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Olivia Grant

Olivia Grant

Co-ordinator

I am a final year PhD student in Genomics and Life Sciences studying epigenetics in the Zabet and Schalkwyk labs.

Ellie Watson

Ellie Watson

Co-ordinator

I am a final year PhD student in Genomics and Life Sciences studying sperm morphometrics in human and rodents in the Skinner lab.

Shellie Wall

Shellie Wall

Marketing Team Member

I am a post-doctoral researcher in plant science with the RIPE project at The University of Essex where i am generating transgenic plants with the overall goal of improving photosynthesis. I love talking anything science related and learning new things; to do this down the pub with people that are g...

Robyn Emmerson

Robyn Emmerson

Planet Earth Team Leader

I'm a final year PhD student in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Essex, studying how plants respond to light and the epigenetics impacts. I think everyone should have the chance to understand and enjoy science, so being involved in Pint of Science is great. Outside of the lab, I enjo...

Celia Camara

Celia Camara

Beautiful Mind Team Leader

I’m a PhD student in Psychology studying empathy, psychopathy, psychophysiology and brain stimulation, and excitingly how this can inform prevention and intervention strategies. Sometimes, I also have fun... and usually that's on the climbing wall!

Chidi Afamefule

Chidi Afamefule

Our Body Team Leader

I am a postdoctoral Researcher interested in all things related to genome editing. A plant biotechnology advocate, I love the idea of combining science and beers. I am also a Member of the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB).

Hilal Hakkoymaz

Hilal Hakkoymaz

Our Society Team Member

I am studying an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. I'm passionate about making science fun and accessible to everyone which is why I am so excited to be a member of Pint of Science this year. In my spare time, I like to swim and hang out with my friends.

Morgan Evie

Morgan Evie

Planet Earth Team Member

I'm a second-year student studying biomedical science and find the long-term impacts of cannabis on memory particularly interesting - especially as it's becoming legal in more locations. When I’m not studying, I’m at the gym or binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Rafael Rivero

Rafael Rivero

Beautiful Mind Team Member

I am a second year Genetics student interested mainly in stem cell, ageing, genetic engineering and anything related with biology. I also enjoy reading about social sciences and am a keen Lacrosse player - both for the Essex Blades squad and England!

Russell Connelly

Russell Connelly

Planet Earth Team Leader

I am an Msc Marine biology student studying tropical artisanal fish fences and ice fish nests. Can you believe it’s my fourth year at Essex! When I am not studying I’m scuba diving with the sub aqua club in all sorts of exciting places.

Evie Galvin

Evie Galvin

Our Body Team Member

I am a second year Biomedical Science student. I enjoy staying active through yoga and swimming, My dissertation interests include the damage inflicted by Pulmonary disease.

Katarina Stanka

Katarina Stanka

Our Body Team Member

I am a second year biological Science student. Pint of science is a great way for people to learn science research and connect to other researchers. Besides science I enjoy listening to music and eating my favourite foods.

Martha Yartey

Martha Yartey

Marketing Team Member

I am an academically and commercially astute first year biomedical science student. As a member of Pint of science I am thrilled to make science research fun and accessible to everyone. In addition to science, I am passionate about dogs, and I frequently volunteer at Einstein projects, which involve...

Milena Bikova

Milena Bikova

Beautiful Mind Team Member

I am a first year Biological Sciences student with an interest in genetics. It is fascinating how gene engineering helps to solve many problems, from global food security to cloning. I am a very adventurous person, I enjoy sports and travelling anywhere new!

Mimi Anthony

Mimi Anthony

Our Society Team Member

I’m a second year biomedical science student and currently loving all things to do with forensic pathology. I joined POS because I enjoy talking to people about all sorts of scientific research – especially with a pint in hand!

Tobias Boyington

Tobias Boyington

Planet Earth Team Member

Having recently graduated from my MSc, which focused on the habitat richness of the Barbastelle bat, I am now looking for my next challenge in the form of a PhD! Apart from my academic interests I enjoy providing opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex.

Youssef Hamed

Youssef Hamed

Marketing Team Member

I am a final year undergraduate student completing a degree in Biological Sciences. Some of my research included working with drosophilia genomes. My go to meal is ramen and orange juice which i take great inspiration from my idol- Joyner Lucas. I also like crackers and other fresh juices.

Zoe Chismon

Zoe Chismon

Our Body Team Member

I am in my 3rd and final year of Biochemistry undergrad and am focusing my research on tyrosine radicals. I love doing yoga, dancing and going down the pub! I’m also proud to be part of the Women in STEM society!

Carla Flores

Carla Flores

Beautiful Mind Team Member

I am studying a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. During my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, and visiting museums. I thoroughly enjoy studying emotions and how they are influenced. I also enjoy a cheeky Guiness!

Dipanwita Ghatak

Dipanwita Ghatak

Our Society Team Leader

I'm a first year PhD student in Economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), working on women's labour market participation and family formation decisions. If I'm not at my desk, I'm probably in the kitchen - 'what's for dinner?' is my favourite research question!

Salma El-Sahhar

Salma El-Sahhar

Our Body Team Leader

I am a final year PhD student studying the role of microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease and how this research could help alleviate symptoms. I'm also a keen baker and even run a YouTube channel with my husband called 'Middle Eats' all about cooking!

Kanishka Kapoor

Kanishka Kapoor

Marketing Team Member

I am a final year undergraduate student studying Biochemistry and have a keen interest in research done through the Drosophilia genome that can help with further findings in the human genome! You can find me playing tennis in my free time

Lorna McKellar

Lorna McKellar

Marketing Team Leader

I'm studying my Master's in Tropical Marine Biology, which was a big change of pace after a bachelor's in psychology. Outside of uni I enjoy volunteering for any interesting projects that I can, like ID'ing whales for the Alaskan Whale Foundation or getting involved in POS in Colchester!

Vidushi Seth

Vidushi Seth

Beautiful Mind Team Member

I'm a MSc Psychology student and I like to take long peaceful walks in nature. I have worked with NGO's in India such as "dosti" which helped special needs children. I also enjoy eating authentic Indian food!

Wajeeha Mehdi

Wajeeha Mehdi

Our Society Team Member

I am a Biotechnology student with my research mainly focused on cancer genomics. In my free time, I enjoy capturing moments!

Joy Ukaegbu

Joy Ukaegbu

Our Body Team Member

I am an MSc Cancer Biology student and I love everything about health and science. I registered for pint of science to contribute in science promotion, as my life time goal is to promote good health. I want to contribute in the fight against cancer, specifically breast cancer. Besides my academic in...