Author Archives: Isla Watton

Never be afraid to question anything: Meet Charlotte Angus

Charlotte studied for a Masters in Physics and Astronomy at The University of Sheffield, graduating in 2013 before getting a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Warwick. This involved using Hubble Space Telescope images to study the galaxies of … Continue reading

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Nothing happens without a cause: Meet Tochukwu Ozulumba

Having volunteered at Soapbox Science Brighton in 2017, Tochukwu is now taking part as a speaker! Currently in her third year of PhD study, Tochukwu’s research is focused on developing nanomaterial-based strategies for biomedical therapies. She will be speaking at … Continue reading

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Curiosity is the key to research: Meet Helena Pikhartova

Helena is part of the John Adams Institute for accelerator science within the particle physics group and the ATLAS collaboration at CERN, and has experienced scientific research around the world, training in McGill University (Canada) and before that at the … Continue reading

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Collaborate to achieve your goals: Meet Gigi Hennessy

After working at a zoo and studying Zoology, Gigi Hennessy is currently a working toward a PhD in Bee conservation in the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex. She is taking part in Soapbox Science … Continue reading

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Take time to find your passion: Meet Daisy Taylor

I work at UCL/University of Bristol investigating the genes involved in the evolution of social behaviour in wasps. Wasps are the ideal organism for studying  social evolution as they display the full repertoire of social behaviour; from solitary wasps where … Continue reading

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Be more interdisciplinary and global: Meet Alfiah Rizky Diana Putri

Alfiah is a PhD student in Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, working on data mining & machine learning on planetary images, focusing on changes over the Martian South Polar Residual Cap. She started her interest in planetary science … Continue reading

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We need to support each other, both in and outside the lab: Meet Veronika Zhiteneva

Veronika Zhiteneva, Technical University of Munich, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on Saturday 7th July. She will give a talk entitled: “Your poop + bugs + machine learning = drinking water”     Left to Right: Prof. Dr.-Ing. … Continue reading

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Make yourself visible as a role model: Meet Judith Pérez Velázquez

Dr. Judith Pérez Velázquez, Helmholtz Zentrum München, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on Saturday 7th July 2018. She will give a talk entitled: “Biology’s Next Microscope”       SS: Why did you choose a scientific career? JPV: … Continue reading

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I want to encourage girls to take up science – it is a fantastic job: Meet Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper (@ProfJoyceHarper) is Professor of Human Genetics and Embryology at University College London in the Institute for Women’s Health where she is head of the Reproductive Health Department, Principal Investigator of the Embryology, IVF and Reproductive Genetics Group, Director of … Continue reading

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Keep an open mind and push your limits: Meet Anastasia Aliferi

Hi there! My name is Anastasia (@anastasialiferi) and I am a PhD candidate in forensic genetics currently working on my research project within the King’s Forensics group at King’s College London. I have studied biology and forensic science and my research … Continue reading

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