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Matt Wadge

Matt Wadge

Co-Coordinator

I'm a 2nd year PhD student looking into cool ways to improve medical device surfaces. Bow tie wearer. Lover of all things science. Especially looking forward to another year of Pint of Science!

Lizzie Killalea

Lizzie Killalea

Co-Cordinator

2nd year organic chemistry PhD student. Mixer of potions. Solar energy enthusiast. Poor salsa dancer. Lover of all animals. Partial to a pint. Drinker of copious amounts of tea.

Poppy Winlow

Poppy Winlow

Communications & Publicity Lead

Hi I'm Poppy, third year PhD student researching the role of microRNA in gene regulation. Usually have a cup of coffee or glass of wine in hand if not a pipette. Ready to make Nottingham POS18 the best yet!

Laura Hunt

Laura Hunt

Communications & Publicity

I'm a first year Geography PhD student (no, it's not just colouring in!) studying hydroclimatic variabity in East Africa over the past 2000 years using lake sediments. I'm really excited help showcase lots of cool science at the PoS events this year! In my spare time I can be found halfway up a moun...

Hannah Tomlin

Hannah Tomlin

Communications & Publicity

Jack of all trades, MSc of science, second year PhD student. Super excited to be part of this festival again!

Tabi Jenkins

Tabi Jenkins

Communications & Publicity

Hi! I am a third year PhD student looking at proteins in DNA repair. I have just completed my three month placement with the Biochemical society doing public engagement and can't wait to do more of this!

Gulden Madi

Gulden Madi

Communications & Publicity

I'm a 3rd year PhD neuroscientist from Cyprus with background in Physiological Sciences, focused on Vit D deficiency in pregnancy and effects on metabolic and cognitive behaviour. My hobbies are baking, travelling, and the outdoors. I look forward to PoS19 and spreading science with pints and fun!

Kath Thomas

Kath Thomas

Lead Treasurer

3rd year Materials Engineering PhD student. Not really sure how I got here. When not being confused by large machinery my research also includes being confused by human cells and bacteria. Can't wait for PoS!

Hasidah Abdul Hamid

Hasidah Abdul Hamid

Treasurer

1st Year PhD Student in the School of Medicine at University of Nottingham. I am a General Practitioner (GP) and now indulging in my passion for research, working on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Hope to work closely with the team to have a great Pint of Science for 2019!

Chandnee Ramkissoon

Chandnee Ramkissoon

Treasurer

Hi! My name is Chandnee and I am originally from Mauritius. I am on a joint PhD degree between University of Adelaide (South Australia) and the University of Nottingham. I am currently in my 3rd year and working on developing strategies to alleviate micronutrient deficiency. I love sports, so my eve...

Matt Styles

Matt Styles

Web Manager

Hi I'm Matt, a staff member in Computer Science! I studied my Masters here at Jubilee campus and now work at King's Meadow Campus - the old TV studios where Supermarket Sweep was filmed! I'm a Scout Leader and keen bean traveller when I'm away from computers!

Abi Abrahams

Abi Abrahams

Beautiful Mind Lead

2nd year neuropharmacology PhD student at UoN studying schizophrenia and oxytocin. When not in the lab I can often be found swimming around lakes or getting lost in the Peak District!

Emma Battell

Emma Battell

Beautiful Mind Lead

Second year neuroscience PhD student and alcohol enthusiast. I’m looking forward to combining these interests with the Beautiful Minds theme for PoS 2019!

Andrea Torchi

Andrea Torchi

Beautiful Mind

Hi I’m Andrea, a 2nd year PhD student working on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with a focus on measuring neurotransmitter levels. When I’m not working, I like climbing and pub quizzes. Happy to contribute to the Beautiful Minds theme in PoS 2019!

Tia Papoutselou

Tia Papoutselou

Beautiful Mind

Hi, I am Tia a first 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 the Beautiful Minds event!

Megan Wilde

Megan Wilde

Beautiful Minds

Hi I’m Megan, a first year PhD student interested in cancer biology. When I’m not in the lab you’ll find me looking after my pet donkeys or travelling. I’m working with the Beautiful Mind team and looking forward to the PoS event!

Ruby Chrisp

Ruby Chrisp

Beautiful Minds

I’m Ruby, I’m a first year PhD student. My field of interest is circadian rhythms, and particularly how they alter in diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. I am also passionate about science communication and I think Pint of Science is a brilliant way to communicate research!

Kieran Pitchers

Kieran Pitchers

Our Society Lead

Hey I'm Kieran, I'm a second year PhD student working on alternatives to antibiotics within the poultry industry! I enjoyed being involved so much last year I decided to help lead "our society" to more exciting talks this year.

Luke O'Hara

Luke O'Hara

Our Society

Hello, I'm Luke. 2nd year into PhD at UoN studying long-term and interaction effects of Novel Psychoactive Substances on brain and behaviour. Spare time spent playing gaelic football and hurling for the University and a local sports club, boxing as a pastime, and reading books "borrowed" from others...

Shreeja Basak

Shreeja Basak

Our Society

Hi! I'm a 1st year CDT PhD student in Additive Manufacturing at UoN, researching the scalability of additive manufacturing. I enjoy books, board games and casual sports. I'm looking forward to learning about others' research and helping engage more people in these discoveries through PoS!

Michael Siebert

Michael Siebert

Our Society

Mike Siebert is an architect specialising in sustainability in the field of affordable housing. He has recently completed a PhD researching the barriers to innovation in volume house building and sits on the Construction Leadership Council board.

Yessenia Loya

Yessenia Loya

Our Society

Hi! I'm Yessenia, a masters student in Renewable energy and architecture. I felt very enthusiastic about Pint of Science when I first heard about it. I think it's a wonderful easy and entertaining way to be involved into the academic community. I'm looking forward to a great event on Our Society!

Ellie Thompson

Ellie Thompson

Tech Me Out Lead

I’m a second year PhD student using MRI to look at baby brains. Outside the lab I enjoy aerial gymnastics, pub quizzes, and going to gigs. Looking forward to showcasing Nottingham’s tech scene with Tech Me Out again this year!

Gen Garwood

Gen Garwood

Tech Me Out

Hi I’m Gen and I’m a 1st year Chemistry PhD student. My project involves using lasers trying to look at things that are happening really really fast. When I’m not doing that you may find me exploring new places with my camera. But honestly most likely I’ll be in front of the tv with a cuppa.

Cathy Davies

Cathy Davies

Tech Me Out

I am a first year DTP student with an interest in immunology/AMR in plant and human pathogens. I enjoy cute cafés and trying adventurous cocktails. Looking forward to my first year of PoS!

Benedict Claxton Stevens

Benedict Claxton Stevens

Tech Me Out

1st Year BBSRC PhD in Biotech, previous experience in algae phylogenetics and engineering bacteria to make indigo and Tyrian Purple, which was great except I’m colourblind… I’ve a broad interest in all science and also like Caving, Hiking, Cycling and nerding out about all related kit and tech.

Tammy Potgieter

Tammy Potgieter

Tech Me Out

Hi everyone, I’m Tammy and I’m a first year BBSRC DTP student primarily interested in Cancer Biology. When not in the lab I can be found enjoying the great outdoors, a spot of reading, or admiring other peoples dogs. Very excited to be part of the Tech me out team this year!

Ellen Guest

Ellen Guest

Planet Earth Lead

I’m a second year PhD student in Computational Chemistry. When I’m not sat at a computer looking at pictures of proteins you can find me dancing salsa or learning sign language!

Taran Young

Taran Young

Planet Earth

Hi! I'm a first year PhD student from Glasgow looking at synergistic antifungal drug combinations. I love reading, writing, board games, and all things microbiology. Can't wait for my first year doing Pint of Science!

Iain Hill

Iain Hill

Planet Earth

I’m a 1st year PhD student and my research is looking at how the chemistry of environments affects evolution. I’ve greatly enjoyed the Pint of Science events I’ve attended in the past and looking forward to contributing to this year’s.

Rosie Young

Rosie Young

Atoms to Galaxies

I'm a 2nd year chemistry PhD student studying the release of small molecules from inorganic nanomaterials. I am from Australia and like cooking and board games.

Harry Harvey

Harry Harvey

Planet Earth

Hi I'm Harry, a second year PhD student researching fungal microbiology and soil physics- I'm into sports, gaming, and fungi! Bring on POS2019!

Heather Collis

Heather Collis

Planet Earth

Hello, I'm Heather! I'm a 1st year PhD student at UoN using mathematics to describe hormone regulated rice root growth. Alongside my studies, I enjoy volunteering as a StemNet Ambassador and play for the university's Postgrad & Staff Netball Team.

Jess Winfield

Jess Winfield

Our Body Lead

Hi I'm Jess, a second year PhD student looking at proteins linked to motor neurone disease. If I'm not in the lab I'm either up a climbing wall, paying extortionate amounts for theatre tickets or squeezing in as many holidays as my PhD will allow.

Ru Jia

Ru Jia

Our Body

Hi, this is Ru, 2nd year PhD student from Primary Care. Have a background in psychology but currently investigating the association of cortisol and pregnancy following IVF. Huge fan of alcohol – love sitting in a restaurant/pub celebrating life with my glass of wine!

Katy Su

Katy Su

Our Body

2nd year food science PhD student. Making confectionery healthier. Foodie (of course) and love travelling. Last year my friend and I presented about food flavour at the PoS Nottingham Superfoods night which was fun hence getting involved again.

Sebastian Krause

Sebastian Krause

Our Body

Hi! I'm a first year BBSRC DTP PhD student mainly interested in immunology and cell biology. If I'm not in the lab one can find me either in the gym, cooking or gliding. I'm very excited to help make this year's PoS a great experience.

Jane Shao

Jane Shao

Our Body

Hi, I am a MRes student in Food science of UoN. Studying on salt reduction. Really looking forward to help in Our Body team and working on this new type of scientific sharing. It will be a really good experience.

Fenella Symes

Fenella Symes

Our Body

Hello! My name is Fenella and I am a 2nd year Pharmacy student. I play netball and lacrosse, I'm a keen knitter, baker and I love a crime novel! Really excited about being part of the festival this year and spreading the science love.

Louisa Taylor

Louisa Taylor

Atoms to Galaxies Lead

Second year PhD student working on medulloblastoma – a type of paediatric brain cancer. Outside of the lab I love doing anything active, from running and swimming to bouldering and hiking. I’m really excited to be organising the Atoms to Galaxies theme this year!

Paul Druce

Paul Druce

Atoms to Galaxies

Hi, I’m Paul. I’m a PhD student with the Mathematical Physics group, currently studying how to apply quantum theory to the force of gravity. In my spare time you can usually find me at the climbing wall, battling gravity on a more immediate level.

Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Atoms to Galaxies

I'm a 3rd maths PhD student funded by the Leverhulme Trust, whose work between maths and bioscience has pulled me into politics of life after Britain exits the EU. My spare time consists of the gym and doughnuts. I'm looking forward to showing the power scientific research has over a pint or two!

Stephanie Rankin-Turner

Stephanie Rankin-Turner

Atoms to Galaxies

Hi I'm Stephanie, a final year chemistry PhD student developing ambient ionization mass spectrometry techniques. Outside of the lab, I love hiking, climbing, boardgames and brewing beer.

Asta Arendt Tranholm

Asta Arendt Tranholm

Creative Reactions Lead

2nd year PhD in the School of Pharmacy with an undergrad in neuroscience. Really excited to be part of the creative reactions team for PoS 2018!

Kat Williams

Kat Williams

Creative Reactions Lead

3rd year PhD (RNA biology). PCR warrior. Gel whisperer. Aerialist. Sailor. Experimental chef. Doughnut devotee. Chronic doodler. Usually found pipetting, upside down or with a faceful of carbs. Can't wait to get my creative reaction on!'

Chloe Whitehouse

Chloe Whitehouse

Creative Reactions

Hey! I’m Chloe and I’m in the second year of my PhD in the School of Veterinary Medicine, trying to create an in vitro model to test if new pharmaceutical drugs can permeate into the central nervous system. When I’m not at work you can usually find me baking cakes and binge watching Netflix series!

Jack Whittaker

Jack Whittaker

Creative Reactions

Hi, I’m Jack. I’m in my second year of my Microbiology PhD, which is partially funded by Quorn. Outside the lab, I’m learning French or visiting National Trust properties. Looking forward to being a part of the Creative Reactions team this year!

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper

Creative Reactions

Hi, I am a first year MRC IMPACT DTP student working with two research groups at Nottingham and Leicester. I am investigating the roles of viruses and host genetics on inflammation in asthma. During my free time, I like to cycle and do a bit of drawing. Super excited to be helping out with Creative...

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Franziska Wohlgemuth

Creative Reactions

Hi! I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Food Microbiology – trying to keep our fruits and vegs safe to eat. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, learning Arabic and being outdoors. I look forward to seeing how science can be translated into art for Creative Reactions!

James Kapp

James Kapp

Creative Reactions

Hi! I'm James I've just joined the BBSRC DTP from an undergrad in chemistry, I'm interested in all things biochem. I play bass in a band and am currently trying to learn to snowboard (with little success) :santa:

Nikki Osborne

Nikki Osborne

Creative Reactions

I'm Nikki and I'm a third year student on the Wellcome Trust Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance DTP. I'm working on a drug delivery system to target bacteria that infects the stomach. I really enjoyed attending Pint of Science events in previous years so I'm excited to be involved in organi...

Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson

Creative Reactions

4th year PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery investigating the structure activity relationships between Neuropeptide Y Receptors and ligands and their role in hypothalamic mediated appetite regulation.

George Warren

George Warren

Creative Reactions

Hi, I'm George. I'm a first year BBSRC DTP PhD student, currently completing my lab rotations. I live in Sherwood with my girlfriend where we are attempting to buy a house. Away from uni, I can usually be found in my (bedroom) studio producing music with my beloved synths.

Paul Brett

Paul Brett

Creative Reactions

Hi. I'm Paul, a 2nd year Microbiology PhD student. Outside the lab I'm a fan of Frank (my dog) and am learning Spanish. Part of the Creative Reactions team this year.