Cyrill Martin

Information and Data Manager with a strong systems thinking approach · Dedicated to interdisciplinary perspectives on information retrieval and knowledge transfer · Skilled in structuring content for humans and machines

Cyrill Martin


Tool Coordinator and Developer

University of Basel
Feb 2020 – Present

Mediation of needs between scientific edition projects and software architecture · Integration of individual technical and representational claims into the overall framework of NIE - INE (technical implementation) · Programming of front-end modules for individual scientific edition projects · Programming of import scripts for the migration of the original project data to the NIE-INE infrastructure


Jun 2019 – Present

unscrunch is an interdisciplinary digital agency based in Basel. We are content specialists with a strong focus on structured data, relevant content, digital transformation, and innovative online solutions.

Strategic Competence Lead

Karger Publishers
Aug 2018 – May 2019

Developed Karger’s strategic competences in advanced technologies · Established knowledge transfer of complex solutions · Data enrichment using machine learning and/or external data · Assessed internal opportunities as well as external partners regarding data science, artificial intelligence, and blockchain

Head of Marketing Online & Databases

Karger Publishers
Oct 2015 – Jul 2018

Improved production and distribution workflows for bibliographic, content, and metadata standards​ ​· Managed a team of four staff members, recruited three positions · Enhanced data quality and integrity using external data sources · Established GDPR compliance of direct marketing data

eContent & ePartner

Karger Publishers
Feb 2013 – Sep 2015

Led workflow and data conversion from Karger's own SGML standard to the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML · Streamlined development and maintenance of all content and metadata standards as well as data distributions

Scientific Proofreader

Karger Publishers
Feb 2012 – Jan 2013

Arranged scientific articles to ensure readability, correctness, and consistency of content (text, figures, tables), grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Project Associate

Symac AG
Mar 2010 – Feb 2012

Conducted requirements engineering and project documentation for bitemporal database application · Initiated graphical user interface (GUI) prototypes · Organized automated GUI tests · Developed and performed usability tests and training sessions with end users

Scientific Associate

University of Basel
Apr 2009 – Sep 2009

Planned field work for soil sciences part in interdisciplinary SNF project · Wrote paper based on Master's thesis results (10.1016/j.baae.2010.04.006​)



Nov 2017 – Nov 2018

Concept · Design​ ​· Development

kmapper was a personal project rooted in my interdisciplinary university degree and experience working at a scientific publishing house. The kmapper project has been moved to unscrunch. The prototype is currently running at


University of Basel

Master of Arts and Science in Sustainable Development
Oct 2006 – Jan 2009

University of Basel

Bachelor of Science in Geosciences
Oct 2003 – Sep 2006


Ruby · R · JavaScript / D3.js
SQL · XPath
HTML/CSS · Ruby on Rails · Jekyll


Basic knowledge


Martin, C., Pohl, M., Alewell, C., Körner, C., & Rixen, C. (2010). Interrill erosion at disturbed alpine sites: Effects of plant functional diversity and vegetation cover. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11(7), 619–626. doi:​ 10.1016/j.baae.2010.04.006


Interdisciplinarity · Skateboard culture · ​Big History · Asian food