Martin Ballaschk

Writes About Science


I'm interested in all things molecular from biochemistry to pharmacology, health topics, and basically any thing that contains glutamate. No surprise: after all, I am a biologist.

For more than ten years, science communication has been my “thing.” This is why I currently am pursuing science journalism at the Berlin-based daily newspaper Tagesspiegel.

It all started with a blog alongside my PhD, which turned into a job in science PR in 2015, with stints at the Max Delbrück Center and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.

What I do

I love to jump into uncharted waters and to put out any fire. “No way” is not a word that comes to my mind. But there are certain things I can do better than others. Precise requirements and honest feedback help me to find a good solution for any kind of problem.


Science Journalism & Writing


NMR spectrocopy & Immunology


Press & PR


Product Website

… anything else?

Besides writing and science, I am interested in the Lower Sorbian/Wendish language, photography, computer technology in software and hardware, statistical data analysis, aquaristics, microscopy and astronomy.

I am married and father of two children. I have been living in Berlin since 2003. But my heart is still close to Lusatia and its unique nature and culture.