People who makes it all possible
I'm a lab manager working in an immunology lab at Karolinska Intitutet. We work on understanding the role of innate immune cells in cancer, asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. The best part of our research is working directly with patient samples in the hopes of making a direct impact on the course of disease.
I am a biomedical scientist working at Karolinska. I’m trying to answer the question why patients with the same neurodegenerative disorder, such as Parkinson’s disease or Dementia with Lewy bodies, present with different symptoms. For this aim I analyse brain images using computational methods. I’ve been to Pint of Science before in Stockholm and in Barcelona, my hometown, and I’m thrilled to be part of the organizing team this year!
My PhD is in molecular epidemiology, which basically means I study large populations of people and how their genes and environment interact to cause disease. I’m a science nerd at heart and a big fan of pub culture (the British mentality), and so naturally I was drawn to Pint of Science. As a loyal pint of Science attendee and organiser back home in the UK I’m so excited to be a member of the Stockholm team!
I am a postdoctoral researcher in structural biology and investigate the structures of protein biomolecules. I enjoy science communication at various levels from international conferences to local events. Dissemination of science to public (out of science) is one of my main area of interests thus I look forward to organizing pint of science at Umeå this year.
I am a biotechnology engineer that researches changes in DNA and how it affects humans. I am mainly working with telomeres, which are the end region of the DNA. Telomeres can be compared with the plastic tip on a shoelace: the DNA (shoelace) is protected as long as the telomeres (plastic tip) are intact but if the telomeres are worn out, the DNA will fray. Frayed DNA is problematic in many ways, for example, it can lead to cancer and premature aging of the body. This is interesting since cancer cells have eternal life and premature aging cells are, well, very old. So how can the same mechanism (telomere dysfunction) cause such contradictory events in the body? Still don’t know but aiming to find out!
As a researcher at Umeå University, I’m mainly doing bioinformatic tasks to investigate the molecular mechanisms of enteropathogen infection (e.g. Salmonella, Yersinia) to understand how they are able to persist and avoid treatment after infecting the host. I enjoy organizing scientific events and I like to bring science closer to people therefore I joined the organizers of the Pint of Science Sweden.
Jeroen de Bont
I am an environmental epidemiologist at Karolinska Institutet researching the effects of air pollution, green spaces, noise and temperature on multiple health outcomes in children and adults across Sweden, Europe, and India. As a researcher, I feel that I have a social duty to communicate research findings to the community, so that is why I am excited to participate in the pint of science!
I am a PhD student in Medical Sciences at Lund University and my research interests are to explore novel and unconventional therapeutic avenues to tackle unresolved roadblocks in cancer treatment. Currently, I am investigating whether in vivo cell fate reprogramming of tumor cells into conventional dendritic cells type 1 (cDC1) can reinstate immunological competence and elicit durable anti-tumor immunity, thereby supporting the development of a novel cancer gene therapy. Besides my own research, I am also employed by the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine in Lund as a science communication officer. This position allows me to write regularly news articles for a monthly newsletter, organize diverse internal and external events and perform general outreach activities such as interviews and podcasts. Most importantly, as an enthusiastic science communicator I initiated with my colleague Nejc Arh regular public events to give local and young scientists from diverse fields the opportunity to engage with society. I am convinced that communicating research to the broader public is equally important as performing the actual studies.
I am a neuro-pharmacologist at Karolinska Institutet investigating biomarkers and disease mechanisms in dementias including Alzheimer's disease. My research mainly involves using positive emission tomography (PET) tracers to take very colourful photos of brain sections! From these photos I can get information about how and where different brain components change during disease. I believe it is really important that scientists speak to the local public and showcase the amazing research they are conducting right in their own city - it is for this reason that I have been part of Pint of Science for a few years in Glasgow (Scotland) and I am very excited to contribute to Pint of Science in my new city, Stockholm!
I am looking into today's environmental and energy challenges, and I am passionate about finding sustainable solutions through my research. I work with spectral sensors and imaging cameras that revolutionise the way we look at and understand the world. Let us look at these challenges and talk more at the Pint of Science festival.
I am molecular biologist trying to understand what makes infectious bacteria so smart and how can we stay one step ahead of them. I am a science enthusiast and love communicating science to people through popular science articles and funny comics. Being a part of Pint of Science provides me another great opportunity to bring science to the people.
I am a PhD student in Prof. Kristina Jonas lab (MBW, Stockholm University). I am working on the Lon protease molecular mechanism in the model bacterial species Caulobacter crescentus. I am trying to understand how Lon is regulated under diverse stress. I am originally from Brussels in Belgium. I did both my bachelor's and master's degree at the University of Namur with one semester in Montreal (CA) and one semester in Basel (CH). During my free time I do a lot of activities like reading, baking, bouldering, running, hiking, ice skating, and horse riding. I also really enjoy explaining my research to people without any scientific background. I think it is very important that the scientific community communicates its findings in an accessible way. It is why I am thrilled to participate in the organization of "Pint of Science" to promote popular science talks.
I am a PhD student in the field of DNA topology. This means that I investigate how cells make sure to keep their DNA accessible. I think that being able to explain their work to general public is an important skill for researchers and therefore I am excited to be partaking in pint of science.
I am a Biochemist and work in HIV at Karolinska Institutet where we study different strategies to cure this infection. We work with patient samples from Sweden, Cameroon and Denmark, which gives us the opportunity to universalize our studies. Scientific outreach is key for arising public awareness of infectious diseases and specially for HIV prevention. It will be great to be part of the team and the dynamics. Go pint of science!
I’m a structural biologist at Karolinska Institutet, and I investigate the atomic structure of biological macro-molecules using an electron microscope. Biological macro-molecules such as proteins carry out fundamental biochemical processes in living cells, so it is fascinating to understand their mechanism of function. My research showed me multiple times the beauty is in the details, and that’s something that engaged me in outreach activities that communicate the impact of research on our society!
Smart maintenance decision making is one of the pillars of industry 4.0. It requires incorporating intelligent decision support technologies to the maintenance system. Availability of advanced sensors to collect data, breakthrough of hardware, and advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning methods are key enablers. I am interested in developing advanced diagnostic and prognostic algorithms using AI and machine learning methods based on data and physics. Pint of Science is a fantastic event for me to discuss past, present, and future maintenance trends in the industry, challenges, and opportunities
I am a neurobiologist at Lund University. I study the way bumblebees navigate and remember the world around them (they can do incredible things despite their tiny brains!). I believe science should be accessible and fun, and to me, Pint of Science seems just the thing that combines those two things.
I am a PhD student at the Karolinska institute. My lab and project focusses on finding a global cure for HIV/AIDS from a more epigenetics perspective. This is sorely needed as there are approximatley 39 million people people with HIV globally but no cure. I enjoy learning new techniques and picing together this complex virus. Talking to non scientists about my work is a great endevour and I am happy to be involved this year.
I’m a biomedical researcher doing my PhD studies at Lund University. I am developing a potential immunotherapy against cancer based on direct reprogramming strategies. To this end, I aim to reprogram cancer cells towards antigen presenting cells that, when infused in mouse cancers, they can act like trojan horses against tumours. I always loved science and the last stretch of my PhD made me want to try new things in the field. Thank you for welcoming me into the Pint of Science team!
I am doing my PhD in spatial biology applied to space. This means that I apply a technique called Spatial Transcriptomics on mice that flew on board the International Space Station (ISS) in order to understand the effect of long duration space travel on the organism. I think that half of the challenge in research is to know how to communicate your results and share your enthusiasm. As such, I am convinced of the importance of events such as Pint of Science and I am thrilled to participate for the first time in the organization of this event!
I am a PhD student at Lund University, working on better understanding how cells decide and maintain their role in our bodies, and how we could manipulate their identities in the cotext of cancer treatment. In addition to this I have a strong interest in popular science communication. I am also a science communication officer at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine and a co-organizer of existing science pub evenings in Lund together with my colleague Ervin Ascic.
I am enjoying creating experiments about all kinds of fluids to boil them. Who could think bubbles are interesting? Certainly me! More practically, improving the efficiency of traditional energy systems devices is now a challenge where boiling become an alternative. In recent years, this technique has attracted researchers’ great attention due to the increased demand for cooling systems in industry or even in your home.
I’m a postdoc at Karolinska Institutet where I work on the role of fibroblasts during tissue regeneration mainly in central nervous system and bone. I combined in vivo work with bioinformatics to unveil the mechanism driving transient vs chronic fibrotic scar formation that are impairing tissue regeneration. I’m passionate about my work and science in general and I would be happy to share my passion with non-scientific people !
I am a bioinformatician and computational biologist and I did my PhD and postdoc at Karolinska Institutet. Currently I am genomics lead at a pharmaceutical company. My interests are cancer genomics and developing scientific softwares to interrogate NGS data. I am thrilled to be part of Pint of Science!