was News Editor at SciDev.Net, sat on the Executive Committee of the Association of British Science Writers, and led a charity project that made over £16,000 for the Libel Reform campaign and garnered widespread media coverage.

Mun-Keat won the silver Rising Star Award at the 2015 British Media Awards. Features he has edited and produced have been critically acclaimed, reaching the Best Reads lists of Longform.org, Longreads.com and Digg, and three recommendations in the New Yorker.

He gives regular talks and workshops on social media, science communication and narrative storytelling. If follower counts matter to you, close to 200,000 follow his recommendations on Pocket.