My name is Martina Michalikova and I’m on a mission to help scientists develop their writing competence.

As a writing scientist myself, I saw first-hand how writing skills can make or break a scientific career. I started to support my struggling colleagues and found a great satisfaction in their progress.

So after finishing my doctoral thesis I obtained further qualification as a writing consultant and developed my own systematic approach specifically tailored to the needs of young researchers in natural & life science.

My method allows researchers write better texts faster and without suffering by optimizing text quality as well as the writing process itself.


Peer-reviewed publications

  • Michalikova M, Remme MWH, Schmitz D, Schreiber S, Kempter R (2019): Spikelets in pyramidal neurons: generating mechanisms, distinguishing properties, and functional implications. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 31(1), 101-119. (abstract) (full text)
  • Michalikova M, Remme MWH, Kempter R (2018): Extracellular Waveforms Reveal an Axonal Origin of Spikelets in Pyramidal Neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120, 1484-1495. (abstract) (full text)
  • Michalikova M, Remme MWH, Kempter R (2017): Spikelets in Pyramidal Neurons: Action Potentials Initiated in the Axon Initial Segment That Do Not Activate the Soma. PLOS Computational Biology, 13, e1005237. (abstract) (full text)


Edited book chapters

  • Michalikova M (2023): Zitieren und Integration von Zitaten in den eigenen Text. In: Herfurth S, Kaufholz-Soldat E (Hrsg): Wissenschaftliches Schreiben in den MINT-Fächern: Der Schreibratgeber für alle Texte im Studium. UTB. (link)
  • Michalikova M, Herfurth S (2023): Abbildungen und Visualisierung von Daten. In: Herfurth S, Kaufholz-Soldat E (Hrsg): Wissenschaftliches Schreiben in den MINT-Fächern: Der Schreibratgeber für alle Texte im Studium. UTB. (link)



Dr. Kerstin Minnich is a scientific writing trainer and editor with a background in biology and additional training as writing consultant. Collaboration on the online courses Write Up Your Paper and Scientific Writing PRO.


Clients: present & past

    Berliner Hchschule für Technik

    Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin

    Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience – SMARTSTART Program

    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel – Graduate Center

    Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel – Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology

    Coraero, Helmholtz Zentrum München & Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg

    Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) Germany – GW4HM project

    Freie Universität Berlin – Master’s program SCAN

    German Primate Center, Göttingen

    Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS), Göttingen

    Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB)

    Human Technopole, Milan, Italy

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Graduate Centre Life Sciences

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Humboldt Graduate School

    IRTG 2168: Bonn & Melbourne Research and Graduate School Immunosciences­­

    Justus Liebig University Giessen

    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology Bremen

    Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Großbeeren

    Life Science Zurich Graduate School

    Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen

    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics Berlin

    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover – Early-Career Mentoring and Inna-Pichlmayr-Mentoring

    SFB/TRR 205 – programs “Young Scientists” and “Clinician Scientists”


    Technische Universität Berlin – Zentraleinrichtung Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Kooperation

    Technische Universität Braunschweig – Graduate Academy GradTUBS

    Technische Universität Dresden – School of Medicine

    Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

    Universitätsklinikum Würzburg

    University of Basel – Graduate Center Basel

    University of Konstanz – Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology

    University of Latvia

    University of Lübeck – Center for doctoral studies

    University of Potsdam – SFB 1294 Data Assimilation

    University of Tübingen – EarthShape Program

    University of Vienna – Doctoral School Microbiology and Environmental Science

    Vienna Biocenter