People who makes it all possible
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 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!
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.
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.