Category Archives: 2016 speakers blog

I stumbled into science: meet Stephanie Zihms

Stephanie Zihms is currently working as a postdoc in Carbonate Geomechanics in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. Her research tries to understand why rocks deform the way they do and what controls this deformation – grain size, grain … Continue reading

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Say yes to opportunities that come your way: Meet Katie Walwyn-Brown

Katie Walwyn-Brown is a second year PhD student in Dan Davis’ lab at the University of Manchester. She is studying how the white blood cells of your immune system communicate to keep you healthy. Katie also enjoys getting people excited about … Continue reading

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Hang on, we are getting there

By Zahraa Al-Ahmady, who is a research scientist at the Nanomedicine Lab, University of Manchester.   Cancer is a disease with a heavy emotional burden and part of this is due to the often severe side effects of the drugs that … Continue reading

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Don’t let anyone else’s opinion stop you: Meet Katherine Rumble

Katherine Rumble is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh conducting experiments on soft matter systems, otherwise known as squishy things. Catch Katherine on the 24th of July, at our Edinburgh event!   SS: Katherine, how did you get … Continue reading

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Make the scientific journey yours: Meet Alba Maiques-Diaz

Alba Maiques-Diaz is a Spanish scientist who possesses a PhD in Biomedicine and is currently in her 2nd year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cancer Research UK- Manchester Institute/University of Manchester. Since her first year at university she has been fascinated by how cells work, … Continue reading

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Train us, even in the knowledge we may not all become Professors! Meet Marina Parry

Marina Parry is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the CRUK Manchester Institute, Manchester. She is fascinated by genetics and always up for talking about the subject with friends and even strangers. Here she tells us about her career so … Continue reading

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Studied it? I’ve lived it! Meet Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett (@SarahBPhD) is a part-time PhD student at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. Her research focuses on Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, heritable disorders of connective tissue, with a special interest in the psychological impact … Continue reading

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Get out of the lab! Meet Sarah Bailey

Dr Sarah Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in neuroscience and pharmacology at the University of Bath. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying depression and anxiety. Here, Sarah answers questions about life as a researcher, her inspirations and top … Continue reading

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Continually inspired by the creativity of everyone who works in science: Meet Denize Atan

Dr Denize Atan is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Bristol and Bristol Eye Hospital.  She is a doctor, a scientist and currently works as the Lead for Women in Science in the School of Clinical … Continue reading

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At School, I never thought about becoming a scientist: Meet Catherine Back

Dr Catherine Back is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. She is a molecular microbiologist with particular interest in microbial surface adhesins – molecules that help bacteria stick to … Continue reading

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