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Ryan Hamnett

Ryan Hamnett

Cambridge Coordinator

A postdoc investigating the neurobiology of our body clocks. I’m passionate about demonstrating the value of science and making it engaging for everyone!

Federico Rossi

Federico Rossi

Cambridge Coordinator

Neuroscientist at UCL. I map the intricate connections within the brain and investigate how they determine the functional properties of neurons. I am committed to disseminate the beauty of science, and curious to turn it into art!

Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan

Our Body (1)

I am a postdoc at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology investigating the
pathological spread of protein aggregates in Parkinson’s disease. As a researcher,
I believe science communication is vital and is something I love participating in. I
am also an explorer, both within books and on my feet.

Allyson Walsh

Allyson Walsh

Our Body (2)

I did my PhD at Bristol University, worked in non-profit big conservation in the USA, and returned to the UK recently to coordinate Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre.

Emmanuelle Supper

Emmanuelle Supper

Our Society

After 5 years studying for PhD in Japan, I landed in Cambridge where I am currently working on a postdoc in genetics. I'm very keen on learning and getting a better understanding of all sorts of aspects that constitute our societies. I'm also very much into good food and loads of travelling.

Praveen Teleti

Praveen Teleti

Our Society

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)!

Alison Inglis

Alison Inglis

Our Society

I am a fourth year PhD student in Structural Biology at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology. I’m interested in studying how our cells recognise nutrient starvation, and what mechanisms we can use to adapt to survive.

Cara Woods

Cara Woods

Our Society

Hi, I'm a 3rd year undergraduate at Downing College. I'm reading natural sciences and specialising in pathology. This is my first year doing PoS and I'm excited to get involved!

Guillaume Guilbaud

Guillaume Guilbaud

Our Body (2)

I am Guilbaud Guilbaud, I work at the MRC-LMB as an investigator scientist.
My research focuses on how the genetic and epigenetic information are duplicated and transmitted to daughter cells during cell division.

Leticia Koch Lerner

Leticia Koch Lerner

Our Body (2)

My name is Leticia Lerner, I’m a post-doc at the MRC LMB studying
replication of structured DNA. I‘m participating in Pint of Science
because I think talking about science to the general public is very
important both for scientists and for society.

Tuula Eriksson

Tuula Eriksson

Our Body (2)

I'm Tuula and I work on transport mechanisms in the blood brain barrier at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, pubs and tennis, as well as exploring Cambridge and surroundings, as I only recently moved here.

Robyn Macrae

Robyn Macrae

Our Body (2)

Hi, my name is Robyn. I recently started on a 1+3 PhD Programme in Cardiovascular Research. I’m currently in a Masters year, undertaking three rotation projects in different labs. I’m really excited to be involved with organising Pint of Science this year, and looking forward to the events!

Eddie Cano Gamez

Eddie Cano Gamez

Our Body (2)

My name is Eddie Cano. I am PhD student at the Sanger Institute, and my research focuses on the link between genetic variation and autoimmune diseases. I am originally from Mexico City and a huge fan of literature. I am excited to join the PoS 2017.

Jialin Feng

Jialin Feng

Planet Earth

Jialin is a first year undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, studying Natural Sciences. With a broad interests across all sciences, she developed her interest in the ‘Planet Earth’ on a trip to the Indian Himalayas; she was greatly inspired by the magnificent landscape, beauty of rocks and a...

Maryline Mleneck-Vautravers

Maryline Mleneck-Vautravers

Planet Earth

Maryline is a Chief Senior Research Technician based in the Godwin Laboratory for Paleoclimate Research. She has more than 20 years of experience in Paleoceanography and is specialised in the study of marine microfossils called foraminifers which are widely used to reconstruct Earth’s climate over t...

Arunkumar Ramesh

Arunkumar Ramesh

Planet Earth

Arunkumar is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Genetics and works on the genetic architecture of variability in resistance to infection within a population.

Taylor Uekert

Taylor Uekert

Planet Earth

Taylor is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Cambridge. She is studying a photocatalytic process for converting trash into hydrogen.

James Crosby

James Crosby

Planet Earth

James is a PhD Student in Petrology and Geochemistry working on understanding the source and flux of volatiles in Earth’s lithospheric mantle. He is incredibly passionate about Earth Sciences and communicating the wonders of our fascinating planet.

Mandy Knapp

Mandy Knapp

Creative Reactions

I'm a Cambridge based artist, specialising in printmaking and networking with other artists. I co-founded Cambridge Creative Network, and helped with the very first Creative Reactions pilot. I love seeing how artists respond to the speakers specialisms is such exciting and innovative ways.

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 2017 brings!

Letizia Mariotti

Letizia Mariotti

Creative Reactions

I am a postdoc in Neuroscience studying how the brain creates a representation of space to control motor function. Science communication has a lot to learn from the arts to inspire the public: I am excited to contribute to the Creative Reactions team!

Colleen Rollins

Colleen Rollins

Creative Reactions

I’m a PhD student in Psychiatry exploring the neural basis of hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia. Academics aside, I practice figure drawing, acroyoga, & rock climbing. I’m excited to help foster communication by integrating art & science!

Michal Szpak

Michal Szpak

Creative Reactions

I got my PhD in human genetics and been working on population genetics, local adaptation and human population diversification. Outside academia, I pursue my acting training and interest in theatre and drama. Very keen on cross between art and science!

Bao Xiu Tan

Bao Xiu Tan

Creative Reactions

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.

Jeongmin Song

Jeongmin Song

Creative Reactions

I’m an undergraduate studying medicine at Queens’ college. I was and still is passionate about arts; I mainly participated in theatre, but I’m looking to expand my horizons. I’m really excited to see what the interaction between science and art will yield!

Jessica Santivanez

Jessica Santivanez

Creative Reactions

I recently completed a PhD in neuroscience and I am now working in early drug discovery at GSK. Outside the lab, I am an avid yogi and dancer. I am also very passionate about bridging art and science – I have previously organised neuroscience-inspired art exhibitions, so I am excited to contribute t...

Gautier Nicoli

Gautier Nicoli

Creative Reactions

I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I explore old terrains and volcanoes to understand how the continents formed and evolved. I travelled all around the world from the dry lands of South Africa to the ice sheet of Greenland to collect rocks and da...

Victoria Honour

Victoria Honour

Creative Reactions

I am a PhD student in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, looking at frozen magma chambers. I am passionate about science communication and the interaction between science and policy. I enjoy baking, running and hiking in cold places.

Simon Kadel

Simon Kadel

Our Society

I grew up and received my education in Germany. I did a Bachelors in Philosophy in Marburg and a Masters in Philosophy in Berlin. I am specialize on questions of culture and intercultural relations and in my PhD project I am trying to develop a sociologically informed theory of intercultural dialogu...

Aleix Lafita

Aleix Lafita

Tech me out

I am a first year PhD student at the EMBL-EBI investigating the function and evolution of proteins, the molecular machines of life. I am also an advocate of open science and I enjoy reading and discussing about it.

Anna Poon

Anna Poon

Our Body (1)

I’m a postdoc at Astex Pharmaceuticals with research interest in metabolic dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases (ND). I am currently establishing human pluripotent stem cell-based models and genetically manipulating ND-causing mutations using the CRISPR-Cas9 system to investigate mitochondrial...

Larisa Labzin

Larisa Labzin

Our Body (1)

I’m a postdoc at the Laboratory for Molecular Biology investigating how our immune system
recognises when we have an infection and how it directs an appropriate immune response.
I’m new to science communication, but love talking about my research to anyone who’ll
listen.

Pedro Vallejo Ramirez

Pedro Vallejo Ramirez

Our Body (1)

I’m a second year PhD student in the Laser Analytics Group using advanced microscopy techniques to investigate fundamental mechanisms of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease in vitro. I enjoy surfing, yoga, rowing, and listening to The Killers.

Roberto Inchingolo

Roberto Inchingolo

Our Body (1)

I am the Communications Coordinator of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Before joining the University of Cambridge I’ve worked as a freelance science journalist and author and I’ve been involved in several public engagement events.

Ross Hill

Ross Hill

Our Body (1)

I am a third year PhD student at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. My work aims to provide a deeper understanding of how we faithfully transmit genetic information to our children.

Giulia Daniela Utzeri

Giulia Daniela Utzeri

Communications & Sponsorship

MPhil student of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, studying emotion processing in native and non-native languages. Share your puns, idioms, malaphors, and bad jokes with me to brighten up my day.

Emma Werner

Emma Werner

Communications & Sponsorship

I am a third year PhD student at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, studying cellular defense mechanisms against invading bacteria. Outside the lab, I enjoy taking photos on old film cameras and making posters for concerts and other events in London and Cambridge.

Diana Alexander

Diana Alexander

Communications & Sponsorship

I’m a Biochemistry Master’s student at Cambridge. My experience is predominately in research, having done projects in several labs, from Dundee to Toronto. I love talking about science, and plan to work in Science Comms in the future (with a particular keen-ness for science podcasting!).

Luke Grinham

Luke Grinham

Communications & Sponsorship

Hi! I'm Luke, a biologist turned palaeontologist in the 2nd year of my PhD. I work on the evolution of bipedality in early Archosaurs using living lizards to identify the changes the body must make to walk on two legs.

Xavier Renaudin

Xavier Renaudin

Communications & Sponsorship

French, from Paris, I am currently a Research Associate working for Cambridge University. I am a cellular biologist investigating the contribution of DNA structures in the development of cancers. I'm really keen to help for the first time Pint of Science!

Laura Moreno Lopez

Laura Moreno Lopez

Communications & Sponsorship

Neuroscientist, fascinated by neuroimaging and its application to the study of mental health disorders. I am currently working on the study of the neurobiology of resilience to the effects of earlier life stressors in adolescents.

Victoria Honour

Victoria Honour

Planet Earth

I am a PhD student in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, looking at frozen magma chambers. I am passionate about science communication and the interaction between science and policy. I enjoy baking, running and hiking in cold places.

Amy Mason

Amy Mason

Tech me out

I’m a statistician working in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, applying Mendelian Randomisation techniques to UK BioBank data. Until recently I worked as a schools liaison officer at the University of Oxford, and enjoy talking about statistics to anyone who will let me!
In my spare time, I en...

Miranda Robbins

Miranda Robbins

Tech me out

I am a second year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications. With backgrounds in Integrative Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, I am keen to engage the public in the latest methods of buzz-words like ‘Neurotech’ and ‘Neuroengineering’.

Kanwar Nain Singh

Kanwar Nain Singh

Tech me out

I am a third year PhD student in Applied Mathematics specialising in fluid mechanics at DAMTP, Cambridge. I quite like engaging with the public and helping them understand scientific concepts, hence looking forward to POS.

Yin Chang

Yin Chang

Tech me out

I am a second year PhD student working on Bioengineering at Nanoscience Centre in Cambridge. I love to meet different people to chat about science and share our thoughts. Hence, I also engage in many volunteering work on Open Science and Cambridge Maker Space.

Tom Edinburgh

Tom Edinburgh

Tech me out

I’m working at the MRC Biostatistics Unit on dynamic risk prediction in clinical medicine and I’m looking forward to PoS and helping science engage with the public! I also love running and music and play the trumpet in Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble!

Claire Lansdall

Claire Lansdall

Beautiful Mind

I’m a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, working on clinical trials for the treatment of cognitive and behavioural changes associated with dementia. In my free time, I love to travel the world and enjoy talking neuroscience over a cold beer!

Monica Killen

Monica Killen

Beautiful Mind

Yet another Aussie invading your local pub, but this time with science! I’m here researching brain injury and repair for my PhD, I love engaging young people in STEM outreach and swinging from the rafters as an aerialist in my free time.

Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson

Beautiful Mind

I am a fourth-year clinical medical student at Cambridge. Brains are my favourite organ and I am looking forward to nights of brains, drinks and science-talk this year. This is my first year involved in Pint of Science and I am excited to be involved.

Luke Pattison

Luke Pattison

Beautiful Mind

I’ve just started my PhD, this year I will undertake rotations studying the expression of ion exchangers in neurones and protease signalling in arthritic pain. I’m enthusiastic about all things neuroscience and look forward to sharing this with you!

Géraldine Baekelandt

Géraldine Baekelandt

Atoms to Galaxies

Géraldine is a PhD student at the Nanoscience centre, sponsored by Medimmune Ltd under the supervision of Professor Sir Mark Welland. Her work focuses on looking at the nanoscale interactions between peptides and their primary containers and delivery devices.

Maria Kaimaki

Maria Kaimaki

Atoms to Galaxies

Maria is PhD student at the Nanoscience centre sponsored by BP as part of the scanning probe and nanoelectronics group working under Dr Colm Durkin. Her research focuses on using Atomic Force Microscopy for the Characterisation of Oil-Exposed Surfaces at the Nanoscale.

Nimisha Kumari

Nimisha Kumari

Atoms to Galaxies

Nimisha is a PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. Her work looks at using spectroscopic methods to investigate dwarf galaxies, among other things.

Cristofer Pezzetta

Cristofer Pezzetta

Atoms to Galaxies

Cristofer is a second year PhD student at the Chemistry Department on a Marie Curie fellowship. His work focuses on photochemical organic reactions for their use in sustainable chemistry.

Natasha Lewis

Natasha Lewis

Atoms to Galaxies

Natasha is a postdoc at the Nanoscience centre working in Shery Huang’s group. Natasha completed her PhD in tissue engineering in Glasgow and is currently working on lab on a chip models for in vitro systems.

Jasmine Nicolson

Jasmine Nicolson

Communications & Sponsorship

Jasmine is a Scots Law graduate, studying a law conversion course in England. She is interested in the ways that neuroscientific research can inform and refine policy and medical jurisprudence outcomes.

Luca Nogarotto

Luca Nogarotto

Planet Earth

I am an Electronic Engineer developing embedded electronics in a design consultancy company in Cambridge. I am passionate about technology and physics but I do like a work-life balance where I have enough free time for social and sport activities. I love exploring new places, spending time in the na...

Dr Tammy Dougan

Dr 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!