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Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

Aberdeen Coordinator

I enjoy bringing science from the lab to a pub! This will be my second year with Pinto f Science Aberdeen as a coordinator. As a final year PhD student at the Rowett Institute, I research the way fermented food consumption can improve gut health.

Timo Kramer

Timo Kramer

Planet Earth Event Manager

As a keen beer drinker and working on a Ph.D. about beer, I immediately wanted to help organize Pint of Science Aberdeen. Geology, zoology, climatology, ecology; I’ve got a wide interest in earth science and am looking forward to the events!

Josefine Bjorkvist

Josefine Bjorkvist

Planet Earth Team Member

PhD student working on patient involvement in the design of care. Passionate about putting patients and the public at the heart of research and service delivery. Also a big fan of outdoor sports, travelling and dog-friendly pubs.

Andrew Gillen

Andrew Gillen

Our Body Event Manager

I’m a 3rd year PhD student, interested in Prostate Cancer development. This is my second year helping with Pint of Science; and am looking forward to making this year even better than the last!

Tilly Potter

Tilly Potter

Tech Me Out Team Member

First-year Ph.D. student at the Rowett Institute, looking at individual determinants and responses to dietary interventions (personalised nutrition). I also enjoy blogging about how to stay cheerful. Science communication can fight ‘fake news’!

Lucy Sam

Lucy Sam

Tech Me Out Team Member

I’m in the last year of my PhD in Public Health Nutrition looking at how time pressure impacts our ability to maintain a healthy diet. My key interests include: beer and science (in that order!)

Inga Schmidt

Inga Schmidt

Tech Me Out Team member

I’m a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience trying to understand how Parkinson’s develops in the brain. I love hiking, squashing and travelling. I’m excited to be part of this festival for the first time and can’t wait to learn something new from our speakers.

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Planet Earth Team member

Chemistry postdoc at Aberdeen Uni working on designing small molecules to target protein interactions which cause Type II diabetes. Outside of the lab, you’ll find me at a theatre (on or off stage!) or binge-watching Netflix shows.

Daniel Underwood

Daniel Underwood

Our Body Event Manager

I’m looking at macrophage cell membranes and the way they are utilised by the bacterium S. aureus interacts with them to invade cells. This is important as S. aureus is a pathogen for both humans, cattle, and sheep.”

Rebecca Shaw

Rebecca Shaw

Planet Earth Team Member

After attending the first of Aberdeen’s successful PoS events last year, I was determined to be involved in organising the next one. I’m a naturalist, ocean lover and wildlife buff so I knew Planet Earth would be a match for me! I can’t wait for all our talented speakers to showcase their research.

Eva Soto Martin

Eva Soto Martin

Our Body Team Member

PhD in Gut Microbiology awarded by the University of Granada (Spain, 2011). Recently, I have investigated micronutrients needed for the growth of key bacterial species of the human large intestine.

Eline Dreesen

Eline Dreesen

Planet Earth Team Member

My name is Eline Dreesen, I am from Belgium, a final year Ph.D. student working on dementia and was a Pint of Science speaker last year. I am very excited to be a part of the organisation this year!

Taylor Coffey

Taylor Coffey

Tech Me Out Event Manager

Avid beer drinker who dabbles in science, excited to geek out about it with strangers. First-year PhD student looking to incorporate behavioural psychology into clinical trials. Also, love baking which makes me popular around the office

Natasha Simmonds

Natasha Simmonds

Launch Event Team

My current PhD research examines Marine Protected Areas, success and policy. I look forward to hearing about 'hot off the press' research at Aberdeen’s 2020 Pint of Science talks!