Torill Kornfeldt

science journalist

Torill Kornfeldt’s first book ‘The return of the Mammoth’ explores the science and ethics of reviving extinct species. Her work explores the problems and possibilities of using new genetic technology to try to solve environmental problems caused by climate change and loss of species.

Torill has a background in biology and spent years trying to get bumblebees to fly in tunnels and jellyfish to watch movies. The experience left her morbidly fascinated with strange animal behaviour and passionate about communicating science, rather than doing it herself. She mainly covers biology and biotechnology, and believes the next technological revolution will be based on bacteria.