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Shellie Wall

Shellie Wall

Colchester Co-ordinator

I'm a third year Plant Physiology PhD student in Professor Lawson's lab in partnership with BASF & NIAB studying the variation of stomata in wheat. I love talking anything science related and learning new things; to do this down the pub with people that are genuinely interested is what its all about...

Alex Bowles

Alex Bowles

Colchester Co-ordinator

I am a second year PhD student studying the evolution of plants and their responses to drought stress. Outside my research, I enjoy squash which I play for the university and exploring ways to communicate fascinating science.

John Stamford

John Stamford

Our Body Organiser

I am a final year PhD student at the University of Essex working on plant imaging as a way to identify plant health. Outside of science I enjoy playing guitar and bass, and the occasional pint with friends.

Sarah Huckerby-Long

Sarah Huckerby-Long

Our Body Organiser

I’m an administrator in the Postgraduate Research and Education Team. When i'm not working I’m doing fun kids’ stuff with my three year old son, Freddie. I also love doing any arty and entertaining my cats, Betty and Gertie (one of whom likes to sleep on my head at night).

Joe Chadwick

Joe Chadwick

Our Body Organiser

I am a research technician in the Plant Physiology lab under Professor Lawson at the University of Essex. I finished my undergrad this summer studying Biological Sciences, taking a year to study abroad in Australia looking at tropical plants.

Omar Seerwan Meriwani

Omar Seerwan Meriwani

Beautiful Mind Organiser

I am an MSc student at Computer Science Department, Interested in languages, lingustics and AI, I have been active in scientific journalism for 8 years take a look at my articles in real-sciences.com

Carlos Leyson

Carlos Leyson

Beautiful Mind Organiser

I am an Msc. student in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Essex. Intense geek with a financial background, a passion for science and good conversations. Interested in using computational models to assist and improve the treatment of mental disorders.

Shreesh Dhavle

Shreesh Dhavle

Beautiful Mind Organiser

I am an Msc. student pursuing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in University of Essex. My research interest are in the field of optimisation and Explainable AI.

David Barragan Alcantar

David Barragan Alcantar

Beautiful Mind Organiser

I am a MSc student at the Computer Science department. My field of research involves the combination of Robotics along with Artificial Intelligence. I am very passionate about everything that has to do with technology and innovation.

Jacob Pullin

Jacob Pullin

Planet Earth Organiser

I am a final year biochemistry student working on the reaction mechanisms of ferritins. This is the first year I've been involved with Pint of Science, but it's been great fun to organise and I'm really looking forward to the events in May!

Kirsty Nicholass Matthews

Kirsty Nicholass Matthews

Plant Earth Organiser

I’m a third year PhD student at Essex. I’m a molecular ecologist with a keen focus on all things soil, microbes and terrestrial diversity. When I’m not doing science (or drinking a pint) you’ll find me enjoying outdoor adventures and finding any opportunities to learn and try new things!

Amy Sing Wong

Amy Sing Wong

Planet Earth Organiser

I'm a first year PhD student at the University of Essex investigating ways to protect coral reefs through insurance policies against climate change. Outside of research I'm a keen SCUBA diver and have a passion for travel. On a more milder note, I enjoy a good book or being in the garden.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Planet Earth Organiser

I am a first year MSD student working with Alex Dumbrell and I am studying microbial community dynamics. Outside of research I enjoy yoga, travel, and all things nerdy.

Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter

Our Society Theta Organiser

I'm a political researcher and International Relations graduate, whose current work focus's on change in public attitudes, and exploring the influence of religious leaders in times of crises. Outside of my work I love introducing people the uses of social science and am a functioning Twitter addict.

Tessa Pietersma

Tessa Pietersma

Our Society Theta Organiser

I’m a MA Film & Literature student, originally from Amsterdam. I am -not surprisingly- passionate about films and books, and everything nerdy that comes with it!

Cameron Abbott-Betts

Cameron Abbott-Betts

Our Society Chi Organiser

I'm a first year PhD student in Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. My research is specifically looking at fringe festivals and how they might benefit ‘artists’. When I’m not hitting the books, I am a theatre-maker, Guinness drinker and extreme travel addict.

Simina Stefan

Simina Stefan

Our Society Chi Organiser

I’m a masters student in Advertising, marketing and the media and I’m interested in cultural diversity in a marketing context and how companies succeed to communicate their brand. I speak 3 languages and I love travelling and discovering new cultures. I also love winter sports and mulled wine.

Ioana Caldararu

Ioana Caldararu

Our Society Chi Organiser

I am a third year undergraduate sociology and criminology student; my research analyses the way in which counter-terrorism legislation impacts upon human rights and its further effects upon democratic values. I love travelling, broaden my horizons and chocolate.

Yuting Zhao

Yuting Zhao

Our Society Chi Organiser

I am an MSC Economics student at the University of Essex. My interest is the development of society and to find a method of reducing poverty. Pint of Science gives me us platform to connect researchers and the public in an easy atmosphere. Hope you enjoy the festival this year!