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Suzannah Boardman

Suzannah Boardman

City Coordinator

I'm an Astrophysics PhD student at the University of Leeds currently working on what I like to call 'Space Geography'. When not in the office I can either be found shooting arrows down at the local archery range or stargazing; all depending on the time of day.

Marcin Kupilas

Marcin Kupilas

City Coordinator

Hi! I'm a PhD student at the University of Leeds studying the formation of giant molecular clouds and the effects of stars into those clouds. Outside of doing science stuff I like music, gym, yoga, meditation and of course, the occasional pint! Twitter: @Marcin_marcin

Alex Holmes (she/her)

Alex Holmes (she/her)

Our Body Team Leader

I’m a PhD student that’s found myself working somewhere between biology, chemistry and computational science. When I’m not “hacking into supercomputers” or complaining about my protein yields, you can find me relaxing with some pottery or a good book!

Greg Cooke

Greg Cooke

Tech Me Out Assistant Team Leader

I'm a PhD student at the University of Leeds studying exoplanets (planets around stars other than the Sun) through computer simulations. I have many passions including genetics, climate change and science-fiction. In my spare time, I run, play hockey, and watch too much Netflix.

Nancy Molyneaux

Nancy Molyneaux

Beautiful Mind Team Leader

Hi! I'm Nancy, an integrated masters pharmacology student at the University of Leeds, looking into how to trick the brain to eat less.. I'll let you know how it goes. In my spare time, you can catch me cooking, or performing full-on musicals to anybody who'll listen.

Katharina Zeissler

Katharina Zeissler

Tech Me Out Assistant Team Leader

I work at the University of Leeds and I love to study, read about and play with magnets. In particular, their behaviour at the nanoscale. My current focus is the humble skyrmion, a magnetic ‘knot’. Who doesn’t like an entity which goes off to the east when pushed towards the north?

Ethan Jull

Ethan Jull

Publicity & Communications

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds investigating the physical properties of liquid crystal elastomers and their potential applications to real world problems. When I’m not measuring the response of materials I’m often climbing or having a pint, though not at the same time!

Maria Nikolova

Maria Nikolova

Our Body Team Leader

I'm a PhD student at the University of Leeds trying to find out more about proteins which protect microbes from antibiotics by kicking them out of the cell. In my spare time, I like researching new Pint of Science venues with friends and experimenting in the kitchen.

Alex Flynn

Alex Flynn

Creative Reactions Team Leader

I’m a biochemistry PhD at The University of Leeds where I research using the structures of proteins that sit in the cell membrane to develop better therapeutics. I do have a life outside of university! I recently started squash lessons and I’ve been DJing for many years.

Matt Girling

Matt Girling

Atoms to Galaxies Team Leader

Hi, I am theoretically a Theoretical Physics PhD student - though I spend too much of my time playing the office piano! I research modelling noise on Quantum computers, and I also like less abstract things: woodwork, electronics, building websites, making music, and swimming (to counteract my pints)...