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A company by scientists, for scientists

The Online Scientist is a company by Liesbeth Smit & Stephan van Duin. We’ve been creating websites for scientists since 2012.

Registered in the Netherlands at the chamber of commerce (KVK), number 54993792.

The team

The scientific background of Liesbeth and Stephan, and the good cooperation and interaction with them, has led to a beautiful outcome of this extensive and complex project; the Seven Countries Study. Daan Kromhout, Wageningen University

I have worked closely with Liesbeth and Stephan. They listened very carefully to our wishes, translated them into designs and texts that were understandable and visibly highly attractive. Their greatest asset is their ability to communicate clearly and constantly address the various professional voices involved by translating between the different audiences.

Esther Captain, former head of Centre for Applied Research on Education, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
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Liesbeth Smit


I’m on a mission to make science sexy. By combining graphic design and technology, I want to explore innovative ways for researchers to communicate their work.

Since stepping away from my PhD in Nutrition Science in 2012, I’ve created dozens of websites, infographics, and explainer videos. In my workshops, I teach scientists to create clear and effective presentations, posters, and graphical abstracts. I will help you craft memorable forms of science communication that grab attention and create impact.

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Stephan van Duin


I started in science communication right after graduating as a biologist, and fifteen years later I’ve pretty much seen it all. I started as a science journalist, wrote popular scientific books and appeared in the media, worked on science festivals and developed high-profile science center exhibitions before turning my attention to scientists. Since 2016, I’ve been working exclusively with scientists to help them tell their story. I do this through workshops and consultancy for individual scientists, research groups or consortia.

I also keep close contact with the academic side of science communication, having co-authored in the field, and I’m currently co-chairman of the Dutch science communication association SciCom NL.