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!
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’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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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 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 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 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’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 !