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Thomas Auvray

Thomas Auvray

City coordinator

Research fellow in mechanochemistry, I explore new ways to make materials in a more sustainable way (no solvents!) and address current societal needs. Fascinated by science communication and its challenges. Outside work, I'm usually enjoying fantasy novels while drinking an oat latte or a crisp cide…

Marie Marsden

Marie Marsden

City coordinator

My PhD research looks at rocks on the Isle of Wight to work out what the area looked like when dinosaurs lived there around 125 million years ago. Pints, science and sharing research all keenly interest me, so I am hugely excited to be a part of Pint of Science this year!

Jess Hawkins

Jess Hawkins

City coordinator

My PhD is focussed on trying to make nanoscale machines out of DNA that can help in the discovery of new materials and medicines. I'm passionate about making science and research fun and interesting for everyone to enjoy!

Adam Colyer

Adam Colyer

Event manager

I am a PhD student studying the regulation of Gram-negative envelope biogenesis and DNA replication. I am also a keen herpetologist and entomologist, having kept multiple species of reptiles, tarantulas and other invertebrates.

Beth Crow

Beth Crow

Event manager

Chemistry PhD student focused in DNA Nanotechnology. My research investigates the use of DNA to code for chemical reactions, potentially aiding in material/drug discovery. I wish to promote the beauty and accessibility of science to everyone. I’m also an avid yogi and dancer!

Alex Lyttle

Alex Lyttle

Event manager

I am an astrophysicist and research software engineer at the University of Birmingham. I specialise in using AI and machine learning methods to improve our understanding of the structure and evolution of stars like the Sun. I love getting involved in public engagement initiatives like Pint of Scienc…

Stefania Moro

Stefania Moro

Event manager

I am a post-doc at the crossroads of physical chemistry and material sciences, trying to make better materials for green electronics. Outside of the lab, I play volleyball and I am passionate about sci-fi and all things fantasy, I play the bass and love sharing thoughts over pints.

Daniel Galvis

Daniel Galvis

Event manager

I am a postdoc focused on developing tools for understanding and treating diseases. I'm passionate about increasing the accessibility of science and maths, and I love a good pint!

Clarissa Stickland

Clarissa Stickland

Event manager

I'm a biochemical engineering PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham, studying healthcare technology. My research revolves around developing a portable brain probe for the monitoring of traumatic brain injuries. Outside of my research, I enjoy reading science-fiction and attempting to teach …

Aamir Sohail

Aamir Sohail

Event manager

I am a PhD student based at the School of Psychology. My research aims to use computational models to both understand social decision-making and to treat mental health disorders. I am passionate towards public engagement about science and excited to be involved with this year’s festival!

Lucy Roger

Lucy Roger

Event manager

I'm a metabolic physiology PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham. My research seeks to explore novel sustainable proteins for exercise-induced muscle adaptation. PhD aside, I am a keen runner and hiker!

Anna Kapusterynska

Anna Kapusterynska

Event manager

My PhD in chemistry is focused on synthesis of small molecules using mechanochemistry (reactions prompted by mechanical impact), adapting known synthetic approaches to the “greener” lab practices.

Yulia Bezsudnova

Yulia Bezsudnova

Communication officer

Physicist and a neuroscientist, I am developing new sensors to measure magnetic signals from the brain. I love working at the intersection of these two fascinating disciplines, delving into the study of the human brain. I'm eager to share my passion for science with the public over a nice cold pint.

Megan Quickfall

Megan Quickfall

Event manager

I’m a PhD student at the University of Birmingham. My work is investigating whether exercise is beneficial for individuals with autoimmune diseases like Type 1 Diabetes and Lupus. I’m really excited to be a part of the Pint of Science Festival this year and hope to engage the wider public in scienti…

Tobias Baskin

Tobias Baskin

Event manager

I am visiting University of Birmingham on sabbatical from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I study how plants grow; at Brum, I am studying root twisting. A dance the root uses to grasp the soil and I hope to use to understand growth. I enjoy Birmingham's cultural vitality; and pints!

Charlie Reynolds

Charlie Reynolds

Event manager

My PhD aims to identify and localise electrophysiological brain activity for audiovisual information processing in the brain from infancy through to old age, using both traditional SQUID MEG and new OPM MEG system. Enthusiastic to enhance dissemination of scientific advances!