ask theory, scicomm on tiktok, mark joseph tinao, seph scientist

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 76: Paano Nagagamit Ang Social Media Sa SciComm?

Mark Joseph Tinao is a biologist and a Certified Pollution Control Officer. He streams online content about farming, academic writing, and science & technology as Seph Scientist, promoting science communication and encouraging young people to pursue careers in the sciences.

We talked about environmental education & pollution control, plant science and conservation, looking at biology as more than just a pre-med course, communicating science via TikTok, social media platforms as tools for science communication, and more.

How to contact Mark:

  • TikTok: @seph_scientist
  • Instagram: @seph_tinao
  • Facebook:

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 76 here:

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