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Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

Aberdeen Coordinator

I enjoy bringing science from the lab to a pub! Having been involved with the Pint of Science Cambridge, I am excited to be involved with getting Pint of Science Aberdeen started. As a PhD student at the Rowett Institute, I research the way fermented food consumption can improve gut health.

Teresa Grohmann

Teresa Grohmann

Event Manager for Beautiful Mind

I am a PhD student at the Rowett Institute, interested in Type 2 Diabetes prevention in the PRECISE Study. In my free time, I love organizing things, knitting, crocheting and baking cakes for friends’ birthdays.

Timo Kramer

Timo Kramer

Event Manager for Planet Earth

As a keen beer drinker and working on a Ph.D. about beer, I immediately wanted to help organize Pint of Science Aberdeen. Geology, zoology, climatology, ecology; I’ve got a wide interest in earth science and am looking forward to the events!

Josefine Bjorkvist

Josefine Bjorkvist

Event Manager for Our Body

Exercise physiologist interested in chronic disease, patient involvement and physical activity. A firm believer that science is for the public and engaging people in debate about research is a key part of that. Big fan of cycling and dog-friendly pubs

Andrew Gillen

Andrew Gillen

Event Manager for Our Body

I’m a 2nd year PhD student, trying to understand how Prostate Cancer develops. I’ve enjoyed Pint of Science events before - beer and science, what’s not to love? - and I’m excited to help make this first year in Aberdeen just as enjoyable!

Tilly Potter

Tilly Potter

Beautiful Mind Team member

First-year Ph.D. student at the Rowett Institute, looking at individual determinants and responses to dietary interventions (personalised nutrition). I also enjoy blogging about how to stay cheerful. Science communication can fight ‘fake news’!

Lucy Sam

Lucy Sam

Beautiful Mind Team member

Ph.D. student in Public Health Nutrition investigating the link between time pressure and healthy eating. Interested in human behaviour regarding food choice and social aspects of eating. Also a massive foodie – basically LOVE anything to do with food!

Inga Schmidt

Inga Schmidt

Beautiful Mind Team member

I’m a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience trying to understand how Parkinson’s develops in the brain. I love hiking, squashing and travelling. I’m excited to be part of this festival for the first time and can’t wait to learn something new from our speakers.

Samantha Le Sommer

Samantha Le Sommer

Beautiful Mind Team member

I research how your immune system is controlled and regulated during autoimmune diseases and cancer. We hope by figuring out how the immune system works, that we can develop new treatments for these diseases.

Romi Carriere

Romi Carriere

Communications Manager

My name is Romi Carriere and I am a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. My research is focused on cancer and survival. I am a data driven epidemiologist letting my numbers do the talking

Zoe McKellar

Zoe McKellar

Planet Earth Team member

I am a geologist and palaeontologist, specialising in field geology in the local area. I’m passionate about science communication and public engagement and an advocate for diversity in STEM so I’m really looking forward to Pint of Science!

Kirstie Rickaby

Kirstie Rickaby

Planet Earth Team member

I am a post-doc researching the use of marine bacteria for early disease detection. Adept at both talking science AND drinking! Aside from science, I’m obsessed with true crime and am very glad that it is now cool to be into both of these things.

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Planet Earth Team member

Chemistry postdoc at Aberdeen Uni working on designing small molecules to target protein interactions which cause Type II diabetes. Outside of the lab, you’ll find me at a theatre (on or off stage!) or binge-watching Netflix shows.

James Thomson

James Thomson

Our Body Team member

First year PhD student investigating the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, keen to bring complicated ideas down to Earth! My spare time is mostly spent with the university’s circus society, where I (sometimes successfully) juggle stuff, and fire!

Sinem Gamze Yayman

Sinem Gamze Yayman

Our Body Team member

MSc student in medical sciences at the UoA investigating the responses of synovial stem cells to electrical stimulation and exploring how this promotes tissue repair clinically. Outside of the lab, I enjoy photography, being outdoors and playing piano.