Author Archives: Isla Watton

Surround yourself with a supportive network: Meet Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is in her second year as a PhD student in the XM2 Metamaterials Centre of Doctoral Training at the University of Exeter, where she is working on a project on acoustic microfluidics and phononic crystals. Here she tells … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary research gives you a unique set of skills: Meet Monika Bokori-Brown

Dr. Monika Bokori-Brown is a research fellow at the University of Exeter where she studies bacterial toxins. Here she tells us about her work, what inspires her most and why she decided to take part in Soapbox Science. You can … Continue reading

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How I got to study the rarest whales in our oceans: Meet Kirsten Thompson, marine scientist and mother of three

Kirsten Thompson is a marine mammal geneticist and Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Here she describes her fascinating journey into science and the challenges of her next step. You can come and meet Kirsten and hear her … Continue reading

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Using electrophysiology to study Alzheimer’s Disease: Meet Soraya Meftah

  Soraya Meftah is a PhD Student based at the University of Exeter and Bristol, funded by the MRC GW4 Biomed DTP. Her current research focuses on early changes in connections between neurons in Alzheimer’s Disease. She does this using … Continue reading

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What it means to be a woman from an under privileged background in science: Meet Sariqa Wagley

Sariqa Wagley is a researcher at the University of Exeter in the Biosciences department where she works on bacterial pathogens affecting human health. Here she narrates her route through education, talks to us about the challenges facing women and those … Continue reading

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For the love of science- Finding my passion: Meet Rachel van Heugten

Rachel is a healthcare scientist working for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. She works as part of a group using their scientific detective skills to uncover possible genetic causes for a patient’s disease. Before working on humans, … Continue reading

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Scientists are helping the world to be a better place: Meet Roslin Adamson

Dr Roslin Adamson (@AdamsonRos), will be taking part in Soapbox Science Oxford on 28th July 2018 with the talk: “One mutant protein, two devastating diseases. Can we cure them both?           SS: What, or who, inspired you … Continue reading

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Working on real world problems: Meet Nicola Bailey

Dr Nicola Bailey (@nicolaybailey) is taking part in Soapbox Science Oxford on 28th July 2018 with the talk: “Dr Robot; the future of surgery?”             SS: How did you get to your current position? NB: I … Continue reading

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Kids need to see different role models: Meet Anna Veprik

Anna Veprik is a researcher in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in the University of Oxford. She is trying to understand how various endocrine cells are sensing nutrient availability and translate it to hormone secretion. Meet her at Soapbox Science … Continue reading

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Scientists shouldn’t be hidden away in their labs all the time: Meet Jacqueline Gill

Jacqueline Gill (@jacquigill001), is taking part in Soapbox Science Oxford 2018 with the talk: “The antibiotic apocalypse: How bacteria become antibiotic resistant and why we aren’t finding new antibiotics”           SS: What is the most fascinating aspect … Continue reading

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