Martin Enserink coordinates most of Science's European news as a contributing editor; he also writes stories in the areas of infectious diseases, global health, and research policy.
Martin received a Master's degree in biology from Groningen University and worked for various publications in the Netherlands before joining Science as a reporter in 1999. He was a reporter at the magazine's headquarters in Washington for five years and headed the Paris bureau from 2004 through 2011. Fascinated by emerging diseases, he covered outbreaks on four continents, including the 2001 anthrax letters, the global outbreak of SARS in 2003, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. He has also written about basic research, epidemiology, ecology, and drug and vaccine development for diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and influenza.
Martin won the Communications Award of the American Society for Microbiology in 2004, 2008, and 2012, for stories on SARS, malaria, and XMRV, respectively. His story on Golden Rice was included in Best American Science Writing 2009.