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Dr Athina Frantzana

Dr Athina Frantzana

Edinburgh Co-ordinator

I have a background in Geosciences and Planetary Physics, and I have recently completed my PhD in Gender Equality in STEM. I have organised and been involved in a variety of events and outreach projects aiming to promote STEM to everyone, regardless gender, age or background. I also love beer!

Maria Fanourgiaki

Maria Fanourgiaki

Edinburgh Co-ordinator

I work as a Public Engagement Officer at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. I have studied biology and environmental education, and I also have a background in drama. I love all things science and enjoy engaging the public with current research in creative ways!

Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair

Treasurer

I am Public Engagement&Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator at the Centre for Biomedicine,Self&Society and have worked in public engagement for over a decade.In my spare time,I enjoy hill-walking,running and hanging out with my two young children.I volunteer for PoS because I also enjoy the odd pint.

Dr Elisa Pesenti

Dr Elisa Pesenti

Social Media - Communications & Marketing

I’m a molecular biologist by training and I work as postdoc for the Centre for Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh. I’m intrigued by molecular details of life and I’m currently working to develop Human Artificial Chromosomes to study mechanisms of DNA division during cells replication.

Claire Gormley

Claire Gormley

Social Media - Communications & Marketing

I’m a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc program in Science Communication and Public Engagement. My background is in biotechnology with a special interest in drug delivery, but I love learning about all kinds of science and sharing it with others!

Tom Ratz

Tom Ratz

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a PhD student in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh and I work with beetles that use dead animals as food for their young.Outside the lab, I love spending time hiking Scottish Munros and backpacking around Europe.I’m looking forward to being a part of Pint of Science this year!

Anna Chirumbolo

Anna Chirumbolo

Planet Earth Event Manager

I am currently a 4th year undergraduate student in Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. I love a good ecology related pun. I am very keen to take part in this year's POS by organising fun ways of outreaching science to the wider public!

Hristina Gyurova

Hristina Gyurova

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh.My research focuses on studying premature ovarian insufficiency using mouse models.I think that talking about our science is as exciting and important as conducting it!What better way to do it than with a pint in hand?

James Donaldson

James Donaldson

Our Body Event Manager

I am a 1st year synthetic biology PhD student at the University of Edinburgh with a passion for improving the manufacture of medicines.It's my first time at pint of science and I am looking forward to communicating the amazing science that goes on in the UK, in an informal and interesting style.

Colleen Gibbs

Colleen Gibbs

Our Body Event Manager

I am currently a 3rd year undergrad Archaeology student at the University of Edinburgh.My interest is in Bioarchaeology and how interdisciplinary collaboration can further the development and spread of new ideas.I am excited to work with POS for the first time and take part in outreach programme!

Jack McCowan

Jack McCowan

Our Body Event Manager

I am currently doing my MSc placement at the Edinburgh Centre for inflammation research.My project looks at macrophage dynamics in the lung following injury.It's my first time involved in organising PoS and I'm looking forward to it! Hobbies outside academia include lacrosse, bouldering and reading!

Tom Stanton

Tom Stanton

Our Body Event Manager

I'm a 2nd year PhD student in microbiology throwing new antibiotics at nasty bacteria to see what happens, hoping to diagnose and treat life threatening bacterial infections.I also produce and DJ club music, with some karate thrown in.Looking forward to making Pint of Science 2020 one to remember!

Lizzie Southam

Lizzie Southam

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I’m a research masters student at the University of Edinburgh. I’m studying Infectious Diseases (mainly viruses) but I love getting involved with public engagement too. I was an event manager for Pint of Science 2 years ago and can’t wait to get stuck back in again!

Patricia Kloihofer

Patricia Kloihofer

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I'm a PhD student in Materials Chemistry trying to figure out the details of how magnetic materials work.In my free time I enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Scotland.I love hiking and music.I also love learning about all kinds of Science and sharing it!I'm looking forward to Pint of Science this year.

Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay Kumar

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I have recently started my PhD in Molecular biophysics to understand the epigenetic machinery using CryoEM. I have experience in public engagement and science communication. Scientific knowledge should be made accessible to everyone, and that's what inspired me to be a part of PoS!

Fauzia Bi Shaikh

Fauzia Bi Shaikh

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a tech-savvy who carries a passion for writing and aspires to be a Biotechnologist. I am accustomed to struggle and obsessed with my dreams. Let’s consistently strive to make this world better each day.

Henrique Rocha

Henrique Rocha

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

Currently a PhD student in Theoretical Physics,but fascinated by every science discipline and how to convey them to the public.I am particularly interested in how to make such events more environmentally friendly.I also have a passion for music,eating,and pretending to know what I'm doing.

Minas Stefanou

Minas Stefanou

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I am a PhD student in Physical Chemistry,investigating how light interacts with some complex molecules.I've always enjoyed communicating my work;being part of PoS will give me the exciting opportunity to do this on a larger scale.When not in the lab I enjoy hiking, playing music and spinning fire.

Alix Bailie

Alix Bailie

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

Working on my PhD in Photophysical Chemistry, looking at new fluorescent tags for DNA.I've always loved getting involved with outreach projects and have a great interest in how science can be communicated to different audiences.You may find me doing handstands as part of my addiction to gymnastics!