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Maria Kaimaki

Maria Kaimaki

City Coordinator

After completing my PhD in Cambridge, I have now moved to Imperial as a postdoc in Bioengineering. I investigate the contact mechanics of complex interfaces; in particular how biological systems can tune their adhesion. I also love dancing, cooking & DIY.

Bao Xiu Tan

Bao Xiu Tan

City Coordinator

I am a PhD student in stem cell biology exploring how physical factors of the extracellular environment affect stem cell behaviour. When I’m not in the lab, I like to sketch, dance, and spend time outdoors.

June Park

June Park

Communications and Sponsorship Team Relay

A chemical engineer turned polymer chemist, I study the impact of the mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix in different disease models. Interdisciplinary research excites me and I love informal discussions about science in pubs!

Julia Woitischek

Julia Woitischek

Communications and Sponsorship

Hi! I am Julia, a third year PhD student in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. My work aims to provide a deeper understanding in physical and chemical processes during volcanic eruptions. My case study volcano is Yasur in Vanuatu.

Matthew Horton

Matthew Horton

Atoms to Galaxies Team Relay

I am a PhD student in the field of nanophotonics, hoping to advance our understanding of how light and matter interact at the wavelength scale in order to inform the development of better displays, sensors, and microscopes.

Andrea Attipoe

Andrea Attipoe

Atoms to Galaxies

I am a PhD student at the Bioengineering Department, evolving with Dr. David Labonte within the Evolutionary Biomechanics Workgroup, Imperial College London. I find interest in the microscopic world, studying the physics behind insect adhesion.

Theophile Baissas

Theophile Baissas

Atoms to Galaxies

As a postgraduate chemist working in the exciting field of bioelectronics, I am interested in new materials for brain-computer interfaces. I also enjoy exploring creative ways of communicating science, especially so when they involve beer!

Maria Carvalho

Maria Carvalho

Beautiful Mind Team Relay

I am a structural biologist interested in protein-protein interactions. In my spare time I am a project leader at FoodCycle, a charity tackling food waste and food poverty, I like to go to the gym, cook, travel and spend time with my friends.

Caitlin Black

Caitlin Black

Beautiful Mind

I am an Assistant Psychologist in Neuropsychology at Cambridge University Hospitals. I completed my MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol, where my research focused on predicting epilepsy surgery outcomes.

Silvia Benito Kwiecinski

Silvia Benito Kwiecinski

Beautiful Mind

I am a 3rd year PhD student at the MRC-LMB. I use cerebral organoids generated from pluripotent stem cells as a model of early brain development. I am interested in understanding early mechanisms underlying human brain evolution.

Aina Pi Roig

Aina Pi Roig

Beautiful Mind

I got my PhD in Genetics and currently work in the Next Generation Sequencing field. I collaborate with BioExpert Network and Science in School and volunteer with FoodCycle. I love traveling, meeting my friends and teaching yoga whenever I can!

Elisa Liberati

Elisa Liberati

Our Body (1) Team Relay

I am a healthcare service researcher with a passion for science and public engagement. I particularly enjoy bringing multiple disciplines together to explore complex issues and generate new insights on well-known topics. Thoroughly excited to be a team relay for PoS 2019!

Eva Higginbotham

Eva Higginbotham

Our Body (1)

I'm a 4th year PhD student at the Department of Zoology in Cambridge, studying brain development in fruit flies. I'm passionate about public engagement with science and so very pleased to be a part of Pint of Science 2019!

Claire Fielding

Claire Fielding

Our Body (1)

I am a first year PhD student within the department of haematology, investigating the neural regulation of acute myeloid leukaemia. I'm excited to be part of PoS for the first time and I'm looking forward to the events!

Donata Iandolo

Donata Iandolo

Our Body (2) Team Relay

I'm an outreach officer of the Sensor CDT (Cambridge). In August, I finished a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship on bioelectronics and bone tissue engineering. I have lived in Italy, France, Sweden, Singapore and now UK.

Magali Ferro

Magali Ferro

Our Body (2)

I'm a research associate in the engineering department of Cambridge University. I work on the development of a kidney-on-a-chip platform, in collaboration with the Pharma company Evotec, for drug screening. I am passionate about tissue engineering and enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment...

Jialin Feng

Jialin Feng

Our Body (2)

I'm a 2nd year undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, studying Natural Sciences. I hope to specialise in Pathology next year and go on to complete a PhD in the relevant field. PoS connects academics with the general public, which is one of my passion outside academic studies. I really enjoy h...

Jake Cridge

Jake Cridge

Our Body (2)

Hi, my name is Jake and I am a third year PhD student at the MRC Cancer Unit, within Cambridge University. My PhD focuses on the role of the immune system in cancer; specifically, the immune dysfunction that arises in tumour-draining lymph nodes.

James Wagstaff

James Wagstaff

Tech Me Out Team Relay

I'm a PhD student at the MRC Lab of Molecular Biology. I'm trying to understand how a bacteria can divide itself to make two new ones – and hopefully figure out smart ways to stop them doing that inside our bodies.

Lukas Vasadi

Lukas Vasadi

Tech Me Out

I'm a Research Assistant at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge, where I help develop biosensors for rapid detection of viral infections. I enjoy travel writing and sampling beer from all corners of the globe.

Toby Howison

Toby Howison

Tech Me Out

I'm a PhD student at the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge. I work on how we can take inspiration from nature to build better robots. I'm particularly interested in how building bio-inspired robots can teach us about the nature of emergence and embodiment.

Tuula Eriksson

Tuula Eriksson

Tech Me Out

I'm a cell biologist at the LMB, where I look at the different ways therapeutics can be transported across the blood-brain barrier. I'm also interested in how we use technology to make our day-to-day lives easier and improve our societies.

Luca Nogarotto

Luca Nogarotto

Tech Me Out

I am an Electronic Engineer working for a design consultancy in Cambridge. I am passionate about technology and physics but I do enjoy my social and sport activities. I love exploring new places, spending time in the nature, cycling, yoga and photography.

Taylor Uekert

Taylor Uekert

Planet Earth Team Relay

I'm a PhD student in Chemistry & Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge where I study a photocatalytic process for converting plastic waste into hydrogen fuel. This is my second time helping out with Pint of Science, and I’m looking forward to bringing more great science to the pub this year!

James Crosby

James Crosby

Planet Earth

I am a PhD student in Earth Science at the University of Cambridge investigating how volatile elements (e.g. C, S, F, Cl) evolve over geological time in deep Earth reservoirs. I thoroughly enjoy Pint of Science because it combines two of my favourite things - socialising and innovative science.

Gautier Nicoli

Gautier Nicoli

Planet Earth

I'm a Postdoc in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, investigating the behaviour of magmas and fluids (e.g. H2O, CO2) in the continental crust. I enjoy striding through Scotland to collect rocks and drink whiskey, and sharing my work using different media: seminar, photography and lego.

Victoria Honour

Victoria Honour

Planet Earth

I am a PhD student in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. My research looks at magma and emulsions. I’m passionate about science communication and the interaction between science and policy. I enjoy baking, yoga and hiking in cold places.

Praveen Teleti

Praveen Teleti

Our Society Team Relay

Trail-walking climate researcher. I started as an Engineer, but gravitated towards amazing, mysterious nature. I now study the climate of Antarctica at SPRI, Cambridge University. That's my day job, but I'm equally interested in bringing research to the table (or the pub)!

Ollie Carpenter

Ollie Carpenter

Our Society

I’m a researcher in Cambridge with a passion for understanding natural disaster and climate change risk. I love exploring and sharing science, the outdoors, and a proper beer, and my perfect day would combine all three.

Renata Khouri

Renata Khouri

Our Society

I'm a postdoc at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, with a background in mathematical biology and statistics. I am keen on science outreach, the natural environment, and how to combine both to make “Our Society” better.

Margherita Gallieni

Margherita Gallieni

Creative Reactions Team Relay

With a background in Environmental Architecture and a keen interest in historic buildings, art and sustainability, I am currently working in the architectural practice in Cambridge. I look forward to explore ways to engage everyone with the art and science relationship!

Karen Jinks

Karen Jinks

Creative Reactions

I am a Mixed Media Artist and Graphic Designer, and founder of the Cambridge Creative Network. Creative Reactions is such a wonderful collaborative project, bringing together artists and scientists to produce extraordinary works and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Colleen Rollins

Colleen Rollins

Creative Reactions

I’m a PhD student in Psychiatry studying how the structure & function of the brain supports hallucinations in schizophrenia. Academics aside, I practice life drawing, acroyoga & rock climbing. I’m excited to help integrate art & science!

Helen Kenny

Helen Kenny

Creative Reactions

I'm a Cambridge based artist specialising in painting and printmaking. It is surprising where creative inspiration can spark from and I value the rich communication between artists and scientists offered by Pint of Science. I am excited to be part of this year's Creative Reactions team.

Chun Hao Wong

Chun Hao Wong

Creative Reactions

I am a postdoc at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology studying the activities of microtubule motor in cells. Very excited to see the crosstalk between science and arts!

Lizzie Gill

Lizzie Gill

Creative Reactions

I am a tissue engineering PhD student researching how to grow cells in a realistic way outside of the body using 3D printing. Science and art thrive off each other. I am looking forward to engage and discuss science from an artistic standpoint.

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

Immunology Team Relay

I'm an immunologist and did my PhD on the genetics of vaccine responses. I'm passionate about science communication and in bringing its benefits to all. I'm also a keen baker, photographer, and does the occasional bit of vlogging!

Tammy Dougan

Tammy Dougan

Immunology

I carried out my PhD in Immunology, and worked as a Postdoc on autoimmunity in Australia. I currently coordinate the Cambridge Immunology Network. I am keen to promote public engagement with Immunology. Looking forward to be part of PoS and Creative Reactions!

Allyson Walsh

Allyson Walsh

Immunology

I’ve worked as a conservation biologist at international organizations such as San Diego Zoo. Now as a coordinator for Cambridge Infectious Diseases, I use my skills as a science communicator to connect and empower a virtual network of researchers across the Cambridge campus and beyond; developing a...

Jo Balfour

Jo Balfour

Rare Disease Team Relay

I’m Jo and an Operations Manager, running events and groups and generally keeping everything ticking along for local charity, Cambridge Rare Disease Network. I love a bit of travelling and exploring in my spare time.

Mary Rose Roberts

Mary Rose Roberts

Rare Disease

I’m Events Wizard (Manager) for rare disease charity Findacure. I'm a self-proclaimed Queen of organisation and am passionate about increasing visibility for rare diseases. In my spare time, I can be found consuming copious amounts of Diet Coke and eagerly awaiting the next Eurovision Song Contest.

Heather Turner

Heather Turner

Rare Disease

Hi! My name is Heather and I am an MPhil Genomic Medicine Student. I have a passion for
science and puppies and hope to have both in my life before too long.

Dianah Sithole

Dianah Sithole

Rare Disease

I’m a trainee clinical scientist in molecular genetics at Cambridge University Hospitals Regional Genetics Laboratory. I trained in Genetics at University College Dublin and did my MSc at Imperial College London. I’m an avid reader and love Pilates & yoga even though I’m still very much an amateur!

Niv Sarveswaran

Niv Sarveswaran

Rare Disease

I’m Niv, a PhD student investigating rare genetic disorders of painlessness. By defining the molecular processes that lead to loss of this sensation, we hope to provide new insights and targets to develop safer pain relief drugs. Outside the lab, I love karate training and tweeting about research!