Maria Flora Mangano earned her PhD in biochemistry in Italy, at the University of Milan, in 1999.
Then she studied science communication, and in 2003 she started to lecture communication of scientific research through meetings and courses dedicated to trainees at scientific faculties of Italian universities. In 2014 she started a second PhD in humanistic and intercultural studies at the University of Bergamo (Italy).
She has published a handbook of communication of scientific research. It has been written in Italian (1st ed. 2008; 2nd ed. 2013) and Spanish (2009). It is a tool for young scientists (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) to understand how to communicate their research, either written or oral. Her website and the articles she publishes are attempting to start filling a gap: the need for more formal education of communication among scientists.
Maria Flora Mangano teaches communication of scientific research at Italian universities and organizes “CSR” schools in Italy. In 2014 and 2015 she held courses of communication of scientific research at the University of West Bohemia.