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Silvia Dragoni

Silvia Dragoni

UCL Co-ordinator

I'm a post-doc working at the Institute of Ophthalmology. I'm really excited of being part of Pint of Science because it's a combination of what I love: science, pubs and event planning! I'm looking forward to get everybody in London involved!

Alessia Fiorentino

Alessia Fiorentino

UCL Co-ordinator

Trained as a geneticist, I’m currently working at the Institute of Ophthalmology. I’ve decided to become a scientist in high school when I followed in love with the DNA and I really enjoy when I can share my passion about science with others!

Carla Sanchez Martinez

Carla Sanchez Martinez

UCL Co-ordinator

I am a third year PhD student interested in the molecular and cell biology basis of corneal diseases. When I am not in the lab, you will find me dancing ballet, salsa or lindy hop. I am looking forward to this year’s Pint of Science event!

Mica Clarke

Mica Clarke

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I'm a PhD student using brain imaging to study novel markers of disease progression in dementia. This is my second year as an event manager for PoS - last year was so much fun and I loved sharing my research with the public and working with like-minded scientists, I can't wait to do it all again!

Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a 3rd year PhD student exploring the potential of retinal stem cells for glaucoma. Brewing filter coffee, yoga and drawing small things in life have given me lots of enjoyment in life. It’s a great pleasure to be part of Pint of Science team.

Tiago Ramos

Tiago Ramos

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a postdoc at Institute of Ophthalmology with particular interest on microvesicles and the cargo they carry. I am passionate about beer and science, so put those two together and you will find me there.

Ashkon Seyed-Safi

Ashkon Seyed-Safi

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a medical student and as part of my course I am doing a PhD looking at stem cells of the ocular surface. This is my first year being involved with PoS and I'm looking forward to meeting people and hearing some great talks!

Will Lamb

Will Lamb

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I'm a PhD student working on stem-cell based glaucoma therapies, as well as 3rd floor surf champion, resident tree-hugger, and a lover of coffee and matcha-ice cream. I’m looking forward to helping scientists engage with the community beyond the lab.

Paul Sladen

Paul Sladen

Our Body Event Manager

I am a third year PhD student in neuro-ophthalmology investigating the mechanisms underlying genetic mutations that cause optic nerve degeneration. Away from the lab (and the pub) I love exercising, eating tacos and exploring new countries.

Beatriz Sanchez Pintado

Beatriz Sanchez Pintado

Our Body Event Manager

Hey! I am a PhD student at UCL IoO studying corneal dystrophies and the mutations that underlie this range of diseases. Outside of the lab I love to dance, sing and perform. I’m looking forward to showing the world a different side to science.

Christina Zarouchlioti

Christina Zarouchlioti

Our Body Event Manager

I’m a PhD student researching the cellular & molecular mechanisms of motor neuron disease and dementia. When not in the lab I enjoy yoga and travelling to new places. I’m thrilled to be part of PoS and help communicate exciting science in a fun way!

Hannah West

Hannah West

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I am a first year PhD student, my project is mathematical and computational modelling of heat therapy in tumours. When I am not sat at my computer you will find me doing a range of sports or baking. This is my first time working with Pint of Science which is super exciting.

Bruna Caridi

Bruna Caridi

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I am an incredibly curious PhD student at UCL-IoO. Besides studying, I am passionate in getting people excited about the things that I am excited about. There is nothing greater than finding out more about the complexity of our world.

Mekhi Dhesi

Mekhi Dhesi

Atoms To Galaxies Event Manager

I am a first year PhD student in Astrophysics at University College London. My research involves characterising exoplanetary atmospheres and ultimately hoping to better understand whether such planets are habitable. In my spare time I like to write popular science pieces.

Marlene Da Vitoria Lobo

Marlene Da Vitoria Lobo

Atoms To Galaxies Event Manager

I am a PhD student at the Institute of Ophthalmology,UCL. I enjoy interdisciplinary research and getting to know people from different fields. I am also invested in scientific outreach and enjoy public engagement.

Carlotta Camilli

Carlotta Camilli

Atoms To Galaxies Event Managers

After completing my PhD in Tissue Engineering, using vessel-derived cells to build artificial muscles, I am now exploring the field of vascular biology. I think communicating people what is happening “in the lab” is key to fight common fears and to show how Science can be inspiring!

Athina Dritsoula

Athina Dritsoula

Atoms To Galaxies Event Manager

I am a post-doctoral researcher working on vascular biology and angiogenesis. Some people say scientists are eccentric or non-sociable or geeks… And so I thought we could prove these people wrong over a pint of beer and science or few! Join the mission!

Choong Ling Liew-Cain

Choong Ling Liew-Cain

Atoms To Galaxies Event Manager

I am a first year PhD student at UCL’s department of space and climate science. My research is on cosmic rays, and how they effect the rate of gas falling into the galaxy. I enjoy talking to people about science and being able to share my enthusiasm.

Jean Lagace

Jean Lagace

Atoms To Galaxies

After completing my PhD in mathematics in Montréal, I moved to UCL to do research in spectral theory. When not in front of a blackboard, or at the pub, you can find me at the climbing gym or hiking in the countryside.

Gabriel Meyer

Gabriel Meyer

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a French PhD student working at UCL. I study the physics of earthquakes in the lab, which is basically breaking rocks. I’ve always enjoyed talking about science, I even used to work in a museum. Pint of Science will be my first event in the UK!

Virginia Gouveia

Virginia Gouveia

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a biomedical engineer with a scientist heart in her PhD journey at UCL. I believe we can be scientists beyond the lab bench. When I heard about being a scientist in a pub, it sounded perfect! I’m looking forward this “beertiful” experience!

Chiara Cursi

Chiara Cursi

Planet Earth Event Manager

Hi there! I am a biologist by training and now I have started a PhD in Nanomedicine at UCL, where I am using a new synthetic drug delivery tool for improving cancer immunotherapy treatments. If you can’t find me in the lab, I am probably playing sports, having a cuppa with friends or baking a cake.

Diana Lourenco Matias

Diana Lourenco Matias

Planet Earth Event Manager

I am a post-doc working on nanotechnology-based precision systems for cancer treatment. Besides science I am basically a normal person who likes hanging out with friends, travelling and always enjoying a pint with mix of science and fun.

Debra Chong

Debra Chong

Our Society Event Manager

I am a clinical academic lecturer so I spend part of my time training to become a vascular surgeon and the rest of my time conducting medical research. This is the first Pint of Science festival I have been involved in and I am looking forward to being part of the team.

Katerina Stamati

Katerina Stamati

Our Society Event Manager

I am a post-doc at UCL working on a personalised medicine project developing a tumour model for drug testing. When I am not in the lab you will find me at the ballet barre or at home cooking! I am looking forward to this year’s PoS festival!

Fabiola Sciscione

Fabiola Sciscione

Our Society Event Manager

I’m a post-doc at UCL working on new therapeutic formulations for cancer treatment and drug delivery. I’m very excited to be part of the Pint of Science team! I believe that science needs to go beyond papers and conferences and be shared with the world in a more informal way: over a pint of beer!

Magdalena Zak

Magdalena Zak

Communications & Marketing

I am a postdoc working on the development of the inner ear and new strategies for curing hearing loss. When not in the lab, I am spending time with friends, playing sports and convincing people how important is to protect their hearing.

Simona Zingaro

Simona Zingaro

Communications & Marketing

I’m a PhD student at the Ear Institute working on developing a human inner ear in vitro model for drug screening. I love talking about science and I’m also passionate about beer, so why not combining them? Looking forward to seeing you at PoS events!

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Communications & Marketing

I’m an Events Coordinator in UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. I’m really interested in producing creative events which combine art and science, and I’m looking forward to being involved in Pint of Science!