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Sophie Jones

Sophie Jones

City Co-coordinator

I'm a physicist working in materials development for image sensors. I'm back at Pint of Science, formerly on the Leeds team and now leading the Cambridge team. Outside of the lab I enjoy climbing and video games!

Annabel Curle

Annabel Curle

City Co-coordinator

I am a final year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences, in Joanne Jones’ lab. I am working on the immunogenicity of cell therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the role of the immune system generally in PD. I have been volunteering with Pint of Science since 2019 but am particularly excited for...

Kimberly Cheam

Kimberly Cheam

Communications and Sponsorship Officer

I am a first year PhD student in the Metzakopian Lab in the Dementia Research Institute, Cambridge. My research focuses on using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC’s) to model and understand the biological mechanisms of glial cells within the context of Parkinson’s Disease. I have a passion for sc...

Elisabeth Crowe

Elisabeth Crowe

Team Leader - Atoms to Galaxies

I am a programme manager, working on a research programme in advanced cancer imaging funded by CRUK. In my spare time, when not walking the dog, gardening or travelling, I love long discussions in the pub, so I am looking forward to Pint of Science.

Helen Dakin

Helen Dakin

Team Leader - Beautiful Minds

I am a second year PhD student in the Klenerman Lab, in the Department of Chemistry and the Dementia Research Institute in the University of Cambridge. My research involves stressing developing induced pluripotent stem cell- derived neurons into a mature disease-like state, to mimic the development ...

Xulin Liu

Xulin Liu

Team Leader - Our Body

I am a 2nd year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences, studying dementia with the use of neuroimaging. This is my first time to be involved in PoS. I am very excited to get involved in science communication facing the public. In my spare time I enjoy music, travelling, and exploring fine restaurants...

Jo Balfour

Jo Balfour

Team Leader - Rare Diseases

I’m the boss at Cambridge Rare Disease Network with a passion for all things rare. I get a real buzz (and a bit’ve a headache) out of running public engagement events and love the interaction and wonder that comes from mixing researchers with the public. When I’m not working I’m walking, spying on b...

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

Team Member - Atoms to Galaxies

Hi everyone! My name is Henry, and I am a PhD student studying the genetic drivers of type 2 diabetes. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy listening to music, travelling, and just about anything to get outside. I am super excited to join the Pint of Science team, and I look forward to meeting everyone ...

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Team Member - Atoms to Galaxies

Hello! I am a first year PhD student specialising in Clinical Neuroscience, and dementia research more specifically. I completed my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford before moving to a neuroscientific perspective for my master’s degree. I always say that if I didn’t study t...

Harry Orrin

Harry Orrin

Team Member - Atoms to Galaxies

Hello! I’m Harry and am part of the Cancer Research UK MRes/PhD programme here at the University of Cambridge. I have a background in Biochemistry and am fascinated by the molecular mechanisms that orchestrate cell division, ensuring the production of two identical daughter cells from a single precu...

Minghao Zhang

Minghao Zhang

Team Member - Atoms to Galaxies

I am a PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences at Cambridge, and my research topic is on 7T MRI Physics. I studied physical natural sciences during my undergraduate with a focus on theoretical chemistry. This is the first time I volunteer for Pint of Science, and I absolutely love the idea of bringing...

Shaline Fazal

Shaline Fazal

Team Member - Beautiful Minds

I am a postdoc in Roger Barker’s lab. My research focuses on stem cell therapies in Parkinson’s disease. I’m really excited to finally be in the engine room of Pint of Science! I am a huge advocate for public engagement in science and am currently the postdoc representative at the Stem Cell Institut...

Audrey Low

Audrey Low

Team Member - Beautiful Minds

I'm a PhD student at the University of Cambridge doing neuroscience research on dementia and cerebrovascular disease. When I'm not working on my research, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, tennis, and making pottery which I sell on Etsy to raise funds for dementia research.

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson

Team Member - Beautiful Minds

I am a PostDoc in the Metzakopian Lab which is part of the Dementia Research Institute in the University of Cambridge. The main focus of my research is using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPSC’s) in combination with high throughput CRISPR screening to investigate causes of neurodegenerative diseas...

Cameron Hall

Cameron Hall

Team Member - Beautiful Minds

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge. My research centres around the investigation of biomarkers of traumatic brain injury, including protein markers of neuronal/axonal injury and neuroinflammatory response, as well as small-molecule biom...

Angela Kim

Angela Kim

Team Member - Our Body

I am an MPhil student in Clinical Neurosciences studying the effects of COVID-19 on the brain. This is my first year in Pint of Science, and I’m looking forward to bringing people together in a fun and casual way! During my free time, I like to knit, make digital art, and listen to podcasts.

Heather Turner

Heather Turner

Team Member - Rare Diseases

After finishing a masters in genomic medicine, I am now working as a Policy Analyst for the PHG Foundation, a think tank specialising in health and genomic science. This is my second year supporting PoS helping to bring awareness to Rare Disease. In my spare time, I love to read, horse ride and knit...

Grace Simmons

Grace Simmons

Team Member - Rare Diseases

I am a scientist who supports the design and delivery of clinical trials in rare diseases. Our aim is to determine if drugs are safe and effective in a particular disease area by ensuring the safe and successful conduct of a clinical trial. I’m looking forward to my first year supporting PoS and to ...

Lizzie Coker

Lizzie Coker

Team Member - Rare Diseases

I am a scientist who specialises in exploring data to identify new drugs and potential treatments for patients. During my PhD and postdoc I focused on finding effective drug combinations for treating cancer, and I now work on finding drug combinations to treat rare diseases. My hobbies include horse...

Rohan Singhal

Rohan Singhal

Team Member - Rare Diseases

I am a first year Medical student at Downing College, Cambridge. I am really looking forward to getting involved in the Pint of Science festival as I think that science communication with the public is essential. Outside of studying, I enjoy playing and watching sports such as tennis and badminton a...

Eunice Philips

Eunice Philips

Team Member - Rare Diseases

Hello! I'm a second year undergraduate at the University of Cambridge studying biological natural sciences. In my free time I like to bake bread, scuba dive and kayak!

Emma Davies

Emma Davies

Team Member - Rare Diseases

I am a scientist with a background in biology and have been working in drug discovery for over 10 years finding treatments for cancer and more recently rare diseases. I have loved science since a young age and I am excited about working with PoS on this rare disease public engagement project. As wel...