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Sophie Prosolek

Sophie Prosolek

City Coordinator

I'm a final year PhD student, PoS Norwich Coorinator and chair of the UEA SciComm Society. My research focuses on the effect of a broccoli-rich diet on metabolism in the liver. When not thinking about food, I am a keen amateur musician, artist and an occasionally model for editorial shoots.

Annabelle Slater

Annabelle Slater

Co-Coordinator

I am a 3rd year Biological Sciences student a UEA with an interest in human physiology. My research project focuses on investigating experimental treatments for cataracts. Outside my degree I enjoy socialising with friends, going to the gym and finding the latest must-watch show on Netflix!

Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

Co-Coordinator

I'm a final year Environmental Sciences student with an interest in sustainability, energy and ecology. My dissertation focuses on community gardens and their importance in a sustainable community. In my spare time I volunteer with St John Ambulance and I grow lots of my own fruit and vegetables.

Stacey Smeaton-Small

Stacey Smeaton-Small

Co-Coordinator

I am in my third year studying Biological Sciences at the UEA. My favourite part of Biology is Cancer Biology; my dissertation focuses on the effects of Sulforaphane (found in Broccoli!) on cancer cell migration. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, running, and cuddling cats!

Heather Bland

Heather Bland

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the lab of Lars Østergaard at the JIC studying female reproductive development in the model plant Arabidopsis, and how this relates to auxin signalling pathways. In my free time I play mandolin and guitar, particularly interested in Irish folk music and sea shanties.

Will Nash

Will Nash

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I'm an evolutionary biologist working at the Earlham Institute here in Norwich. I’m fascinated by the diversity that results from evolutionary processes, and my science focuses on using computational methods to explore how such patterns have come to be. I also like pints, pedals, and people.

Rachel Simons

Rachel Simons

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I’m a fourth year Natural Sciences student at UEA, focussing on physics and biology. This is my third PoS event, having helped run 2018’s Our Body and leading the Norwich Science Festival PoS talks. When I’m not involved with Science I enjoy stabbing things, be it at fencing or with knitting needles...

Martin Doherty

Martin Doherty

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I'm a developmental psychologist lecturing at UEA. I research children's understanding of other people's minds, and visual illusions. In my free time I run.

George Malcolm

George Malcolm

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a Lecturer at UEA, working in the School of Psychology. My research focuses on high-level vision and how the brain transforms basic light signals into the rich visual world that we experience. In my spare time I play ice and inline hockey.

Enana Alassaf

Enana Alassaf

Our Body Event Manager

I am a third year PhD student at UEA. I’m investigating the role of some factors such as chemokines on causing cancer cells migration. Away from the lab, I am a member in a charity advocating for the importance of education and mental and psychosocial support for children living in war zones. I proc...

Carla Arnau del Valle

Carla Arnau del Valle

Our Body Event Manager

I’m a first year PhD student at UEA, working on cancer theranostics using nanomaterials and near infrared light. In my free time, I love watching TV series, reading, baking and meeting with friends. I also enjoy travelling, meeting people from different countries and the pub quizzes!

Verónica Hidalgo-Alvarez

Verónica Hidalgo-Alvarez

Our Body Event Manager

I am a final year PhD student at UEA, working on the production of medical implants by 3D printing. This is my first year volunteering for PoS and I’m really looking forward to getting involved! In my free time I enjoy drawing, reading, climbing, swimming and, of course, going out for pints!

Zuzana Hlásková

Zuzana Hlásková

Our Body Event Manager

I am a 3rd year PhD student in Pharmacy, UEA. In the lab, I am developing nanoparticles and nanofibers which will deliver drugs to the colon. This is my first time volunteering for PoS! Beside science, I love theatre, singing, dancing, and learning new skills such as knitting or coding.

Hannah Kinsey

Hannah Kinsey

Our Body Event Manager

I am a PhD student, pharmacist and passionate educator. I enjoy teaching and communicating knowledge to others and am excited for what PoS has to bring this year. Follow me @HKinseyPharm for more!

Randa Zoqlam

Randa Zoqlam

Our Body Event Manager

I’m a second year PhD student at UEA , my work is focused on developing nanoparticles for intra-articular gene delivery. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing short poems, listening to classical music and watching animated movies.

Lauren Grubb

Lauren Grubb

Planet Earth Event Manager

I am a first year rotation PhD student at the John Innes Centre, with interests in both plant-microbe interactions and plant development. When not in the lab, I enjoy being outdoors, music and dancing. I’m looking forward to being involved in this year's Pint of Science Festival!

Joanna Raymond

Joanna Raymond

Planet Earth Event Manager

I am a first year Environmental Sciences PhD student at UEA, interested in climate change and food security. My research focuses on the impact of weather and climate variability on crops. I also love cooking, travel and anything outdoors, whether it's hiking, running, or playing team sports!

Basti Samwald

Basti Samwald

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a second year PhD student at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. I work on how plants perceive the presence of fungi and how they signal and coordinate their defence reactions. I’m passionate about science outreach, and I therefore happily volunteered to help with PoS!

Billy Tasker-Brown

Billy Tasker-Brown

Planet Earth Event Manager

I'm in the 3rd year of my PhD, studying an interesting symmetry transition in the development of the Arabidopsis thaliana fruit. I have recently taken up running, motivated by a badly behaved cockapoo that needs tiring out daily. I love both science and beer, which is why I love Pint of Science!

Liv Thompson

Liv Thompson

Planet Earth Event Manager

I'm a final year Biological Sciences student at UEA, currently working in the Wheeler lab on neural crest development in Xenopus laevis for my final year project. You can often find me running ridiculous distances, rock climbing, doing yoga, tutoring A level students or serving pints at the SU bar!

Connor Enright

Connor Enright

Publicity Manager

Connor Enright is a mancunian who has never ceased to be amazed by the talent, beauty and fair weather of Norwich and its people. An avid poet and musician, you may recognise his sweaty sheen and hot pink sweatbands from various pub stages around town. Here he will be mixing his love of the Arts and...

Veronica White

Veronica White

Publicity Manager

I'm a final year Environmental Science student interested in climate change, food security and sustainable agriculture! This is my first year volunteering for PoS and I'm excited to be helping out with publicity! I enjoy photography and videography and volunteer for FoodCycle to reduce food waste.