Previous Team Members

Claudia Velhas

Claudia Velhas

2019

I’m a science communicator and interactive exhibition developer. I have worked with several museums developing exciting learning experiences for all ages! When I am not “sciencing”, I’m either dancing, singing or learning to play the guitar!

Ton Falques

Ton Falques

2019

Catalan scientist happily expatriated to Sweden. A convinced believer on the importance of the open science communication and in our responsibility as researchers to share what we are doing. In Lund trying to elucidate the mechanisms how leukemia become resistant to the chemotherapy treatment. "It's öl about science, my friends!"

Pedro Velica

Pedro Velica

2019

By day I am a researcher at the Karolinska Institute untangling the relationship between cancer and the immune system. By night I am a cartoonist drawing comics about science and life in academia posting my work online under the name of Pedromics.

Daniel Borshgovski

Daniel Borshgovski

2019

Originally from Finland, works now in Karolinska Institutet studying the effect of aging on intestinal stem cells. Passionate about turning science fiction into science fact, and interested in science communication.

Sohan Sarangi

Sohan Sarangi

2019

PhD student in Pharmaceutical Science, exploring drug delivery through inhalation route. I believe that the best ideas are born when discussed over a pint of beer, what could be a better way to inspire and share knowledge PoS. Looking forward to see you at PoS 2019

Eliška Waloschková

Eliška Waloschková

2019

PhD student in Neurobiology wanting to share the amazing world of science! I come from the Czech republic and in my studies in Sweden I focus on developing cell-based therapy for epilepsy.
As I say: "Science is like magic, but real!"

Andreas Heuer

Andreas Heuer

2019

I am a neuropsychologist by trade but somehow ended up in doing animal research. I am mainly interested in the cognitive aspects of Parkinson’s disease and how to ameliorate the behavioural deficits using cell replacement therapy. Originally, I am from Germany, but have enjoyed living and learning in the Netherlands, Australia, Wales, and Sweden over the last 20 years. In 2018 I started my own research group, the Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory at Lund University, Sweden. I very much enjoy talking about science as well as beer…

Nazeefa Fatima

Nazeefa Fatima

2019-2020

Bioinformatics student exploring human genomes. Learning is good but learning science together at pub is even better. Looking forward to see you at the PoS 2019 in Sweden!

Ben Libberton

Ben Libberton

2019

I’m a microbiology researcher turned full time science communicator. I previously worked at Sweden’s synchrotron MAX IV where I developed an interest in physics and material science. I’m passionate about science communication and public speaking.

Ana Amaral

Ana Amaral

2019

I am a biochemist and work at Karolinska Institute studying tissue stem cells – cells that maintain our tissues or repair them in case of damage. I love science communication and to take part in events that bring science closer to the general public.

Alex Karlstens

Alex Karlstens

2019

I have studied material science endangering and are working with the development of thin film solar cells in Uppsala. Green technology and innovation is a passion of mine as is my love for science. I can hopefully contribute in spreading interesting scientific knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Goncalo Brito

Goncalo Brito

2019-2021

I am biomedical scientist in the field of regenerative medicine, who enjoys exploring other sides of science such as communication and illustration. Naturally, that makes me an enthusiastic supporter of scientific outreach initiatives.

Sabine Konings

Sabine Konings

2019

PhD student in Neuroscience at Lund University. Originally I’m from the Netherlands, but the Alzheimer research I am conducting now made me move to the south of Sweden. I am very excited to help spread out science from the laboratories into the pubs!

Lieve van Egmond

Lieve van Egmond

Stephanie Da Silva

Stephanie Da Silva

2019

I am a biologist specialized in Crohn and ulcerative colitis diseases and try to understand cell mechanisms so we can develop new therapies for patients. I wanted to start Pint of Science Sweden since I think that spreading science directly to the public is essential for the future.

Alexander Svanbergsson

Alexander Svanbergsson

2019

Julia Bardh

Julia Bardh

2019

Environmental scientist and freelance journalist covering climate change and the environment. It is my strong belief that in order to make a change - science has to become available for the broader public - and here I see huge potential for Pint of Science!

Maria Rodriguez Zabala

Maria Rodriguez Zabala

2019

PhD student focusing on developing new therapeutic windows for patients with leukemia by exploiting immune-mediated tumor eradication. I am excited to help bridge the gap between scientists and the general public, and all the better if done in a pub with a beer in hand!

Julia Blommaert

Julia Blommaert

David Rule

David Rule

2020

I am a mathematician who uses techniques from Fourier analysis to better understand when it is possible to solve differential equations --- equations which model a huge range of phenomena we see in the world around us. Mathematics is a surprisingly powerful tool for making the complex understandable. Given that the world is a complicated place, I think everyone can benefit from learning to think like a mathematician!

Susanne Sundell

Susanne Sundell

2019

I have a PhD in public health and work as a coordinator at the Faculty of medicine’s Careers Centre at Lund university. I love my job supporting scientists and PhD students and have a passion for science communication. I have a big contact network and often find myself asking curious questions about everything. I truly believe science can change the world and make it a better place. It will be even better when enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere!

Ana Osorio Oliveira

Ana Osorio Oliveira

2019

Neuroscientist & Passionate Science Communicator! I’ve been studying neurological diseases for a decade. The way our brain works never ceases to amaze me & I love to share that as well! Traveling, Dancing, Photography & Cooking are a MUST in my life!

Henrike Wiemker

Henrike Wiemker

2019

I am a science journalist and by profession loves science as much as communicating it. As she also likes beer and bars, what else should she be doing during her free time than organizing Pint of Science?!

Lars Riekehr

Lars Riekehr

2019

Nano is my scale and I enjoy counting atoms and diffracting electrons on a daily basis. Not doing any research myself but assisting others to achieve their goals! Got dragged into Pint of Science organization by a flatmate and don't regret to be part of it. Because what could be more fun than sitting in a bar and listen to someone explaining cool science stuff?

Ronald van de Berg

Ronald van de Berg

2019

Scientist who studies the human mind by treating it as a computer. Enjoys pints of knowledge during the day and likes to mix this with pints of beer in the evenings. See you at PoS Uppsala in May!

Ana Gonzales Ramos

Ana Gonzales Ramos

2019

Neuroscientist and stem cell research lover. From Barcelona and, after finishing my master's degree in Edinburgh, currently doing my PhD in cell therapy for Epilepsy at Lund University. Although I've participated in several outreach activities before, I've just jumped into this Pint of Science adventure. So, I'm very excited about it and willing to bring PoS for first time to Sweden!

Minh Thao NGuyen

Minh Thao NGuyen

Sonja Aits

Sonja Aits

2019

After a fair bit of scientific globetrotting, I now lead the “Cell Death and Lysosomes” group at Lund University where we combine biomedicine and computer science to find new treatments for neurodegeneration, stroke and cancer. I enjoy bringing cutting-edge research from different fields together and interacting with people from different backgrounds, countries and ages. Also, a great fan of Open Science. Pint of Science combines all of that!

Dominika Radziun

Dominika Radziun

2019

I work as a PhD student at Karolinska, where I investigate the beautiful ability of the human brain to reorganize itself, called neuroplasticity. I love talking about neuroscience, especially to younger public. If not in the lab, I cook good vegan food.

Laura Torres Garcia

Laura Torres Garcia

2019

Originally from Spain, I enjoy Science as much as I enjoy beer. I am a PhD student in Neuroscience in Lund University, and I think as scientists we need to open up and show the importance of the job that we are doing.

Ester Polaina

Ester Polaina

2019-2020

PhD in Environmental Sciences, investigating how Global Change is affecting animal biodiversity and thinking about solutions to slow down its decline. I believe doing Science without communicating it to everybody is like being in an island without a bridge to the land. I look forward to crossing this bridge with you and with some beers for the way!

Tiago Moulin

Tiago Moulin

Rashmi Ramesh

Rashmi Ramesh

2019

I am a biologist working with fruit flies. I believe in sharing research findings to help broaden public understanding of, and support to research. Pint of Science does exactly this, and I am excited to be a part of this community in 2019!