Lone Frank

is a journalist and author with a Ph.D. in neurobiology and a background in research.

As a staff writer at Weekendavisen, Denmark’s leading newspaper, she is Denmark’s most distinguished science writer and a well-known voice in debates about science, technology and society. She is widely invited as a public speaker in and outside of Denmark.

Lone Frank has written for leading international publications such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, New Scientist and Newsweek and she regularly appears as a commentator on Danish radio and television. She has written and presented several science documentaries and has a weekly one hour radio show about science and culture – ’24 questions for the professor’.

At present, Lone Frank has published three books in English:

Mindfield (Oneworld, 2009)
My Beautiful Genome (Oneworld, 2011)
The Pleasure Shock (Dutton, 2018)

All have won critical acclaim and some have been translated into several languages. Lone Frank has won numerous awards for her writing, among them European Science Writer’s Award and The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. She lives in Copenhagen