Jane Qiu

Science Writer

Jane Qiu is an award-winning independent science writer in Beijing, contributing to publications such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, MIT Technology Review, National Geographic, and The Economist. With a PhD in cancer genetics, Qiu has covered wide-ranging topics from life science, conservation, environment, geoscience, anthropology, and development issues to science policy. In addition to reporting cutting-edge science with a critical lens, Qiu is known for her unique contribution to uncovering underreported stories and perspectives in the context of the developing world. Her work has won prestigious journalism awards from the U.S. Association of Health Care Journalists (2023), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016 & 2022), the Association of British Science Writers ( 2017), the South Asian Journalists Association (2017), and the Asia Environmental Journalism Awards (2016). Qiu is a recipient of numerous prestigious international fellowships such as Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, the Pulitzer Center travel grants, and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s Fund for Women Journalists.