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Aina Pi Roig

Aina Pi Roig

City Coordinator

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!

Maria Carvalho

Maria Carvalho

City Coordinator

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.

Colleen Rollins

Colleen Rollins

City Coordinator

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!

Zeynep Ozturk

Zeynep Ozturk

Atoms to Galaxies

I am a third year PhD student in Department of Genetics at University of Cambridge. I am interested in brain, neurodegeneration and motor neuron diseases. I edit genome and look at cellular changes with microscopes after mutations in fruit flies, a model organism for science. I am also interested in...

Surabhi Agrawal

Surabhi Agrawal

Atoms to Galaxies

I am a PhD candidate at the department of Chemistry, trying to understand the reaction mechanism of ‘sweet’ corrosion. Science inspires me and am excited to be a part of PoS. In my spare time, I fluctuate between travelling and sitting on my couch.

Adriana Fonseca

Adriana Fonseca

Communications and Sponsorship Team Relay

I am a first year PhD student in the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme. I am fascinated by epigenetics, and my project focuses on understanding how methylation markers might help us predict the occurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia. I am also passionate about science engagement and pol...

Bella Rowell

Bella Rowell

Communications and Sponsorship

I’m Bella, a PhD student in the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge and working with the British Antarctic Survey. I’m interested in the past climate of Antarctica, which I study through analysing ice cores. I recently got back from the field trip of a lifetime to a place in ...

James Taylor

James Taylor

Our Body (1) Team Relay

I am a PhD student in the Department of Medicine here at Cambridge, investigating the mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular disease. Outside of work, I am an avid football fan and big lover of travelling and the outdoors.

Annie Howitt

Annie Howitt

Our Body (1)

I am a second year PhD student working at the MRC Cancer Unit, which is associated with the University of Cambridge. My research looks at understanding the changes in metabolism in cancer and trying to establish whether all cells are acting together or if there are distinct populations in a tumour.

Vimisha Dharamdasani

Vimisha Dharamdasani

Our Body (2) Team Relay

I am a PhD student at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology. I am studying how cells defend themselves against infection. Originally a pharmacist from Mumbai, I have worked in multidisciplinary fields in Cambridge (USA) before I landed in Cambridge (UK). I love Bollywood movi...

William Moody

William Moody

Our Society

I am a second year PhD student in tumour immunology and a team relay for the ‘Our Society’ group. I am very passionate about the environment and exploring the range of impacts climate change will have for our society as we know it today. I am very excited for this years Pint of Science, and cant wai...

Anna Curle

Anna Curle

Beautiful Mind Team Relay

I am a 1st year Neurosciences PhD student. I am working on DNA Damage in Huntington’s Disease and interested in the involvement of the immune system in neurodegenerative diseases. Outside of science, I love baking and sport!

Jo Balfour

Jo Balfour

Rare Disease Team Relay

I’m a POS veteran having been involved in the first event in Cambridge back in 2012. An educator by trade I now head up the Cambridge Rare Disease Network charity and am on a mission to bring rare science and research to the mainstream through cool, public-friendly events. I love exploring wild and ...

Mary Chan

Mary Chan

Tech Me Out

I’m a UX Designer at Cambridge Consultants, which is a tech consultancy that aims to bridge the gap between cutting edge research and industry. I recently studied a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction, and am interested in how we can use tech to enable all groups in society rather than widening ga...

Alexander Boys

Alexander Boys

Beautiful Mind

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Cambridge. As a materials engineer, I work on tissue engineering devices for mimicking and interacting with the gut-brain axis. I am particularly interested in implants, especially for the nervous system.

John Vianney Tushabe

John Vianney Tushabe

Immunology

I am an Advanced Research Assistant at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. I work on population genomics of parasites. I am excited and happy to be part of the Pint of Science this year with the aim to engage the public and communicate science to the wider community in a fun‑filled and relaxed way.

Lalanti Venkatasubramanian

Lalanti Venkatasubramanian

Creative Reactions

I am pursuing my research in neuroscience, driven by an interest in the evolution of behavioural adaptations. I enjoy photographing critters in their natural habitats, long hikes, and several creative outlets such as painting and pottery. 

Lieneke. Makaske

Lieneke. Makaske

Planet Earth Team Relay

I’m responsible for events and communications for the Cancer Research UK early detection programme and volunteer at Cambridge Carbon Footprint. It’s great to see the amazing science of Cambridge University being shared with the general public. That’s why I’ve joined the Pint of Science 2020 team.

Lisa Neidhardt

Lisa Neidhardt

Our Body (2)

As a PhD student in the lab of David Ron at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) I am studying the earliest events of the unfolded protein response (UPR), a cellular defence programme against stress. I believe that science has an impact on everyone’s life and I wish to contribute medi...

Tania Campos

Tania Campos

Our Body (1)

I have always been passionate about Cancer research.  After finishing my PhD in Chile I moved to Cambridge to work as Research Associate. Currently, I am part of a team that studies the participation of an oncogene in pancreatic cancer progression.

Erika Ikeda

Erika Ikeda

Our Body (1)

I am a multidisciplinary health scientist and epidemiologist with an interested in physical activity, built environment and health in children and youth. I love sports, travelling, hiking and socialising.

Eleanor Drinkwater

Eleanor Drinkwater

Planet Earth

An entomologist at heart, I am currently writing up a PhD on understanding how personality may affect collective decision making in woodlice. Alongside writing my thesis I work at TRAFFIC analysing the illegal trade in wildlife. I love science communication, beetles and kayaking.

Anna Protasio

Anna Protasio

Planet Earth

I am an evolutionary biologist studying how different factors shaped animal and human populations. To do so I merge information from modern and ancient DNA, palaeoclimate, and archaeological sites. In my free time, I enjoy painting ceramics.

Phillipa Norman

Phillipa Norman

Rare Disease

I'm the projects officer for the rare disease charity Findacure, which means you'll usually find me editing videos or making graphics. When I'm not working, I'm usually singing musical theatre songs at the top of my lungs or hitting up the local charity shops.

Rebecca Riddle

Rebecca Riddle

Rare Disease

I am a PhD student in Pharmacology building in vitro models of inflammation and bleeding. I first attended a Pint of Science event during my undergrad in York and loved seeing science communicated in an informal and open setting. I'm really excited to be involved in organising the events this year.

James Wagstaff

James Wagstaff

Our Society

I am a biochemist interested in how we could make new drugs much faster. My hobbies include listening to people talk about great science in local drinking establishments.

 Martha Irene Saladino

Martha Irene Saladino

Creative Reactions

I'm an astrophysicist and science communicator enthusiast. For my PhD, I developed simulations of the lives of double stars. Now, I am trying to inspire young generations to get involved in STEM. I love reading, baking, dancing and travelling.

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

Immunology

Andrew is an immunologist and did his PhD on the genetics of vaccine responses. He's passionate about science and making it accessible to all. He's also a keen baker, photographer, and does the occasional bit of vlogging!

Mkpouto Pius

Mkpouto Pius

Tech Me Out

I am currently studying for an MPhil in Genomic medicine and my research interest is to investigate how breast cancer mutations impact survival in women with triple-negative breast cancer. When I am not doing something sciency, I am a gender activist, a debater, and I love to travel.

Capucine Albert

Capucine Albert

Atoms to Galaxies

I’m a research associate in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I enjoy looking at how magmas form, move and crystallize inside the Earth’s crust, and how the continents have emerged on the planet, many millions of years ago. I am thoroughly excited to bring science to the pub this year!

Teja Chalikonda

Teja Chalikonda

Creative Reactions Team Relay

After finishing my PhD in Behavioural Ecology, I now work at an environmental consultancy focussing on business and biodiversity. I am happiest when I’m outdoors, reading a book, spending time with friends, silly dancing or crocheting!

Peyton Carroll

Peyton Carroll

Planet Earth

I am a MPhil student at the Department of Archaeology, where I study the later part of the Palaeolithic. I am particularly interested in how ancient humans used tools to adapt to climatic changes. I think we can find creative solutions for the future by looking to the past!

Joan Tanous

Joan Tanous

Tech Me Out Team Relay

I work in Operations/SciComms for a biotech startup and I also help run Camb.ai; a not-for-profit aiming to link together the AI community in Cambridge. I'm passionate about diversity and inclusion in tech, and making it accessible for everyone.

Fabio Albertani

Fabio Albertani

Atoms to Galaxies Team Relay

I am a PhD student in theoretical chemistry. I am interested in predicting the chemical composition of interstellar objects using theoretical methods and spectroscopy. Even though I keep my schedule busy with sports rather than pints I am excited to share science with the general public.

Rosie Wright

Rosie Wright

Our Society Team Relay

As a social innovation student, I explore how new ideas and technologies get used in community development- including the role played by events like Pint of Science! My other passions are wildlife photography and stand-up comedy. 

Anna Dickson

Anna Dickson

Immunology Team Relay

Anna is a final year PhD student whose research focuses on understanding how oxygen levels affect pathways in cells. She is passionate about communicating exciting scientific research to the public, and is excited to be part of this year’s event!

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!

Mariavittoria Pizzinga

Mariavittoria Pizzinga

Our Body (2)

I’m a post-doc at the MRC Toxicology Unit and currently my research is focused on RNA-binding proteins and cell stress. I received my PhD from the University of Manchester with a project about RNA localisation. Outside of the lab, I enjoy fiction in every form.

Jennie Leggat

Jennie Leggat

Beautiful Mind

I’m a 2nd year cardiovascular research PhD, investigating the impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease on the pathogenesis of heart failure.

Emily Talbot

Emily Talbot

Our Body (2)

I’m a second year PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry. After spending 2 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, my current research focuses on inappropriate activation of the immune system in the brain and neurodegenerative disease. Away from the lab, I enjoy sailing, climbing and th...

Orthi Shahzad

Orthi Shahzad

Rare Disease

I’m a 5th medical student, and what I’ve learned from talking to patients is that science isn’t taught all that well, and all they have are media outlets giving them potentially false information. Therefore I am passionate about spreading the knowledge about science and encouraging people that it’s ...

Lorena Boquete Vilarino

Lorena Boquete Vilarino

Immunology

I’m a cell biologist and geneticist, with an interest on how cells communicate in health and disease. My research focuses on how dendritic cells sense and respond to cancer. Outside of the lab I’m a historical reenactor and a board game enthusiast.

Anna Townley

Anna Townley

Rare Disease

I am a PhD student in Genetics at the Gurdon Institute, where I study the molecular mechanism of gene silencing in the nematode worm C. elegans. In my spare time I love to sing, row and dance to records with my friends

Jane Lomax

Jane Lomax

Tech Me Out

I am a biologist who has evolved into a technologist. I work for SciBite - a young software company innovating in the life sciences. I have a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University, have published over 35 scientific papers and contribute to various public scientific projects which include being a...

Gia Kaisa

Gia Kaisa

Communications and Sponsorship

I am a BBSRC-funded first year PhD candidate. I am finishing my PhD rotations and I am currently based at the Stem Cell Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. I love working in the lab and I hope to be involved in research into understanding and treating cancer throughout my career.

Miriam Lisci

Miriam Lisci

Creative Reactions

I am a PhD student at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. My work focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cytotoxic T cells. In my spare time I enjoy reading and salsa dancing

Aiwei Zeng

Aiwei Zeng

Our Body (1)

I’m a 2nd year PhD student at the MRC LMB studying circadian regulation of osmotic homeostasis in cells. In my free time I love to play jazz and do pottery.

Maria Chalakatevaki

Maria Chalakatevaki

Tech Me Out

I am a research student at the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment CDT at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge and my research is focused on energy infrastructure resilience against natural hazards and environmental causes. I am looking forward to sharing resilience and sus...

Anna Chaplin

Anna Chaplin

Beautiful Mind

I am a PhD student studying early life risks to health. I am interested in shared risk factors for mental and physical health problems. Beyond science, I love learning languages and exploring new places!

Jamie Dolan

Jamie Dolan

Our Society

I am an engineer masquerading as a physicist masquerading as a science communicator, currently a junior research fellow at King’s College, Cambridge. I split my time between the study of nanophotonics and science communication with policy-makers.

Michela Leonardi

Michela Leonardi

Planet Earth

I am an evolutionary biologist studying how different factors shaped animal and human populations. To do so I merge information from modern and ancient DNA, palaeoclimate, and archaeological sites. In my free time, I enjoy painting ceramics.

Katarina Grobicki

Katarina Grobicki

Planet Earth

I’m a PhD student in Genetics, using fruit flies to investigate how the translational regulation of gene expression affects stem cell renewal and differentiation. Outside the lab I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, dancing and of course going to the pub.