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Ellen Guest

Ellen Guest

Nottingham Coordinator

Hey! I am a third year PhD student studying Chemistry. You won't find me in a lab coat though, I am a computational chemist, which involves using a computer to discover new drugs and medicines! I am really looking forward to my third year helping out with the Pint of Science festival.

Louisa Taylor

Louisa Taylor

Nottingham Coordinator

I’m Louisa, a third year PhD student studying drug resistance 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 2020!

Sebastian Krause

Sebastian Krause

Our Body Team Leader

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

Ru Jia

Ru Jia

Our Body Team Member

Hi I’m Ru, 3rd year (Already?!) PhD Student enthusiastic about finding out how stress and lifestyle influence fertility. I occasionally cut people’s hair for scientific purposes. Absolute Gin lover, science lover, cat lover. Returning to Pint of Science to have a second year of fun!

Cath Harrison

Cath Harrison

Our Body Team Member

I’m Cath, 1st year PhD student in industrial biotechnology, with a focus on molecular genetics. As a nerd of various flavours, and a regular pub-frequenter, I’m excited to help bring you Pint of Science 2020! Other things I’m often excited about include RPGs, stouts, and objectively terrible films.

Arnelle Edwards

Arnelle Edwards

Our Body Team Member

Hi I’m Arnelle. I am a second year DTP PhD student. My research focuses on the post-transcriptional responses of growth factor receptor genes involved in breast cancer. I am on the Our Body team and I’m excited to participate in Pint of Science this year!

Andrew Raslan

Andrew Raslan

Our Body Team Member

I am a member of the Our Body team. I have experience in antimicrobial resistance, protein engineering, antimicrobial design, and spider and silk biology.

Andrea Torchi

Andrea Torchi

Beautiful Mind Team Leader

Hi everyone, I’m a 3rd 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 2nd year!

Gen Garwood

Gen Garwood

Beautiful Mind Team Leader

I’m a second 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.

Colette Milbourn

Colette Milbourn

Beautiful Mind Team Member

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

Ruby Chrisp

Ruby Chrisp

Beautiful Mind Team Member

I’m Ruby and I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. My field is circadian rhythms, with a particular focus on how these rhythms affect cognition. I am also passionate about science communication and I think Pint of Science is a brilliant way to communicate research!

Matt Padgett

Matt Padgett

Beautiful Mind Team Member

First year neuroscience PhD student studying early risk factors for vascular dementia. Recently moved here from Leeds and am excited to get involved with pint of science as community outreach is essential for science to have an impact! I also play a lot of golf.

Megan Wilde

Megan Wilde

Beautiful Mind Team Member

Hi I’m Megan. I’m a second year PhD student who is looking into protein targets for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Pint of Science is a fun way to communicate research and I look forward to being a part of the festival again this year!

Abigail Cocks

Abigail Cocks

Web Manager and Beautiful Mind Team Member

I'm a third year PhD student in Maths and my research field is mathematical neuroscience. I am looking at modelling visual illusions and neurogeometry in the primary visual cortex using neural field equations. I am extremely passionate about scientific outreach and hope to pursue it as a career. Out...

Heather Collis

Heather Collis

Atoms to Galaxies Team Leader

Hi, I’m Heather and I am a second 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.

Emily Mitchel

Emily Mitchel

Atoms to Galaxies Team Leader

Fourth year PhD student, statistician at heart, extreme value analyst, cider drinker, binge watcher. I (attempt to) predict bad things happening before they happen. Excited to be part of the Atoms to Galaxies team for the second year running!

Rik Rutjens

Rik Rutjens

Atoms to Galaxies Team Member

Trained as a mathematician in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, but moved to Notts this year for an interdisciplinary PhD about modelling crop growth under climate change! Passionate about beer, and fully convinced of the importance of accessible outreach.

Nikita Dave

Nikita Dave

Atom to Galaxies Team Member

Hi, I’m Nikita, I’m a 1st year Molecular Biology PhD student with a keen interest in structural Biology and currently helping to organise the Atoms to Galaxies theme. I’m a big bookworm and will read any novel I can get my hands on and I like to learn different languages and will be taking language ...

Maggie Johansen

Maggie Johansen

Atoms to Galaxies Team Member

Hello, I'm Maggie a first year PhD student in Biology (most likely molecular genetics and bioinformatics but we'll see if that changes). I'm excited to be a part of Pint of Science this year as I enjoy both science and pints! Other loves include good beer, good company and good boardgames (or any co...

Matthew Bird

Matthew Bird

Tech Me Out Team Leader

I'm a PhD student at the University of Nottingham investigating the use of earth-abundant materials to split water. The aim is to make hydrogen in a more sustainable and economically viable way. I enjoy the theatre, skydiving, and creative writing.

Saarah Mengrani

Saarah Mengrani

Tech Me Out Team Member

Hi, I am Saarah and I am a 2nd year Biotechnology undergraduate student with an interest in drug discovery and development. This is my first year at PoS and I am really looking forward to being a part of the Tech Me Out team!

Lehnneesh Kanagarajah

Lehnneesh Kanagarajah

Tech Me Out Team Member

Hi, I’m Lehnneesh and I am a second year biotech student on exchange from the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. I enjoy travelling to different countries and learning about new cultures. I am an avid football and automotive fan. Excited to make new friends and expand my network during POS202...

Lola Cusin

Lola Cusin

Tech Me Out Team Member

Hi! I'm a first-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, working on vaccine development. When not in the lab, I can be found enjoying the great outdoors on foot or horseback, traveling around, or simply at the pub with friends.

Toyosi Deyemo

Toyosi Deyemo

Tech Me Out Team Member

Hey, I’m Toyosi. I’m a first year undergraduate studying biotechnology with an interest in all things genetic. This is my first year with Pint of Science and I’m excited to be a part of the ‘Tech Me Out’ team.

Taran Young

Taran Young

Planet Earth Team Leader

Hi! I’m a 2nd year PhD student researching fungicides for crop protection. This year I will be leading Nottingham’s Planet Earth theme. I’m looking forward to working with my team and putting on three fantastic nights! I enjoy D&D, improv and running

Iain Hill

Iain Hill

Planet Earth Team Member

I’m a second year PhD student through the ENVISION DTP and my research is looking at how the chemistry of environments affects evolution by aiming to quantify the chemical composition of aquatic environments and food sources and relate this to the elemental composition of fish. I greatly enjoyed bei...

Bryony Waters

Bryony Waters

Planet Earth Team Member

I am a first 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.

Max Gillingham

Max Gillingham

Planet Earth Team Member

Hi, I’m a 1st-year PhD student funded by the BBSRC. I’m interested in the development of biocontrol agents for sustainable crop protection – I’m currently researching the biology of a fungal pathogen of insects. My free time is split between running, climbing, windsurfing, guitar-ing and the pub.

Oliver Gordon

Oliver Gordon

Planet Earth Team Member

Hello! I'm Oliver, and I'm in the second year of my PhD with the Nanoscience group in Nottingham. We have equipment that allows us to "see" atoms, but we spend half our time quite literally making it hit itself until it works. My research is based around building AIs to run this equipment for us, le...

Paul Brett

Paul Brett

Our Society Team Leader

First year neuroscience PhD student studying early risk factors for vascular dementia. Recently moved here from Leeds and am excited to get involved with pint of science as community outreach is essential for science to have an impact! I also play a lot of golf.

Tom Byrne

Tom Byrne

Our Society Team Member

Hi, I'm Tom and I am a 2nd year PhD student studying organic synthesis. My work focuses of new routes to heterocycles, utilising palladium catalysis.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy the pub, sports and getting outside!

Glyssa Dixon

Glyssa Dixon

Our Society Team Member

Hi everyone, I’m Glyssa and I’m doing my 2nd year PhD in Sustainable Chemistry. I’m working on making sustainable low molecular weight gelators for various applications. On my free time, I enjoy bouldering, playing the guitar and binge watching on Netflix. Also, I’m obsessed with my dog. I’m really ...

Tia Papoutselou

Tia Papoutselou

Our Society Team Member

Hi, I am Tia a 2nd year PhD using imaging 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 event!

Matt Wadge

Matt Wadge

Creative Reactions Team Leader

I'm a 3rd year PhD student looking into cool ways to improve medical device surfaces. Bow tie wearer. Lover of all things science. Especially looking forward to my 3rd year involved in Pint of Science!

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Creative Reactions Team Leader

3rd 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!

Lizzie Killalea

Lizzie Killalea

Creative Reactions Team Leader

3rd-year materials chemistry PhD student working on compounds for solar cells: Mixer of potions. Renewable energy enthusiast. Poor salsa dancer. Lover of all animals. Partial to a pint. Drinker of copious amounts of tea.

Peter Hobson

Peter Hobson

Creative Reactions Team Member

Hi everyone, I am a PhD student in theoretical physics looking at new magnetic field coil design techniques for medical technologies and experiments which use cold atoms. I am a keen runner, cyclist, and Sunderland football fan who is partial to a glass of red – partly to cope with being a fan of sa...

Bruna Abreu

Bruna Abreu

Creative Reactions Team Member

My name is Bruna and I am a second year PhD student in Chemistry. My research is in the area of flow chemistry, working on the synthesis of compounds that have potential antimalarial activities. The idea of organising an event to engage the public with science is fascinating and I am really enthusia...

Fin Whitbread

Fin Whitbread

Creative Reactions Team Member

Hi! I am a second-year Biotechnology undergraduate! My interests lie in the field of pharmaceutical development, sales and marketing. I also love the gym as a stress reliever from life!

Alexandra

Alexandra

Creative Reactions Team Member

Hi, I am Alexandra and I am currently doing my PhD in Food Sciences. My project is about the role novel processing methods could have on functionilising protein rich material. In my free time I attend yoga classes and I love travelling and visiting new places. Pint of Science is an amazing event and...

Tabi Jenkins

Tabi Jenkins

Publicity Team Leader

Hi, I am Tabi and I am in my last year of my PhD (scary!). I am looking at human helicase proteins in DNA repair. I had great fun being involved with the PoS publicity team last year, spreading the word of science and I’m back to lead the team this year! Here’s to a great PoS20!

Amelia Townley

Amelia Townley

Publicity Team Member

Hi I'm Amelia, a fourth year PhD student studying alterations to mitochondrial metabolism in cancer. I'm a cross topic science fan, film enthusiast and cat lover. I'm really excited to get involved with communicating some science to the public in Nottingham!

Katy Su

Katy Su

Publicity Team Member

Hi I’m Katy, a third year PhD student in food science researching flavour chemistry in foods and making products healthier. Was part of the our body team last year which was fun, presented the year before, now trying another different role. Excited to be part of the publicity team this year.

Jason Amartey

Jason Amartey

Publicity Team Member

Hello, I'm Jason a first-year DTP student, research interests are in immunology and cancer biology. Looking forward to being involved with POS as science communication is very vital in research.

Sayumi Panditharatne

Sayumi Panditharatne

Publicity Team Member

Hello, I'm Sayumi. I'm a second year undergrad studying Biotechnology and I've exchanged from the UoN Malaysia campus. This is my first time in PoS. I'm looking forward to getting a behind the scenes view at how events like this are run, while expressing my interest in science communication.

Max Astle

Max Astle

Finance Team Leader

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 PoS2020! When I'm not doing work or PoS finances I'm usually playing music, squash or more probably, down the pub!

Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen

Finance Team Member

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 O'Hara

Louise O'Hara

Finance Team Member

Hey, I’m Louise, and I’m a 1st year biotechnology PhD student. Looking forward to managing this year’s budget on the finance team! My current research is on plastic degradation and my interests revolve around music, film and making the perfect cup of tea.