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Louisa Taylor

Louisa Taylor

Nottingham Coordinator

I’m Louisa, a forth year PhD student studying drug resistance and tumour progression in paediatric brain tumours. When not in the lab, I can be found running, swimming and cycling my way around Nottingham. Very excited to be organising PoS 2021!

Heather Collis

Heather Collis

Nottingham Coordinator

Hi, I’m Heather and I am a third year PhD student on the Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society DTP. My research focuses on modelling hormone regulated root growth in plants. In particular, my aim is to model root growth in crop species.

Michaela Brown

Michaela Brown

Social Media and Communications Manager

Hey, I’m Michaela, a third year PhD student researching ways to improve the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. When I’m not in clinics with patients or in the lab, you’ll almost certainly find me running around Nottingham or with a Gin in hand (or both at the same time)!

Sebastian Krause

Sebastian Krause

Our Body Lead

Hi! I'm Sebastian and I'm a third year PhD student researching STATs. That's a family of signalling proteins that are key for coordinating our immune system and development. When I'm not in the lab I can be found in the gym, playing the bass, or on the airfield gliding.

Andrea Torchi

Andrea Torchi

Our Society

Hi everyone, I’m a 4th year PhD student researching human metabolism by using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with hyperpolarisation. Enthusiast about travelling, pub quizzes and board games. Happy to be in the Beautiful Mind team for the 3rd year!

Gen Garwood

Gen Garwood

Beautiful Mind Lead

I’m a third year PhD student in chemistry, using lasers to try and look at things that are happening really really fast (like nanosecond fast). When I’m not doing that I’ll be dreaming of my next travel adventure, or more likely just in front of the tv with a cuppa.

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Creative Reactions Lead

4th year PhD student looking at sustainable ways of preventing food spoilage. I get to work with mould on a regular basis! I'm into hiking and improv comedy. Passionate about communicating research and can’t wait for the results of art meeting science!

Max Astle

Max Astle

Finance Team Lead

Hi everyone, I'm Max and I've just finished my PhD in nanomaterials for water decontamination. I'm currently continuing my research at Nottingham and really excited to be part of PoS2021! When I'm not doing work or PoS finances I'm usually playing music, squash or more probably, down the pub!

Colette Milbourn

Colette Milbourn

Beautiful Mind

Hi I’m Colette. I am in the Beautiful Minds team, and a second year BBSRC PhD student (Biotechnology and Bioscience Research Council). I use brain scanners and programming to learn more about how our brain works in health and disease.

Bryony Waters

Bryony Waters

Beautiful Mind

I am a second year PhD student researching the development of a manual to enhance attuned interactions between care staff and residents living with dementia within care homes through the use of musical skills. My interests include reading, knitting, baking and climbing.

Tia Papoutselou

Tia Papoutselou

Our Society Lead

Hi, I am Tia a 3nd year PhD using neuroimaging to understand developmental language disorders in children. Outside research I'll either be hiking, playing some rugby or cooking. I am looking forward to working on Our Society 2021 virtual event!

Alexandra Kremmyda

Alexandra Kremmyda

Creative Reactions

Hi, I'm Alexandra and I'm currently doing a PhD in Food Sciences. My project is about the role novel processing methods have on functionilising protein rich material. I love yoga and travelling/visiting new places. Pint of Science is an amazing event and I'm happy to be part of it!

Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen

Our Society

I’m Tam, a Biotechnology undergraduate at heart and a money-keeper in mind. I'm crazily in love with bacteria, coffee and chocolate. I work with tiny organisms but I have big dreams. One of my dreams for the coming year is firing up 4 fantastic nights without bankrupting Pint of Science

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Our Body

Hi! I’m Louise Smith and I’m a second year PhD student studying the miRNA response in hypoxia gliomas. I’m extremely passionate about researching cancer but when I’m not in the lab, I’m often found eating chocolate, crafting and reading. I’m really excited to be a part of PoS 2021!

Noemie David Rogeat

Noemie David Rogeat

Our Body

Hi everyone! I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Agriculture interested in indigenous vegetables to improve the wellbeing of smallholder farmers. I believe science communication is key to make an impact in society– mix it with a fresh pint and you’re in for a good one!

Hannah Lockington

Hannah Lockington

Our Body

I’m Hannah, a first year PhD student investigating antipsychotic drug action at dopamine receptors in the brain. When I’m not in the lab you can find me tending to my indoor plants, baking or playing board games. I’m very excited to be involved in this year’s PoS festival!

Sarah Guest

Sarah Guest

Creative Reactions

I’m Sarah, a first year PhD student researching antimicrobial resistance in the environment. When not in the lab, I’m often found baking, running, or tending to my house plants. I’m looking forward to helping with the creative reactions team!

Theodora Passa

Theodora Passa

Creative Reactions

Hi, I'm Theodora, an artist/maker who has exhibited internationally. I am based in Nottingham, where I work as Senior Technician in screen print/printmaking at NTU, supporting students from Art and Design. In 2020 I contributed as an artistic advisor in CR and I'm glad to be more involved this year!

Jin Pan

Jin Pan

Beautiful Mind

I'm Jin but everyone knows me as Michael. I'm a first year PhD student researching DNA repairing enzymes across the domains of life. When not in the lab I like to bring science to kitchen, and usually, as with my experiments, my cooking/baking tends to end up in the bin. Looking forward to PoS21!

Lauren Boak

Lauren Boak

Creative Reactions

I’m Lauren, I am a second year PhD student studying molecular microbiology and biotechnology. When I’m not in the lab you can usually find me hiking in the countryside, attempting to sculpture clay or simply at the pub with friends. I am excited to be part of the creative reactions team 2021!

Nikki Walter

Nikki Walter

Our Society

I’m Nikki, a first year PhD student studying plant science. I spend my lab days making chromosomes glow in the dark! When I’m not in the lab or the glasshouse, I’m usually with my dog Loki either on a walk, or reading whilst he’s snoring away.