Zone Archive

There’s links here to all the scientists in all the zones we’ve run since March 2010.

You can always use CTRL-F to search for a particular scientist, topic or zone.

Name About me and my work Zone name Date
Silke Brandt Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Natalie Shenker Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Suzi Gage I use data already collected by other scientists to see if there’s a link between smoking cannabis and illnesses like psychosis and depression. Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Sophia Collins Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Simon Cameron Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Sarah Rose I work at Staffordshire University teaching students about how children develop, what affects the way that they learn, the importance, and the influence, of leisure activities (play, watching TV). Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Sarah McMullen Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Rob Aldridge Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Rachel Plachcinski Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Pete Etchells Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Karleen Gribble Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Helen Ball Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Heather Welford Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Heather Trickey Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Claire Farrow Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Andy Bremner Parenting Science Gang 2017-2019
Paul Stevenson I try to understand how protons and neutrons stick together to make the nuclei that make up almost all the mass of the visible universe. Lithium Zone March 2010
Joseph Devlin I’m a neuroscientist with an interest in language and my work aims to answer the question: What is special about human brains that allows us to use language when no other species can? Brain Zone March 2010 March 2010
Mariana Vargas My work is about how we store and retrieve memories in our brains. Brain Zone March 2010 March 2010
Nick Bradshaw I work on a set of proteins which, if faulty, can “cause” schizophrenia. I am trying to work out how these proteins work and how we might be able to fix them. Brain Zone March 2010 March 2010
Chris Needham I’m a computer scientist interested in modelling biology. Genes Zone March 2010 March 2010
Carolyn McGettigan I research what’s going on inside people’s brains when they use their voices, and when they listen to the voices of other people. Brain Zone March 2010 March 2010
Anne Seawright I do research into veterinary behaviour. Brain Zone March 2010 March 2010
Sharon Sneddon I make Embryonic Stem Cells that hopefully will be used to treat diseases like diabetes and cancer! Lithium Zone March 2010
Pamela Docherty I try to work out maths problems that have never been solved before. Hydrogen Zone March 2010
Kiran Meekings I use maths to work out the market potential of cancer drugs (how much money they are going to make) Lithium Zone March 2010
Duncan Murdock I currently study tiny fossils, 300 million years older than the dinosaurs, to work out how the earliest skeletons grew. I am a PhD student at the University of Bristol. Lithium Zone March 2010
Tamsin Gray I live in the Antarctic and study the weather, which can be pretty extreme here… Helium Zone March 2010
Natalie Stanford I make computerised versions of cells. Helium Zone March 2010
Kerstin Zechner Hi, I’m Kerstin and I look at how genes, which are encoded in DNA, are copied into another molecule known as RNA and how this process in kept under control in worms. Genes Zone March 2010 March 2010
Martin Coath I write code to analyse Arctic climate predictions, and apps to help people use the results. I also do educational research, a bit of teaching, and a lot of public engagement. Helium Zone March 2010
Emily Cook Look inside the body, or your luggage, with x-rays Helium Zone March 2010
Chris Cooper I study blood and how it works (or sometimes doesn’t!) Helium Zone March 2010
Kay Penicud I’m a PhD student working on why cells don’t always repair damaged DNA properly and how this can lead to cancer. Genes Zone March 2010 March 2010
Sarah Mount I’m a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. Most of my research work is about finding new ways to make it easy to program computers. Lithium Zone March 2010
Lorna Houlihan Finding genes that change our brain as we get older! Genes Zone March 2010 March 2010
Carl Anderson I use computers to try and identify regions of the genome that increase risk of autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Olivia Hibbitt Gene therapy for high cholesterol; vectors, delivery is it going to help people? Genes Zone March 2010 March 2010
Louise Pendry I ask really hungry chickens what they want to eat… Hydrogen Zone March 2010
Katy Milne I inspect jet engines to make sure that they are safe. Hydrogen Zone March 2010
Alex Bateman I am a collector of families of related proteins Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Freya Harrison Why are some bacteria impossible to kill? Hydrogen Zone March 2010
Cordelia Langford I’m a senior scientific operations manager, and I lead teams of people who use machines to sequence DNA to help analyse genomes. Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Paul Flicek I manage a big team of people that are trying to understand how the genomes of vertebrate species work and create tools that other scientists can use to do their work. Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Steve Scott Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Julian Parkhill I study the genomes of bacterial pathogens Sanger Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute March 2010
Sian Harding I’m interested in the beating muscle cells (myocytes) of the heart and what happens to them in heart failure Genes Zone June 2010
Tom Hartley I investigate how the brain senses, understands, learns, remembers, thinks, and controls our actions and I teach university students about these topics. Imaging Zone June 2010
Steve Roser I use neutrons to look at very very thin layers Imaging Zone June 2010
Stephen Curry I study the molecules of life and death in glorious detail in three dimensions Imaging Zone June 2010
Duncan Hull Helping computers to understand chemistry and drugs by making them more ‘intelligent’. Drugs Zone June 2010
Pete Edwards Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe Imaging Zone June 2010
Marieke Navin I help to build a detector to look at small particles called neutrinos and communicate my love of science to people Imaging Zone June 2010
Yvette Wilson I am identifying the genes that cause lignin synthesis in cereal stems so that we can breed barley varieties that have straw that is easier for animals to digest. Genes Zone June 2010
Steven Kiddle Hi, im Steve and I study how plants defend themselves from disease using their genes Genes Zone June 2010
Louise Johnson I work on the 99% of your DNA that *isn’t* your genes Genes Zone June 2010
Michaela Livingstone Hey, I’m Michaela, I’m a 23 year old PhD student at the University of Sheffield, trying to work out how genes get switched on and off. Genes Zone June 2010
Maria Pawlowska I work on reconstructing how the shallow marine environemnts looked literally 1 billion years ago. Evolution Zone June 2010
Greg FitzHarris Am trying to work out why womens’ eggs get a bit dodgy as they get older IVF Zone June 2010
Laurel Fogarty My job is to examine how animals (and especially humans) got so good at learning in different ways. Evolution Zone June 2010
Ceri-Wyn Thomas I’m a palaeontologist, looking at the oldest animal embryos on the planet and wondering how on earth they became fossilised! Evolution Zone June 2010
Bridget Waller I try to understand how and why facial expression evolved Evolution Zone June 2010
Betul Arslan Rewinding and replaying the tape of life through resurrected molecules. Evolution Zone June 2010
Michelle Hudson-Shore I am a scientist who looks at the ethics of different areas of scientific research. So I look at the rights and wrongs of what is done and aim to provide guidance and information on how to conduct the research in the fairest and most acceptable way. I also teach university students and organise training for scientists to improve their research. Drugs Zone June 2010
Lori-An Etherington I test chemicals for a drug company which might be used as new medicines in the future Drugs Zone June 2010
Claire O'Donnell I work for the NHS on specialised services. These are services that aren’t in every hospital ,for example, brain surgery, kidney transplants, intensive care for children and babies, open heart surgery and rare cancers. IVF was one of these services until last month. I did a lot of work on IVF and was part of an Expert Advisory Group for the Department of Health. IVF Zone June 2010
Jane Cleal I study the placenta: the thing that feeds the baby in the womb. I find out how it takes food from the mums blood to the baby’s blood so the baby grows properly. IVF Zone June 2010
Vijay Yadav I use mouse as a model to understand human skeleton, and try finding new ways to cure skeletal diseases viz., osteoporosis and arthritis. Sulston Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute June 2010
Sally Fenton I am a researcher at the University of Birmingham and I am looking at how participation in youth sport football can help to keep young people healthy (mentally and physically) and reduce obesity. Sports Science Zone June 2010
Daniel Mietchen I analyze brain scans to detect structural changes over time or between groups, with a focus on schizophrenia and evolution: What is the relation between the size and folding of a brain? Beryllium Zone June 2010
Darren Nesbeth Re-designing cells to be mini-factories. Drugs Zone June 2010
Derek Mann I am trying to find a cure for liver disease which is now one of the major causes of death . Here are some useful websites for interest: Beryllium Zone June 2010
Ian Sillett I provide scientific support and advice to law enforcement and counter terrorism agencies for the UK Home Office, specifically in the area of automated cctv analysis. Beryllium Zone June 2010
Philip Wadler I design programming languages—it’s like inventing new ways to think! Beryllium Zone June 2010
Upul Wijayantha I’m working on clean renewable energy Beryllium Zone June 2010
Ben Still Trying to understand the birth of the visible Universe, using the tiniest things in Nature and the biggest experiments on Earth. Sodium Zone June 2010
Sian Lawson Studying the musculo-skeletal system (muscle, bones, tendons and ligaments) by examining how people and animals move: Biomechanics. Sports Science Zone June 2010
Sally Barber I am an exercise physiologist; I investigate how we can use exercise as well as, or instead of drugs to prevent or treat different diseases. Sports Science Zone June 2010
Panos Deloukas Research how genes predispose us to disease in particular heart disease or affect our response to drugs Sulston Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute June 2010
Rebecca Randell I am a researcher. I investigate different nutritional strategies to increase fat burning during exercise and how this can enhance exercise performance and combat obesity Sports Science Zone June 2010
Peter Styring Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, including Snowsports Engineering Sports Science Zone June 2010
Vicki Onions My research involves trying to freeze whole ovaries and see if they will still work after they have thawed. IVF Zone June 2010
Nuruz Jaman IVF Zone June 2010
Jo Broadbent I make sure the health services in my area are as good quality as they can be. I also make sure they treat all the illnesses that people in my area have. IVF Zone June 2010
Darren Logan I’m a neurobiologist who looks into genes that influence behaviour, primarily through the sense of smell. Sulston Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute June 2010
Gavin Wright I’m interested in understanding how cells talk with each other and then using this to understand and eventually treat diseases. Sulston Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute June 2010
Liz Murchison I am trying to save Tasmanian devils from a contagious cancer. Sulston Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute June 2010
Deuan Jones I try and find ways of killing parasites that cause disease in poorer parts of the world. Drugs Zone June 2010
Dr Hywel Jones I’m a materials scientist working in a university but also working with industry to solve their problems Chemicals Zone June 2010
Rachael Fox Working on innovation products in personal care Chemicals Zone June 2010
Laura Maliszewski I’m a classically trained American molecular biologist/virologist running a translational medicine lab at Harvard Fluorine Zone June 2010
Louisa Chard Use viruses to create new cancer therapies Sodium Zone June 2010
Heather McKee I’m looking at the psychology behind obesity and weight loss-why people gain weight and how to prevent it. Sodium Zone June 2010
Beth Dyson I try to stop plants getting sunburnt! Sodium Zone June 2010
Andrew McKinley I use lasers to pick up and move microscopic objects such as cells – by not touching them, we don’t damage them! Sodium Zone June 2010
Zoe Duck I study the surface of the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, the ‘black death’ Neon Zone June 2010
Sharon Sneddon I make Embryonic Stem Cells that hopefully will be used to treat diseases like diabetes and cancer! Neon Zone June 2010
Poonam Kaushik I am developing botancical pesticides formulations based on food grade ingredients Chemicals Zone June 2010
Jon Copley I explore undersea volcanoes in search of new species of deep-sea creatures, so that we can better understand the web of life in the oceans – our planet’s largest habitat and last unexplored frontier. Neon Zone June 2010
Daniel Richardson I study social cognition – in this case, how people talk, think and lie – by using lots of gadgets to track movements of their eyes and body. Neon Zone June 2010
Sarah Bardsley Crystal ball gazing Fluorine Zone June 2010
Paul Roche I’m an astronomer – I astronomise… Fluorine Zone June 2010
Mark Roberts Essentially I work on the bacterial sense of smell! Fluorine Zone June 2010
Lily Asquith I smash particles together and see what happens. Fluorine Zone June 2010
Tom Hardy I am a research scientist working mainly in the field analytical chemistry but I also have an interest in forensic science. Oxygen Zone June 2010
Dean Whittaker Looking at how atoms move about inside amorphous materials using neutron scattering Magnesium Zone June 2010
Matthew Hurley I’m trying to stop bacteria from working together as a team causing infections in the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis Oxygen Zone June 2010
Hugh Roderick I use genetic modification to make African crops resistant to pests Oxygen Zone June 2010
Douglas Blane Was a research physicist and engineer in industry; now a writer and journalist with a keen interest in getting real science out to real people. Oxygen Zone June 2010
Antonia Hamilton I use brain scanners to see how people understand each other Oxygen Zone June 2010
Tim Craggs I am interested in how DNA is replicated and repaired in cells, and am developing methods to watch individual moleulces of DNA being replicated. Nitrogen Zone June 2010
Stuart Kyle Nitrogen Zone June 2010
Mark Lancaster Nitrogen Zone June 2010
Joanna Buckley I talk and write about how great science is and I investigate the use of silver to develop high-tech plasters which can kill bacteria. Nitrogen Zone June 2010
Donna MacCallum My research investigates how fungi cause disease in man. Some of my research involves using mice to model how infection happens and to see whether new drugs work. I also try to replace use of animals with other infection models. Nitrogen Zone June 2010
Vicki Stevenson helping people find alternatives to using fossil fuels Boron Zone June 2010
Keith Brain I research and teach, with a particular interest in how nerves control our bodies, and how drugs affect the function of these nerves. Boron Zone June 2010
Hywel Vaughan I’m an engineer helping to design the cockpit for what will be the world’s fastest car – aiming to reach 1000mph. Update >>> New links added! Boron Zone June 2010
Emma Carter I am an engineer and I do research into improving micro-engineering systems. Before that I was investigating how people are injured by cars and how the cars can be designed to be safer for pedestrians. Boron Zone June 2010
Alastair Sloan I’m a craniofacial biologist and my research is focussed on understanding the repair processes in bone and teeth and tapping into these natural repair processes to develop new clinical treatments for orofacial medicine Boron Zone June 2010
Alexandra Kamins I look at diseases that can “jump” from one kind of animal to another–including humans. Magnesium Zone June 2010
Louise Dash I work out how electronic devices consisting of a single molecule work by writing computer code. Neon Zone June 2010
Jessica Housden I design spacecraft that do cool science, helping us understand climate change. Magnesium Zone June 2010
Panos Soultanas University Professor of Biochemistry Are we too Clean Zone June 2010
Patience Dorgu Its exciting and tedious, but I’m up to it! I am very new at this; I am working on novel ways to transport heavy crude oils. My work will help oil and gas companies spend less money in production, and free up money for other worthy causes. Chemicals Zone June 2010
Joseph Cook I’m currently working on a new method for synthesising hydrogels that could be useful in things like wound dressings, contact lenses and babies’ nappies. Chemicals Zone June 2010
Mariam Orme I’m trying to understand more about the process by which cells (the building blocks that make up all living things) ‘commit suicide’ for the good of the whole organism when something goes wrong within that cell. Cancer Zone June 2010
Leo Garcia I live in London and research new ways of diagnosing cancer Cancer Zone June 2010
Joanna Watson I try to work out why some people are more likely to get cancer than others. Cancer Zone June 2010
Iain Moal I’m a computational biologist. With the help of clever chemistry, physics and maths, I use supercomputers to solve biological problems. Cancer Zone June 2010
Luisa Ostertag I try to find out how eating different kinds of foods, epsecially dark chocolate, can influence someone’s risk of getting cardiovascular disease (things like heart attacks, strokes etc.). Magnesium Zone June 2010
Gioia Cherubini I am a virologist trying to use viruses as a weapon to kill cancer Cancer Zone June 2010
William Davies I am trying to work out why male and female brains develop differently with a view to understanding why the sexes are vulnerable to different sorts of mental disorders Brain Zone June 2010
Michelle Murphy I try to make connections between what we eat (how fat we are) and hormones in our brain. Brain Zone June 2010
Joanna Brooks Why the right side of the brain prefers the left side of space Brain Zone June 2010
Fiona Randall I’m interested in how brain cells send messages to one another and how this stops working properly in diseases like Parkinsons. Brain Zone June 2010
Sarah Burl I am interested in how infants respond to vaccines Are we too Clean Zone June 2010
Jane Henry I’m interested in how people develop over time. I a social scientist so I tend to use interviews and surveys to approach this topic. Brain Zone June 2010
Michael Loughlin Examining bacteria found in hospitals and finding out if they could cause disease Are we too Clean Zone June 2010
Andrew Maynard I help people make science-informed decisions about stuff that affects them. Silicon Zone June 2010
Mark Fogg I try to figure out how bacteria work and how we can use this knowledge to fight infection, make something useful or to just know the answer. Are we too Clean Zone June 2010
Paula Salgado I focus on finding out the shape of life’s fundamental molecules: proteins. That’s really important to understand their function and can also help develop targeted drugs to cure and prevent diseases. Aluminium Zone June 2010
Nathalie Pettorelli I’m a conservation biologist: my work consists in helping protecting biodiversity and investigating the effects of climate change on animals Aluminium Zone June 2010
Laura Dixon I study what motivates animals to perform various behaviour patterns, including both normal and abnormal behaviours. Aluminium Zone June 2010
Katy Mee I am a geologist, a volcano specialist and a geographical information scientist!! Aluminium Zone June 2010
Hermine Schnetler As Head of Group for Systems Engineering at UKATC, I help to define both the processes and the requirements for future astronomical instruments. Working with diverse global teams, this is a challenging and stimulating role. Aluminium Zone June 2010
Sian Foch-Gatrell Currently I am working on a large project which looks at how lignin is made in barley. We want to find a mutated plant with a reduced ability to make this tough compound called lignin. This would allow us to more easily access the energy stored inside the plant in the form of sugars. Then we want to use these sugars to make ethanol which can be used as a biofuel. Magnesium Zone June 2010
Andrew Leitch I’m working on developing new treatments for lung disease at the Centre for Inflammation Research in Edinburgh. Silicon Zone June 2010
Mark Travis Finding out how the immune system is controlled to keep us healthy. Are we too Clean Zone June 2010
Removed Scientist Silicon Zone June 2010
Marianne Baker I’m a PhD student living in central London and working in a cancer research lab! Silicon Zone June 2010
Emma Pilgrim My main aim as an ecologist is to develop ways to increase food availability for hungry humans but in such a way that doesn’t damage the environment Silicon Zone June 2010
Diana Drennan I design and use computer 3D models to find new compounds that can help your skin. Chlorine Zone March 2011
Murray Collins I’m trying to understand how tropical rainforests can be better managed to reduce carbon emissions, and to keep a place for wildlife to live. Chlorine Zone March 2011
Andrew Maynard Science Communication Conference 2011 March 2011
Sarah Thomas I’m studying Cancer and trying to make a blood test so that we can detect it in the early stages. Chlorine Zone March 2011
Jodie Dunnett Teaching, research and admissions Forensic Science Zone March 2011
Katherine Davies Researching how we can use flies to determine time since death more effectively Forensic Science Zone March 2011
Alan Winfield I'm an engineer and roboethicist. I do research on robot intelligence in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. I also worry about the ethical impact of robots on society. Chlorine Zone March 2011
Caspar Addyman I use computers, games and even computer games to find out how babies, children and adults learn about the world. Chlorine Zone March 2011
Charlie Ryan I’m working on producing a very small rocket engine for miniturized spacecraft! Argon Zone March 2011
Betul Arslan Science Communication Conference 2011 March 2011
Murray Collins Science Communication Conference 2011 March 2011
Probash Chowdhury Science Communication Conference 2011 March 2011
Tamsin Gray Science Communication Conference 2011 March 2011
Niamh Nic Daeid I teach, lead research, carry out some case work and write books and research papers Forensic Science Zone March 2011
Stephen Moss I’m studying what happens to the cells of the eye when people lose their sight, and trying to find new ways of preventing sight loss Argon Zone March 2011
Julian Rayner I try to understand how malaria parasites recognise and invade human red blood cells, in order to develop new ways to block invasion and treat malaria, which kills more than a million children every year. Argon Zone March 2011
Jemma Ransom I look at how the cells in your brain (neurons) use vitamins that you eat in your diet. Argon Zone March 2011
Eoin Lettice I use some sneaky tricks to try and fool pesky plant pests! Argon Zone March 2011
Mark Hill A bit like ‘Silent Witness’ – I try to tell the story of the person who has died – someone has to. Forensic Science Zone March 2011
Jamie Pringle Lecturing, research and doing searches for buried material Forensic Science Zone March 2011
David Pyle I have one of the best jobs in the world. I study active volcanoes, to try and work out what they have done in the past, and how they will behave in the future. Potassium Zone March 2011
Sharon Sneddon I make Embryonic Stem Cells that hopefully will be used to treat diseases like cancer and diabetes. Stem Cell Research Zone March 2011
Adam Tuff I look at the reactions that occur inside stars to try and understand why they produce light, and why our Universe looks like it does today. Space Zone March 2011
Geoff McBride I investigate how UK Science can solve Global Challenges such as the Energy Crisis, Environment, Healthcare, and Security. Space Zone March 2011
Robert Simpson As a web developer, I create websites that allow people to help researchers do science. As a researcher, I use the results of those websites to understand how stars and planets form in the Universe. Space Zone March 2011
Sheila Kanani I teach people of all ages about space and astronomy, by talking lots and writing books about space 🙂 Before that I was a researcher using the Cassini spacecraft to learn more about Saturn, its rings and its moons. Space Zone March 2011
Suzie Sheehy I design machines called particle accelerators which I hope will make the world a better place. Space Zone March 2011
James Chan I aim to speed up the healing of broken bones by figuring out how to talk to stem cells. Stem Cell Research Zone March 2011
Jayne Charnock I’m a stem cell biologist that loves working at the clinical interface – I work in a lab but always have one eye on how my research could be used therapeutically! Stem Cell Research Zone March 2011
Kara Cerveny I have just started working as a science writer and editor at Cell, one of the top journals (magazines) that publishes cutting-edge biolgical research discoveries. Stem Cell Research Zone March 2011
Emma King I am currently doing a PhD, so I am spending three years studying the regulation of stem cell research and how that impacts on the development of new therapies. Stem Cell Research Zone March 2011
Melanie Stefan I combine computer models and experiments to study the molecules responsible for learning and memory. Potassium Zone March 2011
Mark Vesey Project manage nuclear reprocessing and decommissioning projects. Potassium Zone March 2011
Probash Chowdhury I test the safety of potential new medicines before doctors can use them. Potassium Zone March 2011
Luna Munoz I am a developmental psychologist who studies how some children become cold and hurtful people Potassium Zone March 2011
Dalya Soond Indulge my curiosity and amazement about Nature by designing crafty experiments to see how it all works. Chromium Zone June 2011
Derek McKay-Bukowski I build radio telescopes which are used explore our atmosphere, the solar system and deep space. Chromium Zone June 2011
Sarah Thomas I’m studying Cancer and how it grows, and working towards a diagnostic blood test that will help us detect it in the early stages. Chromium Zone June 2011
Tim Millar I am a research scientist and lecturer trying to discover what happens when cancer cells spread around the body through the blood vessels and how we can try and stop it happening. Chromium Zone June 2011
Tom Crick I research how to make next-generation microprocessors run more efficiently, as well as teaching my university students programming and mathematics. Chromium Zone June 2011
Emma Bennett I’m looking at plants to try and make crops with bigger and more nutritious seeds that can help feed the world. Cobalt Zone June 2011
Arttu Rajantie I do research in theoretical cosmology, using our knowledge of particle physics to understand how the universe began, and teach physics to university students. Quantum Zone June 2011
Joseph Finlayson While I was studying Philosophy, I looked at the philosophical implications of science. Does Quantum Mechanics entail a probabilistic view of matter? Does Einsteinian relativity imply that their are different ‘presents’ than our own? Are these questions even worth asking? Stuff like that. Cobalt Zone June 2011
Michael Taggart I teach students about physiology and run a research laboratory investigating how a particular cell type – smooth muscle cells – controls tissues and organs in our body. Cobalt Zone June 2011
Sara Imari Walker I am a physicist and astrobiologist who is fascinated by the search for life in the universe. Calcium Zone June 2011
Mona Gharaie Cobalt Zone June 2011
Cesar Lopez-Monsalvo Doing science is more than just doing work. Copper Zone June 2011
Emily Robinson I am a third year PhD student trying to understand the secret double agent inside your body which is attacking your brain… Your immune system! Copper Zone June 2011
Craig McKenzie I teach the next generation of forensic scientists and analytical chemists how to figure out complex problems and specialise in lab analysis (fire accelerants, drugs of abuse and pharmaceuticals), fire scene investigation and the interpretation and presentation of the evidence obtained in court. Forensic Science Zone June 2011
Anna Williams I go to crime scenes and disasters to identify dead people from their bones. Forensic Science Zone June 2011
Jen Gupta I try to understand galaxies that are spewing out too much energy – more energy than the stars could produce – because of a super-massive black hole in the middle of the galaxy . I also help to make an astronomy podcast called The Jodcast. Cobalt Zone June 2011
Katie Marriott I work in the lab reacting different chemicals to see how the first life on Earth may have evolved. Evolution Zone June 2011
Edward Morrison I investigate how evolution shapes the way humans and other animals behave, espcially how they find partners to mate with. Evolution Zone June 2011
Jessica Chu To investigate the anticancer properties of several Malaysian Rainforest plants. Ecology Zone June 2011
William Eborall I’m working with a small sea creature called a “gribble” to learn how it is able to eat and digest wood so that we can use this to make petrol for our cars out of farming waste. Energy Generation Zone June 2011
Suze Kundu My mission is to split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight, so that we can store the hydrogen and use it as fuel instead of petrol, coal and other horrible polluting fossil fuels! Energy Generation Zone June 2011
Mike Dodd Understanding how the heart changes it’s fuel during heart disease. Energy Generation Zone June 2011
James Marrow I’m working out how materials get damaged, and how to make them stronger and more resistant to damage. Energy Generation Zone June 2011
David Ingram I try to understand the interaction of waves and tidal currents with electricity generation machines. Energy Generation Zone June 2011
Zara Gladman I study crayfish, which are lobster-like animals that live in freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. Ecology Zone June 2011
Nicolas Biber I look at plastic rubbish in the environment, what happens to it and what effect it might have on the environment. Ecology Zone June 2011
Sam Tazzyman I use mathematics to look at animal mating – what they find sexy and why, amongst other things. Evolution Zone June 2011
Jamie Gallagher I grow tiny crystals that can turn body heat into electricity- I work to make little devices that could be powered just with body heat. Copper Zone June 2011
Steven Daly I use light from a powerful laser to see if I can explain why the building blocks of life are the way that they are. Evolution Zone June 2011
Vera Weisbecker I try to understand why and how animals (particularly mammals, like you and me) ended up looking (that is, evolving) the way they do today. Evolution Zone June 2011
Julia Griffen I make new compounds to be tested as potential diabetes drugs. Calcium Zone June 2011
Edward Codling I use maths and computer simulations to study the behaviour of animals and their interactions with the environment they live in. Ecology Zone June 2011
Christine Switzer I apply laboratory and small field experiments to solve complex environmental problems such as contaminated land. Ecology Zone June 2011
Philippa Demonte I am a geophysics student and volcano detective Copper Zone June 2011
Kate Clancy I am a mother, an athlete and a scientist who studies women’s health and behavior – I like to say that I study all things “ladybusiness” but you can read more here: http://bit.ly/mbDN67. Copper Zone June 2011
Kimberley Bryon Memory works by neurons talking to each other in the brain, I am trying to figure out how the neurons talk to each other. Calcium Zone June 2011
Simon Bennett I trying to learn more about how the brain wires itself together in the first weeks after birth. Brain Zone June 2011
Drew Rae I ask “why do big accidents happen” and “how do we stop big accidents from happening”. Calcium Zone June 2011
Judith McCann I am trying to create a material whose properties change depending on the environment it is in; specifically, inside the body. Sulfur Zone June 2011
Johnson Soronnadi I culture human samples with the aim of isolating and identifing the different micro-organisms ( Staphylococcus, Salmonella, E.coli) which may be causing infections in humans and identifying specific antibiotic for their treatment. Microbiology Zone June 2011
Holly Shelton I create mutant flu viruses to understand how bird flu could cause illness in humans. Microbiology Zone June 2011
Darren Braddick Studying antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus Microbiology Zone June 2011
Cat O'Connor I’m trying to get a better understanding of a disease called bovine tuberculosis by looking at how cattle and badgers can spread this nasty illness. Microbiology Zone June 2011
Akshat Rathi I aim to make complex molecules in the lab that nature has made over millions of years to understand and utilise the powerful tools that nature has built. Sulfur Zone June 2011
Diana Samuel I’m working towards discovering the mechanisms used by tree and torrent frogs to stick to surfaces, and why torrent frogs perform much better than tree frogs in very wet conditions. Sulfur Zone June 2011
Gemma Sharp I’m trying to find out what causes pregnant women to go into labour when they do. To do that, I’m carrying out experiments in a lab and making a computer model using my results. Sulfur Zone June 2011
Chris Jordan I work at Jodrell Bank Observatory, getting computers to move large chunks of metal around …. and then see what numbers come out – I’ve done this to steel rolling mills (noisy), big wind turbines (scary), channel tunnel digging machines (no toilets!) and now radio telescopes (cool). Titanium Zone June 2011
Aimé Fournier I use interesting mathematical methods from other research areas to analyze and simulate weather & climate phenomena. Sulfur Zone June 2011
Eva Bachmair I work with human platelets and try to find out how their function can be modulated Titanium Zone June 2011
Michael Wharmby I make brightly coloured crystals for storing and separating gases – useful for storing carbon dioxide (CO2) to fight climate change or for hydrogen powered cars. Titanium Zone June 2011
Paddy Brock I investigate human impacts on the health of Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) Titanium Zone June 2011
Jo Hulsmans I look at how plant roots can ‘sense’ bacteria in their environment. Phosphorus Zone June 2011
Chandrika Nair I am trying to work out exactly how and why certain bacteria make poisonous cyanide (!) in the lungs of Cystic Fibrosis patients in the hope that one day we can stop them. Vanadium Zone June 2011
Matthew Dickinson Piston ring power, making cars better and greener for the world to enjoy Vanadium Zone June 2011
Lyndsey Fox I’m a geologist! I research climate change during the Miocene (17 million years ago) using microfossils collected from the sea floor in the Pacific Ocean. Understanding past climate change helps us predict the future! Vanadium Zone June 2011
Julie Greensmith I make programs based on the human immune system’s behaviour to detect computer hackers, and use the same system to classify the emotions of people. Vanadium Zone June 2011
Pamela Lithgow I work with a tiny virus which goes inside the cells of a pig and makes them really ill, I am trying to work out what cells it goes in so we can stop it. Microbiology Zone June 2011
Stuart Mourton I investigate how we learn skills and what affects the decisions we make during sport Sports Science Zone June 2011
Amy MacQueen I am trying to understand what goes on inside white blood cells to help protect us from infections and diseases. Calcium Zone June 2011
Monica Jung De Andrade Over the shoulders of giants, to make small contributions for science by fabricating building blocks in the nanoscale (ex: nanotubes, nanowires, nanospheres), characterizing those nanomaterials and using it to prepare hybrid or composite structures/materials. Quantum Zone June 2011
Philip Denniff I develop new medicines. I am interested in what the human body does to the drug rather than what the drug does to the body. How to you get the drug into the body, how much is in the body and how long does it stay there. Titanium Zone June 2011
Tim Fosker I measure the electricity produced by children’s brains to discover how children understand speech and learn to read. Brain Zone June 2011
Suzi Gage I use data already collected by other scientists to see if there’s a link between smoking cannabis and illnesses like psychosis and depression. Brain Zone June 2011
Shane Pennington-Cooper As a forensic science teaching mentor I make sure the students have a clear understanding of the lectures they have attended, help them with complex laboratory/witness reports and advise them on content for essays/dissertations. I then finish the day with lots of research about how we can use our own bodies to fight the dreadful cancer cells. Forensic Science Zone June 2011
Rachael Ward For my most recent job I studied how brain cells (neurons) communicate with one another. Brain Zone June 2011
Damien Hall I teach French as a foreign language, and I also teach and do research in French linguistics. Linguistics is the study of the systems that are behind the language we speak--from the sounds we use, to why words mean what they do, to how we put our sentences together. If French (or any other language) was a car, then linguistics would be the engine. Brain Zone June 2011
Ceri Brenner I’m a laser plasma physicist, which basically involves shooting ridiculously intense laser pulses at tiny targets and looking at all the stuff that comes flying off with a view to use this interaction, for example, to build a compact particle accelerator. Quantum Zone June 2011
James M Monk Former CERN particle physicist who now works for a tech startup on algorithms and models for turning pictures into computer code. Quantum Zone June 2011
Philip Dolan I shine lasers on diamonds with the hope of making a better computer (one day). Quantum Zone June 2011
Martin Lindley I investigate the impact of diet (ie fish oil) and exercise (ie swimming) on the lung (ie asthma) and somones ability to exercise. Sports Science Zone June 2011
Carys Cook How do we know when Antarctica’s ice sheets are going to melt in the future? By looking at how it behaved in the past! Officially, I am an isotope geochemist, but also a paleoclimatologist – in fact, my work involves many different aspects of Earth sciences! Scandium Zone June 2011
Christopher Phillips I bring the latest and greatest discoveries in space down to Earth. Scandium Zone June 2011
Jeremy Green I try to understand how cells make bodies – how do you go from an egg to a person? Scandium Zone June 2011
Katherine Jones I work as a medicinal chemistry team leader. We design compounds that could be new medicines, then make them in the laboratory so that we can see if they work. I also work with my team to help them develop their skills. Scandium Zone June 2011
Simone Bijvoet I look at how good kids are at pretending and if more creative kids are better at pretending than less creative kids. Scandium Zone June 2011
Helen O'Connor Sport and exercise psychologists often do a combination of scientific work (like research and writing) and practical work (using psychology to help people improve their sport performance or be healthier) Sports Science Zone June 2011
Jenni Tilley Investigating the material properties of tendon to help us better understand tendon disease and damage Sports Science Zone June 2011
Mark Burnley I study the way in which the body provides energy to power the muscles from the uptake of oxygen, and how the body fatigues when you work hard. Sports Science Zone June 2011
Richard Case I am able to look at a fingerprint from a crime and see if I can match it to a suspect Forensic Science Zone June 2011
Alex Davenport My work to date has focussed on Cancer Biology, In articular the interplay between the immune system and cancer cells. Vanadium Zone June 2011
Sue Carney I use forensic science to investigate crimes by recovering evidence, carrying out tests, interpreting my findings in a statement and explaining them at court to help the criminal justice system. Forensic Science Zone June 2011
Georgia Campbell I look for links between damage to mitochondrial DNA and aging diseases, such as Mitochondrial disease, Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Healthy Ageing Zone June 2011
Rebecca Handley I research a bacteria called Campylobacter that causes food poisoning, I’m trying to understand how it survives on our food. Manganese Zone June 2011
David Armstrong My work is to do with understanding the properties of advanced alloys for nuclear fusion applications. Manganese Zone June 2011
Ryan Ladd I work in the Ocean Technologies laboratory at The University of Bath designing and researching submarines which swim like fish, turtles or birds like penguins! Iron Zone June 2011
Kath O'Reilly I look at why vaccination works! (and why it doesn’t always work) Iron Zone June 2011
James Hargreaves Think of Heston Blumenthal or Willy Wonka, and thats pretty much my job!! Iron Zone June 2011
Evan Keane I’m an astronomer and I study neutron stars. They are “zombie stars” which are born of the remains of a normal star after it explodes in a supernova. Iron Zone June 2011
Ollie Russell Im testing compounds to see if we can change DNA expression in mitochondria to treat mitochondrial diseases Healthy Ageing Zone June 2011
Andy MacLeod I look for genes that cause differences in our ability to think, to help fight the decline in thinking ability as we get older. Healthy Ageing Zone June 2011
Verity Nye I’m a marine biologist studying animals that live at hot springs on the deep-sea floor. Manganese Zone June 2011
Amy Reeve I am trying to understand what makes brain cells die in Parkinson’s disease, when we understand this we can begin to develop better treatments for this disease. Healthy Ageing Zone June 2011
Alex Munro With data from 2 large cohort studies I will see whether protein consumption is linked to physical capability in older people Healthy Ageing Zone June 2011
Richard Badge I spend my time researching, teaching and learning in the area of human genetics and genomics, particularly those human genes that move, Genes Zone June 2011
Prateek Buch I use modified viruses to deliver gene-based therapies for inherited diseases that cause blindness, and investigate new animal models of these diseases. Genes Zone June 2011
Lizzard O'Day A picture is worth a thousand words- I try to figure out what molecules in our cells look like and use that info to design new drug candidates Genes Zone June 2011
Jim Caryl I run a fitness gym for bacteria, the ‘Gene Gym’, to see whether being resistant to antibiotics actually makes bacteria unhealthy. Genes Zone June 2011
Amelia Markey I’m developing a miniaturised device for breaking open cells, copying the DNA from the cells and storing the DNA Genes Zone June 2011
Simon Trent Im trying to uncover the biological secrets behind learning and memory and also mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism. Manganese Zone June 2011
Ailsa Powell I’m a biochemist and I look at new ways of treating Malaria. I use biochemistry and biophysics to do this and a technique called X-ray crystallography Iron Zone June 2011
Wei Xun My work is about finding links between someone not finding work at a young age and their health much later on in life. Manganese Zone June 2011
David Corne I work in artificial intelligence – which is about trying to get computers to do clever things. Nickel Zone June 2011
Barbara Guinn I look for proteins which can remind the immune system (T cells) to kill cancer cells. Phosphorus Zone June 2011
Andy Norton I am smashing bits of ceramics (like the stuff that your dinner plates are made from), listening to how they deform, and then using a microscope to see what sort of damage has occurred. Phosphorus Zone June 2011
Alice Jones Bartoli Investigating why some children develop serious behaviour problems, and what interventions and treatments work best Phosphorus Zone June 2011
Sarah Cook Nickel Zone June 2011
Rhys Phillips At work, I look at how to protect aeroplanes against lightning strikes. In my spare time, I have my own bands and radio shows. Nickel Zone June 2011
Ian van der Linde Nickel Zone June 2011
Helen Fletcher I read and write scientific papers on tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and help our students design their experiments and analyse their results Nickel Zone June 2011
Sean Clement I’m a marine conservationist looking at the benefits of marine protected areas to the coral reefs of southwest Madagascar. Marine and Underwater Science Zone June 2011
Clare Woulds I study the chemistry and biology of the sea floor, finding out who lives there, and what they eat. Marine and Underwater Science Zone June 2011
Ozge Ozkaya I try to understand how an internal biological clock controls the behaviour of krill, the most abundant life form in the antarctic ocean. Marine and Underwater Science Zone June 2011
Gloeta Massie I study the toxins that are found in cephalopod venoms; basically, I get to play with squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. 🙂 Marine and Underwater Science Zone June 2011
Dave Sproson I study how sea-spray may provide some of the energy required to power typhoons and hurricanes. Marine and Underwater Science Zone June 2011
James Jennings I use carbon dioxide, in its form between liquid and gas, to make new types of plastic material. Phosphorus Zone June 2011
Daniel Scully I’m a Particle Physicist studying Neutrinos: the weak but mysterious particles that may answer our biggest questions Zinc Zone November 2011
Andrew Cairns I am a crystallographer working on materials that break records for both expanding under high pressure (‘NLC’ effect) and shrinking when heated up (‘NTE’ effect), behaviour that is quite bizarre and very unusual. Through x-ray and neutron diffraction we ‘see’ inside the crystal to try to work out why these materials do what they do. Zinc Zone November 2011
Hayley Smith I joined STFC two years ago as an “accelerator physicist” – the main point of my job is to help operate the particle accelerators at ISIS! Zinc Zone November 2011
Natalia Parzyk Short story about science which I’m involved.. Zinc Zone November 2011
Eleftheria Zeggini I work on diseases like obesity, arthritis, diabetes, anorexia and on other human traits like fat distribution, height and weight Franklin Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute November 2011
Peta Foster What you would do with the world’s highest intensity laser? Shoot stuff? Well that’s what i do, making extreme states of matter in the process.. Zinc Zone November 2011
Elisabeth Busch I try to find out which gene does what in development and disease. Franklin Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute November 2011
Julian Rayner I try to understand how malaria parasites recognise and invade human red blood cells, in order to develop new ways to block invasion and treat malaria, which kills more than a million children every year. Franklin Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute November 2011
Mark Basham I write computer programs to analyse the data that other scientists collect from the Diamond Synchrotron Subatomic Zone November 2011
Ben Still Trying to understand the birth of the visible Universe, using the tiniest things in Nature and the biggest experiments on Earth. Subatomic Zone November 2011
Jony Hudson I’ve built a machine that measured the shape of the electron and showed that it’s very, very, very round. Subatomic Zone November 2011
Katharine Schofield In short, I give money out to scientists for their research. Subatomic Zone November 2011
Matt Berriman I try to understand parasites by looking at and comparing their DNA sequences. Franklin Zone - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute November 2011
Peter Williams I design particle accelerators, make computer models of them and also do experiments on real ones. Subatomic Zone November 2011
Ken Dutton-Regester I’m a gene hunter- I find mutations occurring in the genes of your DNA that cause melanoma (skin cancer). Why? If we find these mutations we can develop new drugs to treat the disease. Selenium Zone March 2012
Vicky Young The ovary is one of the only organs in our bodies which doesn’t scar and I am trying to find out how this happens. Other organs and tissue inside the body can develop scars espically after surgery and this can lead to extreme pain. By finding out how the ovary does not scar we can create new medicines to prevent scarring in the future. Selenium Zone March 2012
Audra Benjamin I look at how natural substances in lung cells cause the lungs to absorbs liquid after birth. Sports Science Zone March 2012
Fiona Hatch I look at how your heart beats and how it might change as you get older. Sports Science Zone March 2012
Gavin Devereux I research and teach exercise physiology (how your body works during and after physical activity), specifically looking at the cardiovascular system. Sports Science Zone March 2012
Justin Lawley I generally spend most of my time in either the outdoors (rock/ice climbing, exploring very high mountains in both the Uk and abroad, skiing/snowboarding and mountain biking) or in the University (Lab, library, office or the staff room). Sports Science Zone March 2012
Steve Faulkner I look at a combination of environmental and thermophysiology and how it influences sports and human performance Sports Science Zone March 2012
Sean Murphy I use a high tech printer to print new skin onto people with burns and injuries to help them recover faster and without scars Gallium Zone March 2012
Laura Waters I teach and do research connected with developing new medicines, I always avoid animal testing and try to develop and promote the alternatives we should be using as there is no need to use animals anymore. Gallium Zone March 2012
Lena Ciric I fiddle with the genes of different bacteria to find out how they interact with each other and the human body. Gallium Zone March 2012
Viv Lyons I use my physics and general science background to help the police investigate crime. Gallium Zone March 2012
Adam Stevens I’m helping to develop one of the instruments designed to look at the atmosphere of Mars that will (hopefully) fly there on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, as well as simulating some of the processes going on in the atmosphere to work out what we’ll see. Space Zone March 2012
Catherine Rix I’m part of a team who are developing the Life Marker Chip, an instrument designed to look for evidence of past or present life on Mars Space Zone March 2012
Karen Masters I try to understand galaxies, with the help of citizen scientist at Galaxy Zoo. Space Zone March 2012
Leila Battison I look at fossils of some of the earliest creatures on Earth, and predict how and where we might find life in space. Space Zone March 2012
Jarvist Moore Frost I try to make better solar cells and drugs, by designing them on a computer, using Quantum Mechanics. Selenium Zone March 2012
Nazim Bharmal Working on building optical instruments to take sharper pictures of galaxies, stars, and other ‘extra-terrestrial’ objects. Space Zone March 2012
John Prytherch I’m an oceanographer and I use measurements made onboard ships to learn how the ocean and atmosphere affect one another during stormy conditions, when it is challenging to get sensors (and sea sick scientists) to work well. Selenium Zone March 2012
Asif Naseer Perform Experiments on Diseased Human Tissues Gallium Zone March 2012
Clare Burrage Galaxies are flying apart from one another faster and faster, nothing we know about in Physics can explain this so I try to work out what new mysterious substance is the cause. Electromagnetic Zone March 2012
Darren Logan I’m a neuroscientist who looks into genes that influence behaviour, primarily through the sense of smell. Germanium Zone March 2012
Elizabeth Pearson I look at very very very far away galaxies that are so dusty all we can see are fuzzy blobs. Electromagnetic Zone March 2012
Mario Campanelli I am part of a big collaboration at CERN trying to understand what comes out of the LHC Electromagnetic Zone March 2012
Sam Vinko I use the most powerful X-ray laser on Earth to recreate the type of conditions found inside the sun and at the heart of giant planets, in our solar system and beyond. Electromagnetic Zone March 2012
Indi Ghangrekar I study how animals behave and react appropriately to the time of day (for example, sleeping at the right time of day to avoid getting eaten by predators, or hunting at the right time of day when their food can be found) – which is controlled by a tiny region of the brain. Selenium Zone March 2012
Akram Alomainy Prove, test and apply all research I do and the same goes for my life 🙂 Energy Zone March 2012
David Redpath Energy Zone March 2012
Gill Menzies I am a lecturer in Environment and Climate Change at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh Energy Zone March 2012
Jack Snape I’m a PhD student studying fusion energy: it powers the stars and hopefully it will power our lives in the future. Energy Zone March 2012
Laurence Harwood I am the Professor of Organic Chemistry at Reading University Energy Zone March 2012
Katherine Haxton I try to find better ways to help students learn chemistry by doing education research. I also try to understand why some people are scared of some chemicals. Germanium Zone March 2012
Ben Smart The largest machine ever created by mankind is buried underground just outside the city of Geneva, and I use it to blow stuff up, recreating the big bang so that I can find out how the universe works! Electromagnetic Zone March 2012
Jon Benton I currently look at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen via sunlight to produce clean renewable fuel for the future. Germanium Zone March 2012
Daphne Ng I study pond scum, otherwise known as microalgae to understand how they can make useful products for us and stop our planet from overheating. Germanium Zone March 2012
Suzanne McEndoo I’m a quantum information theorist, which means I use mathematics to understand the behaviour of “ultracold” atoms and figure out how to harness the weirdness of quantum systems to make future computers and technology. Quantum Zone March 2012
Robert Thompson I look at funky crystals which conduct electricity in weird ways; to do this I use powerful lasers and really large microscopes. Did you know some plastics conduct electricity! Quantum Zone March 2012
Martin Zaltz Austwick I try to use physics and maths to try understand how large numbers of human beings interact. Quantum Zone March 2012
Marcus Gallagher-Jones I’m building machines for imaging biological specimens with very powerful X-ray lasers. Quantum Zone March 2012
Cathal Breen Find out what is causing people to have heart problems and help them to get better. Germanium Zone March 2012
James Boone Studying the damage that occurs in graphite as a result of neutron irradiation. Quantum Zone March 2012
Tiffany Taylor I’m a code breaker – inside every cell is a code which gives the recipe of life, by changing this code I try to understand how it evolved, and how easily it can change Rubidium Zone June 2012
Austin Elliott Thinking about how the insides of cells use ‘instructions’ to decide what the cell should do… trying to explain complicated stuff simply… and fixing microscopes. Krypton Zone June 2012
Kirsty Ross I talk about science to anyone who will listen! Krypton Zone June 2012
Nicola Brownlow I am interested in the mechanisms that cells use to correctly copy and seperate their DNA during cell division Krypton Zone June 2012
Hywel Owen I design particle accelerators used for various things, such as curing cancer, making nuclear energy work better, and assisting scientific discoveries. Rubidium Zone June 2012
Nicola Ibberson I read the blueprint of life: your DNA, and can determine the risk to you, your family and your unborn children of inherited disease. Rubidium Zone June 2012
Mae Woods I work with moving cells and use scientific computer games generated by mathematical models to predict where they will move next Rubidium Zone June 2012
Nike Dattani I’m designing the world’s next generation of computers, which are much more powerful than the ones we use today ! Krypton Zone June 2012
Sarah Hart I use chemistry to try and understand what proteins do and how this can go wrong Krypton Zone June 2012
Hitesh Dave I work in Pathology division of safety assessment department. It sounds complicated..rgt??..okay let’s make it simple…Safety assessment means to assess the safety of our newly discovered and designed drugs/molecules/compounds which will be going to become medicines for patients. It’s so simple..we can’t test new chemical straight to humans..so we need to check the safety of those chemicals on non-human species….and if the chemical is promising and pass all the safety tests..it will go to clinic to check safety and efficacy (Will it cure the illness??) on patients… Rubidium Zone June 2012
Nathan Langford I used to play with lasers, but now I play with superconductors (so cold, they’re even colder than space!) – all in order to try and build a quantum computer, which could simulate DNA, show that photosynthesis is really quantum-powered, and make unbreakable cryptocodes. Yttrium Zone June 2012
Karen Reed I work in the field of cancer genetics, and I use mice to look at all of our genes to see what happens when a normal cell turns bad and becomes a cancer cell. Strontium Zone June 2012
Amy Birch I work on Alzheimer’s disease, which affects your memory as you get older. I am interested in finding out how immune cells (they work in your brain by repairing things & tidying up mess) are involved in this disease. Strontium Zone June 2012
Anouk Gouvras I collect the DNA of small parasitic worms that infect people and animals in Africa Genes Zone June 2012
Leisha Nolen How to fit 3 meters of DNA into a .000003 meter nucleus? Genes Zone June 2012
Judith Sleeman I work on how the cells of our body use the information stored in our genes: in particular the amazingly dynamic molecular ‘machines’ that edit the messages written in the genes so they can be understood by the rest of the cell. Genes Zone June 2012
Chris Kettle Clinical Cytogenetics – the heart of genetics Genes Zone June 2012
Ricarda Steinbrecher I am a biologist and a (molecular) geneticist, working on sustainable agriculture and on issues related to risks of genetically modified (GM) organisms, such as crops, trees, fish or insects. GM Food Zone June 2012
Les Firbank I’m an ecologist, interested in how we can use our land and natural resources more sustainably GM Food Zone June 2012
Julian Little I work for Bayer CropScience here in the UK and chair the industry’s outreach programme on the use of biotechnology in agriculture GM Food Zone June 2012
Cathie Martin Me: Research Scientist. My work: Designing ways to enrich crops nutrionally, and to identify healthy dietary constituents. GM Food Zone June 2012
Andy Stirling I teach, research and give policy advice on issues to do with scientific uncertainty and the politics of technology GM Food Zone June 2012
Sam Chilka I’m like a “disease detective” – I use a microscope to hunt down cancer cells in patients’ tissue samples and find out what type of cancer it might be – and this helps patients get the right treatment for their illness. Pathology Zone June 2012
John Short I study how dangerous viruses infect and provoke our cells to counterattack and destroy the intruder! Bromine Zone June 2012
Samantha Weaver I’m a Biomedical Scientist which means I do tests on samples from people and animals (blood, urine, poo, saliva, CSF, body parts!) to tell doctors/vets what is wrong with their patient and to help check the treatment is working. Pathology Zone June 2012
Valeria Senigaglia I work with dolphins. I spend 10% of time looking at very cool real dolphins and then I spend the remaining 90% playing with virtual dolphins. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2012
Louise de Raad I studied baboons and created a so-called social network (as is for example facebook), figuring out who is friends with who and how strong their relationships are with one another. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2012
Kevin Mahon My work aims to improve the welfare of pet cats and better understand the risks for when they go wandering! Animal Behaviour Zone June 2012
Joanna Cruden My job includes behavioral studies which aim to improve our understanding of laboratory animals and their needs. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2012
Carol White I’m a bio-geo-chemi-oceanographer (what a mouthful!) studying the strange creatures living on the sea floor – figuring out how they influence how much carbon is stored in ocean sediments. Zirconium Zone June 2012
Will Reynolds Im a chemist working on environmentally friendly ways of making medicines. Which means I have to design complicated molecules without posioning anyone or blowing anything up! Strontium Zone June 2012
Vijay Yadav I use mouse as a model to understand human skeleton, and try finding new ways to cure skeletal diseases viz., osteoporosis and arthritis. Strontium Zone June 2012
Sarah Martin I use large machines to study tiny biological processes. My experiment this week is to see how the smallest known alga copes with little food in the ocean – figuring this out will help us grow plants in future that need less or no fertilisers, which are currently made from non-renewable gas and oil reserves. Strontium Zone June 2012
Matt Gunther I am currently looking at how our nuclear waste can be damaged by interacting with the atmosphere, so the nuclear industry can take steps to prevent it. Bromine Zone June 2012
Charlotte Brassey I study the leg bones of living birds and mammals, and then compare them to fossilised bones of dinosaurs and extinct birds. I’m interested in reconstructing how these animals would have stood and moved around on land millions of years ago. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2012
Caroline Dalton I am trying to understand how mitochondria, which make energy for the cell in the form of ATP, are important for making good eggs. These are fertilised by sperm to make a baby so if they aren’t “good eggs” this can lead to some people having problems when they want to have children. Bromine Zone June 2012
Davie Galloway The analysis of earthquake data which has been captured by the many seismometers that we operate around the country. Earth Zone June 2012
Tim Stephens I use lasers to take pictures of small or fast moving things. Laser Zone June 2012
Tianfu Yao High power fibre lasers with high slope efficiency and low quantum defect. Laser Zone June 2012
Philippa Bird Tracking the entry of really tiny particles (“nanoparticles”) into human cells with a laser, to deliver cancer drugs. Laser Zone June 2012
Michael Bloom I use some of the most powerful lasers in the world to accelerate things to fly at the speed of light over distances as small as your school ruler, with the aim, among other things, to try and cure cancer. Laser Zone June 2012
Nuala Carson I work on trying to find out why some sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic moves while other bits stays still. Earth Zone June 2012
James Verdon I study earthquakes and volcanoes – why do they happen, can we predict when they’ll occur, what can they tell us about how the earth works? Earth Zone June 2012
James Pope I run a climate model set up for 3 million years ago to find out what a world with a warmer climate is like. Earth Zone June 2012
Gemma Purser I carry out high pressure and temperature experiments for carbon capture and storage research (CCS). I recreate the conditions in the laboratory that can occur deep underground. I study how carbon dioxide reacts with different types of rocks. Earth Zone June 2012
Artem Evdokimov I am trying to teach molecules (proteins & DNA mostly) new tricks, so that some day in the future we can hope for a more reliable and sustainable food supply. Bromine Zone June 2012
Andrew Thomas I’m a surface spectroscopist – which means I study surfaces of materials using radiation with the aim of making better medical implants, and cheap fuel from the sun! Molybdenum Zone June 2012
Michael Cook I’m building a special computer program (an “artificial intelligence”) called ANGELINA and teaching it to design videogames! Niobium Zone June 2012
Emma Trantham I work with bacteria that can give you really nasty food poisoning (vomiting… diarrhoea… the lot) trying to figure out why so many chickens carry them and how we can get rid of them. Niobium Zone June 2012
Cees Van der Land Investigating the processes which form rocks, how do you get from a coral reef to a cemented limestone? Niobium Zone June 2012
Blanka Sengerova I study proteins (cellular machinery) that are involved in the repair of DNA (the instructions for making cellular machinery), trying to work out how DNA is repaired, which could in future help design anti-cancer drugs. Niobium Zone June 2012
Anil de Sequeira I have been involved in the development of smart labels that monitor the shelf life of chilled and frozen foods Niobium Zone June 2012
Rebecca Lacey I am Social Epidemiologist. I look at why some children who experience parental divorce report psychological distress as an adult and how this has changed over the last 50 years Zirconium Zone June 2012
Philip Glasson Me and 200 other scientists trying to make the UK a better and safer place. (While having fun with science along the way of course!) Zirconium Zone June 2012
John Welford I’m a PhD student investigating small electric motors for use in the engines of large trucks. Zirconium Zone June 2012
Eleanor Turpin Supercomputers vs. superbugs – I use computer simulations to understand how new antibiotics can treat illnesses that are very hard to cure. Zirconium Zone June 2012
Tom Lister I try to find better ways of firing lasers at people… Laser Zone June 2012
Angela Lamb I measure minute chemical differences in things like teeth, hair and bone to understand what ancient people ate and where they came from. Yttrium Zone June 2012
Ashley Cadby I build microscopes to look at very small things. We have microscopes to look at single atoms, single molecules and bacteria. Molybdenum Zone June 2012
Seyyed Shah Working out the structure of proteins Genes Zone June 2012
Removed Scientist Pathology Zone June 2012
Gemma Staite Grow bugs from wee and poo, then see what will kill them Molybdenum Zone June 2012
Harriet Groom I look at the way viruses interact with cells in your body: both how the virus uses the cell and how the cell tries to get rid of the virus. Yttrium Zone June 2012
Diva Amon I’m studying the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the deep sea, and am especially interested in those that feed on dead whales! Yttrium Zone June 2012
Lindy Heath I make exciting materials called aerogels. They are environmentally friendly and can be used to keep you warm. Materials Zone June 2012
Allan Pang I am trying to piece together jigsaw puzzle of bacterial proteins. These proteins assemble into a polygon which converts different types of alcohol to use as food by bacteria. Yttrium Zone June 2012
Lizzie Eaves Working to make paints more environmentally friendly, and making sure the Dulux dog continues to stay on your screens…… Materials Zone June 2012
Beth Mortimer I study animals' sense of touch (like spiders) to help design new and useful things (like robots) that can sense the world around them Materials Zone June 2012
Andrew Watt Making nanomaterials for solar cells, batteries, rockets and explosives. Materials Zone June 2012
Bruce Alexander I teach students chemistry and do research on materials for renewable fuels, solar energy and the occasional drug. Materials Zone June 2012
Alison Graham I teach university students about microbiology – what bacteria are, how they grow and how they can be useful to us in food production and clean-up of pollutants. Bromine Zone June 2012
Angharad Davies I’m a medical microbiologist, and in our lab we grow bugs which can range from friendly bacteria to deadly superbugs, to diagnose patients with infections. Pathology Zone June 2012
Vee Mitchell I work for a company that is trying to develop new medicines to treat pain without all the nasty side effects. Organs Zone June 2012
Sallie Baxendale As a Clinical Neuropsychologist it’s my job to work out which bits of people’s brains are working properly and which bits aren’t. Organs Zone June 2012
Nisha Rana Organs Zone June 2012
Katie McDonald I’m a pathologist, working out diseases in tissues of living people as well as doing post mortems Organs Zone June 2012
Bob Bonwick I’m a foreward thinking self professed geek, my work allows me to practice my understanding and skills as a scientist, getting to the heart of the problem, getting the patients results as well and as quickly as I can. Organs Zone June 2012
Jonathan Kay I used to work in a busy hospital laboratory receiving over 10,000 specimens a day, and which runs some big screening programmes. Now I mostly teach and work on healthcare policy. Pathology Zone June 2012
Paige Brown I am a scientist and a communicator – As a scientist I have engineered ‘smart’ bio-nanomaterials and I study how communications can help people connect with the science of the world around them; As a communicator I turn scientific research into story! Molybdenum Zone June 2012
SarahJayne Boulton I’m a biological diagnostician, I use nanosensors and gold electrodes to work out how how DNA and our cells’ batteries, the ‘mitochondria’, are affected by solar radiation and the environment we live in. Molybdenum Zone June 2012
John Perry I run a sport science with psychology degree at Leeds Trinity University College. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Kate Davies I am hugely passionate about preventing injury, my work aims to understand the dynamics of movement and forces that cause it to aid in this prevention. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Jonathan Robinson Carry out fitness testing and use the reuslts to improve perfomance. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
clairemarieroberts Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Jemma Ransom I work mainly with vitamin A (the stuff that makes carrots orange). Did you know that vitamin A is vitally important for your brain? I study how this works Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Faye Didymus I use psychological science and apply it to sports. I teach students at Loughborough University and work alongside a number of athletes to try and help them perform as best they can in competitions Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
David Muggeridge I look at how our body responds when we eat or drink specific foods and how our body responds to reduced levels of oxygen Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Lisa Fitzgerald I develop moving models of human joints to use to test how implants move compared to the natural body. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Katie Skeffington I look into how the conditions in the womb affect a baby’s chance of getting heart disease as an adult Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Tess Newman Currently researching for in PhD in tissue engineering – a really exciting area of medical science and engineering with occasional gory bits Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Maria Konstantaki Research into sports nutrition Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Mark Lewis Growing working versions of tissues in the lab and using them to help understand normal and abnormal biology Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Mark Uphill My work focusses athletes’ emotions, the impact of those emotions on performance and the strategies athletes can use to regulate emotions. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Martin Lindley An exercise Physiologist with an interest in investigating diet exericise and the lungs. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Mustafa Sarkar My work focuses on how the world’s best athletes, such as Olympic and World champions, thrive under pressure. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Ou Ou Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Pete Etchells I’m a Psychologist, and I’m interested in how we use information about the way someone walks in order to figure out what their personality might be like. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Samantha Wright Currently researching for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, which looks at anything which relates engineering to the human body. I’m concentrating on knee replacements though! Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Sam Carr I am a psychologist and a person who has a strong interest in all kinds of relationships. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Adam Bibbey I see how the body responds to both exercise and stress; blood pressure, heart rate, hormones- it’s an amazing thing! Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Yue Zheng My mission is to transform scientific discoveries from a laboratory to benefit patients in clinics with immune diseases. Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Amy Evans I study how and why heavier people’s bones are different to lighter people’s bones so that we can make treatments to help people avoid breaking their bones Secondary 11 - 19 Zone July 2012
Matt Bridge I’m an applied scientist working in the field with sportsmen and women and educating coaches. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Stuart Gray I investigate ways to make our muscles stronger, hearts healthier and to keep our immune systems in top shape! Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Gavin Devereux I research and teach exercise physiology (how your body works during and after exercise), and focus on the heart and blood vessels (called the cardiovascular system). Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Alex Ireland Measuring how big and strong pole-vaulting pensioners, brilliant young tennis players and couch potatoes are, to find out how exercise helps keep us healthy. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Sian Lawson I work out how things move – from visual effects for films, helping hospitals or the police, to studying animal locomotion, mostly horses but there has been the odd polar bear. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Elizabeth Scholefield Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Emilie Crosnier My research involves developing new testing methods to investigating the stability of the acetabular cup in total hip replacements. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Fiona McMurray I want to find out why some people are more likely to be overweight than others. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Francesca Ludwinski I look into why people develop back pain as they get older and investigating new ways to treat this. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Gary Brickley I’m an exercise physiologist, coaching Paralympic cycling champions and trying to help heart patients reach their potential with hard exercise. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Derek Ball My work is linked to diet, exercise and health Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Helen O'Connor I do a mixture of scientific work (like research and writing) and practical work (using psychology to help people be better at sport or be healthier) Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Sarah Hood I help coaches and athletes to understand, observe, identify and develop talented sports people more effectively Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
John Dickinson Make athletes perform better by making there lungs work as efficiently as possible Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Sarah Hardman Going out on the river/lake with elite rowers to help find out how they are making the rowing boats go fast Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Alison Atkin As a part of my research I study bones and look for changes that tell us lots of things about a person, like did they have big or small muscles (were they active or lazy)! These changes happen to everyone’s bones, including yours! What would your bones say about you? Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Peter Voshol A practical experimental combination Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Mark Rakobowchuk I try to figure out what enables a blood vessel to get bigger and more useful after training and what happens to your blood vessels when you’re lazy all the time! Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Luisa Ostertag I am trying to find out if compounds from our diet can affect how sticky (or not) blood platelets are. Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Miranda Armstrong I look at how doing exercise and being active may change the chances of people getting ill or injured Primary 7 - 11 Zone July 2012
Callum Johnston I’m trying to grow brain cells in a little dish in the lab and then starve them of air and food to see if we can damage the cells in a way that is similar to brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and stroke. Cells Zone November 2012
Clare Taylor I’m interested in finding out why bad bacteria cause infections, but importantly to also figure out how we can use our knowledge of bacteria to benefit human health, for example by using bacteria for new medical treatments such as to target and treat cancer. Cancer Zone November 2012
Mariana Campos I would love to understand how do the organs of our body know what is the right size. Cancer Zone November 2012
Pedro Velica I am a immunologist so I study how our immune system fights diseases such as virus, bacteria or cancer. Cancer Zone November 2012
Robert Insall I study how cells move – cancer cells, amoeba cells, embryo cells – they’re all interesting. Cancer Zone November 2012
Susanne Muekusch I do research on brain cancer cells to understand more about how they grow- which eventually may help to develop new therapies. Cancer Zone November 2012
Michelle Linterman I work on white blood cells that protect your body from germs, these are the cells of your immune system. I want to know how these cells talk to each other and how that changes what happens during infection. Cells Zone November 2012
Gina Tse I look at cancer cells at a molecular level to understand why cancer spreads; a very big problem for cancer patients. Cells Zone November 2012
Sam Godfrey In my work I am trying to find a way to help the nerve cells in our bodies and brains mend themselves after really bad injury or disease. This could help paralysed people or people with Alzheimer’s disease. Cells Zone November 2012
Adam Paige I grow different types of cancer cells in my research lab because I want to understand which genes allow these harmful cancer cells to grow, or protect them from being killed by our medicines. Genes Zone November 2012
Louise Stanley I look at genes to find things wrong with them to help diagnose sick people or maybe help to prevent them from getting ill in the future. Genes Zone November 2012
Louise Walkin I study cells and tissue from both humans and animals to understand the healing of wounds and cuts to make sure that everyone’s body will heal the way that it should. Genes Zone November 2012
Marcus Wilson I look at ‘car crashes’ on DNA – between proteins and DNA damage – and how these are fixed. Genes Zone November 2012
Joanna Giles I am a scientist testing new medicines to treat gut problems. Genes Zone November 2012
Katie Howe I look at egg cells (which get fertilised by the sperm to make a baby) to see why eggs from older women are more unhealthy – this will help us understand why older women are more likely to have babies with problems like Down’s syndrome. Cells Zone November 2012
Julie Bland I am a cheese scientist and my work at the moment is to use science to produce a lot of cheese which still tastes good! Food Science Zone March 2013
Yalda Javadi I’m a biophysicist and I work in a lab building nanomaterials from designer proteins. Drug Development Zone March 2013
Leila Nichol I zap deadly cancer cells with radiation Medical Physics Zone March 2013
Jim O Doherty I’m responsible for research into new radioactive drugs for finding and treating cancer and making sure our scanners work OK every day Medical Physics Zone March 2013
Frank Soboczenski I focus on Human-Computer Interaction with the spotlight on medical devices. I run a lot of studies where I let people work with different interfaces to discover what errors they make. Medical Physics Zone March 2013
Dhvanil Karia I try to make mathematical models which predict how cancer tissue respond to high energy X-ray beams Medical Physics Zone March 2013
Charlotte Kemp I specialise in the area of clinical measurement and my work involves making measurements on patients; problem solving; building, testing and using systems in the hospital to improve patient care. Medical Physics Zone March 2013
Stefan Piatek I grow human lung cells and work out how their machinery might help to treat asthma. Health Zone March 2013
Phil Rice I work as a detective trying to find out what infection a patient has and then trying to stop other people getting it. Health Zone March 2013
Melissa Brereton I play with mice who have lots of sugar in their blood and make them better by giving them a little tablet! Health Zone March 2013
Jill Magee I perform a variety of tests and experiments on equipment used to image the body Health Zone March 2013
Jennifer Paxton I’m a tissue engineer, which means that I’m trying to find ways to grow bits of the body in the lab so we can replace diseased or damaged organs in people and make them well again! Health Zone March 2013
Rachel Edwards-Stuart I have always loved food and cooking, and at school I always enjoyed science. When I found out that I could get a job that linked the two it was great! Food Science Zone March 2013
Nik Watson I study the properties of food and other substances using sound waves. Food Science Zone March 2013
Grant Campbell I am an academic at a top university; this means I “do” higher education, which means expanding knowledge by doing research (expanding the amount of what is known) and by educating students (increasing the amount and quality of knowledge held by individuals), in the area of chemical engineering including food processing. Food Science Zone March 2013
Duncan Gaskin Lab technician at a vets lab testing birds to see why they are sick and keeping them healthy. Food Science Zone March 2013
Simon Park I’m a scientist who sudies the bacteria that cause food poisoning, but when I’m not doing this, I champion the planets most important, but often overlooked lifeforms, its bacteria! Palladium Zone March 2013
Martin Archer Earth has a magnetic shield against the solar wind (hot gas that streams off the Sun) but this shield isn’t perfect, so I look at how things can get through and what the impact on us is. Space Zone March 2013
Niall Crawford I look at the feet of tree frogs, to see how they stick when climbing – it’s pretty cool! Palladium Zone March 2013
Ben Brilot Brain Zone March 2013
James Stovold Brain Zone March 2013
Jen Todd Jones Brain Zone March 2013
Michael Craig Brain Zone March 2013
Susanna Martin I'm the experimental officer for the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. This means I manage all of the labs and the equipment for the department, I train people in how to use equipment and support research. Brain Zone March 2013
Alessandro Guazzi I try to make equipment that can be used both in and out of hospital to help patients Digital Zone March 2013
Angela Marqui I work directly with small companies trying to understand how digital technologies can make their deliveries easier! Digital Zone March 2013
Tom Branson I work in a lab, sticking protein toxins together using carbohydrates Drug Development Zone March 2013
Claudia Krehl My work is all about making technology easy to use and more accessible for people – so I am asking: What can technology do for us. Digital Zone March 2013
Marina De Vos I work as a computer scientist to let programs make decisions on their own, so they can compose music, assist us in our daily lives or preserve buildings after earthquakes. Digital Zone March 2013
Phillip Wilkinson Using psychology I am developing fun digital games that make people happier, more empathetic and improves their social skills Digital Zone March 2013
Claire Inness I’m a medical writer and help pharmaceutical companies tell doctors and patients about drugs and diseases Drug Development Zone March 2013
Jack Heal I study how proteins in your body interact with other things such as drugs. Drug Development Zone March 2013
Jon Marles-Wright I am a structural biologist looking at how we can get bacteria to make medicines and other useful molecules inside compartments within their cells. Drug Development Zone March 2013
Grant Kennedy I work on the asteroids, comets, and planets around other stars, so other Solar Systems like our own. Space Zone March 2013
Amy Tyndall I look at what happens when two stars orbiting each other in a ‘binary system’ start to evolve and die, to create a beautiful space-cloud called a ‘planetary nebula’. Space Zone March 2013
Nathan Green My favourite thing is to discover something new and unexpected Ruthenium Zone March 2013
Usman Kayani I get to battle the beasts that are black holes, trying to understand their mysterious properties and what they look like in terms of their geometry near the horizon (the point of no return). Space Zone March 2013
Nicola Wardrop I use maps and statistics to look at diseases which spread from cows to people – I look at how the environment impacts on the number of people that get the disease. Rhodium Zone March 2013
Laura Soul I use fossils of ancient animals, from dinosaurs and tigers to seashells and starfish, to understand how extinction and evolution happen. Rhodium Zone March 2013
Sophie Holles I play man-made noises (like boats and ships) to fish and sea slugs with underwater speakers to see how they react and whether they can cope with all the noise humans make underwater Ruthenium Zone March 2013
Thanasis Georgiou I stack the thinnest materials in the world and make flexible and transparent electronic devices! Rhodium Zone March 2013
Jason King I’m trying to figure out what keeps the cells in your body healthy, and stops them wearing out. Ruthenium Zone March 2013
Hayley Evers-King I use satellites in space to look at the colour of the ocean. This can tell us what lives in it! Ruthenium Zone March 2013
Emma Ashley I analyse all sorts of different samples (blood, wee, even poo!) to find out what’s wrong with the patients and help in their diagnosis. Palladium Zone March 2013
James Holloway I am a PhD student who is trying to find a way to make particles (little bits of stuff) go faster than ever before. By smashing particles together really hard we can find out what stuff is made of on the smallest level! Palladium Zone March 2013
Edward Bovill I make and test new types of solar panels based on special plastics in a ultra-clean laboratory. Ruthenium Zone March 2013
Glyn Barrett I want to find out how really dangerous bacteria live inside plants. Technetium Zone March 2013
Debbie Crockard I love the sea and eating seafood so can’t imagine doing anything else. Technetium Zone March 2013
Shawn Domagal-Goldman I look for ways to look for alien life! Space Zone March 2013
Sandra Phinbow I chop up body parts. I also look at cervical cells under the microscope to see if a woman’s cervix is healthy or not. I also spin lots of wee Rhodium Zone March 2013
Nicola Fletcher I work with Hepatitis C virus to find out how it infects the liver and brain. Technetium Zone March 2013
Kathryn McMahon I work on how cancers use blood vessels to help them grow and spread. Technetium Zone March 2013
Jonathan Stone I am a volcanologist and I get people living near to volcanoes to monitor them, often using some cool/innovative methods, so that they can make their towns/villages safer. Technetium Zone March 2013
Janet Daly I study viruses and the effects they have on animals. Palladium Zone March 2013
Norman Lazarus What are the processes behind ageing Rhodium Zone March 2013
Ian Hands-Portman I run huge microscopes and teach other people how to use them. Lanthanum Zone June 2013
Rebecca Cook I grow cancer cells in dishes to learn about how they behave. Cadmium Zone June 2013
Dave Farmer I’m a PhD student who studies what happens when you vibrate long, chain like molecules called polymers. Quantum Zone June 2013
David Freeborn I smash atoms into each other to find out what they’re made from. Quantum Zone June 2013
Fiona Coomer Developing battery materials for electric vehicles of the future. Quantum Zone June 2013
Jack Miller I use quantum mechanics to (try and) spot cancers in the brain before doctors can! Quantum Zone June 2013
Alberto Lapedriza I’m trying to understand how the pigment cells that give colour to our skin, called melanocytes, develop from an embryo formed by the fusion of a sperm cell from your father and an egg cell from your mother, using a small fish called “zebrafish”. Reproduction Zone June 2013
Claire El Mouden I try to figure out what makes humans different from other animals Animal Behaviour Zone June 2013
Simone Sturniolo I work with computers to simulate atoms and subatomic particles. We use that to investigate the smallest structure of many things, from pharmaceuticals to archaeological artefacts. New Materials Zone June 2013
Lewis Dean I investigate the behaviour of our closest living relatives – apes and monkeys. Lanthanum Zone June 2013
Chris Mansell I am trying to build a really fast computer known as a “quantum computer” out of laser beams and a few extremely cold atoms. Quantum Zone June 2013
Alexis Barr I study how cancer cells reproduce to try and find ways of killing them. Cells Zone June 2013
Sadaf Saad Anjum I am lucky to have same “passion”, “hobby” and “work”. Blood Zone June 2013
Katie Greenhalgh I look at how the blood in our body clots when we cut ourselves and stops us bleeding too much. Blood Zone June 2013
Cheyanne Box I Investigate how people get illnesses and diseases from the blood doctors and surgeons send to our laboratory. Blood Zone June 2013
Andrew Swale My work involves blood and faeces of patients suffering from severe diarrhoea due to infection with the hospital superbug C. Diff Blood Zone June 2013
Stuart Archer I create artificial leaves that use sunlight to make hydrogen – a super explosive gas packed with energy that could power the cars of the future! New Materials Zone June 2013
Aikaterini Tsaousi Looking at how certain cells of our immune system may influence the hardening of blood vessels Blood Zone June 2013
Suzanne Harvey My research is on the evolution of language, which often involves following baboons around the forest with a microphone… Animal Behaviour Zone June 2013
Renata Medeiros I teach statistics and I study seabirds so I occasionally spend my time on remote places and desert islands collecting birds’ vomit and poo (sounds nice doesn’t it?). Animal Behaviour Zone June 2013
Emmanuel Amabebe I am a PhD research student working on a Preterm birth prediction study Reproduction Zone June 2013
Kapila Ponnamperuma I use computer models to turn data into text. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2013
Joanna Bryson I study natural and artificial intelligence, by making scientific AI models of real animal behaviour. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2013
Chris Whittle Why does diabetes mean that women have much bigger babies? Reproduction Zone June 2013
Matthew Pankhurst I’m 28 and have just finished my PhD, right now I study what goes on inside and underneath volcanoes – which is awesome! Extreme Speed Zone June 2013
Jennie Douthwaite Research, lab work and teaching Reproduction Zone June 2013
Ian Wilson I’m in the third year of my PhD, finding out what weapons and defences a really nasty killer microbe has so that people can work out how to fight it. Tin Zone June 2013
Sarah-Jane Walsh I identify super coral reef species that are resiliant to climate change Silver Zone June 2013
Claire Vinten When I’m not being a vet (treating dogs and cats), I teach at a university and do research on my students! Xenon Zone June 2013
Elizabeth Ratcliffe I use robots to grow cells and tissues that can repair, restore and heal the body. To learn how we can safely make new and improved medicines for incurable diseases. Taking inspiration from Dr Who’s ability to regenerate! Xenon Zone June 2013
Ravi Kopparapu Finding Earth-like planets with life on them. Silver Zone June 2013
Kinda Al-Hourani I look at how our cells zap invading viruses! Silver Zone June 2013
Mark Hodson I do a lot of work with earthworms, currently I’m trying to find out if they can save us from global warming, what they can tell us about past climates, how they survive in poisonous soil and how they can help us design invisibility cloaks Tin Zone June 2013
Catherine Fontinelle My work smells really bad, but everyday I help make someone better. Antimony Zone June 2013
Charlotte Dalton I make sugar molecules similar to ones in your body, and study how they interact with proteins during cancer to help develop new medicines. Antimony Zone June 2013
Robert Woolfson I make very special kinds of molecules that might help us make completely new types of computers Extreme Speed Zone June 2013
Colin Swift Preventing accidents due to radiation, particularly lasers. Antimony Zone June 2013
Hannah Brotherton To investigate how and where the brain creates a sound known as “ringing in the ears”……and find a cure 😀 Tin Zone June 2013
Michelle Taylor I am interested in evolution and behaviour – I study how animals live and reproduce and adapt to the world around them Reproduction Zone June 2013
Daniela Plana I combine electricity and chemistry to do different things like: clean up contaminated water, transform greenhouse gases into useful things or put metals on different things Tin Zone June 2013
Steven Gardner I’m finding out what makes your cornea transparent, and why diseases sometimes makes it go cloudy. Indium Zone June 2013
Samaneh Maysami Indium Zone June 2013
Rebecca Scott I shoot X-rays and lasers at really old objects, like Egyptian glass or Roman pottery, to see how, where and what they were made from. Antimony Zone June 2013
Rick Smith Somewhere between Physics, Chemistry and nanoengineering, trying to improve LEDs using the science at the smallest scale. Antimony Zone June 2013
Serena Corr I’m a lecturer in Physical Chemistry and my research looks at the chemistry and physics of small materials. New Materials Zone June 2013
Angela Hackett I put lung cells in an acidic environment and try to find out how they react to this stress Cadmium Zone June 2013
Gopal Ramchurn I invent Apps that help humans, computers and robots work better together Cadmium Zone June 2013
Hannah Little I am a lecturer, so my primary job is teaching, but I also do some research on science communication and also on the evolution of structure in human speech. Cadmium Zone June 2013
Jane Paget I am a researcher in Microbiology Silver Zone June 2013
Andrew Manches I look at how children use technology to see if it changes how they learn Silver Zone June 2013
Vince Hall A PhD student, I’m doing a project in intelligent systems (computer programs), and protein chemistry to help people who design new medicines. Cadmium Zone June 2013
Jess Smith I work in bio-medical materials, this is where we look at everything from how to design new drugs, to the tools that surgeons use. Lanthanum Zone June 2013
Josh Makepeace I’m trying to help make ‘green’ cars a reality by making and testing materials that store hydrogen – making the fuel tank for a car that runs on hydrogen. New Materials Zone June 2013
Helen Pritchard-Smith I use carbon dioxide that would otherwise be polluting the atmosphere and turn it into a useful material like plastic Energy Zone June 2013
David Briggs I’m trying to figure out how and why we get Arthritis. Crystallography Zone June 2013
Ed Lowe I use a synchrotron like a giant microscope to take a close look at the building blocks of life. Crystallography Zone June 2013
Sam Horrell I produce protein samples for structural analysis, focusing on the use of long wavelength X-rays to generate 3D models of proteins. Crystallography Zone June 2013
Susana Teixeira I use crystals as an amplifier – they shout out their atomic secrets to me. Crystallography Zone June 2013
Ee Lyn Lim I’m trying to find out why the battle between cancer and our immune system is so one-sided – what can we do to help our body’s army win? Disease Zone June 2013
Katy Brown I use computers to find new viruses in different types of animals. Disease Zone June 2013
Paul Waines I am a microbiologist who is interested in how dangerous bacteria survive in aquatic environments (water) Disease Zone June 2013
Peter Balfe Working towards a cure for chronic HCV disease,- we’re getting there! See here for details : http://www.hcvpi.bham.ac.uk Disease Zone June 2013
Manolis Rovilos I study how the black holes in the centres of galaxies affect their evolution. Xenon Zone June 2013
Mark Wallace I shoot lasers down microscopes to see individual biological molecules moving about so I can figure out how they work. Xenon Zone June 2013
Zach Dixon I am looking for a way to kill blood cancer. Xenon Zone June 2013
Ruth Mitchell I’m a PhD student in immunology – the body’s first defence against any invading forces! Disease Zone June 2013
Chia-Yu Lin I am interested in doing some chemistry using carbon dioxide, sunlight and water to make “energy” to drive automobiles. Energy Zone June 2013
Matt Carnie We look at materials for use in devices that convert heat or sunlight into electricity Energy Zone June 2013
Mario Ruiz I’m trying to find out why cells become crazy and start dividing uncontrollably, creating tumours and cancer Cells Zone June 2013
Keith Siew I explore how the kidneys control blood pressure by altering the salt and water content of our bodies Hormones Zone June 2013
Heather Eyre I spend most of my time growing cancer cells. I try to find out how they grow and hopefully help find new ways to kill them or at least slow them down. Hormones Zone June 2013
Elaine Marshall I try to understand how a cell regulates expression from its genetic material (DNA). I am trying to understand why, when this process goes wrong this sometimes lead to disease or abnormalities. Hormones Zone June 2013
Derek Ball I am interested in how fat cells work Hormones Zone June 2013
Sam Geen I run supercomputer simulations to understand how the most extreme stars in the universe are made, and how they make the gas in space glow pretty colours Extreme Speed Zone June 2013
Matthew Hudson I use chemistry to design and develop engine oils for airplanes – Everything from light aircraft to fighter jets! Energy Zone June 2013
Rhodri Jenkins I study microbial products, to see if they could be used as fuel for cars and planes Energy Zone June 2013
Claire Lee I’m a student on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, where we smash together some of the smallest things in the universe just to see what happens. Extreme Speed Zone June 2013
Kate Husband I am searching for groups of really distant galaxies. Extreme Speed Zone June 2013
Jess Bean Working at the middle point between biology and chemistry to find some new ways to kill bacteria. Indium Zone June 2013
Colin Dick I try to find the best shapes for the wings so that the F1 car goes faster around the track. Indium Zone June 2013
Christina Pagel Using maths to help doctors understand more about what happens to patients. Indium Zone June 2013
Clare Nevin I investigate how diet, exercise, smoking, weight and environmental toxins affect human sperm function Lanthanum Zone June 2013
Divya Venkatesh I study a parasite called the Trypanosome – a beauiful single-celled monster. Lanthanum Zone June 2013
Benjamin Hall I study a microorganism that infects, and totally destroys, potato and tomato plants. Crystallography Zone June 2013
Jono Bone I study human behaviour, specifically why and how we have evolved to help each other out and work together as a team. Tin Zone June 2013
Jasmine Penny I look at the behaviour of a dog cell type, when grown in the lab, in order to better understand how joint disease can be treated. Cells Zone June 2013
Alan Richardson Much of my research looks at how and why people tolerate extreme environments such as heat, cold and hypoxia (altitude). Human Limits Zone June 2013
Laura Roberts Artal I study some of the very oldest rocks in the world! Earth Zone June 2013
Hannah Bentham I’m a passionate geo-nerd who likes looking at the energy from earthquakes to look for ancient ocean floors and volcanoes. Earth Zone June 2013
Christian Maerz I am a marine geoscientist trying to reconstruct past environmental and climate conditions from marine mud. Earth Zone June 2013
Damian Bailey Understanding the limits of human exercise performance (how high we can climb, how deep we can dive, how fast we can run) by determining how we can get more oxygen to our brains! Human Limits Zone June 2013
Emma Ross I am an exercise physiologist, which means I study how the human body works when we do physical activity. I am particularly interested in how the human brain works when we have to perform in extreme environments such as high heat or high altitude. Human Limits Zone June 2013
Liam Bagley I give people very hard exercise to do and see how they improve to become fitter, leaner and healthier. Human Limits Zone June 2013
Luca Angius Human Limits Zone June 2013
Alexander Munnoch I make minerals (rocks) useful – industrial chemistry. New Materials Zone June 2013
Angus Ferraro I’m trying to work out whether using an artificial volcano to stop global warming is a good idea. Earth Zone June 2013
Olabimpe Okosun To understand communication in honeybee and preventing honeybee colony loss Hormones Zone June 2013
Simon Holyoake I am an electronics engineer, and I support scientific research by providing specialist engineering skills, developing instruments, experimental rigs and other hardware Earth Zone June 2013
Helen Tunbridge I study how cells talk to themselves by taking pictures and making movies of what happens inside them after they touch another cell. Cells Zone June 2013
Andrew Devitt I try to understand how our bodies deal with the constant death of cells. Cells Zone June 2013
Aoife O'Shaughnessy-Kirwan I work as a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Cambridge and try to figure out how the cells in a fertilised embryo grow and develop into fully formed beings! Stem Cells Zone November 2013
Karen Bacon I am a plant scientist and I study a wide range of things relating to plants and plant ecology. I am interested in how plants respond to climate change both today and in the past. I work with modern plants and with fossils. Ecology Zone November 2013
Nicola Potts Play with rocks from the Moon! Extreme Clean Zone November 2013
Jessica Liley I’m figuring out how to make our washing powder more environmentally-friendly, using things that come from yeast and even deadly bacteria! Extreme Clean Zone November 2013
Thomas Doherty-Bone Aliens in our water – I look at how introduced crayfish, crabs, newts, plants, microbes affect rivers, lakes and ponds – should we worry? Ecology Zone November 2013
Daniel Patten I’m trying to find out what role the protein CLEVER-1 plays in liver disease. Tellurium Zone November 2013
Sofia Franco I am a marine biologist and I try to learn how to make marine creatures happy 😉 now I work with stalked barnacles called Pollicipes! Check them out! Ecology Zone November 2013
Greg Dash researching what people think about renewable energy Ecology Zone November 2013
David Christensen I’m looking at how stem cells control how much sugar they eat. Stem Cells Zone November 2013
Cassandra Raby I’m a biologist looking at disease in baboons and other wild animals! Ecology Zone November 2013
Anzy Miller I’m trying to understand how the cells in an fertilised egg know they need to make different types of cells (e.g. brain and blood cells) so the egg goes on to form a baby. Stem Cells Zone November 2013
James King I study dust storms around the world by travelling to remote arid regions to better understand how dust affects past, present, and future climate. Extreme Clean Zone November 2013
Ivan Campeotto I use X-rays to discover cool structures and design new medicines Extreme Clean Zone November 2013
Antoine Buchard In my lab, I take small molecules that no one wants like carbon dioxide or sugars from food wastes, and I transform them into long chain molecules that are used to make degradable plastics. Tellurium Zone November 2013
Tomasz Kostrzewski I study how the different cells of your immune system are made by stem cells in your bone marrow Stem Cells Zone November 2013
Matthew Tomlinson I take stem cells from teeth and turn them into bone Stem Cells Zone November 2013
Sarah Tesh I am making a new material out of particles so small they basically have superpowers and then using that material to remove everything dangerous in water and save the world (well…at least save a lot of lives, if not the world). Extreme Clean Zone November 2013
Dilwar Hussain I look at ways to increase the safety of nuclear reactors Iodine Zone November 2013
Simon Langley-Evans I’m the old crumbly in the Iodine Zone. I am interested in how the food our mothers ate before we were born sets us up for disease as we get older. Iodine Zone November 2013
Carla Turner Changing the genes in plants to make them more (or less) drought tolerant! Genes Zone November 2013
Marlene Lorgen Discovering how Atlantic salmon tell the time. Genes Zone November 2013
Joel Goldstein I search through the results of trillions of particle collisions, trying to find something unexpected. Particle Physics Zone November 2013
Kristian Harder I work with the largest machine that humankind has ever built, but most of the day I just sit in front of a computer and wonder why my software isn't working. Particle Physics Zone November 2013
Tim Hollowood I try to find out how the universe works at the most basic level Particle Physics Zone November 2013
Venus Keus Trying to find a relation between what happens to tiny things, what happens to huge things and what hapens to fast things Particle Physics Zone November 2013
Zachary Williamson I research at an atom smasher in Japan Particle Physics Zone November 2013
Vicky Forster Cancer research scientist Genes Zone November 2013
Werner Muller I am trying to understand how inflammation starts and how it is resolved. Genes Zone November 2013
Susan Skelton I use powerful light beams to explore the world on the smallest scale. Iodine Zone November 2013
Nick Groves-Kirkby I look at how genes cause differences between people, and between humans and other species. Genes Zone November 2013
Rachel Dakin I work with viruses; but instead of making you ill I want to use them to make you better Iodine Zone November 2013
Saima Rehman To fight against diseases by finding “tiny but very powerful weapons present in germs”. Tellurium Zone November 2013
Julie Speakman I like my job because I get to do geeky science stuff like testing big equipment but also talk to people who are ill and help them with their treatment. Tellurium Zone November 2013
James Hickey I’m a volcano doctor – by taking a volcano’s pulse I try to find out if it’s going to vomit lava or explode with gas! Tellurium Zone November 2013
Louise Brown I work with breast cancer cells to see why they turn cancerous. Iodine Zone November 2013
Hayley Lees I’m trying to find out what makes us all age Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Gail Cardew Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Rachael Inglis I’m trying to understand how fish tell their left from their right. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Karolina Chocian I look at worms that are getting old, a lot. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Leila Abbas I’m working on new treatments for deafness using embryonic stem cells. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Penelope Mason Research into how we age and whether we can age better Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Jean-Paul Vincent I study how cells communicate with each other Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Jennifer Tullet I try to make worms live longer by changing their genetic makeup or environment. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Haihan Tan I look at how cells know that they should be part of the heart, and not another part of the body. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Gemma Swiers I am trying to work out how a blood stem cell is made, where it is made and how it knows to be a blood stem cell. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Lynne Cox My lab works on understanding the molecular basis of ageing. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Matthew Tomlinson I take stem cells from teeth and turn them into bone. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Olympia Brown Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
David Christensen I’m looking at how stem cells control how much sugar they eat. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
John Robert Davis I love nature, it amazes me, but it also makes me ask questions such as why do sheep always look like sheep? Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
David Bowkett I’m trying to find new ways that drugs can effect the body. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Thomas Butts I work on the evolutionary history and developmental origin of neurons. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Constanze Ochmann I am a molecular biologist with a hint of biochemistry Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Vicky Forster Cancer research scientist Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Becky Cook I grow cancer cells in dishes to learn about how they behave. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Samantha Hughes Most days I poke worms to see if they are alive, feed them and maybe look at their cells under a microscope Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Sara Maxwell It can be interesting and full of variety. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Serena Ding I study social interactions in worms. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Simon Butt Research into normal and dysfunctional brain development Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Stefan Piatek I grow human lung cells and work out how their machinery might help to treat asthma. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Kara Cerveny I study how eyes grow and develop in zebrafish with the hope of understanding the mechanisms that regulate stem cell proliferation. neural stem cells Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Alison Woollard I’m a university lecturer in genetics, working on the developmental genetics of the nematode worm C. elegans Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Amanda Carr I make stem cells from your skin and turn them into eye cells Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Andrew Beale I try to work out why we sleep at nighttime and are awake in the daytime. I use microscopes and very sensitive cameras to see how this happens by doing experiments with cells! Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
Anita Hall I am interested in how the brain develops and how it changes when we’re old. Christmas Lectures 2013 December 2013
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Kate Nicholson Looking at molecules and how they’re packed using the light we can see and the light beyond that part of the spectrum. Colour Zone March 2014
Clemence Bonnot I am a kind of plant genealogist, I am studying how the seaweed ancester of Land plant have adapted to life on land. Plants Zone March 2014
Isabel Webb I am trying to understand the bacteria that live inside roots of peas and convert gases from the air into food for the plant Plants Zone March 2014
Removed Scientist Plants Zone March 2014
Sarah Harvey Like us, plant have immune systems and I work on understanding these so we can make healthy plants! Plants Zone March 2014
Kieren Bradley I grow carpets of zinc oxide, 1000s of times smaller than hairs and measure how they absorb light and give off electricity. Colour Zone March 2014
Chris Cole I study the genetics of skin diseases together with medics. ComputationalBio Zone March 2014
Francesca Day I look for signs of particles falling to Earth from space. Extreme Size Zone March 2014
Clara Nellist I design and test pixel detectors (like those in your digital camera) for the ATLAS detector at CERN and I also study what happens when a Higgs boson turns into taus (heavier versions of electrons). Nuclear Zone March 2014
Roy Adkin I’m an organic chemist using fluorescent lanthanide organic ligand complexes to study organic compounds in meteorites. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is! I’m happy to explain all about it, just ask! 🙂 Colour Zone March 2014
Anna Middleton I explore ethics and genetics and the impact of this on people ComputationalBio Zone March 2014
Jane Charlesworth I’m looking for gene differences in DNA taken from Staphyloccus aureus bacteria (like the one in my picture!) sampled from healthy and sick people to try and find out why some bacteria live harmlessly on the skin for years and others cause disease or kill. ComputationalBio Zone March 2014
Iain Moal I run computer simulations to work out how the protein molecules interact with one another in living creatures, and form the different types of molecular machinery which make life possible. ComputationalBio Zone March 2014
Nick Goldman We study the differences in the genomes DNA of living organisms, to work out how they are all related by evolution and to understand what the different bits do. ComputationalBio Zone March 2014
Amar Joshi I’m helping to find a drug for a currently untreatable cancer. Cancer Zone March 2014
Rosie Coates There are bacteria living all over the surface of your skin. I try to find out how this bacteria manages to survive somewhere so difficult. Caesium Zone March 2014
Becky Martin I create models to show where vulnerable people are, which help to improve our understanding of the impacts of both historical and potential nuclear and radiation catastrophes! Nuclear Zone March 2014
Nick Wright I want to understand how stars are born and how they die Extreme Size Zone March 2014
Daniel Roach I ring teeny, tiny ‘bells’ (crystals and molecules) with neutrons; the ‘sound’ they produce tells me what the atoms are doing, and that is sometimes very strange things. Nuclear Zone March 2014
Lilian Hunt I look in the gaps between genes in DNA for something new and interesting… Extreme Size Zone March 2014
Simon Albright I’m trying to find the best way of using neutrons to look inside containers and find drugs, bombs and illegal goods. Nuclear Zone March 2014
Thomas Elias Cocolios I shine lasers at radioactive stuff at CERN to check their potato-like form and understand where the elements in the universe come from. Nuclear Zone March 2014
Adelle Thrower I get bits of people, cut them up, look at them under the microscope and we will get a diagnosis of the disease. Organs Zone March 2014
Catherine Mansfield I am looking for new ways to treat heart diseases Organs Zone March 2014
John Foster Cancer Researcher: I work in the lab researching treatments for Prostate, Lung and Breast Cancer. I have also worked in Clinical Trials testing new drugs to see if they work Organs Zone March 2014
Krishna Mohan Surapaneni I am a teacher and researcher, teaching biochemistry to medical students, doing research on liver diseases in people who do not take any alcohol or little alcohol Organs Zone March 2014
Muhammed Rassul I look at the protective covering of the brain cells. Organs Zone March 2014
Amelia Frizell-Armitage I work with wheat, an important crop plant that is used to make bread and pasta. Plants Zone March 2014
Alan Fitzsimmons I study comets and asteroids orbiting our Sun, including some that can hit us. Extreme Size Zone March 2014
Deepak Kar I use the data from the largest “science” machine ever built to learn about the tiniest of the particles! Extreme Size Zone March 2014
Rowena Fletcher-Wood I run science events, including messy hands-on workshops like making chocolate. I do a lot of other things too. Colour Zone March 2014
Nicola Rogers I make and study molecules that I can attach to tiny gold nanoparticles, to give them a fluorescent coating so that we can see them down a microscope Colour Zone March 2014
Willem Heijltjes I am making computers smarter and faster by making them think in pictures, instead of words. Cerium Zone March 2014
Eleanor Parker I take cells from cartilage in the knees of cows and try to find out they recognise and respond to different signals, like what they do when we run up stairs or what happens to them when we get old. Cerium Zone March 2014
Aled Roberts I look at hospital superbugs and try to find out how we can kill them using a special type of honey! Cerium Zone March 2014
Mike Lee Running late, but looking great. Light Zone March 2014
Matthew Malek I hunt subatomic ghosts. These ghosts hold the answers to some of the biggest questions in the universe. So they’re awfully hard to catch… but it’s worth the chase! Light Zone March 2014
Mark Jackson I research how the most fundamental laws of physics affect the Universe as a whole. Light Zone March 2014
Joe Sweeney I try to invent new ways to make useful things Caesium Zone March 2014
Juan Carlos Lopez-Baez It is a love-hate relationship 🙂 Caesium Zone March 2014
Kate Salmon I look at how climate change is affecting the biology of the oceans Caesium Zone March 2014
Sabina Hatch I can use single atoms to make nanowires which are 1000x thinner than your hair! These are used to make devices that either create electricity from light (solar cells) or use electricity to make light (light-emmiting diodes, LEDs). Light Zone March 2014
Fiona Heesen I try to find out why our small communities in the countryside need and use the Internet. Cerium Zone March 2014
Kevin Arbuckle I’m really just a big kid – growing up with an interest in animals and natural history and now being paid to study it! Cerium Zone March 2014
Rory Miles Making tests to find out if people are infected with nasty diseases Caesium Zone March 2014
Matthew Lam I help to manage all the breast cancer research funded by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer Cancer Zone March 2014
Leah Fitzsimmons I’m interested in how viruses can cause cancer, so I compare infected and unifected cancer cells to look for differences. Cancer Zone March 2014
Andrea Hanvey The Histopathology laboratory looks at cells from tissues and organs to diagnose diseases including cancer Cancer Zone March 2014
Anastasia Wass I force cancer cells to evolve to try and work out how they become deadly. Cancer Zone March 2014
Paul Coxon I’m investigating new nanomaterials to help make solar cells more efficient and cheaper to produce. Light Zone March 2014
Ian Simpson I use computers to study how genes work in the brain; 86 billion cells, 100s of trillions of connections and 24 thousand genes, it’s a big computer. Bioinformatics Zone June 2014
Sam Lear I approach the problem of making proteins from a chemical perspective – by reacting together individual amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) in a lab Proteins Zone June 2014
Lucy Remnant Reptin, what does it do? Why is it in the cell? Why is there lots in cancer cells? – it’s my job to find out! Proteins Zone June 2014
Loren Macdonald I look at protein synthesis machinery and how this relates to cancer. Proteins Zone June 2014
Ben Butler With the help of some of the worlds most powerful X-rays, I look at how seawater behaves at really cold temperatures Water Zone June 2014
Dave Jones I try to understand what happens when stars like the Sun run out of fuel. Extreme Energy June 2014
Chris Allton I work out what the universe was like just after the Big Bang using very large computers and my very small brain. Extreme Energy June 2014
Aimee Hopper I aim to make a very fast particle accelerator using devices the size of your finger! Extreme Energy June 2014
Sergey Lamzin I program. I program computers, plants, microbls, animals, people. You name it! Bioinformatics Zone June 2014
Zena Hira I write computer programs to analyse huge quantities of cancer medical data Bioinformatics Zone June 2014
Vicky Schneider Passionate about building communities, working and engaging with others and bridging the gap between biologists and computational scientists. Bioinformatics Zone June 2014
Emily Hayward I research how water can be made clean using tiny little filters called membranes Water Zone June 2014
Jo Nettleship I make proteins to find out what they look like in minute detail. Proteins Zone June 2014
David Davila I use mice and their brains to figure out which parts are affected by addictive drugs – and which parts keep you going back for more! Samarium Zone June 2014
Naomi Osborne I make agar (kind of like jelly!) that allows the detection of hospital superbugs and bacteria that cause food poisoning Neodymium Zone June 2014
Antibiotics Challenge Keep our antibiotics working by creating a simple test for bacterial resistance. Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Dementia Challenge Simple technologies can help to improve the dignity and confidence of people with dementia and provide reassurance to their carers. Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Flight Challenge Our work is involved in research and development of the processes required to design and manufacture future aircraft. Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Food Challenge Within our team our research is varied, but it all contributes to sustaining a healthy supply of food for the world. Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Paralysis Challenge My team is building a neuromodulation system that will restore function to people with paralysis Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Water Challenge The provision of adequate fresh water affects every person on the planet, and we don’t have enough of it. Longitude Prize Zone June 2014
Edward Hughes I work out what happens when you smash particles together really hard, using some weird and wonderful new maths Neodymium Zone June 2014
Ian Stephenson I figure out how to do computer graphics for movies. Neodymium Zone June 2014
Mathew Piasecki I study motor unit characteristics and their association with muscle function Neodymium Zone June 2014
Sakshi Sharda How do we resist infections? Are males and females different at fighting germs? What is evolution? Neodymium Zone June 2014
Zhiming Darren Tan I try to understand why magnets feel frustrated. Promethium Zone June 2014
Andrea Cristini Looking at how the inside of a star works. Praseodymium Zone June 2014
Charlotte Flavell I love brains – I want to know more about how we remember the events that make us happy or sad Praseodymium Zone June 2014
Heather Price I test the air and water to find out if it’s toxic for the people breathing or drinking it. Praseodymium Zone June 2014
Oliver George I make a deadly microbe found in your poo get used to living on plants to work out how the microbe works. Praseodymium Zone June 2014
Rebecca Williams I study volcanoes and try to understand what they might do when they erupt. Praseodymium Zone June 2014
Anna Bramwell-Dicks I try to understand why people find some technology hard to use and how we can make it better Promethium Zone June 2014
Elaine Cloutman-Green I’m a hospital detective, I track bugs and find out how they get into patients. Promethium Zone June 2014
Fiona McLean I delve into the brain and search for special 'blood-brain barrier' cells which protect the brain. Sometimes I find that these cells have disappeared! I try to work out if unhealthy foods are making them disappear… Promethium Zone June 2014
Kevin O'Dell Understanding how genes affect behaviour Promethium Zone June 2014
Tobias Warnecke I use a computer to study how genomes and proteins change through evolution. Proteins Zone June 2014
Ruth Nottingham I study a bacterium that can eat other bacteria, Barium Zone June 2014
Claire Shooter I study the genetics mutations that cause blood disorders and work out how to spot them more easily in the future Bioinformatics Zone June 2014
Anthony Caravaggi I study two different types of hare (sort of a big rabbit) in Northern Ireland to see how one might affect the other. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2014
Keith Grehan I study viruses that are carried by bats and try to figure out what makes some dangerous to people, I hope this will let me predict potential new disease outbreaks and maybe lead to cures for existing diseases. Infectious Diseases Zone June 2014
Simon Redfern a journey to the centre of the Earth, and back again … and maybe one day to Mars! Diamond Zone June 2014
Phillip Manning Studying the evolution of life on Earth is simply splendid fun and using vast ‘science machines’, such as the Diamond Lightsource, adds even more to the exploration of Life. Diamond Zone June 2014
Lynne Thomas I use big expensive pieces of kit at places like Diamond Light Source to torture crystals – I heat and cool them, squeeze, shine high powered lasers at them, all whilst shining X-rays on them – this is to help us make things that are useful as sensors or to make medicines that dissolve better in your blood stream Diamond Zone June 2014
Jenny Eyley I make MOFs, which are sort of molecular sponges which soak up gases and might be used to hold the fuel in your car in the future. Diamond Zone June 2014
Daren Fearon I am a chemical biologist that studies ways to develop new drugs for bad bugs. Diamond Zone June 2014
Peter Elliott I am a postgraduate reseacher and work on bugs and proteins Infectious Diseases Zone June 2014
Ramya Bhatia I study how a virus called HPV lives in our body and causes cancer. Infectious Diseases Zone June 2014
Shaylon Stolk Use math to study bird behaviour to reduce the risks from building wind farms. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2014
Natalie Pilakouta I study animal sex, specifically asking which types of males females typically choose to mate with and why they might sometimes change their minds and mate with someone else instead. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2014
James Bell I study how animals in the deep sea affect each other in lots of different environments Animal Behaviour Zone June 2014
Catherine Offord I study how individual animals like ants can create huge swarms that move and make decisions together. Animal Behaviour Zone June 2014
Ricardo Ramirez My work is mostly data analysis, to help the agricultural business to develop wheat that survives disease and produce better bread. Agriculture Zone June 2014
Natasha Stephen I study meteorites and rocks from Mars and compare them to satellite and rover data from the Red Planet! Astronomy Zone June 2014
Liam Harvey Crops and Robbers- Insect Vs. Fungi Agriculture Zone June 2014
Andrew French I work with computers and cameras to learn stuff about the world around us Vision Zone June 2014
Elaine Gardener You dont have to go straight to uni – I didn’t and now I supervise testing cleaning/disinfectant liquids / toothpaste / water for germs Vision Zone June 2014
Emma Reid I use stem cells to repair damaged blood vessels in the eye. Vision Zone June 2014
Michael Kelly I investigate how humans see in the dark and when dazzled by bright lights. Vision Zone June 2014
Nancy Carlisle I measure electrical activity from the brain to see which objects people are paying attention to and which objects they remember. Vision Zone June 2014
Veronica Celorrio Make new materials for energy Water Zone June 2014
James Taylor Study variability and patterns in how food crops grow Agriculture Zone June 2014
Jennifer Stephens I switch plant genes off and on to see what happens Agriculture Zone June 2014
Kimberley Lowe I check fish farms for signs of disease and dissect fish to take samples for testing. Agriculture Zone June 2014
Jemma Rowlandson I am researching cars that could one day run off water. Water Zone June 2014
Harriet Aitken I use scrap metal to clean up poisoned water. Water Zone June 2014
Bethany Dearlove I’m a disease detective – I use genetics to track the spread of infectious diseases including norovirus, hepatitis C and HIV. Infectious Diseases Zone June 2014
Hannah Tanner I design the hospital tests that help doctors know if their patients have got an infection and what to treat them with. Infectious Diseases Zone June 2014
Nate Bastian I use the Hubble Space Telescope to study massive bursts of forming stars that happen when galaxies collide. Astronomy Zone June 2014
Roberto Trotta I try to find out what our Universe is made of and where it came from. Astronomy Zone June 2014
Greig Cowan I look for the small differences between matter and animatter. Extreme Energy June 2014
Helen Gath I am a PhD student working to understand how we can prevent an endangered bird, the Echo parakeet, from returning to critically low numbers by protecting it in the wild. Barium Zone June 2014
Johanna Fischer Trying to understand how different cell types are specified in the course of development Samarium Zone June 2014
Linda Cremonesi I work with the most abundant yet tiniest particles in the universe: neutrinos! Samarium Zone June 2014
Tamas Korcsmaros Exploring the molecular world through computers in the internet. Samarium Zone June 2014
Thomas Smith I travel the world in search of wildfires so that we can learn how wildfires affect climate change and the quality of the air we breathe. Samarium Zone June 2014
Sandra Chiwanza I work in Microbiology where we collect data for various clinical trials to make sure the drugs are working and safe Drug Development Zone June 2014
Ben White I help scientists from around the world understand the genes in everything from tomatoes to naked mole rats. Genomics Zone June 2014
Dave Baker DNA Sequencing of microbes and microbial communities (Poo!!...not the bear) to improve human health Genomics Zone June 2014
Ditte Hedegaard I’m a training virologist (a person who works on viruses) and everyday I get to work with the genes of hepatitis c virus Genomics Zone June 2014
Heather Ritchie When I’m not off galavanting at sea collecting samples for my studies then I am usually based in my lab where I look at the differences in the genomes, DNA, genes etc to better understand why these creatures are so unique and how they can live at the very bottom of the sea. Genomics Zone June 2014
Rebecca Gladstone We sequence the DNA of 20,000 of a bacteria that cause meningitis and pneumonia from around the worldand I compare the DNA from before and after vaccines! Genomics Zone June 2014
Laurence Perreault Levasseur I try to understand what happened in the first billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a millionth of a second in the history of the universe, just after the Big Bang (something called inflation). Extreme Energy June 2014
Amy Monaghan I look for cures for hormone disease including cancer and heart disease, using “light up” cells Drug Development Zone June 2014
Andrei Luchici I develop mathematical models of cells to understand how they move and communicate with eachother. Barium Zone June 2014
Sam Connolly I’m trying to find out more about massive black holes at the centre of galaxies and how they suck up nearby gas Astronomy Zone June 2014
Nimesh Mistry I also teach chemistry at Leeds University and I make and design new medicines Drug Development Zone June 2014
Daryl Jones I look for cures for diseases that affect your brain, like Alzheimer’s disease and Mad Cow disease!!! Drug Development Zone June 2014
Anita Thomas Trying to save peoples lives, one cell at a time Drug Development Zone June 2014
Sarah Casewell I research brown and white dwarfs – failed and dead stars! Astronomy Zone June 2014
Gemma Marsden I manipulate bacterial DNA to see what makes bacteria tick. Barium Zone June 2014
Ekbal Hussain I use satellites in space to see how the ground moves in dangerous earthquakes. Barium Zone June 2014
Philip Ratcliffe Particle physics theory Europium Zone November 2014
David Wilson I’m trying to find out what happens to planets like ours when their stars go out. Gadolinium Zone November 2014
Tora Smulders-Srinivasan I race fruit flies to discover more about how Parkinson’s disease makes brain cells die! Gadolinium Zone November 2014
Theo Laftsoglou I’m trying to understand how a friendly bug produces electricity, so that we can use it to turn our waste-water into green electricity. Europium Zone November 2014
Alison Thomson I study a very special type of motor neurone disease and how it affects the way our blood vessels grow. Europium Zone November 2014
Kerry O'Shea I study exciting new materials which will probably be in your future smart phone’s memory Europium Zone November 2014
Robert Bowles I develop online career resources for the Royal Society of Chemistry. ChemCareers Zone November 2014
Sarah Harris I work on Future Morph, a website that shows all the awesome careers options after studying science and maths ChemCareers Zone November 2014
Angela Stokes I help to get medicines to people and also I help people to look differently at their science degree ChemCareers Zone November 2014
Alex Pool I look at how we can stop cancer cells dividing, if we can stop that then the cancer dies. Europium Zone November 2014
Ian Cade Finding new, cheaper, quicker and more efficient ways to make new chemical building-blocks for use in the synthesis of compounds ChemCareers Zone November 2014
Claire Cooke I manage whynotchemeng which promotes the diversity of careers in chemical engineering ChemCareers Zone November 2014
Zoe Roberts I make new materials, explore their properties and see what they can be used for. Drug Synthesis Zone November 2014
Theresia Mina I wonder what’s the effect of being obese and stressed during pregnancy to the children when they grow up, the mechanism behind it, and how best to limit what’s harmful. Body Zone November 2014
Joe Reed The aurora is formed by an interaction between wind from the sun and a big magnetic field around the Earth, I’m looking at and trying to model whats going on. Extreme Temperature Zone November 2014
Francesca Palombo I feel comfortable when I do my work in an effective and vibrant environment; science is always new and challenging, that is why I love it. Spectroscopy Zone November 2014
Laura Schofield I make plastic from fruit peel Spectroscopy Zone November 2014
Matthew Camilleri Analysing reactions after shining visible light over them Spectroscopy Zone November 2014
Andrew McKinley I am a teaching fellow in a university, with a specialism in optical spectroscopy. Spectroscopy Zone November 2014
Rebecca Ingle Firing lasers at molecules to see how they react with light Spectroscopy Zone November 2014
Sally Cutler Mad about science :)) Antibiotics Zone November 2014
Joshaniel Cooper I use a variety of particle accelerators to look at thin magnets and superconductors Extreme Temperature Zone November 2014
Jane MacArthur I am studying rocks from Mars and grains from a comet using microscopes and light brighter than the sun, to help understand what they are made of and how they formed in the early Solar System. Space Zone November 2014
Kate Dobson What makes volcanoes tick? How do we make soils healthier? How do we use geology for Net Zero and low carbon solutions? Can we make materials better? I use x-ray imaging to find out! Extreme Temperature Zone November 2014
Lisa Simmons I am a university lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan Universtiy, and I research many different types of materials Extreme Temperature Zone November 2014
Pierre Lasorak I am a research student at Queen Mary University; I am studying neutrinos. Extreme Temperature Zone November 2014
Robert Hampson I make chemicals which are meant to make bacteria less nasty Antibiotics Zone November 2014
Matt Bilton By zapping cells with lasers, infecting them with bacteria and peering at them down powerful microscopes, I study how the immune system battles tuberculosis — the white plague! Antibiotics Zone November 2014
Marikka Beecroft I mess with metals that bacteria need to grow and survive. Antibiotics Zone November 2014
Ceri Dare I use maths to fight ‘superbugs’ like MRSA. I also talk to people about how they decide to use medicines. Antibiotics Zone November 2014
Julian Onions I'm an astronomer and I build universes in some of the biggest computers on the planet. Space Zone November 2014
Hugh Osborn I use telescopes from around the world to search for planets around distant stars Space Zone November 2014
Katie Pickering Exploring the effectiveness of Smartphone technology and social media in encouraging inactive adults to become active and reduce obesity and related diseases. Body Zone November 2014
Aaron Acton I synthesise compounds and make devices that can be used to understand biological systems. Drug Synthesis Zone November 2014
Giovanna Bermano Apple or pear? Which body shape should I be? My research looks at the link between body shape (=distribution of fat tissue in the body) and obesity associated diseases Body Zone November 2014
Duane Mellor Food and health, mainly trying to work out if chocolate can be good for people with diabetes Body Zone November 2014
Andrew Philp Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham Body Zone November 2014
Sarah Ashwood Mixing random chemicals together to work out what happens. Drug Synthesis Zone November 2014
Elaine O'Reilly Drug Synthesis Zone November 2014
David Foley I try to fix broken cells using chemistry! Drug Synthesis Zone November 2014
Stefan Lines I Build Planets! (With Computers) Big Data Zone November 2014
Helen Johnson I use the world’s largest telescopes to ‘time-travel’, studying the Universe as it was billions of years ago – extreme, dynamic and always surprising. Space Zone November 2014
Rob Appleyard I look after the data produced by the Large Hadron Collider, which is one of the world's largest physics experiments. Big Data Zone November 2014
Jodi Schneider I develop new ways for on-line communities to organise information in group projects. Big Data Zone November 2014
George Ryall Developing computer systems to handle large quantities of science data Big Data Zone November 2014
Anna Scaife I’m part of the team building the world’s largest radio telescope. Big Data Zone November 2014
Arthur Dyer I train viruses to attack cancer cells only and use this to try to cure cancer! Gadolinium Zone November 2014
Clare Harding I am interested in a tiny parasite which lives in our bodies and how it grows and makes us sick. Gadolinium Zone November 2014
Daniel Parsons I play with mud, sand and water to understand how climate change alters our rivers, coasts and oceans! Gadolinium Zone November 2014
Heather Campbell I search for new supernovae using the Gaia Satellite Mission. Space Zone November 2014
Becky Gregory I look at how bacteria eat plants to see if we can use their digestion methods on waste as an alternative to the fuel in our cars. Green Chemistry Zone March 2015
Emily Seward Parasites often face challenging or hostile environments within their hosts; I explore how plant parasites evolve to survive in new hosts as well as the genetics that makes this possible. Evolution Zone March 2015
Joe Spencer I use lasers to help us understand the properties of next generation electronics Dysprosium Zone March 2015
Peter Maskell Spending my time working out how drugs may have killed people (or not) Molecules Zone March 2015
Anaïs Pujol attaching a drug on a protein and characterise it. Molecules Zone March 2015
Alexander Henderson I stick sugars to metals and try to do new types of chemistry. Molecules Zone March 2015
Laura Garcia Ibanez During my PhD, I study how B lymphocytes mature and differenciate into plasma cells and memory B cells, in order to improve vaccines Immune System Zone March 2015
Noel Carter A mixture of teaching students and laboratory work Immune System Zone March 2015
Stephanie Dyson I am a computational immunologist, I make dots on the computer act like cells in our body to try and figure out what causes us to get sick Immune System Zone March 2015
Samantha Terry I am a biologist and I use radiation to image cancers and arthritis to help with treatment planning. Medical Physics Zone March 2015
pauline hall Clinical Scientist for NHS - working in MRI physics Medical Physics Zone March 2015
Paul Booker I work in a hospital, curing people by firing radiation from multi million-pound machines to zap their cancer Medical Physics Zone March 2015
Glafkos Havariyoun I am a 25 year old physicist and I’m involved in using radiation for imaging and therapies in hospitals. Medical Physics Zone March 2015
Alan McCue I spend my day thinking about things called ‘Catalysts’ which allow us to make chemicals in a green and clean way! Green Chemistry Zone March 2015
Adam Milligan I want to see if dogs are right handed or left handed and if left handed dogs are unhappier than right handed dogs Evolution Zone March 2015
Olivia Lynes I use supercomputers to investigate the waste products of the nuclear industry and hopefully find a solution! Dysprosium Zone March 2015
Leonie Oostwoud Wijdenes I’m a human movement scientist who investigates how our brain controls eye-hand coordination, for example to understand how we play ball sports or computer games. Dysprosium Zone March 2015
James Pope I investigate Antarctic sea ice to see what happens to it due to climate change Dysprosium Zone March 2015
Jaclyn Bell I’m a Theoretical Physicist – I’m really lucky because in my job I get to learn all about how tiny particles, which make up everything we see around us, can smash together at really high energies – hopefully giving us new stuff that we can use to make a model which describes how our universe works. Particle Physics Zone March 2015
Clare Devery I’m a physicist and I use the laws of physics everyday to help run MRI scanners in hospitals Medical Physics Zone March 2015
Thaddeus Aid I am looking for mutations that help humans. Evolution Zone March 2015
Thomas Clements I try to understand why squishy things with no hard parts, like worms, octopuses and jellyfish, turn into fossils. Evolution Zone March 2015
Robert Woolfson Trying to turn molecules into a computer Materials Zone March 2015
Ed Rial I make electrons dance so hard they shine more brightly than a billion suns, by using the most powerful permanent magnets on Earth, superconductors working near absolute zero, and a particle accelerator. Light Zone March 2015
Guido Bolognesi I use lasers to trap, move and deform objects – this is not scify, this is light science!! Light Zone March 2015
Hugh Harvey I’m a doctor that takes X-rays to look inside you and see your bones and other bits! Light Zone March 2015
Mariastefania De Vido I develop innovative high energy lasers, which will improve everybody’s life. Do you want to know how? Read on! Light Zone March 2015
Anna Ashton I’m looking at vitamin A and how it might be used in a part of the brain called the pineal gland, which is important for controlling sleep Dysprosium Zone March 2015
Barbara Shih I’m a post-doctoral researcher looking at the risks versus the benifits of sun exposure. Genes Zone March 2015
Matthew Moore In the second year of my PhD, I’m comparing the genes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis. Genes Zone March 2015
Ravinder Kanda Understanding why our DNA looks the way it does. Genes Zone March 2015
Sophie Robinson I cut and paste DNA in an attempt to find the cause of blood cancer Genes Zone March 2015
Tristan Smith I am second year PhD student working in a sustainable science centre attempting to use microbes to produce the higher value chemicals found in crude oil from a sustainable source. Genes Zone March 2015
Jo Sadler Improving enzymes to help make medicines sustainably Green Chemistry Zone March 2015
Shreesha Bhat A Chemist trying to generate feelings in the chemicals which react with each other and deliver a new chemical molecule which can some day become a superhero (drug) and save the lives of people! Molecules Zone March 2015
Sarwat Iqbal I am a chemistry scientist investigating the possibility of generation of clean fuel Molecules Zone March 2015
Michele Faucci Giannelli I analyse the ATLAS data looking for rare Higgs interactions Particle Physics Zone March 2015
Ian Sandal I make and study new materials for lasers or that can detect light. Holmium Zone March 2015
Martin Ward I am interested in understanding why and how crystals are formed, to do this I use lasers, diamonds and very high pressures! Materials Zone March 2015
Martin Wieczysty Try to improve chemical reactions to make colourful dyes. Materials Zone March 2015
Stephanie Bryant I work on an exciting project called God and the Big Bang. Evolution Zone March 2015
Zena Hadjivasiliou I like to use equations to explain fascinating patterns that we see in nature, like the spirals on the shells of snails and the stripes on zebras. I am also interested in the differences between male and female sexual cells and their evolution. Holmium Zone March 2015
Jared Parnell I'm a software engineer working on websites like BBC Bitesize. Holmium Zone March 2015
Isabel Pires I am a Cancer Biologist, and in my work I try to understand how the conditions in a tumour can change the cells within it, and how we can use these changes to make cancer cells easier to detect and more sensitive to treatment. Holmium Zone March 2015
Frank Longford I am a PhD student at the Institute of Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS) in Southampton, studying the mysteries of water’s surface using supercomputer simulations. Holmium Zone March 2015
Elizabeth Cooper Improving or creating processes for the chemical factory by research and development Materials Zone March 2015
Hephzi Tagoe I work with skin cells (keratinocytes) to find out what causes some people to have rough scaly skin and hopefully help find a cure Erbium Zone March 2015
Imogen Napper I am researching plastic pollution in the ocean! Where does it come from and what happens to it? Erbium Zone March 2015
Jen Machin I’m trying to find out more about how young children learn, and how they remember things from their past and imagine what will happen in the future. This is called mental time travel! Erbium Zone March 2015
Jennifer Rudd I'm figuring out ways to get people to reduce their carbon footprint. I also try to turn carbon dioxide into something more useful and less dangerous for the planet. Erbium Zone March 2015
Thomas Barrett I study the rocks that have crashed to earth from space to hunt for water. Erbium Zone March 2015
Sarah Kirk Making plastics from plants! Green Chemistry Zone March 2015
Sankar Meenakshisundaram I am a catalysis chemist and interested in developing catalysts that convert renewable materials (CO2, waste biomass) to useful compounds. Green Chemistry Zone March 2015
Oliver Brown I help scientists write code that works on some of the world's most powerful computers. Particle Physics Zone March 2015
James Coombs OBrien I take materials from plants and turn them into plastics Materials Zone March 2015
Carmen Denman I use E.coli to make vaccines Immune System Zone March 2015
Daniel Vipond I am a patient charity funded PhD student studying the role of a leaky gut and intestinal bacteria in people diagnosed with ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Very little is understood about the cause of the condition estimated to affect 250,000 people across the UK. Patients experience severe fatigue and physical and mental exhaustion, however, there are many other symptoms which not all patients experience and is very individual. It commonly affects the nervous symptom and the immune system, but is unlikely to be a single disease with a single cause. Immune System Zone March 2015
Vicky Bayliss I design powerful electromagnets that operate at extremely low temperatures (-269ºC) to steer the beam in particle accelerators like Diamond Light Source. Particle Physics Zone March 2015
Yelong Wei Research on dielectric laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a grating-based microstructure Particle Physics Zone March 2015
Cristiane Calixto Work? I like it so much that I don’t see it as work. Sustaining Health Zone March 2015
Nicki Whitehouse I am an environmental archaeologist and palaeoecologist – I study past species, communities and ecosystems over the last 450,000 years. This includes interactions with humans! A large component of my work concerns the beginnings of early agriculture and its ecological impacts Sustaining Health Zone March 2015
Nikolai Adamski I am a plant geneticist and I try to create better varieties of wheat to help feed the growing world population. Sustaining Health Zone March 2015
Richard Simons I’m developing a way to purify water with light, zapping bacteria to give clean drinking water Sustaining Health Zone March 2015
Samuel Ellis My work involves finding out how some nasty bacteria in food (the kind that gives you diarrhoea!) stick to the inside of your guts and grow. (Click read more to see some science and pictures) Sustaining Health Zone March 2015
Angeline Burrell I study plasma in the Earth’s atmosphere to see how it responds to changes in sunlight. Terbium Zone March 2015
Catherine Vlahakis I work as a scientist/astronomer at the ALMA observatory in Chile – the “Atacama Large Milllimeter/submillimeter Array”. Terbium Zone March 2015
Luke Maidment I’m trying to use lasers to detect dangerous chemicals from a safe distance away. Terbium Zone March 2015
Philip Moriarty We’re aiming to do 3D printing with atoms. Terbium Zone March 2015
Shona Whittam My work in Radiotherapy Physics involves planning patient’s cancer treatments, looking after the machines that deliver the treatments (Linear Accelerators) and doing measurements to ensure the patient receives the correct dose of high-energy X-Rays. Terbium Zone March 2015
Dave Bond Computing geek, involved with developing and maintaining Scientific Computing at Diamond Light Zone March 2015
Sascha Stollhans I like to discover how languages work, how we learn them and what successful language teaching should be like. Ytterbium Zone June 2015
Anna Kutner In my job I make sure that no harm comes to the environment and humans from the radioactive waste produced by the industry. Ytterbium Zone June 2015
Hayley Clissold Bacteria make lots of proteins. I am trying to work out which of these proteins are needed to invade the cells in our body. Ytterbium Zone June 2015
Iain Bethune My code runs on some of the world’s largest Supercomputers, simulating how the world works! Ytterbium Zone June 2015
Rebecca Jones I work on parasites that grow inside insects and make them glow in the dark to stop mice eating them!! Ytterbium Zone June 2015
Thomas Farrugia I take natural proteins, chemically modify them and then make thin films out of them. Polymers Zone June 2015
Rob Temperton I work in various labs in Nottingham and around Europe to study molecules on surfaces with the aim to develop and understand new methods of energy production Hafnium Zone June 2015
Ruhina Miller Low temperature stability of surfactants used in shampoos, etc Polymers Zone June 2015
Vedia Can I use molecules naturally generated by the human body to prevent Osteoarthritis. Pharmacology Zone June 2015
Amy Cameron Learning how a diabetes drug works to improve it and to provide a better understanding of type 2 diabetes. Hormones Zone June 2015
Craig Doig Essentially, I research how to keep our muscles 25 years old when the rest of our body is 65. Hormones Zone June 2015
Laura Wales I work in a lab looking at sperm samples, freeze sperm for future fertility treatment (eg. IVF) and have developed the new NHS sperm bank in Edinburgh. Hormones Zone June 2015
Partha Kar Live in a mystical world of hormones..and try to help those who struggle with them! 🙂 Hormones Zone June 2015
Saffron Whitehead Teaching medical students about hormones, doing experiments and writing papers and books on endocrinology Hormones Zone June 2015
Alex Agyemang I am interested in the causes of diseases and how drugs can be used to treat or cure diseases. Pharmacology Zone June 2015
Laura Newton I’m trying to detect what molecules change and understand exactly what happens when skin is hit by UV light – the dangerous part of sunlight Pharmacology Zone June 2015
Lesley Pearson Finding new ways to test the potential medicines that the chemists make Pharmacology Zone June 2015
Richard Prince A teaching-focussed receptor pharmacologist. Pharmacology Zone June 2015
Anne Canning Make polymer surfaces to grow cells on, to direct their behaviour Polymers Zone June 2015
Rose Simnett I make new polymers that are designed to have different and interesting properties. Polymers Zone June 2015
Priya Hari I use an automated microscope to help us find proteins which defend our body against cancer. Health Zone June 2015
Natt Day I infect lung cells with the cold and see how they react Health Zone June 2015
Dwaine Vance I am currently developing a genetic risk profile test to predict future risk of CHD and heart attack Health Zone June 2015
Andrew Scott I’m the make it happen man in MRI. Health Zone June 2015
Steven Thomson I help unravel the secrets of the weirdest forces in nature by thinking about the coldest things in the universe! Extreme Force June 2015
Sarah Beasley I work on the protection of military aircraft using lasers! Extreme Force June 2015
Lidunka Vocadlo I try to work out what is going on in the Earth’s core and in the cores of the terrestrial planets, e.g. Mercury Extreme Force June 2015
Jillian Scudder I teach Astronomy at Oberlin College in the US & I study what happens to galaxies when they go crashing into each other. Extreme Force June 2015
Connor Macrae I study the extreme environments of our sun and other stars, from spectacular solar flares and cool sunspots to shocking sun- and star-quakes. Extreme Force June 2015
Arthur Wilkinson Teaching and research on polymers and composites. Polymers Zone June 2015
Tatiana Trantidou I make micro-devices that produce tiny droplets of a drug which travel through the body to find a specific site of pain/infection and act on it. Health Zone June 2015
James Gilbert I build robotic telescope instrumentation for mapping the Universe! Electromagnetic Zone June 2015
Tat Ming Mako Ng Making cheap and Earth-friendly ‘fairies’ to power your house. Thulium Zone June 2015
Andrew Fensham-Smith Trying to get gold to do things it shouldn’t, reacting with things it normally won’t! Colour Zone June 2015
Usman Bashir My work is on a latest machine which takes pictures of inside the body (called a ‘PET/MRI scanner’) to help detect cancer Electromagnetic Zone June 2015
Susan Cartwright I am a particle physicist, which means that I study the smallest building blocks of matter. The particle I particularly work on is called the neutrino: it is very common in the universe but very, very difficult to detect. We use a huge water tank in Japan to trap a very small fraction of the neutrinos that pass through it, so we can find out more about these particles and their contribution to making the universe look the way it does. Hafnium Zone June 2015
Paul Brack I’m playing with a material that was used a century ago to fill Zeppelins with hydrogen (and then forgotten about) to see if I can use it in a pocket sized power station. Lutetium Zone June 2015
Martha Havenith I teach mice to play computer games while I am messing with their brain. Lutetium Zone June 2015
Jonny Brooks-Bartlett I spend my day writing maths and computer code to see if I can explain how proteins (biological machines in our bodies) get damaged when you shoot X-rays at them Lutetium Zone June 2015
Hannah Greenwood Helping our white blood cells get better at fighting bacteria as we age Lutetium Zone June 2015
Alison Whitaker My work is usually a combination of arts, science and statistics Lutetium Zone June 2015
Rebecca Dewey I'm a physicist working with MRI scanners. I use them to see how the brain deals with changes in the world around it. Hafnium Zone June 2015
Ryan Cheale I look at really old galaxies Thulium Zone June 2015
Ruth Elderfield I try and figure out how viruses work Thulium Zone June 2015
Liad Baruchin I am mostly interested in how the brain stores memories Thulium Zone June 2015
Claire Bryer Looking at how our DNA makes us different from one another Thulium Zone June 2015
Josh Meyers I write computer programs which help discover new medicines for cancer Hafnium Zone June 2015
Daniel Hewson My work is all about understanding how colour is produced by natural materials. Electromagnetic Zone June 2015
Miranda Jackson I study black holes and neutron stars, which are among the most extreme and energetic objects in the universe! Electromagnetic Zone June 2015
Jade Owen I check different medicines and figure out how to test new ones. Colour Zone June 2015
Jess Wade I'm making colourful inks that can conduct electricity, then printing them on plastic to make flexible solar panels, bendy mobile phones and roll-up TV screens. Colour Zone June 2015
Kevin Honeychurch detection of drugs and piosons Colour Zone June 2015
Lynn Martin I test drinking water samples to see if there are any dangerous metals in it that would affect people’s health. Colour Zone June 2015
Freya Wilson I am making a new way of sending secret messages so that not even the best hackers could figure them out! Electromagnetic Zone June 2015
Chris Armstrong I’m a PhD Student working with some of the most powerful lasers in the world to generate tailor made x-ray pulses capable of imaging industrial scale objects. Hafnium Zone June 2015
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Mary Rose Harwell Zone July 2015
Chris Pearson Harwell Zone July 2015
UK Space Agency Harwell Zone July 2015
Medical Physics Harwell Zone July 2015
RAL Cryogenics Harwell Zone July 2015
Table of Plasma Harwell Zone July 2015
Jo Nettleship Harwell Zone July 2015
Research Complex Harwell Harwell Zone July 2015
Crystal Extreme Harwell Zone July 2015
Aimee Goodall I’m a metallurgist; I look at how the bits inside metals, that are so small we can’t see with the naked eye, affect how the metal acts and what the metal can be used for – as you wouldn’t want a skyscraper made from your kitchen foil! Tungsten Zone November 2015
Aaron Boardley I use social media and other digital multimedia to share the latest engineering news Osmium Zone November 2015
Gemma Cripps I research how climate change will affect marine species within the marine food web. Tungsten Zone November 2015
Hussain Jaffery Bone cells are in an epic battle for domination – with some cells making bone and other cells breaking it – and as a molecular osteoimmunologist, I look at which cells are winning, and why. Tungsten Zone November 2015
Robert Lees I look at the living brains/brain cells of mice using cool tools, such as laser microscopes, with the aim to understand how human brains work – I guess you could say I’m a zombie-scientist, except I don’t eat the brains! Tungsten Zone November 2015
Ross King I’m an immunopharmacologist, which means I use drugs to understand how the immune system works (and what happens when it doesn’t). Tungsten Zone November 2015
Bernard Ennis I make steel better so that you can crash your car into a tree faster and not get killed. Tantalum Zone November 2015
Cristina Villa del Campo I work finding small vesicles to help regenerate the heart Heart Zone November 2015
Gemma Barron I grow blood vessels in a lab!! I look at how inflammatory molecules released from fat tissues, in our blood, effect blood vessel development and look at what happens next. Heart Zone November 2015
Loan Nguyen I learn about how fat clogs up the blood vessels and causes heart attacks Heart Zone November 2015
Ashley Hughes I use femtosecond laser pulses to investigate the kinetics of protein structure changes Tantalum Zone November 2015
Praveen Surendran Analyses of data (genetic and clinical measures) from samples across the globe to see if changes in DNA can influence risk for heart diseases and it’s risk factors Heart Zone November 2015
Carsten Welsch I design and build particle accelerators to help understand nature in all its facets and develop new ways to treat cancer. Tantalum Zone November 2015
Maire Gorman I help astronomers work out what molecules are in other planets-ie is there alien life out there? Spectroscopy Zone November 2015
Michael Schneider I use advanced stem cell techniques to study heart disease and heart repair — making new muscle cells to replace dead ones, and saving cells that are in danger of dying. Heart Zone November 2015
Abbey McGarrigle I am a biomedical engineer who designs medical devices that are placed in the brain. These devices can be used to help and improve neurological related illness. Osmium Zone November 2015
Keith Franklin I help Japan to clean up after the Fukushima accident by introducing clever gadgets from the UK. Osmium Zone November 2015
Natalie Garrett I use lasers to look at the paths drugs take inside the body. Osmium Zone November 2015
Peter Burgess I make sure solar power systems are running as well as they can Osmium Zone November 2015
Sheona Masterton I figure out how and why the continents move over millions of years. Extreme Pressure Zone November 2015
Jack Carlyle I look at massive explosions happening on the Sun which can reach Earth and beyond! Extreme Pressure Zone November 2015
Giuditta Perversi Even the magnet that you use to stick stuff on your fridge behaves really differently when you put it under huge amount of pressure or really high/really low temperatures, so I recreate these conditions to figure out what’s happening! Extreme Pressure Zone November 2015
Flavia de Almeida Dias I use the worlds biggest camera to look at what happens when protons are smashed together in order to better understand the universe Extreme Pressure Zone November 2015
Craig Bull Inquisitive about knowing what happens when stuff gets squashed Extreme Pressure Zone November 2015
Arlene McBroom I analyse unknown samples to work out what they are and where they may have come from. Spectroscopy Zone November 2015
Baljit Ghatora A very varied job where I teach the application of chemistry to forensic science and also spend time researching how to make new safe materials for human use. Spectroscopy Zone November 2015
Jesus Calvo-Castro I study the properties of compounds that can detect explosives and other chemicals Spectroscopy Zone November 2015
Michael Kyriakides I am curious person whose research is focused on the understanding and detection of important diseases such as cancer or infections. Spectroscopy Zone November 2015
Siana Jones I measure changes during exercise using different tools that ‘see’ inside people while they are doing exercise. Ageing Zone November 2015
David Nunan I keep watch of headlines and stories to help guard us from bad science and bogus claims about health and medicine. Rhenium Zone November 2015
Eva Weiss Me and my computer search for important motifs in viral genomes. Rhenium Zone November 2015
Kate Wright I work in radiation detection to make sure that dangerous radioactive stuff is dealt with properly. Rhenium Zone November 2015
Nicholas Pearce I work in a chemistry lab making molecules to use in nanotechnology like electronics, micromachines and solar cells. Rhenium Zone November 2015
Rachel McMullan I use worms as a simple system to understand how being stressed can make you ill Rhenium Zone November 2015
Monique Henson I work with computer models of galaxy clusters, the largest objects in the Universe. I use them to study how the Universe has changed over the last 13 billion years. They can also give us clues about the nature of gravity and dark matter. Tantalum Zone November 2015
Maria Magdalena Razalan I study some components from plants aiming at finding useful compounds and valuable applications! Tantalum Zone November 2015
Carolyn Nielsen I try to understand how a virus can ‘age’ the cells of your immune system! Ageing Zone November 2015
Peter Francis I investigate the role of exercise in health and ageing and also seek to understand the factors which affect sports performance and sports injury. Ageing Zone November 2015
Richard Unwin Yorkshireman studying how diseases of old age develop. Ageing Zone November 2015
Sara Falcone Studying old mice to explore the ageing process Ageing Zone November 2015
Lowri Evans I work as a Low Carbon Psychologist, which means that I study people’s behaviour in relation to energy consumption and try and discover why they are behaving in a certain way, and see if it can be changed. Platinum Zone March 2016
Greg Irving I’m a clinical scientist – I live in the cracks between the NHS and research Platinum Zone March 2016
Kelly Houton I work for a large Chemical Company analysing the many facets of intellectual property Platinum Zone March 2016
Giovanna Tancredi I perform experiments on very tiny electrical circuits (that I build myself) for the next generation computers Platinum Zone March 2016
Jessica Groppi Currently I work as a teaching assistant, although I recently finished my PhD in Chemistry Biochemistry Zone March 2016
Benjamin Bose Gravity Zone March 2016
Sam Smith I am a behavioural scientist / psychologist that tries to encourage people to change their behaviour to prevent cancer Fat Zone March 2016
Daniel Biggs Research Assistant for the Genome Editing Core @ Wellcome Centre for Human Platinum Zone March 2016
Chris Conselice I study the birth and formation of galaxies through the universe Gold Zone March 2016
Scott Lawrie I studied astrophysics at university, so I know all about stars and planets, but now I build and work with particle accelerators! Iridium Zone March 2016
Vicky Caulfield Involved in Flu vaccine stability management Iridium Zone March 2016
Richard Friend I invent methods for testing medicines, mostly inhalers. Toxicology Zone March 2016
Emma Dean Gravity Zone March 2016
Christian Killow Gravity Zone March 2016
Alice Harpole Gravity Zone March 2016
Majid Ahmed I look at blood vessels from people and animals to find out why the vessels don’t work properly when people become fat (obese). Fat Zone March 2016
Nikki D'Arcy Auspherix Biochemistry Zone March 2016
Omur Tastan I study how stem cells become neurons which will help cure brain diseases Gold Zone March 2016
Maddison Coke I use beams of molecules, to create tiny structures smaller than the thickness of your hair, one layer of molecules at a time, so we can make smartphones run quicker in the future. Gold Zone March 2016
Paul O'Mahoney I research new ways of using light for diagnosing and treating skin diseases Medical Physics March 2016
Mobeen Ali My project involves working on new ways of imaging the amount of iron in the brain using MRI. Medical Physics March 2016
Laura Haworth Vascular Clinical Scientist Medical Physics March 2016
Jen Lowe Being a radiotherapy physicist (Band 7 Clinical Scientist) in the NHS at Southampton General Hospital. Medical Physics March 2016
Greg Melia I design new ways of detecting cancer Medical Physics March 2016
Jimi Wills I use big expensive mass spectrometers to help other scientists fight cancer Gold Zone March 2016
Richard Sulston I investigate the way hormones in the blood can make us healthier when we eat less food. Fat Zone March 2016
Hannah Moir I am an Exercise Physiologist & Biochemist who investigates the human body’s response to exercise, nutrition and behavioural change at Kingston University, London. Fat Zone March 2016
Hayley Moulding My work is inspiring to me, but sometimes my work on sleep gets in the way of sleeping and other days it makes me sleep like a log!! Gold Zone March 2016
Christopher Blanford I work with proteins so we can make energy and chemicals in a greener way. Biochemistry Zone March 2016
Olusegun Gabriel Fawole a nice combination – thorough and painstaking Climate Change Zone March 2016
Iain McLellan I’m a chemistry lecturer and I look at air pollution (the stuff that we breathe) and land pollution (where our food grows) Climate Change Zone March 2016
Helena Quilter I’m trying to turn waste orange peel and pine trees into plastic bottles! Climate Change Zone March 2016
Elaine Mawbey Measuring the chemistry of little tiny fossils to find out how climate changed in the past. Climate Change Zone March 2016
Cat Scott ? When you walk through a forest you can smell a strong piney odour which comes from chemicals being emitted by the trees ? – I use computer codes ? to understand how these emissions affect the air around us, and the climate of the whole planet! Climate Change Zone March 2016
Lauren Laing I study fish, and try to understand how pollutants can be toxic to wild populations. Toxicology Zone March 2016
Harriet Reid I design and test new proteins to try and build new medicines and materials. Biochemistry Zone March 2016
Stuart Atkinson Saving the environment one drum of toxic waste at a time. Toxicology Zone March 2016
Steve Marsden Gravity Zone March 2016
Adrian Buzatu I write software and analyse huge amounts of data and simulations from the ATLAS experiment at CERN to study the properties of the Higgs elementary particle. Iridium Zone March 2016
Gaia Andreoletti I look for “bad” genetic mutations in children presenting with inflammatory bowel disease with the use of a super-computer Iridium Zone March 2016
Jim Barrett I look for cool astrophysics in data that’s so messy, no one else can see it. Iridium Zone March 2016
Charlotte Green I research how fat stored in your liver can impact your health and promote diseases. Fat Zone March 2016
Anais Kahve I look at the processes behind how fatty acids get inside cells. Toxicology Zone March 2016
Katy Kellett I work with drugs of abuse to find new and inventive ways to detect them for both police offers and doctors. Toxicology Zone March 2016
andy chapman Trying to make it as an academic Biochemistry Zone March 2016
John Fossey I lead a research team in catalysis and sensing and teach organic chemistry Catalysis Zone June 2016
Elliot Jokl I’m making mutants to figure out why muscles grow when you use them. Bismuth Zone June 2016
Rupesh Paudyal Plant roots always grow down and shoots always grow up rather than growing in random directions – why? Bismuth Zone June 2016
Thomas Biggans I work in Nuclear Medicine which uses radioactive substances to study how our bodies work. We look at patients’ hearts beating, their stomachs eating and their brains thinking so that we know if something is not working like it should. Bismuth Zone June 2016
Hazel Garvie-Cook From counterfeit bank notes to the first stages of disease, I use lasers and a microscope to reveal the hidden information that the eye can’t see. Bismuth Zone June 2016
Juan Ortiz Antibiotics Zone June 2016
Laura Finney The University of Nottingham Catalysis Zone June 2016
Vincent Keenan Uses maths to solve biological problems Ecosystems Zone June 2016
Mark Booth I am an epidemiologist interested in the challenges of removing parasitic infections that harm vulnerable populations Parasites Zone June 2016
Linda Anagu I am currently a PhD student in Keele University where I study culturing the malaria parasite and finding out how high temperature and, too much lactate affect the parasite’s ability to cause severe malaria. Parasites Zone June 2016
Arporn Wangwiwatsin I use big data to understand life of parasitic worms that can live for over 10 years in human blood. Parasites Zone June 2016
Franco Falcone I work on allergy and infectious diseases, mainly parasites and other bugs (not on viruses) Parasites Zone June 2016
Claire Bourke I am an immunologist investigating how infections (including parasites) and the treatments that clear them affect the cells of the human immune system. Parasites Zone June 2016
Danna Gifford I study how bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance by doing experiments in the lab and analysing DNA sequences with computers Antibiotics Zone June 2016
Hannah Grist I research animals, from birds to rhinos to limpets: where they live, why they behave different ways, and how we can protect them Ecosystems Zone June 2016
Joanna Bagniewska I study how animals interact with their environment, and I talk to people about wildlife. Ecosystems Zone June 2016
Joe Nunez-Mino Studying animals with the aim of protecting them and educating people as to why we need nature Ecosystems Zone June 2016
Luis Perez Calderon Environmental chemistry, oil spills Ecosystems Zone June 2016
Jonathan Hunter Continuous flow ? photochemistry☀️ using non-invasive ⚗ analysis methods. Antibiotics Zone June 2016
Angus Cook I do all sorts of horrible (well, maybe just unpleasent) things to stainless steels to try to make them rust. If we know when they rust then we can tell when to use stainless steel and when to use something else (like titanium or copper). Mercury Zone June 2016
Sam Briggs Working with charged polymers and fatty acids I make compartments that might mimic early life and could be used as a targeted drug delivery system. Cells Zone June 2016
Rob Brass Not all scientists wear white coats! I work in a cancer hospital where we use beams of radiation to attack tumours! Cells Zone June 2016
Matt Dunn I grow cells from the brain in order to make a model which can be used to study brain diseases and disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. Cells Zone June 2016
Kylie Belchamber I study white blood cells in the lungs, called macrophages, that eat bacteria (like pacman!).My research focuses on trying to find out what goes wrong with these cells during lung disease Cells Zone June 2016
Ruth Patchett I work at a University bringing real-life science research into schools. I design experiments and bring them to schools for students to try out - along with some researchers. We do experiments about plastic, DNA, batteries... Catalysis Zone June 2016
Robert Williams Manufacturing advanced intermediates for specialist drugs Catalysis Zone June 2016
Luke Williams Catalysis Zone June 2016
Melissa Ladyman My job is to find out how explosives travel through the ground, water and air and to make sure that the chemicals do not damage the environment or hurt any animals. Mercury Zone June 2016
Jenni Rodd I conduct experiments to help us understand how people understand the words that they hear and read. The aim is to help children who find this difficult. Mercury Zone June 2016
Catherine Ross I am a Clinical Scientist have specialised in looking at hearts, and now work in NHS England as the Scientific Lead. Mercury Zone June 2016
Waqar Ahmed Finding out if someone has an infection from taking a sample of their breath Mercury Zone June 2016
Rebecca Thompson I am a structural biologist.. I use electron microscopes to study parts of cells, and proteins inside cells. Cells Zone June 2016
Ellen Gill I specialise in designing and analysing shielding against gamma radiation, but know a lot about managing radiation and nuclear waste in general Bismuth Zone June 2016
David Robertson Trying to observe gravitational waves using lasers in spacecraft. Thallium Zone June 2016
Daniela Lobo I modify the DNA of viruses so they can “see” evil bacteria. Antibiotics Zone June 2016
Sian Thomas I am the Head of Information Management at the Food Standards Agency Thallium Zone June 2016
Dawn Lau I grow cells in a dish to make them mimic the conditions of brain diseases, and then smash the cells apart to see what proteins are causing the damage. Thallium Zone June 2016
Stuart Cannon Clinical Bioinformatician Trainee Scientist Lead Zone June 2016
Lindsay Robinson I work as a research chemist near Glasgow for BioAscent Discovery. Antibiotics Zone June 2016
Maheen Siddiqui I use brain imaging to understand how babies brains develop. Lead Zone June 2016
Euan Allen I work with big, powerful lasers to try and see if we can make a computer using particles of light called photons. Lead Zone June 2016
Deborah Prunty I work for a large food and drinks company, analysing suspect counterfeit samples and suporting production sites improve their quality. Lead Zone June 2016
Rob Stanley I use maths to investigate how cells work. I also teach other biologists maths and computer programming. Lead Zone June 2016
Christie Waddington I’m a PhD Student studying how certain proteins work in the mitochondria. Thallium Zone June 2016
Dan Lewis Analytical Formulation Chemist/ Associate Scientist. Thallium Zone June 2016
Lucy Oldacre-Bartley I give vitamins to our muscles to try and make us stronger for longer! Polonium Zone November 2016
Darren Rhodes Trying to get Robots to have a human sense of time! Astatine Zone November 2016
Ellie Paige I investigate patterns and causes of diseases such as heart attacks Astatine Zone November 2016
Samantha Watson I am a radiation scientist at Public Health England. I look at what might happen if a radiation accident occurs, how to protect people, and what to do afterwards. Astatine Zone November 2016
Miranda Bane Following bumblebees around meadows and writing computer programs to model possible future extinction events. Polonium Zone November 2016
Megan Seymour I work in a research lab, investigating the ways in which waste uranium may be able to help us carry out useful reactions. Energy Zone November 2016
Mzamo Shozi I am a lecturer at University of KwaZulu-Natal and involved in the teaching of 1st years and 2nd and 3rd year Analytical chemistry. Energy Zone November 2016
Ola Michalec I am looking at ways to treat Earth more kindly- in particular – how can we save our energy, food and water? Energy Zone November 2016
Olivia Ashton Find materials to save the world from global warming Energy Zone November 2016
Andres Olivares del Campo I try to understand the connections between neutrinos and Dark Matter. Astatine Zone November 2016
Weiyi Yao PhD Student at University of Leeds Energy Zone November 2016
Joe Bathelt In my work, I’m trying to find out what thinking skills are most important for school and what makes some kids brains different from others. Brain Zone November 2016
Lauren Burt Pattern Spotting: I’m interested in how storms change our coastline Investigation Zone November 2016
Sarah Taylor Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Rose Gallagher Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Paul Little Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Michael Moore Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Catherine Wigley I work in a private blood transfusion laboratory providing blood products to six hospitals. Astatine Zone November 2016
Steven Street making new anti-cancer drugs from sugars that don’t kill healthy cells. Drug Discovery Zone November 2016
Zarah Pattison Alien plant hunter Plants Zone November 2016
Kirsten Brandt The best part is to find out why eating vegetables is good for us – and use the results to make vegetables even better! Plants Zone November 2016
Thamarai Schneiders Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Susan Hopkins Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Rachel Harris I use human brain tissue to find out what goes wrong in Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Zone November 2016
Ria Vaportzis Why do some people get dementia while others don’t? Brain Zone November 2016
Wendy Thompson Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Adrian Chu Finding out functions of genes in a brain-eating bacteria! Brain Zone November 2016
Konstantinos Drousiotis Teaching bacteria how to find, grab and eat sugars from plants Plants Zone November 2016
Jennifer Bates Dirt, diet and dung Plants Zone November 2016
Oliver Charity Looking at viruses which kill bacteria Drug Discovery Zone November 2016
Freddie Morrison Make plants bigger and better! Plants Zone November 2016
Iroise Dumontheil I study the brain and behaviour of adults and adolescents Brain Zone November 2016
Ajay Mishra Understanding how our skin is maintained throughout our life. Radon Zone November 2016
Peter Boorman Finding hidden monsters throughout the Universe with X-rays. Polonium Zone November 2016
Eleni Vikeli Finding novel antibiotics from rare sources such as fungus growing ants Drug Discovery Zone November 2016
Hannah Bolt I make new drugs for a nasty tropical disease that is caused by parasites Drug Discovery Zone November 2016
Jenny Batson I do biology experiments with my team to develop new drugs for eye disease, cancer, pain and diabetes. Drug Discovery Zone November 2016
Martin Fulford Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Huma Shah Use the Turing test to find if humans can tell if they’re talking to another human or a machine. Polonium Zone November 2016
Kate Elliott Using x-rays to treat cancer Radon Zone November 2016
Reka Nagy I use computers and lots of data to hunt for genes that might be involved in disease if they don't work correctly. Radon Zone November 2016
Cliodna McNulty Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Emilia McAllister-Jepps I train full time, as an athlete, for Sprint Canoeing Sports Science Zone November 2016
Helen Hanstock I’m working on ways to help athletes to avoid getting sick before big competitions, so that they can perform at their best. Sports Science Zone November 2016
Jeroen Dewulf Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Katy Griggs I research the body temperature responses of athletes with a spainl cord injury and how sport science can be used in Paralympic sport Sports Science Zone November 2016
LauraAnne Furlong Measuring how muscles and tendons work during sport using reflective dots and pictures of them from under your skin, to figure out why we move the way we do so one day we could be like Iron-Man Sports Science Zone November 2016
Stephanie Millward I am a Paralympic swimmer Sports Science Zone November 2016
Sophie Nedelec I work on underwater sound and fish behaviour. I try to find ways to protect nature. Investigation Zone November 2016
Christopher Butler Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Jack O'Sullivan We try and identify medical tests and treatments that don’t work. Polonium Zone November 2016
Pip Millington I’m in my fifth year as a doctor, and third year traning in paediatrics. Radon Zone November 2016
Kuntal Singh “Imagine all the food mankind has produced over the past 8,000 years. Now consider that we need to produce that same amount again — but in just the next 40 years if we are to feed our growing and hungry world.” — Paul Polman Radon Zone November 2016
Elizabeth Beech Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Carol Roberts Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Marisol Collins Testing: My work involves looking at a parasite of dogs that can spread to sheep, cows, horses and even people! Investigation Zone November 2016
Michael Rivera Classifying: Have you ever wondered what people did ten thousands years ago?? We can learn a lot from bones in archaeology! Investigation Zone November 2016
Sarah Hunak Observation: My job is to keep people safe from radiation Investigation Zone November 2016
Adam Roberts Antibiotics Zone November 2016
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Andrew Hayward Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Dan Gordon Principal Lecturer: Exercise Physiology and Director for the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences Sports Science Zone November 2016
Anne Thomson Antibiotics Zone November 2016
Andrew Willis Full Time Professional Athlete Sports Science Zone November 2016
Delma Childers I arrange battles between drug-resistant fungi and our immune cells to learn new ways to fight infections. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Jess Wade I’m making colourful inks that can conduct electricity, then printing them on plastic to make flexible solar panels, bendy mobile phones and roll-up TV screens. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Yasmin Ali Engineer making heat, hot water and electricity for you! Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Tom Cook I make science and natural history TV for a living. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Piers Barnes I work in the Physics Department at Imperial College London where I'm a Lecturer and run a small research group. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Petra Cameron My research is in solar cells Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Paul Shearing Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Oli Weber Next Generation Solar Cell Technology Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Olivia Ashton I work on materials for solar cells Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Thomas Ashton Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Saiful Islam I’m a chemist who doesn’t wear a white lab coat. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Hayley Moulding My work is inspiring to me, but sometimes my work on sleep gets in the way of sleeping and other days it makes me sleep like a log!! Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Mike Sulu Researcher at UCL Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Natasha Simons Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Serena Corr Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
James Betts Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Bethan Charles I investigate materials for the solar cells of the future, which can be flexible or invisible! Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Catie Williams Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Charles Footer I’m a PhD student at UCL and have worked at Sharp in Oxford developing Sodium Ion batteries Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Chris Eames I work in computational materials chemistry Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Craig Fisher Theoretical modelling of materials Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Davide Moia Scientist working on solar energy and energy storage Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Hannah Moir I’m a Senior Lecturer and researcher Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Iain Aldous Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Emma Kendrick Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Javier Gonzalez I study how to improve health and sports performance through nutrition and exercise Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Jenny Heath Materials for batteries and how they work. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Meggi I am a materials chemist and I work mainly on energy storage devices. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Laurence Hardwick I am a chemist who uses spectroscopy to understand the chemical reactions occuring inside batteries Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Jawwad Darr develop advanced materials for the benefit of society Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Karl Byrne Organising and managing the Ri CHRISTMAS LECTURES Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Jemma Rowlandson Water! I’m trying not only to make it safe to drink, but also turn it into rocket fuel. Christmas Lectures 2016 December 2016
Leah Fitzsimmons I’m interested in how viruses can cause cancer, so I compare infected and unifected cancer cells to look for differences. Cardiff PGR Day Zone February 2017
Hayley Moulding My work is inspiring to me, but sometimes my work on sleep gets in the way of sleeping and other days it makes me sleep like a log!! Cardiff PGR Day Zone February 2017
Antony Poveda I work on the I’m a Scientist Get me out of here competition and other online engagement projects. Cardiff PGR Day Zone February 2017
Natalie Doig To understand the way that brain cells are connected to each other. Organs Zone March 2017
Nicholas Younger I use fancy computers and mini-organs grown in the lab to study the genetic changes in liver cancer. Organs Zone March 2017
Andrew Jones I am a lecturer in psychology (appetite and addiction) Decision Zone March 2017
Marta Varela I use the laws of Physics and big, fast computers to understand how the heart becomes ill and how we can treat it. Organs Zone March 2017
Devon Smith I’m trying to figure out what causes the kidneys to not function properly when they get ill. Organs Zone March 2017
Craig O'Hare I’m an Immunologist, which means I’m working to understand how the immune system works Organs Zone March 2017
Mary Spiller My work involves teaching and researching the way our senses work together to form our experience of the world around us Decision Zone March 2017
Rochelle Velho I am a medical doctor interested in space medicine. Space Exploration Zone March 2017
Diana Kornbrot Mathematical models of decision making; statistics, wearable computer,for life enhancement Decision Zone March 2017
Sallie Baxendale My project idea: Does what you know about someone influence how attractive you think they are? Enquiry Zone March 2017
Olivia Bailey I try to find ways that we can use our poo to make useful things! Radium Zone March 2017
Marco Esposito PhD student at Roslin Institute – Edinburgh University Radium Zone March 2017
Amanda Barnes My work looks at how we can use cells in different ways to repair the body Radium Zone March 2017
Alex Evans I’m working to learn more about how energy is used by birds to fly around their environment. Radium Zone March 2017
Rupert Marshall I teach animal behaviour to my amazing students and when I’m not teaching I find out how and why birds sing Animal Behaviour Zone March 2017
Hummy AR Trainee Clinical scientist in Gastrointestinal Physiology Francium Zone March 2017
Lewis Wright Studying materials that absorb light and convert it to electricity Francium Zone March 2017
James Martin Geophysicist – Imaging specialist Francium Zone March 2017
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Sandra Greive Molecular Biologist: engineering new versions of virus proteins that have practical uses. For instance, the nanosensors that are used to define the sequence of genes from many organisms, such as viruses and bacteria. Francium Zone March 2017
Ellen Williams I am looking at whether elephants have BFFs, and if they do, how do they choose them! Animal Behaviour Zone March 2017
Cedric Tan From the exciting sex lives of the chicken and fruit flies to the elusive behaviour of the forest clouded leopard and creative game design! Animal Behaviour Zone March 2017
Carrie Ijichi I teach students about animal behaviour and welfare – anything from crabs to elephants or your dog at home Animal Behaviour Zone March 2017
Jade Owen My project idea: I would like to see how much air you can breathe in is linked with how far you can shoot a blow dart! Enquiry Zone March 2017
James Gudgeon I advise brands how they can influence the decisions people make with design. Decision Zone March 2017
Stephen Pulker I work on the design, manufacture and testing of spacecraft; specifically, I’ve been working on a Mars Rover for the past couple of years. Space Exploration Zone March 2017
Wilhelmiina Toivo I’m doing research on emotions in language and bilingualism Decision Zone March 2017
Christopher Mirfin I help design the next generation of MRI scanners to see inside the human body in amazing detail Medical Physics Zone March 2017
Daniel Fovargue I use pictures of sound waves moving through people to help find diseases like cancer. Medical Physics Zone March 2017
Jen Dennis I work in Nuclear Medicine making people radioactive to find out what’s wrong with them. Medical Physics Zone March 2017
Mohan K I am a Clinical Scientist working in Nuclear Medicine Medical Physics Zone March 2017
Sarah De Vos I am a baby (trainee!) Medical Physicist Medical Physics Zone March 2017
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Hannah Grist My project idea: I’d like you to pick your favourite animals, and see why they behave like they do Enquiry Zone March 2017
Phil Sutton Technical tutor for physics at Loughborough University. Involves teaching both practical and theoretical astrophysics. I am also researching planetary rings by creating computer models. Space Exploration Zone March 2017
Lucy Kissick I team up with robot geologists on Mars to see what the planet was up to three billion years ago Space Exploration Zone March 2017
Hannah Sargeant I find different ways of getting water and oxygen from the Moon to help humans one day live on a Moon base Space Exploration Zone March 2017
Anthony Caravaggi My project idea: Finding out what birds like to eat – but it’s really up to you! Enquiry Zone March 2017
Cathal Breen My project idea: Improving basic life support through smart phones Enquiry Zone March 2017
Ines Goncalves I just started a project to look at how out-group conflict affects within-group interactions, using a social fish species as a model. Animal Behaviour Zone March 2017
wajiha Bano Working on improved cancer treatment with radiation. Thorium Zone June 2017
Abid Hussain I am a medical microbiologist, combining skills of medicine and the laboratory to help treat pateints. Drug Resistance Zone June 2017
Kirsty Miller How do the people you spend time with influence your health and your behaviour? Relationships Zone June 2017
Thomas Booth I research how bacteria produce drugs and how we can use this knowledge to discover new ones! Drug Resistance Zone June 2017
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Steven Brown I’m a Research Scientist working on a Cancer Medicines project – it is a partnership between a University and the NHS, which is quite common in Scotland Mental Health Zone June 2017
Michelle Jamieson I study the beliefs that people with psychosis have about mental health, what they do to look after themselves, and what help they would like to see provided in the future. Mental Health Zone June 2017
Jermaine Ravalier I’m an academic. That means I do *some* teaching, and research what can cause ill mental health at work Mental Health Zone June 2017
Donna Johnson Lecturing and research, running our MSc courses. Drug Resistance Zone June 2017
Sanjib Bhakta I am a Molecular Microbiologist and Biochemist. At my current work, I juggle research, teaching and administrative responsibilities. Drug Resistance Zone June 2017
Avril Tucker I am a Primary Care Antimicrobial Pharmacist Drug Resistance Zone June 2017
Ben Kenward Trying to understand why people are mean or kind, and teaching students about that. Relationships Zone June 2017
Gemma Taylor I study the epidemiology and treatment of tobacco addiction in people with mental health disorders. Mental Health Zone June 2017
Jack barton I spend my days trying to understand how sleep can lead us to see or hear things which are not there or experience strange and threatening beliefs about others. Mental Health Zone June 2017
Maggi Laurie I am interested in how children think and learn. My work looks at how autistic children interact with other people while using digital technologies, and how we can support children who think and learn differently in schools. Relationships Zone June 2017
Rose Turner I research how engaging with fictional characters affects how we understand and interact with real people. Relationships Zone June 2017
Rebecca Corkill Developing methods to kill whiteflies. Epidemic Zone June 2017
Sallie Baxendale My project idea: Does what you know about someone influence how attractive you think they are? Enquiry Zone June 2017
Sam Carr I am Director of Studies and a Lecturer in Education and Psychology at the University of Bath Relationships Zone June 2017
Thorrun Govind I’m a Pharmacist Protactinium Zone June 2017
Liz Buckingham-Jeffery I use maths and statistics to try and understand more about diseases Epidemic Zone June 2017
Daniel Smith PhD in Chemistry on the Electrochemical Detection of microRNAs Protactinium Zone June 2017
Adam Hargreaves I’m a postdoctoral research fellow working on venomous snakes to make new antivenoms (and sometimes I also work on gerbils and sharks). Actinium Zone June 2017
Adele Wratten I’m a Graduate Environmental Consultant for an engineering company. Actinium Zone June 2017
Deborah Aitken I use robots to teach school students healthcare skills Actinium Zone June 2017
Matthew Lee Cancer research and looking after laboratories Actinium Zone June 2017
Samantha Ahern Educational Data Scientist Actinium Zone June 2017
Chris Bowden I help plants to grow stronger so that we can feed more people Thorium Zone June 2017
Philip Donkersley Landscape ecologist at the Lancaster Environment Centre Thorium Zone June 2017
Rosie Cane I’m studying astrobiology and extreme life! Thorium Zone June 2017
Amy Grayson Research Scientist/Student Protactinium Zone June 2017
Helen Frost Open Innovation Liaison Scientist – LEO Pharma Protactinium Zone June 2017
Nicolas Labrosse I stare at the Sun to understand how it works, but without sunglasses (do not try this if you don’t have a telescope)! Protactinium Zone June 2017
Tom Nicholas I’m trying to make a star in a box so we can use its heat – I use huge computers to work out how best to hold it in. Thorium Zone June 2017
Rosie Fok I am a Consultant Microbiologist (a doctor who helps other doctors treat infections) Epidemic Zone June 2017
Kevin Pollock Outbreaks, media interviews with TV and radio, lectures and management of a large team. Epidemic Zone June 2017
Maggie Lieu Fixing the broken Universe Gravity Zone November 2017
Hannah Middleton I'm an astronomer - doing data analysis to look for black holes and neutron stars from the gravitational wave signals they make Gravity Zone November 2017
Common Starfish Cryptic Zone November 2017
Daniel Williams I work on "data analysis", which means that I spend lots of my time trying to work out what gravitational wave detectors will see, and what those will "look" like. Gravity Zone November 2017
Scott Melville I'm a physicist.  That means I predict the future. Pretty cool, right? Gravity Zone November 2017
Aaron Brown My work looks at taking grass clippings from areas such as parks and sports fields and generating energy (heat and electricity) from it. This is done through anaerobic digestion - basically a fancy way of saying the grass is fed to microorganisms (like bacteria), they eat it and then produce (Fart) a smelly gas called Methane. Methane can then be collected and burnt to generate energy. Microbiology Zone November 2017
Ananthi Ramachandran Antibiotic resistance is becoming more and more common, (the medicines aren't working effectively any more as the bacteria are getting stronger), my work looks at an alternative treatment that could replace antibiotics in the future. Microbiology Zone November 2017
Ashley Otter So my work is focussed on the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis (TB): Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium is the primary cause of death across the globe due to an infectious disease, more deadly than HIV or malaria, with one third of the worlds population being infected. Specifically, I'm looking at how the genetic differences between M. tuberculosis and M. bovis affect lots of things like virulence (how ill it can make us) or survivability (how long it can survive in types of cells) Microbiology Zone November 2017
Ry Cutter I'm looking for the explosions caused by colliding Black holes and Neutron Stars Gravity Zone November 2017
Common Crane Iconic Zone November 2017
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Jake Langham I use maths to solve problems in different types of science, e.g. physics. (The proper name for this is 'applied mathematician'.) Plutonium Zone November 2017
Chris Tyler I am an Environmental Physiologist at the University of Roehampton Stress Zone November 2017
Georgina Hazell I am interested in how and why the body releases the hormone cortisol when we are stressed and what this does to the body Stress Zone November 2017
Anu Antony I am a PhD researcher working on renewable sources of energy.Renewable energy is a very exciting field to work in, as it is a newer subject.There is always lot of scope for new discoveries! Uranium Zone November 2017
Kristi Sawyer I study pregnancy and how a mother's mood can affect how her baby and child develops. I do this by interviewing mothers and their babies. I also conduct experiments in the lab to see how the mother's biology can affect her baby. Stress Zone November 2017
Laura Ginesi I teach health professionals how bodies work and what happens when we get sick. I'm particularly interested in the (bad) effects of stress in workplaces and the things people can do to minimise its impact. Stress Zone November 2017
Livia Carvalho Lecturer in Pharmacology at Queen Mary University Stress Zone November 2017
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Sajid Javed I work as a Scientific Expert for QIAGEN. I supervise a team of 8 people who are developing a test for HIV patients Uranium Zone November 2017
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Emma Stevenson I work in the clinical trials department of a hospital Microbiology Zone November 2017
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Duncan McNicholl I work with fibre optics like the ones that you get really fast internet through, but I'm using them to take pictures. Uranium Zone November 2017
Jayne Ede I research decontaminants for very toxic and illicit chemicals Uranium Zone November 2017
Katherine Byrne Government Operational Research Scientist Uranium Zone November 2017
Christopher Chris Richardson Discovering new antibiotics and diseases! Microbiology Zone November 2017
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Eoin McKinney I try to understand why our immune system goes wrong and try to come up with new treatments to fix it when it does. Cells Zone November 2017
Asian Hornet Dangerous Zone November 2017
Nina Jordan Neptunium Zone November 2017
Theo Wilson Owlstone Medical make machines that will help doctors diagnose their patients based on chemicals in their breath Neptunium Zone November 2017
Yo Yehudi I write code to help biologists do their experiments and research. Neptunium Zone November 2017
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Leathery Sea Squirt Currently research how new technology developed around the world could be used on railways. Dangerous Zone November 2017
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Ed Bracey I'm trying to understand how the part of the brain that makes us sleep and eat motivates us to do things. Neptunium Zone November 2017
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James Cole I study Human Evolution and try to understand how complex our human ancestors were. Plutonium Zone November 2017
Pete Gwynne I try to prevent diseases by studying how germs cause them. Most germs spend most of their time Plutonium Zone November 2017
Senga Robertson I take DNA out of bacteria and use it to work out ways to make plants grow better Plutonium Zone November 2017
Simonne Weeks As biomedical scientist, I test a patient's blood so that doctors can give the right medicine. Plutonium Zone November 2017
Orkney Vole Cryptic Zone November 2017
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Kerrianne Harrington I test and splice optical fibres. Imagine tiny craft projects with hot glass and lasers! The optical fibres I use are novel because they are hollow inside. This means we can do new science like put really powerful lasers inside. Neptunium Zone November 2017
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Ester Gil Vazquez I work with cells, the little blocks that form all living things, including us. Cells Zone November 2017
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Ildiko Somorjai I am an evolutionary developmental biologist, with a sprinkle of cell biology and genomics Cells Zone November 2017
Natasha Myhill I am looking into how to use a patient's own cells to kill their cancer. Cells Zone November 2017
Paul McKeegan You are what your parents ate! I’m interested in how egg cells and embryos grow from one unique little cell into a whole perosn or organism. We inherit a lot more from mum and dad than just DNA - what they eat and do affects us in the womb and all the way into adulthood! Cells Zone November 2017
Tom Speight I'm helping doctors find out exactly what your white blood cells in the lungs are doing for the first time Cells Zone November 2017
Lea Carlesso Understand how soil animals help us producing environmentally friendly food Microbiology Zone November 2017
Terebratulina Retusa Sequence analysis of human viruses Cryptic Zone November 2017
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Oli Wilson I’m using fossil pollen time machines and computer models to work out the past and future of a threatened forest in Brazil. Neptunium Zone November 2017
Nadine Lavan I look at what we communicate with our voices over and above the words we say. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
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Carolyn McGettigan I research what’s going on inside people’s brains when they use their voices, and when they listen to the voices of other people. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Lloyd & Rose Buck Working with our family of birds for filming Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Jason Nurse My research focuses on investigating the challenges people and organisations face with respect to cyber security, privacy and trust, and developing useful solutions to help address them! Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
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Ioannis Dimitrios Zoulias I use electrical stimulation to help people with paraplegia stand up and exercise Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Hannah Little I am a lecturer, so my primary job is teaching, but I also do some research on science communication and also on the evolution of structure in human speech. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Freya Wilson I am making a new way of sending secret messages so that not even the best hackers could figure them out! Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Eloise Ainger Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Daniel Mills I work mainly with cats, dogs and horses and their owners, not only do I do research and lecture about these but we also run a behaviour clinic to help clients with problem pets Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Damien Hall I teach French as a foreign language, and I also teach and do research in French linguistics. Linguistics is the study of the systems that are behind the language we speak--from the sounds we use, to why words mean what they do, to how we put our sentences together. If French (or any other language) was a car, then linguistics would be the engine. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Catriona Silvey I look at how we learn what words mean, how we use words to get other people to understand what we want to say, and where the whole idea of words meaning things might have come from in the first place. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Cat Hobaiter Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Alyssa Alcorn I create lessons for primary schools about how people's brains are different (neurodiversity), and about conditions like autism. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Zafeirios Fountas I am a research associate at Imperial College in London trying to understand how humans perceive time and a research scientist at Emotech LTD building the brain of the personal robot called Olly. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Natasha Simons Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Nathan Budd TV Science documentary producer/director Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez I try to understand how babies learn to talk Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Oliver Musgrove-Wethey Software developer Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Phillip Burnett At ZooLab we are all about working with animals to amaze, educate, inspire! Our work in schools is highly curriculum-driven, delivering educational experiences across all subjects and explaining the concepts of science in ways that children can see and touch. In companies, we work with our animal colleagues to do everything from helping to explain organisational change to delivering training sessions and client events. In care home and hospice settings, we harness the power of animal therapy to make people's lives better in measurable ways, often in the most difficult circumstances. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Ricci Hannah Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Sarah Knight My job is to find out why we get distracted by background noise when we're trying to listen to another person speaking. I'm also trying to find out what kinds of background noises are particularly distracting. Maybe you find it easier to listen to your friends talking when there are birds singing rather than other people chatting! Understanding more about how we deal with background noise will help scientists to do things like make better hearing aids, or design buildings in which it's easier to hear what's going on. Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Sophie Scott Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Suzanne Harvey My research is on the evolution of language, which often involves following baboons around the forest with a microphone… Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Wendy M. Grossman Freelance writer specializing in computers, freedom, and privacy Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Woody Clarke Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Yasamin Motamedi My research looks at how the language we use is shaped by what we need from it - both on the timescale of a single life and an evolutionary timescale. To me, speech is just one possible channel through which we communicate with each other! Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
Martin Stevens Studying how animals communicate and hide visual information Christmas Lectures 2017 December 2017
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Susanna Martin Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Richard Churches Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Russell Foster Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Annie Brookman-Byrne Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
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Rebecca Merkley Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Rebecca Gotlieb Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Pete Etchells Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Paul Matusz I study the brains to better understand how people of all ages understand and learn new information, and how those skills can be improved by using technology or by improving people's health Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Paul Howard-Jones Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Paula Clarke Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Nikki Lee Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Nicola Botting Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Naomi Winstone Learning Zone January 2018 - June 2018
Stephen Wilkins I try to understand how the first stars in the Universe formed using space telescopes and super-computers. Space Data Zone March 2018
Christopher Nankervis Writing computer code to generate weather predictions for customers Climate Zone March 2018
Stephen Twomlow Climate Zone March 2018
Stephanie Mann I'm effectively a "talent spotter" for new technology in renewable energy. You can call me Simon Cowell if you want Climate Zone March 2018
Rehemat Bhatia I help senior researchers and researchers just starting out to get money for their research. I also help researchers who want to sail on research cruises with their applications. Climate Zone March 2018
Aileen Baird I work in a high-tech forest where we add extra greenhouse gas into the air, I look at the mushrooms and other fungi to see whether they like the extra greenhouse gas or not! Climate Zone March 2018
Caroline Hickman I teach social work at a University and also work as a psychotherapist with teenagers and adults. Climate Zone March 2018
Walaa Elsayeh Americium Zone March 2018
Sammie Buzzard Space Data Zone March 2018
Lisa Baddeley I'm an Associate Professor in the Space Physics Research Group at the University Centre in Svalbard (www.unis.no). I use radars, cameras and rockets to see how the magnetic field of the Sun and Solar particles interacts with the Earths magnetic field and upper atmosphere (which creates the aurora borealis). This interaction is often called Space Weather. I also teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physics. Space Data Zone March 2018
Mark Mirmelstein Within the research field of cosmology, which is the study of the universe, my work involved specifically researching the cosmic microwave background radiation, which is an ancient radiation that originated in the early universe. Space Data Zone March 2018
Sarah Naylor I'm a Senior Air Quality Consultant monitoring ambient air quality levels and using dispersion modelling to predict future air quality levels. Americium Zone March 2018
Rachel Dewhurst I work on water supply and water in the environment with a team of engineers and scientists to look at how the natural world responds to human stresses and geographical stresses Space Data Zone March 2018
Sophie Williams PhD Student Americium Zone March 2018
Tim Duckenfield I use observations of the Sun from satellites in space to look for waves, which I measure and then use some complicated maths to work out the local conditions like how hot it is, how strong the magnetic field is. This is all to better understand something really strange - why the Sun can be hotter on the outside than in the middle! Space Data Zone March 2018
Gabriel Balaban Electrician of the heart Americium Zone March 2018
Alan McCue I spend my day thinking about things called ‘Catalysts’ which allow us to make chemicals in a green and clean way! Molecule Zone March 2018
Lizzie Wright Pharmaceutical PR consultant Immune System Zone March 2018
Ben Mulhearn I work in hospitals, and in an immunology lab Immune System Zone March 2018
Ashlea Rowley Immune System Zone March 2018
Juhi Gupta I explore the science behind changes in our genes/DNA that can cause health problems. Genes Zone March 2018
Matt Bawn I try and explain complecated ideas and patterns using nice pictures. Genes Zone March 2018
Stéphane Berneau I am investigating the effect of lifestyles on human sperm quality (involving DNA analysis and microscopy) Genes Zone March 2018
Ciorsdaidh Watts Molecule Zone March 2018
Max Jamilly I turn genes on and off to understand why white blood cells can cause cancer. Immune System Zone March 2018
Lauren Webster I have worked with the Innovative Targets group as a Medicinal Chemist for 4 years but now I am working for WCAIR as their Medicinal chemistry trainer. Molecule Zone March 2018
Leonie Bole My work involves making useful compounds with the help of abundant, main group metal complexes. Hopefully this type of research means that we can make important drugs and materials via much cheaper routes in the near future! Molecule Zone March 2018
Martin McCoustra I study aspects of how chemistry controls the evolution of the modern Universe; an area known as Astrochemistry. Molecule Zone March 2018
Neil Keddie I make new carbon-based molecules containing fluorine atoms, which help to make molecules with interesting properties for everything from new liquid crystal displays for phones, through to new diagnostic tools for cancer. Molecule Zone March 2018
Shuo Zhang Using chemistry and biology technology to create artificial human tissue and cell lego. Molecule Zone March 2018
Yinka Abejide programming and coding in R Genes Zone March 2018
Breandan Murphy I work hard to help people solve problems involving offshore structures and developments. In the process I get to use some cutting edge tools and techniques, and see some very expensive pieces of kit in action. I really enjoy the sense of the unknown going into a new area - its a great feeling when you get to use all your skill and experience to come up with an explanation for what a feature is and how it will affect what you're trying to achieve. Americium Zone March 2018
Francis Man I make radioactive molecules to follow immune cells that kill cancer Immune System Zone March 2018
Sian Richardson Upstream Scientist for research and development of new drugs Immune System Zone March 2018
Matthew Beaney Looking at liquid biopsies - detecting cancer in people's blood Curium Zone March 2018
Daniel Baird I provide soil science advice, with most of my customers being developers and large infrastructure projects. Curium Zone March 2018
Fiona Macfarlane I use maths and my computer to create simulations of how our immune system can fight cancer. Curium Zone March 2018
Hazel Gibson I'm a geologist who combines lots of disciplines to learn more about how people think and talk about complicated geological ideas, like geothermal power. Curium Zone March 2018
Jacque Cilliers I grow small worms called nematodes in really big fermenters. We sell these worms to farmers who use them to kill pests, which are trying to eat YOUR food! Curium Zone March 2018
Gemma Chandratillake I work to implement genomic technology into routine patient care. My job is to teach NHS staff (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, scientists) about genetics and how it can help them provide better care for patients. Genes Zone March 2018
K Sasitharan Designing new materials for solar cells. Curium Zone March 2018
Dan Gordon Principal Lecturer: Exercise Physiology and Director for the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences Enquiry Zone March 2018
Jennifer Paxton Lecturer in Anatomy and Tissue Engineering Scientist – this means that I teach medical students (people studying to become doctors) all about the human body. Being a Tissue Engineer means that I also try to use science to grow body parts in the lab to help people. Enquiry Zone March 2018
Luke Williams Enquiry Zone March 2018
Martin Lindley I investigate the impact of diet (ie fish oil) and exercise (ie swimming) on the lung (ie asthma) and somones ability to exercise. Enquiry Zone March 2018
Sakshi Sharda How do we resist infections? Are males and females different at fighting germs? What is evolution? Enquiry Zone March 2018
Adam Ruben My company is developing a vaccine for malaria, and I'm mostly helping with keeping the vaccine cold--like, REALLY cold--until it can get to a hospital where we're testing it. I'm also working on ways to make the vaccine better and how we can design a factory where we'll produce even more of it. Americium Zone March 2018
David Howard I examine genetic data try to find regions of the genome that influence whether someone develops depression Genes Zone March 2018
Damian Mole I see problems that my patients are facing, then think of ways how we might solve them, then design and do experiments in the lab to come up with solutions. At the moment, I am researching how metabolism and inflammation control critical illness and its legacy. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Alexandra Hogan I'm a mathematical infectious disease modeller. In my research, I work on how we can prevent children from getting infected from contagious diseases. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Alex Haragan I'm a doctor and a scientist. I get to help patients with lung cancer and work on my own research to make lung cancer treatment better. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Claire Donald I'm a virus biologist studying viruses spread by mosquitoes MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Claudia Bonfio Answering the question "Is life possible elsewhere in the Universe?" MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Liza Selley I investigate the ways that air pollution hurts our lungs MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Daniel Rhodes I use programming to work out if we can use medication that already exists to treat new diseases MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Lauren Burns I am a PhD student in Health Data Science, within the Medical School, so spend most of my day on a computer researching Diagnoses and Treatment of Mental Health. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Kate Kuyt Studying for a PhD looking at hearts. Heart Zone June 2018
Lucy Green My work is about the responses the unborn baby makes to its environment, like the mother's diet. Heart Zone June 2018
Pankaj Garg I am a doctor and scientist. My work involves saving lives and developing new technology to assess blood flow in the heart. Heart Zone June 2018
Samuel Vennin My work focuses on inventing new technologies for assessing the state of the heart and the arteries that are connected to it. Heart Zone June 2018
Joaquin Zacarias Cabeza Working as Investigator Scientist to find out the epigenetic signatures in Mesothelioma Cancer MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Joey Shepherd I'm a Microbiologist and Tissue Engineer, focusing on new antmicrobial therapies MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Laura Hemming I'm a PhD student exploring suicide and aggression in prisoners MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Laurent Dupays MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Emma Wellham Cardiac Scientist working at Papworth Hospital, programming pacemakers, helping patients who have had a heart attack Heart Zone June 2018
Leo Beacroft I use maths to understand how diseases spread from person to person. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Jenny Shepperson I write computer programs to help understand which types of fishing cause most harm to the environment, and which fish are a more environmentally friendly option to eat! Food Zone June 2018
Mark Kirkwood Salmonella botherer, professional genome starer Food Zone June 2018
Paul Newell Price My work is varied from researching how European grasslands should be managed to restoring open cast coal sites. Food Zone June 2018
Simran Chopra My work is within the domain of technology and design to solve the problem of sustainable food in cities Food Zone June 2018
Stephen MacKenzie Much of my work is about making numbers tell a story. Specifically in relation to how food is produced, distributed, eaten and thrown away. I use relevant data about the food system to model its impacts on the environment and society Food Zone June 2018
Rebecca Sims MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Nathan Clarke I research the link between phantom noises (tinnitus) and thinking (cognition) MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Jordan Moir Biomedical Scientist with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) Manufacturing Blood Products for us in patients requiring a blood transfusion. Heart Zone June 2018
Urslaan Chohan Analysing databases Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
David Grainger I guide human stem cells to make blood in a test tube MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Daniel Jolley My role involves teaching psychology, researching conspiracy theories such as 'climate change is a hoax' and communicating this research to people like you. Society Zone June 2018
Donna MacCallum My research investigates how fungi cause disease in man. Some of my research involves using mice to model how infection happens and to see whether new drugs work. I also try to replace use of animals with other infection models. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Eóghan Forde I study blood cancers (leukaemia) and how changes in your blood cells ability to fight infection are caused by abnormal bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft inner part of some of your bones. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Hannah Farley I'm investigating mutant mice that don't make their hearts properly. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Helen Cooper I am the Facility Manager of a unit that breeds mice to find out how diseases affect the body. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Camille Parsons I am a statistician, which mean I use maths to helps us understand more about our bones and muscles MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Jason Chu I use 3D imaging to understand how our immune cells are involved in wound healing and skin repair. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Amy Pearson I am interested in how autistic people make friends, and whether they are more likely to be bullied. Society Zone June 2018
Claire Melia I'm a psychologist! My PhD looks at how we explain drinking alcohol and I'm also researching a new mental health therapy called Open Dialogue to see if we can use it in the NHS. Society Zone June 2018
John Atkinson Forensic Psychologist and Lecturer Society Zone June 2018
Nicola Reid Undertaking risk assessments to redevelop brownfield sites Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
Maria Montefinese Looking for the meaning of word meaning! Society Zone June 2018
Stephen Baillargeon My goal is to promote happiness, altruism, and wisdom and my research may be able to help that. Society Zone June 2018
Marion Perrin Working with stem cells to understand how they go from being able to do everything to making choices MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Joanne Sharpe I use the fruit fly to learn about how toxic proteins can build up in our brains as we age and cause a rare form of dementia. MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Andrew Singer I'm an environmental scientist that researches: HOW we pollute our environment, the IMPACT and SOLUTIONS! Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
Becky Thomas I work at a university as a scientist studying how people influence wildlife in cities Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
Daniel Marsh Hands-on environmental scientist measuring air pollution and emissions in the 'real-world' Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
Helen Littler Senior Engineer leading projects to get people moving Healthy Cities Zone June 2018
Ali Hill Sports Nutritionist. I also run the Applied Human Nutrition course at Solent University. Food Zone June 2018
Ashley Akbari I am a Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist at Swansea University, Health Data Research UK - Wales & Northern Ireland (HDR-UK), ADRC-Wales & MS Register.  MRC Festival Zone 2018 June 2018
Viren Swami I study body image or what we feel and think about our bodies. I design ways of helping us develop more positive body image. Wellbeing Zone June 2018
Thomas Perriment I play the detective and investigate the earth beneath our feet to better understand how the ground will react to new buildings and bridges! Californium Zone June 2018
Ella Mercer I try to understand how nerves talk to immune cells to help re-grow body parts that have been damaged. Californium Zone June 2018
David Mills I design and build CT scanners and then get to abuse them in interesting ways. Basically I build machines to look inside things. Californium Zone June 2018
Alison Hughes 1st year PhD student in Marine Biotechnology Californium Zone June 2018
Alex Alamri I'm a neurosurgeon in training at The Royal London Hospital Californium Zone June 2018
Sam Burton PhD Student Wellbeing Zone June 2018
Noel Brick I study psychological aspects of endurance activity. I am interested in what people think about when they run, cycle, etc. and how this influences their performance Wellbeing Zone June 2018
Amy Warnock I tickle rats to make them happy, then see how this affects their food choices! Wellbeing Zone June 2018
Abby Hunter My work is around developing ways to help people quit smoking. Wellbeing Zone June 2018
Yewande Oyekenu My research interests are in Trauma, Brain repair, Anaesthesia and Pain Management. Berkelium Zone June 2018
Tim Craig I study earthquakes and how we can use them to understand our planet - what it is made of, and how it behaves, and how it can pose both a danger, and an opportunity, for people. Berkelium Zone June 2018
Melanie Hannah Making sure the scientific equipment and the technical staff are able to deliver world class research results and teach up to 750 students Berkelium Zone June 2018
Hayley Wragg Mathematics research - Modelling wifi Berkelium Zone June 2018
Carl Barford Process manager is the owner of and responsible for the quality and productivity of a chemical plant Berkelium Zone June 2018
Alex Seeney I'm an ecologist working with insects, plants and fish. Berkelium Zone June 2018
Hayley Pincott I turn a biopsy into a slide to help consultants diagnose, treat and manage a patients condition. Californium Zone June 2018
Agnes Wojtusiak Lasers, experimenting and learning new things. Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Adam McGuinness I collect the little parcels that the cells in your body send to each other all the time, then I use lasers to find out what's inside. We might one day use these to make medicines. Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Anne Green I'm looking for dark matter, the invisible and exotic stuff which makes up most of the material in not just galaxies, but the entire Universe. Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Chris Davies Quality Improvement Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Graeme Poole I use rocks from space (meteorites) to try and discover how the solar system began 4.5 billion years ago Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Kathryn Planetary Science Researcher Einsteinium Zone November 2018
Brendan Marrinan Geo-Environmental Consultant Sustainability Zone November 2018
William Glass In my research I use computer simulations to see how tiny molecular machines in your body, called proteins, work. Crystallography Zone November 2018
Rebecca Roddan The way that lots of medicines are made is very toxic and bad for the environment. My work is on how we can make medicines better ways by copying how they are made in nature. Crystallography Zone November 2018
Martyna Pastok I am trying to understand how molecules regulate cell division Crystallography Zone November 2018
Andy Guise research and teaching on inequality, health, homelessness Epidemic Zone November 2018
Callum McHugh I work at the University of the West of Scotland, which is in Paisley, Scotland. It always rains here... Crystallography Zone November 2018
Alice Loasby I do lots of protein purifications, assays and crystal tray set ups. Crystallography Zone November 2018
Jamal Kinsella I research how people think whilst driving cars so I can train them to be safer Mendelevium Zone November 2018
Iain Staniland I am a biologist working with Antarctic animals such as seals, penguins and whales Mendelevium Zone November 2018
Morwenna Bugg I read scientific research and summarise it into reports for commissioners (who work out how much money things need) to decide how to work out what health care services (hospitals, medicines, etc) we need Mendelevium Zone November 2018
Kathryn Coldham Researching a particle called the top quark that has been produced in the Large Hadron Collider! Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Catherine Smith Epidemic Zone November 2018
Obi Umegbolu Digital IT Independent End-Point Assessor Fermium Zone November 2018
Liam Taylor I study how climate change affects our world, in particular the world's icey regions! Sustainability Zone November 2018
Lyndsay Christie I am a science researcher and I work in a lab. I set up and run experiments to try and answer questions and solve problems Sustainability Zone November 2018
Maia Elliott Sustainability Zone November 2018
Matt Bower I work at the Scottish Government, for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) Sustainability Zone November 2018
Dionne Turnbull I research plant disease, and how plants can defend themselves against germs! Sustainability Zone November 2018
Sophie Morse Getting medicine into the brain with microbubbles - Bioengineering Fermium Zone November 2018
Simon Cork I study how our brains cause us to feel hungry and full Fermium Zone November 2018
Removed Scientist Fermium Zone November 2018
Kelly Rushton I research all about the health of our minds (mental health) Fermium Zone November 2018
Raquel Medialdea Carrera Epidemiologists fighting infectious Diseases! 🔎 💪 Epidemic Zone November 2018
Jessica Leung Testing flavours that goes in to your food & drinks Fermium Zone November 2018
Stewart Martin-Haugh Write code to analyse data from collisions at the Large Hadron Collider Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Miriam Hogg I study stars using computer models. I specifically study white dwarfs, which are stars that have used up thier fuel and died, and whats happening around them. Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Marton Olbei I study bacteria with computers Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Laura Kent I work on testing electronics to make sure they will work in extreme environments Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Emma Crawford I am a statistician working in drug development. Mendelevium Zone November 2018
David Ho I use computer models to work out the properties of theoretical particles that we've never seen! Fast Computing Zone November 2018
Verity Hill I use genetic information to ask questions about the spread and evolution of Ebola virus in West Africa Epidemic Zone November 2018
Trystan Leng I use maths to study how sexually transmitted infections spread through populations, and how best to control them. Epidemic Zone November 2018
Heidi Gardner I'm a methodologist working to improve the way we do clinical trials. Mendelevium Zone November 2018
Danny Ward I am trying to understand how certain micro-organisms are able to infect things....and also how we can stop them Epidemic Zone November 2018
Adam Berlie Muon Instrument Scientist Crystallography Zone November 2018
Yousef Alqurashi Sleep researcher Sleep Zone November 2018
Mike Ambler Trying to work out animals hibernate, to see whether we could make humans do it! Sleep Zone November 2018
Petrina Lau I am a scientist who works on brain research. I works in a research institute that generates genetics models for human diseases. Sleep Zone November 2018
Rachel Sharman Im a sleep scientist. I work on ways to help adults and teenagers get better sleep and test people for sleep disorders (eg sleep walking). I also look at what happens to the brain and body when we don't get enough sleep. Sleep Zone November 2018
Carl Heron Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum Mendelevium Zone November 2018
Abbie Jordan I am a researcher who works with young people who experience pain and their parents. Childhood Zone November 2018
Alex Reid Sleep researcher and teacher at the University of York Memory Zone November 2018
Nadine Mirza I'm looking at why people from different backgrounds and cultures are not getting the help they need for dementia and what I can do about it! Memory Zone November 2018
Paul Matusz I study the brains to better understand how people of all ages understand and learn new information, and how those skills can be improved by using technology or by improving people's health Memory Zone November 2018
Pizza Ka Yee Chow I study animal intelligence - design IQ test to understand how clever animals are! Memory Zone November 2018
Lorna Camus I research autism and mental health at university. I also teach statistics! Childhood Zone November 2018
Nathan Hook I work with data to generate insight about the education sector for Ofsted Childhood Zone November 2018
Owen Jones Children's Health Research. Currently doing a PhD at the school of Sport Science at Liverpool John Moores University. My tutors and I are looking at how children travel to school at different times of the year, and if their physical activity levels and sleep patterns change. Childhood Zone November 2018
Sarah Hodge Lecturer and reseracher in Psychology Childhood Zone November 2018
Tom Gallagher-Mitchell I am a Cognitive Developmental Psychology researcher and lecturer Childhood Zone November 2018
Emma Gale Sleep Scientist Sleep Zone November 2018
Shanti Shanker Lecturer (Psychology) Memory Zone November 2018
Warren Mansell I use a scientific theory of control to make a real impact on diverse areas such as mental health, skill learning, coping with dementia, and robotics Memory Zone November 2018
Jason Ellis Professor of Sleep Science Sleep Zone November 2018
Nicholas Shackleton £50 Note Zone December 2018
Peter Medawar £50 Note Zone December 2018
Rosalind Franklin £50 Note Zone December 2018
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland £50 Note Zone December 2018
Mary Somerville £50 Note Zone December 2018
Mary Anning £50 Note Zone December 2018
John Snow £50 Note Zone December 2018
Godfrey Harold Hardy £50 Note Zone December 2018
Thomas Telford £50 Note Zone December 2018
Francis Crick £50 Note Zone December 2018
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson £50 Note Zone December 2018
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Dorothy Hodgkin £50 Note Zone December 2018
Beatrice Shilling £50 Note Zone December 2018
Aneurin Bevan £50 Note Zone December 2018
Alan Turing £50 Note Zone December 2018
Ada Lovelace £50 Note Zone December 2018
Stephen Hawking £50 Note Zone December 2018
Frederick Sanger £50 Note Zone December 2018
Ceri-Wyn Thomas I’m a palaeontologist, looking at the oldest animal embryos on the planet and wondering how on earth they became fossilised! CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Hannah Currant I'm trying to find genes that affect the shape of human's eyes, and think about how this may lead to some diseases. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Kevin Daly I extract DNA from ancient goat bones and use their genomic information to study the 10,000 year history of their domestication. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Kat Sanders I'm an anatomy lecturer that sometimes dissects organs in pubs CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Oliver Feeney Researcher and lecturer in bioethics and political philosophy CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Alice Roberts I'm interested in the evolution, structure and function of humans, and our place in the wider environment. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
David Howard I examine genetic data try to find regions of the genome that influence whether someone develops depression CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Omar Mahroo Eye doctor and vision scientist CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Paul McKeegan You are what your parents ate! I’m interested in how egg cells and embryos grow from one unique little cell into a whole perosn or organism. We inherit a lot more from mum and dad than just DNA - what they eat and do affects us in the womb and all the way into adulthood! CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Reka Nagy I use computers and lots of data to hunt for genes that might be involved in disease if they don't work correctly. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Judith Sleeman I work on how the cells of our body use the information stored in our genes: in particular the amazingly dynamic molecular ‘machines’ that edit the messages written in the genes so they can be understood by the rest of the cell. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Heather Widdows Responsible for research impact at the University of Birmingham, which means how our research changes the world. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
James Cole I study Human Evolution and try to understand how complex our human ancestors were. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Hannah Cornish I work at UCL as a science curator looking after the science collections and pathology museum. I care for and research the objects, run practical classes for students, and work on exhibitions CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Gill Harrison I am a radiographer (using x-rays to look inside humans) and now specialise in and teach ultrasound scanning. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Edward Morrison I investigate how evolution shapes the way humans and other animals behave, espcially how they find partners to mate with. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Bobby Gaspar CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Aoife McLysaght I'm a Professor and Head of the Genetics Department at Trinity College Dublin, CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Anthony Redmond I compare genomes (all of an organisms DNA) from different species to understand evolutionary relationships between species as well as to identify genetic events associated with the evolution of new biological traits CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Emma Meaburn I'm interested in understanding how genes shape and influence individual differences in cognition and behaviour. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Laura Nolan I am a research scientist who is trying to figure out new ways to kill bacteria CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Richard Milne My research looks at social and ethical questions about the relationship between biology and society - I'm particularly interested in questions related to Alzheimer's disease, genomics and how people share and use data. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Freya Harrison Why are some bacteria impossible to kill? CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Gemma Chandratillake I work to implement genomic technology into routine patient care. My job is to teach NHS staff (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, scientists) about genetics and how it can help them provide better care for patients. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Tomas Fitzgerald Bioinformatic research. I use computers to develop algorithms and computational tools for understanding basic biology. CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2018 January 2019
Zoe Wimshurst I work with athletes to help them see things more quickly so they have more time to make better decisions Time Zone March 2019
Kai Guo I play with electronics to find where I am using satellites that fly 20,000 km above our heads Time Zone March 2019
Oliver Gordon PhD In AI/Nanoscience, Taking Better "Pictures" of Atoms Nobelium Zone March 2019
Leigh Kesler I study radiation damage in materials... Nobelium Zone March 2019
Jordan Kirby Bacteriology and Virology Nobelium Zone March 2019
Rosemary Josekutty Thomas I'm Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Scientist researching on how to help farmers increase crop production. Nobelium Zone March 2019
Oliver Andrews I use computers to investigate how the oceans and marine life change because of global warming. Water Zone March 2019
Hannah Nobelium Zone March 2019
David Walker-Sünderhauf Antibiotic Resistance and Biotechnology. Nobelium Zone March 2019
Annette Raffan I'm a lab technician and I work on how roots can change the soil around them. I like to make mud pies using fake snot and prod and poke them using different scientific instruments! Seaborgium Zone March 2019
David Whitworth I am trying to simulate the evolution of dwarf galaxies to see how stars form Seaborgium Zone March 2019
Lowri Evans Marine Biologist interested in fisheries and giants! Water Zone March 2019
Michelle Valkanas I study bioremediation... meaning how can we use biological organisms to clean up the environment? Water Zone March 2019
Natalie Lamb I'm a PhD scientist researching how to treat drinking water better Water Zone March 2019
Hannah Collingwood I work with really accurate clocks. Time Zone March 2019
Jose Eliel Camargo Molina I work on testing new particle theories by checking whether they predict that our universe would have collapsed. Time Zone March 2019
Hanna Jeffery ...is all about ears! Organs Zone March 2019
Hamid Ohadi experimental physicist Time Zone March 2019
Matthew Smith I work on understanding the disease of pancreatic cancer Organs Zone March 2019
Vassilis Sideropoulos Think about how you interact in different environment and how this influences your attention and then memory. Perception Zone March 2019
Tirso Gonzalez Alam PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Perception Zone March 2019
Matthew Longo Perception Zone March 2019
Jane Aspell I do research in and teach neuroscience Perception Zone March 2019
Dawn Rose Music, Health & Wellbeing Perception Zone March 2019
Alexandra Quigley Psychologist extrordinaire Perception Zone March 2019
Rebecca Gosling Heart doctor trying to prevent heart attacks with computer programs Organs Zone March 2019
Raashid Ali I work with doctors and nurses to support patients organs, using machines to help the very sick hospital patients! Organs Zone March 2019
Marie Cameron Lecturer in Nursing / Head of Undergraduate Nursing - involves lots of things, including teaching students about the structure and function of the human body. Also doing my PhD research. Organs Zone March 2019
Claire Greenwell Research into super massive black holes. Time Zone March 2019
Silvia Imberti I use neutrons to find out where the atoms are and how they move Water Zone March 2019
Gareth Nye I teach medical students about the body and i also I look at how things pass from the mum to the baby during pregnancy to help the baby grow! Organs Zone March 2019
Sophia Pells I'm looking at how we can produce radioactive atoms and use them to treat and image cancer. Nuclear Zone March 2019
Sarah O'Sullivan I try to recreate nuclear accidents in a controlled way to make new uranium compounds Nuclear Zone March 2019
Meirin Oan Evans I study the tiniest particles in the universe with the biggest science experiment in the world Nuclear Zone March 2019
George Fulton I test materials under the extreme conditions in a nuclear reactor. These are some of the most unforgiving places on our planet for materials! Nuclear Zone March 2019
Emily Lewis I make models of different nuclear reactor designs to find out how they behave. I'm currently studying the Molten Salt Fast reactor, one that has never been built before. Nuclear Zone March 2019
Andy Buckley Understanding the tiniest building blocks of our universe Nuclear Zone March 2019
Scott Graham Detecting and identifying harmful bacteria Water Zone March 2019
Kathryn Boast I explore magnetism, crystals, superconductors and more. I used to research dark matter 🌌 Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
William Rust Researcher in Climate Water Zone March 2019
Eleanor Senior My work involves both computer based and lab based experiments. I grow my cow parasites in the lab and see how they react to different things in the environment, like getting very hot or cold. Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Alexander Allen Working with a 2.5 metre tall machine to look for individual atoms and molecules. Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Gabriel Gallardo I use the biggest machine in the world to find out what the universe is made of. Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
Affelia Wibisono I investigate Jupiter's X-ray northern and southern lights! Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
Adelie Gorce I am a PhD student looking at the birth of the Universe and of the first stars Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
Dan Taylor PhD Student Relationships Zone March 2019
David Chadwick Developing user friendly Internet security and privacy systems Relationships Zone March 2019
James Munro I research the human brain, and the criminal justice system. Relationships Zone March 2019
Louise Rodgers Relationships Zone March 2019
Sally Tilt Forensic psychologist Relationships Zone March 2019
Fiona Scott I'm a medicinal chemist who makes molecules that might lead to new medicines one day. Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Maria Walach Is looking at the Earth's magnetic field and space! Seaborgium Zone March 2019
Jennifer Harris Medical Science Policy Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Lee Steinberg Using supercomputers to design new drugs Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Paddy Sudhakar Computational biologist; Engagement with policy makers and politicians; striving to make research more holistic by integrating the technical and behavioural sciences Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Sebastian Cosgrove Reinventing chemistry for the 21st century! Drug Discovery Zone March 2019
Alessandro Novellino Dubnium Zone March 2019
Gill Harrison I am a radiographer (using x-rays to look inside humans) and now specialise in and teach ultrasound scanning. Dubnium Zone March 2019
Hannah Dalgleish I look at how stars move! Dubnium Zone March 2019
Stuart Higgins I make tiny beds of nails, which we put cells on, and watch what they do. Dubnium Zone March 2019
Titus Mutwiri Dubnium Zone March 2019
Tori Blakeman I am experienced in science communication, from press relations and social media, to science policy and public engagement. Dubnium Zone March 2019
Sonal Bhadane I am clinical expert in a company that makes radiation therapy machines Imaging Zone March 2019
Rosanna Tilbrook I look for new planets in our galaxy using a telescope in Chile called NGTS. It monitors thousands of stars and looks for tiny changes in their brightness. These changes may indicate a planet has passed in front of the star! Imaging Zone March 2019
Matthew Selwood I am making a new camera that can see through walls, detect contraband, and even see inside of nuclear explosions! Imaging Zone March 2019
Sumit Konar I make new crystals and solve their structures (solving structures means I find out how atoms are packed).. We made new compounds: such as explosives Tin Azide Sn(N3)2, semiconductor LiBSi2, anti-cancer drug C22H19N5O, hydrides K2SiH6 and many others. I also made TNT and put it under high pressure. Making new compounds are absolutely necessary for a better life. Molecule Zone March 2019
Nick Werren I'm finding out if plants are QUANTUM, and if animals have SUPERPOWERS!!! Seaborgium Zone March 2019
Sergio Adan Bermudez Researcher in Chemistry Seaborgium Zone March 2019
Verity Woodhall Analysing patients' DNA to look for causes of disease using computer programming and data analysis Seaborgium Zone March 2019
Russell Arnott I look at how the shape of plankton helps them survive in different environments Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
Jose Angel Martinez-Gonzalez See how water dances on different surfaces Rutherfordium Zone March 2019
Srinath Kasturirangan Genetic Engineer Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Natasha Dowey I seek to understand the stories behind the scenery! Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Sylvia Soldatou I discover new medicines from the sea Molecule Zone March 2019
Marleen Wilde Juggling research experiments, teaching support and networking. Imaging Zone March 2019
Lucy Maddox I'm a clinical psychologist and writer. I use talking therapies and psychology ideas to help people with tricky problems. Relationships Zone March 2019
Martin McCoustra I study aspects of how chemistry controls the evolution of the modern Universe; an area known as Astrochemistry. Molecule Zone March 2019
Kate McGonagle I am based in the lab, trying to make molecules that will kill parasites but not have any bad effects on the people that have to take them as medicine. Molecule Zone March 2019
Bryony Hockin I make chemical reactions happen using the power of sunlight! I make lots of molecules out of copper and then use them like antennae to direct light energy into chemical reactions; this is greener than using heat energy. Molecule Zone March 2019
Aryanne Finnie I make gold nanoparticles and coat them with sticky stuff to attach bacteria finding sensors! Molecule Zone March 2019
Nana Odom “Working as a clinical engineer is very diverse. I get the opportunity to meet professionals from different disciplines as I am required to work together with them. It is fulfilling to know that what I do contributes to ensuring that equipment is safe before being used on the ward.’’ Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Marialuisa Crosatti I work extensively with bacteria using both classic and modern techniques. I am involved to promote working in a safe environment and to provide training to others. I am also responsible to deliver microbiology undergraduate practical and check and manage servicing equipment to make sure they are in working conditions and safe to use. Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Gautam Kambhampati I’m trying to see if we can use individual molecules and lasers in a vacuum to build a special type of computer, called a quantum computer. Lawrencium Zone March 2019
Atreya Acharyya i am a rocket scientist Imaging Zone March 2019
Dan Porter Sticking my head between the atoms Imaging Zone March 2019
Robert Ives I test medicines using animals and help to develop medicines for children which don't taste bad. Bohrium Zone June 2019
Carol Wallace I'm now working with a group who are looking at the blood-clotting process, or how scabs form! Bohrium Zone June 2019
Christian Gude I am a synthetic biologist and genetically engineer bacteria to make nylon from waste gases such as CO2. Bohrium Zone June 2019
Fern Johnson I'm a trainee clinical scientist in bioinformatics, working in a genetics department in a hospital. Bohrium Zone June 2019
Hannah Semeraro I'm an Audiologist Bohrium Zone June 2019
Imad Ouachan My PhD reasearch is looking at improving wind turbines so they can survive for up to 25 years out at sea. Bohrium Zone June 2019
Shannah Gates I grow cultures of plant roots and use them as medicines Plants Zone June 2019
Alun Owen I prep and teach in forensic, chemistry & and environmental classes Hassium Zone June 2019
Ryan Beveridge I help researchers edit DNA, allowing us to understand what different parts of it do. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Ross Hill I’m a scientist studying how DNA is damaged and repaired in cells. Which is very important for Cancer treatments, fertility and evolution! MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Oliver Clabburn Academic researcher Mental Health Zone June 2019
Nicola Johnstone I study the human brain to understand emotion Mental Health Zone June 2019
Jasmin Moon Helping people with mental health problems with their work Mental Health Zone June 2019
Dennis Relojo-Howell mental health blogger + psychology conference organiser Mental Health Zone June 2019
Caroline Brett I am interested in what makes us happy - particularly the ways in which our personalities, experiences, and outlook shape our responses to the world around us Mental Health Zone June 2019
Shobhana Nagraj I work with doctors and village healthcare workers in rural India to help identify pregnant women with complicated pregnancies using mobile technology. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Rachel Hardy I investigate ways to make medicines safer for the future, by looking at how drugs may damage mitochondria in cells MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Shonna Johnston I manage my Instititute's Flow Cytometry Core Facility. This technology is used to analyse and sort cells. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Thiloka Ratnaike I am children's doctor currently looking at what happens to people when the batteries (known as mitochondria) in their cells have problems MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
David Wilson I’m a Research Assistant, I do experiments and help the other people in my team with their experiments. Our lab tries to understand why certain types of Cancer occur in the Liver. We’re still learning but we hope that our work will help treatment of patients in the future MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Edoardo Vescovi I'm a theoretical physicist studying methods to calculate particles, their properties and interactions in "unreal" -- yet simple -- quantum and string theories, which long for understanding nature at the most microscopic scale. Particles Zone June 2019
Harrison Prosper I investigate the smallest things in nature when they are made to collide at extremely high energies. Particles Zone June 2019
Joanna Huang Younger me wanted to be an astronaut, the closest I got was a particle physicist Particles Zone June 2019
Richard Gammons The Power of Plants and Microwaves to Make Fuels! Plants Zone June 2019
Rebecca Moon Doctor for children and young people and researcher trying to improve childhood bone health, reduce fractures and obesity. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Patrick Lewis I work on Parkinson's disease, trying to understand how changes in your DNA can cause brain cells to die. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Savannah Clawson I work with Brian Cox to study what happens when particles of light (called photons) smash together at really high energies Particles Zone June 2019
Emmanuelle Vire I do some detective work: I'm looking for modifications to the DNA in brain diseases MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Robert Dempsey I research people's experience of mental health conditions and the psychological factors underlying our mental health (Researcher/Senior Lecturer) Mental Health Zone June 2019
Aina Roca Barcelo I investigate how characteristics of the environment, like changes due to climate change, have an effect on people's health MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Alex Agrotis I study the tiny recycling centre that is inside every cell in your body - the "proteasome". It keeps your cells healthy! Understanding how it works could help to cure diseases. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Alex Blenkinsop I am completing a PhD in medical statistics, investigating how we can compare lots of new medicines in the same experiment, to get new treatments to patients faster. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Ambre Chapuis Mycology scientist who try to make glowing fungi for mice model. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Anabel Martinez Lyons I study how liver cancers form. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Deepak Chandrasekharan I'm a surgeon in training (registrar) who love ears, noses and throats and hates pollution so I'm doing a PhD looking at how pollution affects these organs and stops them working properly. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Ettie Unwin I'm an infectious disease modeller, which means I use maths and computers to predict the spread of disease, in particular malaria. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Nina Rzechorzek I'm trying to figure out how brain cells keep time in the face of dramatic temperature changes that happen in our brains on a daily basis... and every time our neurons fire! MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
James Streetley I help other scientists from across Scotland to use our electron microscopes in their research projects. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Kaitlin Wade Understanding whether our gut bacteria lead to the development of disease MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Kate Timms Some women get diabetes (high blood sugar) during pregnancy. I’m trying to work out why some of these women have big babies. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Lorena Boquete Vilarino I look at how our white blood cells can detect and destroy cancer cells MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Marianne King I turn stem cells into brain cells called astrocytes to find out how they they might be going wrong in a neurodevelopmental disease called Rett Syndrome. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Matthew Bareford Biomaterials - from cells and tissues to cybernetics and cyborgs. I help research biomaterials to help in diagnosis and treatment of Mental Health MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Matthew Burgess How does our body, especially the lungs, respond to infection and injury. How can we promote these responses to avoid complications from severe lung infections in the young and elderly. MRC Festival Zone 2019 June 2019
Philippe Gambron Applied mathematics and high performance computing Particles Zone June 2019
Lucy Budge Studying what happens when tiny particles are collided together at very high speeds. Particles Zone June 2019
Bastian Saputra Modify the bacteria cells so they can glow in the presence of pollution Hassium Zone June 2019
Bella Boulderstone The dust around supermassive black holes I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
John Paterson I study pollinators that visit plants, like bees and hoverflies, and try to figure out how climate change is affecting them I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Joanna Huang Younger me wanted to be an astronaut, the closest I got was a particle physicist I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Imad Ouachan My PhD reasearch is looking at improving wind turbines so they can survive for up to 25 years out at sea. I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Ian Cookson PhD student (MMU) looking at social identity and transport choice (cycling) I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Farah Elahi My PhD is looking at using virtual reality treatments to improve young people's mental health I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Emma Davies Studying huge explosions produced by the Sun. I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Christian Gude I am a synthetic biologist and genetically engineer bacteria to make nylon from waste gases such as CO2. I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Bogdana Huma I'm a lecturer in social psychology at York St John University I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Bastian Saputra Modify the bacteria cells so they can glow in the presence of pollution I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Matthew Alkan Are cars making it harder for bees to pollinate? I am working with both insects and chemistry (i am a chemist) to answer this question. I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Anna Gardner I'm a tree scientist in a very ancient woodland. I study how climate change might affect our forests and how we can help! I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Anna Gardner I'm a tree scientist in a very ancient woodland. I study how climate change might affect our forests and how we can help! Plants Zone June 2019
Emma Markham I fund research which helps people and the planet Plants Zone June 2019
John Paterson I study pollinators that visit plants, like bees and hoverflies, and try to figure out how climate change is affecting them Plants Zone June 2019
Matthew Alkan Are cars making it harder for bees to pollinate? I am working with both insects and chemistry (i am a chemist) to answer this question. Plants Zone June 2019
Helen Faulkner Quality Control Analyst Hassium Zone June 2019
Farah Elahi My PhD is looking at using virtual reality treatments to improve young people's mental health Hassium Zone June 2019
Dave Underhill I use archaeology to study human evolution Hassium Zone June 2019
Cheryl Williams I am an Advanced Biomedical Scientist for the NHS testing patient samples, currently testing for COVID-19 Hassium Zone June 2019
Lucy Budge Studying what happens when tiny particles are collided together at very high speeds. I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Savannah Clawson I work with Brian Cox to study what happens when particles of light (called photons) smash together at really high energies I'm a Scientist Academy June 2019
Chris Fullwood I work as a cyberpsychology researcher and lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. Influence Zone June 2019
Bogdana Huma I'm a lecturer in social psychology at York St John University Influence Zone June 2019
Ian Cookson PhD student (MMU) looking at social identity and transport choice (cycling) Influence Zone June 2019
Kathryn Atherton I work at the Behavioural Insights Team in Westminster, using psychology to have a positive social impact. Influence Zone June 2019
Ali Hussain I design and build new instruments that use light beyond what our eyes can see Space Zone June 2019
Bella Boulderstone The dust around supermassive black holes Space Zone June 2019
Declan Jonckers My job is to make sure that spacecraft don't get too hot or too cold. We do this by wrapping them in space blankets. Space Zone June 2019
Emma Davies Studying huge explosions produced by the Sun. Space Zone June 2019
Laura Fisk Clinical Psychologist in a GP surgery - listening to people, hopefully helping them work out solutions to their problems Influence Zone June 2019
Nicolas Bonne My research area is galaxy evolution. I mostly work on ways to teach people with vision problems about space, without using pictures. Space Zone June 2019
Alex Lloyd Researching how teenager's friends influence their risk taking Influence Zone June 2019
Laurence Datrier Multi-messenger astronomy using gravitational waves and kilonovae (some sort of "explosion") from the collision of two neutron stars. Space Zone June 2019
Sarah Knight My job is to find out why we get distracted by background noise when we're trying to listen to another person speaking. I'm also trying to find out what kinds of background noises are particularly distracting. Maybe you find it easier to listen to your friends talking when there are birds singing rather than other people chatting! Understanding more about how we deal with background noise will help scientists to do things like make better hearing aids, or design buildings in which it's easier to hear what's going on. Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Clio Andreae My company is responsible for over 76% of all drugs that are used today to treat human diseases. I am part of the team that works on infectious diseases, helping clients to find new treatments for bacterial and viral infections. Microbe Zone November 2019
Rebecca Shaw My job is to help student researchers and scientists in doing experiments which need to be carried out for a certain reason. I have done experiments to understand how a bacteria fights off our immune systems and makes us sick, experiments to understand how stress affects our bodies and studied animal genetics to understand how they have evolved over time. Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Varun Ramaswamy Have you ever wondered what "proteins" look like? I work on finding the shapes of the millions of proteins in our body. The tricky part is- they are so tiny that I can only see their shadows, even when I use a microscope. My job is to figure out what they really look like in 3D, by using only these shadows as clues. Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Elena Maters I study how volcanoes affect our environment. An eruption can send tiny particles of 'ash' into the sky. My job is to understand how and why ash particles from different volcanoes influence chemistry and clouds in the atmosphere. Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Samantha Firth I am a science communicator - that means its my job to talk about science! I get to learn about the latest and greatest science – like landslides on Mars and deadly diseases - and then I talk about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 🌖🚀⚗️ My favourite part of the job is getting people excited about science – especially people who don’t think science is for them. Because science is for everyone! Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Anna Kalorkoti I do experiments on lots of different materials, to find out how they change when the world around them changes. For example, what happens when you make them really hot, or really cold, or put them deep underwater? Some of these materials are used to hide submarines, so that people who might want to attack the submarine can't find it. Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Alin Elena I spend my day programming to solve scientific problems, usually on a super computer. Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Isaac Halstead I explore attitudes towards gene editing, basically changing a person's genes. This ranges from treating illnesses to making people smarter, stronger or better looking. Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Adam Washington I build and maintain special instruments for visiting scientists to perform various measurements and experiments with. These visiting scientists come from all over the world to our lab in Harwell. By using our instruments and working with myself and fellow scientists, visiting scientists can then further understand their own work through joint effort, from melting chocolate to beetle wings. They are world experts in their fields and with our combined expertise we can explore areas of science that neither of us could do alone. Roentgenium Zone November 2019
Hira Virdee I use lasers to shine light on satellite solar panels, giving them more power. Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Bruno Silvester Lopes I am a scientist who studies germs which are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope. Occasionally, We need to take medicines if we fall sick and sometimes harmful germs can make us very unwell. I am interested in how and why some harmful germs can't be killed by taking medicines. My work forms the basis of how new medicines can be developed to kill germs and keep us happy and healthy. Microbe Zone November 2019
Anastasia Aliferi I'm working on methods that can help us find out how old someone is just by looking at a drop of their blood. This can be very useful for the police, especially when all the clues they can find at a crime scene are small drops of blood. Big Data Zone November 2019
Haafizah Hoosen For my PhD - I investigate microorganisms (parasites), which are tiny living creatures that you usually can't see with your naked eye, and try to find out if they are making people sick more often than before and how we can stop ourselves from getting sick because of them. For my work - I investigate animals, and if their 'recipe books' (genome) having any mistakes in them. Microbe Zone November 2019
Tom Snelling Academy November 2019
Alex Batchelor Plants need different things to grow. They need energy from the sun but they also need things from the soil like water and also things that help them grow, like Phosphorus. My plant is bad at this, so I'm trying to make it better. Sustainability Zone November 2019
Caragh Whitehead I'm a plant scientist interested in how plants can lead to improvements to all areas of our lives. I study the different chemical compounds plants produce and try to understand how they do this using genetics. Sustainability Zone November 2019
Jack Saunders I am a polymer (or plastic) scientist at the University of Manchester. I spend my time trying to make new plastics which go into paints. These paints will hopefully stop your garden fences from rusting. My job is to try to change the polymers to make them better at stopping rust. Although my job may sound boring (I watch paint dry) it's actually a lot more interesting than that! Sustainability Zone November 2019
Lisa Kelly I manage BASF's distribution business which is called BTC. We are responsible for supplying to small and medium sized customers in the UK. I am head of a team of 42 people who help our customers be successful. BASF manufacture so many different products every day can be totally different. BASF is committed to sustainability as the worlds leading chemical manufacturer. As chemistry touches so much in our daily lives we can have a huge impact with trying to help with the diverse challenges we will face in the future, such as a larger global population, more people living in cities, higher food and energy needs. Sustainability Zone November 2019
Scott Dwyer I am a honey bee scientist, I work on a small mite that feeds on honey bees and gives them a virus that can kill them. I work on new ways to control this mite using fungi. Sustainability Zone November 2019
Stuart Goldie I discover new materials for renewable energy by making a mess in the lab and doing computer programming. (that's a lot cleaner!) Sustainability Zone November 2019
Alex Batchelor Plants need different things to grow. They need energy from the sun but they also need things from the soil like water and also things that help them grow, like Phosphorus. My plant is bad at this, so I'm trying to make it better. Academy November 2019
Alex Leide My job is to break ceramics and understand why they break and how to make them stronger. Academy November 2019
Jake Cunningham I'm a water and electricity scientist, I work in trying to make electricity from waves in the sea and ocean. I do this by using some funky math. Academy November 2019
Katie Fala Academy November 2019
Nawapat Kaweeyanun I am a space physicist looking at Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede. I use a computer to picture the moon in detail, so I can see how it interacts with their surroundings without having to actually go there. We believe that Ganymede has a very large underground ocean that may host life, so we are sending a satellite (called JUICE!) to the moon and my job will help us prepare for this mission. Academy November 2019
Sarah Knight My job is to find out why we get distracted by background noise when we're trying to listen to another person speaking. I'm also trying to find out what kinds of background noises are particularly distracting. Maybe you find it easier to listen to your friends talking when there are birds singing rather than other people chatting! Understanding more about how we deal with background noise will help scientists to do things like make better hearing aids, or design buildings in which it's easier to hear what's going on. Academy November 2019
Sreejita Ghosh I try to make sense of numbers using maths, physics & computers. Numbers generated by machines everyday form different patterns. I try to find these patterns in order to find what is going on in the body of patients. Academy November 2019
Mark Johnson I work on an international experiment that makes antimatter – a mysterious 'mirror image' of the normal matter that makes up everything around us! I work in a big team to try and unravel fundamental questions about our universe. Nuclear Zone November 2019
Jessica Mitchell I used to be a zoologist (animal biologist) but now I work with people. I look at how diseases move between animals, people and the environment and how we can stop this happening and keep everyone healthy. Most of my work happens in Nepal (a small country in Asia, close to India). I work with communities to understand the health problems they face and find ways to keep them, their animals and their environments healthier. We have now started to use Art and Film to help people understand more complicated health issues. This is a very different experience for me but I am really enjoying it. Microbe Zone November 2019
Liam Gaffney I study radioactive or unstable isotopes at CERN. I want to measure the different shapes of the nucleus at the centre of atom, which helps us understand how protons and neutrons bind together. These nuclei aren't usually spherical like a football, but can have exotic shapes like rugby balls and pears! Nuclear Zone November 2019
Laura Sinclair I am a scientist working in a hospital! My job is to make radiation measurements for equipment like X-rays, CT, PET and gamma cameras to make sure they are working safely. In addition, I work in a special pharmacy that makes radioactive medicine to image or treat patients. Nuclear Zone November 2019
Kasia Clarke Nuclear power is the largest low-carbon source of energy and is playing an important role in transitioning to a clean-energy future. In my PhD as a material scientist, I study the behaviour of a material that will be used in nuclear reactors to allow them to produce energy in a safer, more reliable way. Nuclear Zone November 2019
Gina Parker Some of the nuclear reactors in the UK are getting old (over 30 years!) and we always need to make sure they are safe, but it's difficult to look inside one. It is my job to make computer simulations of the cores of the reactors to predict if they are still safe to run. Nuclear Zone November 2019
Felix Warren As an apprentice I do 3 month placements on a variety of sites such as working with pressurised gas systems to running some maintenance on robotic systems. On each of my placements I record my work for my qualification. Nuclear Zone November 2019
Adam Wootton My job is to teach artificial intelligence to search the data and find damage, so that we can repair our roads and bridges. Big Data Zone November 2019
Alex Leide My job is to break ceramics and understand why they break and how to make them stronger. Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Kate Winfield I gather weather and air pollution measurements, satellite images and climate model data from across the world and put them in our super computer called JASMIN. My work allows scientists from across the world to access the data. Big Data Zone November 2019
Sam Lawrence I am a space scientist looking at patterns of galaxies in the sky to try and understand the Universe! Big Data Zone November 2019
Sreejita Ghosh I try to make sense of numbers using maths, physics & computers. Numbers generated by machines everyday form different patterns. I try to find these patterns in order to find what is going on in the body of patients. Big Data Zone November 2019
Valerio Giuffrida We use computer algorithms to study the growth of plants in their environment. Big Data Zone November 2019
Tom Snelling Microbe Zone November 2019
Steven Rudder I work in an amazing new building called the Quadram Institute. In my work I use DNA sequencing to detect and explore the genomes of bacteria that live inside humans and animals.This helps us understand what bacteria make us ill. I use some very expensive machines that can read DNA. Microbe Zone November 2019
Anisha Wijeyesekera My job is to understand how diet and the food that we eat impacts on the bacteria present in our gut, and how this can then influence our health (either positively or negatively). People often think of bacteria as being bad and cause you to be ill, but there are lots of bacteria in our body that are working hard to keep us healthy! As a lecturer, my work is a combination of teaching and research. I enjoy talking about my research with my students, and sharing with them how exciting research can be! Meitnerium Zone November 2019
Adam Washington I build and maintain special instruments for visiting scientists to perform various measurements and experiments with. These visiting scientists come from all over the world to our lab in Harwell. By using our instruments and working with myself and fellow scientists, visiting scientists can then further understand their own work through joint effort, from melting chocolate to beetle wings. They are world experts in their fields and with our combined expertise we can explore areas of science that neither of us could do alone. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Debbie Kinsey Having dementia or any illness can be really hard sometimes but it doesn't mean there's nothing good in your life! I'm looking at how museums can help people with dementia. I also teach at a university & used to be a therapist. Society Zone November 2019
Helena Paterson Subject Knowledge November 2019
Lucy Budge Studying what happens when tiny particles are collided together at very high speeds. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Luca Tagliacozzo Subject Knowledge November 2019
Liam Perera I study how life survives in the frozen regions of our solar system. This includes the Martian ice caps, and the ice moons of Jupiter and Saturn Subject Knowledge November 2019
Leah Morgan I fix, upgrade, and design experiments (called diagnostics) for the two huge fusion devices we have onsite! Subject Knowledge November 2019
Katie McDonnell Subject Knowledge November 2019
Jose Brandao-Neto I help researchers discover new medicinal drugs (shooting proteins with x-rays) 15 years before a drug is ready to be used in people. See my prize pledge below! Subject Knowledge November 2019
Ieva Cepaite Subject Knowledge November 2019
Henrique Rocha Subject Knowledge November 2019
Hayley Pincott I turn a biopsy into a slide to help consultants diagnose, treat and manage a patients condition. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Meirin Oan Evans I study the tiniest particles in the universe with the biggest science experiment in the world Subject Knowledge November 2019
Harrison Prosper I investigate the smallest things in nature when they are made to collide at extremely high energies. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Vassilis Sideropoulos Think about how you interact in different environment and how this influences your attention and then memory. Enquiry Zone November 2019
Pizza Ka Yee Chow I study animal intelligence - design IQ test to understand how clever animals are! Enquiry Zone November 2019
Line Caes Through my work I want to understand what parents, teachers and friends go through when they see a child in pain. Enquiry Zone November 2019
kareena mcaloney-kocaman What should I be teaching children to make them more creative? Enquiry Zone November 2019
Caroline Brett I am interested in what makes us happy - particularly the ways in which our personalities, experiences, and outlook shape our responses to the world around us Enquiry Zone November 2019
William Wiseman I am a chemist that works with metal oxides that form very hard and strong materials. The materials I make go into places such as aeroplanes, oil rigs and even the human body. Elements Zone November 2019
Thibaut Deviese I am a scientist working with archaeologists to identify how old things like ancient mummies are. We use a technique called "radiocarbon dating". We can date things that are up to 50,000 years old! Elements Zone November 2019
Max Jamilly I turn genes on and off to understand why white blood cells can cause cancer. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Natalie Fowler I work in the hospital with the very sickest patients. It is my job to pick the right machines to help keep them alive and to make sure they are working properly. I help to treat sick grown-ups, kids and tiny little babies who have just been born. I also like to do experiments with fancy new machines to test if they work or not. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Jack Joyce I'm a Conversation Analyst 🗣💬. We all know how important language is -- how it’s used to offend, explain, or tell stories! My job is to understand how people use language, and what that language can tell us about our culture. Society Zone November 2019
Sylvia Soldatou I discover new medicines from the sea Subject Knowledge November 2019
Alex Spiers Health Behaviour Zone November 2019
Amber Cronin I write reports about how people have been treated when they've gone to the doctors or hospital. To do this, I first have to analyse all the data we get about it! Health Behaviour Zone November 2019
Emily Mattacola My research looks at how teenagers think about and behave around their health, and how your relationships with your friends impacts this. Health Behaviour Zone November 2019
Jolel Miah Im a Health Psychologist in training who helps people to make better healthier decisions so they can live a longer and happier life. Im a PhD student which allows me to be in school longer. You never stop learning. Health Behaviour Zone November 2019
Sophie Banat Health Behaviour Zone November 2019
Xiaohan Li I investigate how protein molecules make tardigrades and other organisms tolerate stress like freezing and extreme dryness. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Verity Woodhall Analysing patients' DNA to look for causes of disease using computer programming and data analysis Subject Knowledge November 2019
Vanesa Alvarez Subject Knowledge November 2019
Susan Cartwright I am a particle physicist, which means that I study the smallest building blocks of matter. The particle I particularly work on is called the neutrino: it is very common in the universe but very, very difficult to detect. We use a huge water tank in Japan to trap a very small fraction of the neutrinos that pass through it, so we can find out more about these particles and their contribution to making the universe look the way it does. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Nikolai Adamski I am a plant geneticist and I try to create better varieties of wheat to help feed the growing world population. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Shruti Turner I'm researching into artificial limbs for people who have lost their legs, known as prosthetics. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Scott Lawrie I studied astrophysics at university, so I know all about stars and planets, but now I build and work with particle accelerators! Subject Knowledge November 2019
Savannah Clawson I work with Brian Cox to study what happens when particles of light (called photons) smash together at really high energies Subject Knowledge November 2019
Reka Nagy I use computers and lots of data to hunt for genes that might be involved in disease if they don't work correctly. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Rebecca Wong I work out how to operate nuclear power plants safely. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Rebecca Shaw My job is to help student researchers and scientists in doing experiments which need to be carried out for a certain reason. I have done experiments to understand how a bacteria fights off our immune systems and makes us sick, experiments to understand how stress affects our bodies and studied animal genetics to understand how they have evolved over time. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Philippe Gambron Applied mathematics and high performance computing Subject Knowledge November 2019
Paul Laurance-Young I am a biomedical scientist in cellular pathology and university lecturer Subject Knowledge November 2019
Harry Wilkinson I am an inorganic chemist, meaning I work mostly with compounds of metals like iron. My job is to try and make versions of iron compounds found in the body to see if they act the same way outside of it. Elements Zone November 2019
Georgia Orton I work in a laboratory making tiny cage structures called MOFs out of molecules (tiny particles)! They are so tiny that you need special machines to see them. They are really cool because one teaspoon of MOF has the same surface area as a football pitch! Elements Zone November 2019
Emily Sparkes I'm a chemist working with enzymes found in sea sponges. They're very interesting because they are one of the only things in nature to make and break silicon-oxygen bonds. Sea sponges use these silicon-oxygen bonds to build their exoskeletons that protect them from the sea. These enzymes could be used to make drugs or break down silicon rubbers (like the kind you get in silicon kitchenwear) in an environmentally friendly way. My job is to find out what the enzyme looks like and work out what it likes to react with. Elements Zone November 2019
Anthony Redmond I compare genomes (all of an organisms DNA) from different species to understand evolutionary relationships between species as well as to identify genetic events associated with the evolution of new biological traits Subject Knowledge November 2019
Bruno Silvester Lopes I am a scientist who studies germs which are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope. Occasionally, We need to take medicines if we fall sick and sometimes harmful germs can make us very unwell. I am interested in how and why some harmful germs can't be killed by taking medicines. My work forms the basis of how new medicines can be developed to kill germs and keep us happy and healthy. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Araceli Venegas-Gomez Subject Knowledge November 2019
Simon Brown Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Selen Ozbek I am working as a researcher with blind veterans to help them improve their sleep and health. Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Paul Laurance-Young I am a biomedical scientist in cellular pathology and university lecturer Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Nawapat Kaweeyanun I am a space physicist looking at Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede. I use a computer to picture the moon in detail, so I can see how it interacts with their surroundings without having to actually go there. We believe that Ganymede has a very large underground ocean that may host life, so we are sending a satellite (called JUICE!) to the moon and my job will help us prepare for this mission. Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Natalie Fowler I work in the hospital with the very sickest patients. It is my job to pick the right machines to help keep them alive and to make sure they are working properly. I help to treat sick grown-ups, kids and tiny little babies who have just been born. I also like to do experiments with fancy new machines to test if they work or not. Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Katy Bruce I try to figure out if traces of makeup, (such as foundation or concealer) left at a crime scene could be used as a reliable source of evidence. I look at the makeup under a microscope and then analyse it using laser light so that it doesn’t get damaged or destroyed. I then use computer software to work out how similar or different the makeup samples are. Hopefully my method will be good enough for forensic labs to test real crime scene samples in the future and catch more of the bad guys! ⚖️ Darmstadtium Zone November 2019
Anne Green I'm looking for dark matter, the invisible and exotic stuff which makes up most of the material in not just galaxies, but the entire Universe. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Aimee Egglestone I am a "Feasibility Scientist" - This means I help other scientists make their ideas happen! Elements Zone November 2019
Andrea Kusec I research the best ways to help people who feel down or depressed after a brain injury, for example after a knock to the head or a brain bleed. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Anastasia Aliferi I'm working on methods that can help us find out how old someone is just by looking at a drop of their blood. This can be very useful for the police, especially when all the clues they can find at a crime scene are small drops of blood. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Amy Cameron Former scientist now supporting researchers in public engagement and promoting their work. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Alena Pance I work on cells, studying their behaviour and function. I make red blood cells from stem cells to study malaria. I look at genes, how they are expressed and how we can modify them with genome editing. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Phill Agnew I run the podcast, Nudge. The only podcast dedicate to behavioral science: - Apple podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nudge/id1457621005 - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0zpOldE9YMNYN1QiL7EBfS - Website: https://anchor.fm/nudge-podcast Society Zone November 2019
Liam Wignall I'm a social scientist, which means I research how people interact with each other in different settings. But I focus on how people interact with each other online, especially on social media. Some people act different online than they would in person - my job is to look at how they act different and why. Society Zone November 2019
Kohinoor Darda Society Zone November 2019
Karolina Urbanska I am a psychologist. And I have to disappoint you right away: (1) no, psychologists cannot read your mind and (2) I am not the kind of psychologist who can help your own problems. But I am interested in how people behave and how other people around us influence our behaviour. Right now, I am working on a project that will study if watching funny images or videos can affect our feelings and behaviour. Society Zone November 2019
Carsten Welsch I design and build particle accelerators to help understand nature in all its facets and develop new ways to treat cancer. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Daniel Biggs Research Assistant for the Genome Editing Core @ Wellcome Centre for Human Subject Knowledge November 2019
David Ho I use computer models to work out the properties of theoretical particles that we've never seen! Subject Knowledge November 2019
Greg Heikel I help to figure out what is making people feel ill by looking at the results of blood tests. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Sameed Muhammed I study matter and antimatter When matter and antimatter come together, they completely annihilate each other and produce pure energy! With 1 gram of antimatter, you could power a spaceship to the moon! Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Jose Brandao-Neto I help researchers discover new medicinal drugs (shooting proteins with x-rays) 15 years before a drug is ready to be used in people. See my prize pledge below! Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Joanna Barstow I look at planets that orbit other stars. I use telescopes to search for fingerprints of important chemicals like water, to work out what these planets are made of. This helps us to learn whether there are other worlds out there that are like the planets in our Solar System. Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Heidi Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Freya Addison I am a scientist who looks at clouds or insects using an instrument called a radar. Currently, my focus is on modelling insects to simulate what they look like in the radar and comparing to observations. Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Chris Rink I use metals to make really large compounds which are magnetic (hopefully!) and conduct electricity. Sometimes, with certain metals, I will make really cool, colourful powders. Electromagnetic Zone November 2019
Harikesh Ranganath Subject Knowledge November 2019
Hannah Currant I'm trying to find genes that affect the shape of human's eyes, and think about how this may lead to some diseases. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Gerry McLachlan Subject Knowledge November 2019
David Keeble Subject Knowledge November 2019
Gabriela da Silva Xavier I am a senior lecturer in cellular metabolism. I do research on type 2 diabetes, and I also teach students at university. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Francesca Gale Subject Knowledge November 2019
Fern Johnson I'm a trainee clinical scientist in bioinformatics, working in a genetics department in a hospital. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Eugene Gardner My work involves the study of changes in the genomes of children, compared to their parents, that lead to intellectual disability. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Euan Bain Subject Knowledge November 2019
Emma Meaburn I'm interested in understanding how genes shape and influence individual differences in cognition and behaviour. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Edoardo Vescovi I'm a theoretical physicist studying methods to calculate particles, their properties and interactions in "unreal" -- yet simple -- quantum and string theories, which long for understanding nature at the most microscopic scale. Subject Knowledge November 2019
Eddie Cano Gamez Subject Knowledge November 2019
Nadine Mirza I'm looking at why people from different backgrounds and cultures are not getting the help they need for dementia and what I can do about it! Subject Knowledge November 2019
Rihab Gam I investigate how we can directly reprogram (transmogrify) any mature human cell type into any other. This will allow for the development of novel cellular therapies. Green Zone March 2020
Danica Pinto I worked in spectroscopy (interaction of light and matter such as atoms/molecules) and designed a portable acetone detector using a UV-light emitting diode (LED) for applications in atmospheric chemistry and medical diagnostics. Academy March 2020
Yewande Oyekenu My research interests are in Trauma, Brain repair, Anaesthesia and Pain Management. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Hannah Tanner I design the hospital tests that help doctors know if their patients have got an infection and what to treat them with. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Christopher Erickson I take theories with extra dimensions and turn them into theories with fewer dimensions, especially when the extra dimensions have wonky boundaries. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Christopher Lyon I am a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. I mostly work at a computer, but when I do research, I often interview people about what they do. Other times, I have large workshops, like a classroom. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Claire Melia I'm a psychologist! My PhD looks at how we explain drinking alcohol and I'm also researching a new mental health therapy called Open Dialogue to see if we can use it in the NHS. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Danny Ward I am trying to understand how certain micro-organisms are able to infect things....and also how we can stop them Science Week 2020 March 2020
Derek Ball My work is linked to diet, exercise and health Science Week 2020 March 2020
Edoardo Vescovi I'm a theoretical physicist studying methods to calculate particles, their properties and interactions in "unreal" -- yet simple -- quantum and string theories, which long for understanding nature at the most microscopic scale. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Eleanor Senior My work involves both computer based and lab based experiments. I grow my cow parasites in the lab and see how they react to different things in the environment, like getting very hot or cold. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Elena Maters I study how volcanoes affect our environment. An eruption can send tiny particles of 'ash' into the sky. My job is to understand how and why ash particles from different volcanoes influence chemistry and clouds in the atmosphere. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Fiona Scott I'm a medicinal chemist who makes molecules that might lead to new medicines one day. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Freya Addison I am a scientist who looks at clouds or insects using an instrument called a radar. Currently, my focus is on modelling insects to simulate what they look like in the radar and comparing to observations. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Natalie Garrett I am a scientist at the Met Office. I started out in Climate Services (helping people plan for climate change) and now I work with our Chief Scientist. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Hannah Collingwood I work with really accurate clocks. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Hannah Moir I am an Exercise Physiologist & Biochemist who investigates the human body’s response to exercise, nutrition and behavioural change at Kingston University, London. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Hayley Pincott I turn a biopsy into a slide to help consultants diagnose, treat and manage a patients condition. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Chella Quint My research is all about periods! What they are, how they work, and what happens when it's difficult to talk about them. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Iain Staniland I am a biologist working with Antarctic animals such as seals, penguins and whales Science Week 2020 March 2020
Jane Kennedy I predict the future! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Jarvist Moore Frost I try to make better solar cells and drugs, by designing them on a computer, using Quantum Mechanics. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Jillian Scudder I teach Astronomy at Oberlin College in the US & I study what happens to galaxies when they go crashing into each other. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Joanna Barstow I look at planets that orbit other stars. I use telescopes to search for fingerprints of important chemicals like water, to work out what these planets are made of. This helps us to learn whether there are other worlds out there that are like the planets in our Solar System. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Joey Shepherd I'm a Microbiologist and Tissue Engineer, focusing on new antmicrobial therapies Science Week 2020 March 2020
John Paterson I study pollinators that visit plants, like bees and hoverflies, and try to figure out how climate change is affecting them Science Week 2020 March 2020
Jorien van den Bor I work for a company that makes joysticks, little flashy LEDs, switches and other cool pressing buttons. My role is to make sure the company looks after the environment better (we can always do better!). Science Week 2020 March 2020
Jose Angel Martinez-Gonzalez See how water dances on different surfaces Science Week 2020 March 2020
Judith Sleeman I work on how the cells of our body use the information stored in our genes: in particular the amazingly dynamic molecular ‘machines’ that edit the messages written in the genes so they can be understood by the rest of the cell. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Julian Onions I'm an astronomer and I build universes in some of the biggest computers on the planet. Science Week 2020 March 2020
kareena mcaloney-kocaman What should I be teaching children to make them more creative? Science Week 2020 March 2020
kat denham-maccioni I'm a non-engineer who helps people understand and get more interested in engineering! Best bit of my job is meeting lots of ordinary but amazing engineers doing work that helps the whole of society and brilliant young people. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Kate Dobson What makes volcanoes tick? How do we make soils healthier? How do we use geology for Net Zero and low carbon solutions? Can we make materials better? I use x-ray imaging to find out! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Chris Allton I work out what the universe was like just after the Big Bang using very large computers and my very small brain. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Carol Wallace I'm now working with a group who are looking at the blood-clotting process, or how scabs form! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Kerrianne Harrington I test and splice optical fibres. Imagine tiny craft projects with hot glass and lasers! The optical fibres I use are novel because they are hollow inside. This means we can do new science like put really powerful lasers inside. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Gabriela da Silva Xavier I am a senior lecturer in cellular metabolism. I do research on type 2 diabetes, and I also teach students at university. Food Zone March 2020
Carol Wallace I'm now working with a group who are looking at the blood-clotting process, or how scabs form! Green Zone March 2020
Bryony Hockin I make chemical reactions happen using the power of sunlight! I make lots of molecules out of copper and then use them like antennae to direct light energy into chemical reactions; this is greener than using heat energy. Green Zone March 2020
Binuraj Menon Chemical Biology group leader at the University of Warwick. Working on projects that are solely aimed to convert microbes to produce new types of molecules. Green Zone March 2020
Ben Rowsell In my PhD I am currently developing new cheaper and more sustainable route to industrial products. Such as pharmaceutical drugs and agrochemicals (pesticides and fungicides). Green Zone March 2020
Bella Boulderstone The dust around supermassive black holes Green Zone March 2020
Alice Coburn I'm a virus scientist trying to find out where new diseases come from and how they spread from person to person. I also talk about how medicines are made through a range of free online animations and games. Green Zone March 2020
Alex Lloyd Researching how teenager's friends influence their risk taking Green Zone March 2020
Alex Leide My job is to break ceramics and understand why they break and how to make them stronger. Green Zone March 2020
Alex Agrotis I study the tiny recycling centre that is inside every cell in your body - the "proteasome". It keeps your cells healthy! Understanding how it works could help to cure diseases. Green Zone March 2020
Alena Pance I work on cells, studying their behaviour and function. I make red blood cells from stem cells to study malaria. I look at genes, how they are expressed and how we can modify them with genome editing. Green Zone March 2020
Aina Roca Barcelo I investigate how characteristics of the environment, like changes due to climate change, have an effect on people's health Green Zone March 2020
Ross Alexander I am a scientist who looks at what happens when plants get stressed. For example, what happens when they do not get enough food or water? Well, they get sick, just like us. I want to know why, and how to stop that. Food Zone March 2020
Natalia Filvarova Food Zone March 2020
Martin Johnsson I study the DNA of pigs and chickens to understand their biology better and improve animal breeding. Food Zone March 2020
Eleanor Spence I work with a fungus that kills insects. Just like the mould that grows on old bread, insect-killing fungi are natural and found in the environment. We can use this fungi instead of nasty chemicals sprayed onto our food. Food Zone March 2020
Bryony Hockin I make chemical reactions happen using the power of sunlight! I make lots of molecules out of copper and then use them like antennae to direct light energy into chemical reactions; this is greener than using heat energy. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Chukwuka Ano Food Zone March 2020
Tom Dally I use different types of technology, like sound and radar, to measure how insect populations across the UK are changing. Flerovium Zone March 2020
Rebecca Wong I work out how to operate nuclear power plants safely. Flerovium Zone March 2020
Emily Goddard I melt and freeze salts thousands of time to see whether we can use them to make batteries that can store heat in your house. Flerovium Zone March 2020
Elspeth Keating Before materials can get used to make things for everyday, scientists have to look at them in detail to decide if they will work. That's my job. I break things for a living so you don't have to. Flerovium Zone March 2020
Ben Cropper Everything is made of tiny blobs called atoms. Most of the stuff in an atom is in the middle bit, called the nucleus. I smash atoms together so I can see what the nucleus does when that happens! Flerovium Zone March 2020
Antoine Bourget I study the world at the most fundamental level, which means trying to provide an answer to questions such as : - What are we made of? - Where do we come from (birth of the Universe)? Flerovium Zone March 2020
Adelie Gorce I am a PhD student looking at the birth of the Universe and of the first stars Science Week 2020 March 2020
Alex Lloyd Researching how teenager's friends influence their risk taking Science Week 2020 March 2020
Alice Coburn I'm a virus scientist trying to find out where new diseases come from and how they spread from person to person. I also talk about how medicines are made through a range of free online animations and games. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Amber Cronin I write reports about how people have been treated when they've gone to the doctors or hospital. To do this, I first have to analyse all the data we get about it! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Anu Antony I am a PhD researcher working on renewable sources of energy.Renewable energy is a very exciting field to work in, as it is a newer subject.There is always lot of scope for new discoveries! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Baljit Thatti Science Week 2020 March 2020
Bella Boulderstone The dust around supermassive black holes Science Week 2020 March 2020
Katie Sparks I work at the National Railway Museum in York, supporting people to volunteering in schools. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Arporn Wangwiwatsin I use big data to understand life of parasitic worms that can live for over 10 years in human blood. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Claire Donald I'm a virus biologist studying viruses spread by mosquitoes Green Zone March 2020
Yo Yehudi I write code to help biologists do their experiments and research. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Scott Lawrie I studied astrophysics at university, so I know all about stars and planets, but now I build and work with particle accelerators! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Shane Rothwell I'm a soil and crop scientist and my work looks at how we can use nutrients more sustainably to produce our food. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Shruti Turner I'm researching into artificial limbs for people who have lost their legs, known as prosthetics. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Simone Sturniolo I work with computers to simulate atoms and subatomic particles. We use that to investigate the smallest structure of many things, from pharmaceuticals to archaeological artefacts. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Simon Waldman I use computers to work out how much clean electricity we can make from the sea, and what the environmental effects will be if we do that. Science Week 2020 March 2020
sophiebentley Science Week 2020 March 2020
Stewart Martin-Haugh Write code to analyse data from collisions at the Large Hadron Collider Science Week 2020 March 2020
Stuart Rogers Science Week 2020 March 2020
thomas amey Science Week 2020 March 2020
Tim Craggs I am interested in how DNA is replicated and repaired in cells, and am developing methods to watch individual moleulces of DNA being replicated. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Tom Hartley I investigate how the brain senses, understands, learns, remembers, thinks, and controls our actions and I teach university students about these topics. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Vedia Can I use molecules naturally generated by the human body to prevent Osteoarthritis. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Verity Hill I use genetic information to ask questions about the spread and evolution of Ebola virus in West Africa Science Week 2020 March 2020
Sam Frampton I am a PhD student at University of Leicester, I study the designs of satellites to explore the planets in our solar system! Space Zone March 2020
David Sobral I use the best telescopes in the World and in space as time-machines to discover and study galaxies across cosmic time, with one of the most famous being CR7, the brightest galaxy in the early Universe. Space Zone March 2020
Sarah Bearchell At Big Bang Fair this year, I was going to make clouds. Small ones, big ones, strawberry ones, blackcurrant ones and lemon ones (my personal favourite). At the end of the show, we trap clouds in bubbles so they pop on your hand! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Liam Perera I study how life survives in the frozen regions of our solar system. This includes the Martian ice caps, and the ice moons of Jupiter and Saturn Space Zone March 2020
Lori-Ann Foley I am looking at how climate change affects a planet but the planet is Mars! Space Zone March 2020
Nicol Caplin I work with scientists all over Europe who want to perform experiments on the International Space Station. I work with a fantastic team of other scientists and engineers to make it happen! Space Zone March 2020
Samantha Faircloth I study chemical elements in crystals found in Moon rocks that were brought back from the Moon by NASA astronauts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Space Zone March 2020
Emily Goddard I melt and freeze salts thousands of time to see whether we can use them to make batteries that can store heat in your house. Academy March 2020
Struan Simpson I make materials that help quantum computers remember things! Energy Zone March 2020
Charlotte Hoskin My work involves making little gadgets which produce energy. The gadgets generate electricity which can be used in medicine to treat diseases as an alternative to pills. Energy Zone March 2020
Isabel Cooley I'm trying to design materials that can take harmful gases (like greenhouse gases) out of the atmosphere, or that can separate gases from each other. I use computers and maths to predict which materials will be best. Energy Zone March 2020
Douglas Bray In my work I use Water Hyacinth, a plant that lives in tropical water, to make protein for animal food and gas so that villagers can cook. Water Hyacinth kills all animals that live in the water so we need to find ways to use it. Energy Zone March 2020
David Threlfall My job is to make sure that aeroplane engines will keep flying safely. Energy Zone March 2020
Megan Maunder I'm a Space Weather Researcher, studying large balls of mass expelled from the Sun called Coronal Mass Ejections. Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Katherine Graves There is too much plastic in the world - my experiments turn plastic waste into more valuable things called carbon nanotubes, which are very small- about 10 billionths of a meter. I look at these using x-rays and microscopes. Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Jesse Dykes I work out ways to use lasers to see through clouds and fog, communicate with satellites, and occasionally burn things Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Dave Constable I study the aurora at the two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn. I use computer simulations to try and understand how they work. Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Sarah Hodge Lecturer and reseracher in Psychology Science Week 2020 March 2020
Sameed Muhammed I study matter and antimatter When matter and antimatter come together, they completely annihilate each other and produce pure energy! With 1 gram of antimatter, you could power a spaceship to the moon! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Simon Langley-Evans Science Week 2020 March 2020
Muhammed Rassul I look at the protective covering of the brain cells. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Laura Evans I study a parasite that affects cows and sheep in Africa. It can make animals very ill or even kill them. It is spread between animals by flies, and my work is to find out more to stop the spread. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Laurence Harwood I am the Professor of Organic Chemistry at Reading University Science Week 2020 March 2020
Leah Fitzsimmons I’m interested in how viruses can cause cancer, so I compare infected and unifected cancer cells to look for differences. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Leila Abbas I’m working on new treatments for deafness using embryonic stem cells. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Lisa Whittaker I work for a welsh cancer charity called Tenovus Cancer Care (it was started by 10 men - Ten Of Us). I support the students we fund to talk about their research clearly and simply in a way that everyone will understand. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Lucy Waterman Science Week 2020 March 2020
Lydia Bach I am working on understanding how animals live together in different environments such as the seashore, coral reef, or the microbes living in your throat! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Maheen Siddiqui I use brain imaging to understand how babies brains develop. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Mark Ashby As a scientist I research how our management of upland areas and lowland farms in the UK influences plants, animal and the surrounding environment. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Mark Bentley I design and make the things that don't exist...From automatic doors for ants to large scale Green House Gas monitoring systems Science Week 2020 March 2020
Martin Coath I write code to analyse Arctic climate predictions, and apps to help people use the results. I also do educational research, a bit of teaching, and a lot of public engagement. Science Week 2020 March 2020
STEM Response Team Our mission is to bring fantastic science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities to schools and the community spaces across the West Midlands and country as a whole. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Martin Ward I am interested in understanding why and how crystals are formed, to do this I use lasers, diamonds and very high pressures! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Matt Bower I work at the Scottish Government, for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) Science Week 2020 March 2020
Nadine Mirza I'm looking at why people from different backgrounds and cultures are not getting the help they need for dementia and what I can do about it! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Samantha Moody I help people have great ideas and make them into brilliant things! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Oliver Gordon PhD In AI/Nanoscience, Taking Better "Pictures" of Atoms Science Week 2020 March 2020
Paddy Sudhakar Computational biologist; Engagement with policy makers and politicians; striving to make research more holistic by integrating the technical and behavioural sciences Science Week 2020 March 2020
paigejarreau Science Week 2020 March 2020
Paul Graham Chartered Engineer Responsible for the mechanical design and development of electronic enclosures for mining machinery control and monitoring systems. Science Week 2020 March 2020
pauline hall Clinical Scientist for NHS - working in MRI physics Science Week 2020 March 2020
Paul O'Mahoney I research new ways of using light for diagnosing and treating skin diseases Science Week 2020 March 2020
Philip Denniff I develop new medicines. I am interested in what the human body does to the drug rather than what the drug does to the body. How to you get the drug into the body, how much is in the body and how long does it stay there. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Pizza Chow I am a biologist who study animal mind. I design and carry out experiments to understand animal intelligence and behaviour. I work with squirrels (my favorite animals), parrots, bees, pigeons etc Science Week 2020 March 2020
This is Engineering Take a quiz to see which Marvel superhero you are: https://www.moreheroesneeded.com/start Iron Man, the Wasp, Bruce Banner, Black Panther and Rocket Racoon are all engineers, inventors and heroes. Meet our real life heroes too! Science Week 2020 March 2020
Rachel Marshall I work with food and the people who produce it and consume it (US!). My work is all about making us care more about food so we waste less and produce it in ways that are good for the environment and people. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Robert Ives I test medicines using animals and help to develop medicines for children which don't taste bad. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Rochelle Velho I am a medical doctor interested in space medicine. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Rowena Fletcher-Wood I run science events, including messy hands-on workshops like making chocolate. I do a lot of other things too. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Sakshi Sharda How do we resist infections? Are males and females different at fighting germs? What is evolution? Science Week 2020 March 2020
Chris Carlton I manage a panel of experts which assess physics proposals for funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council Green Zone March 2020
Claire Greenwell Research into super massive black holes. Green Zone March 2020
Amelia Edwards In order to keep making discoveries in particle physics we need to keep building more powerful particle accelerators. I work on designing and testing the components which will be used to build particle accelerators in the future! Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Sameed Muhammed I study matter and antimatter When matter and antimatter come together, they completely annihilate each other and produce pure energy! With 1 gram of antimatter, you could power a spaceship to the moon! Green Zone March 2020
James Lees I work making a tiny thermometer that can be used when designing electronics for phones and computers. Livermorium Zone March 2020
Connor Prior I mix different things together to see if they react and make a new chemical! Livermorium Zone March 2020
Zoya I am a a genetic counselor, currently work in OBGYN, working with pregnant mommies to see how their babies are developing inside their tummies. Green Zone March 2020
Yewande Oyekenu My research interests are in Trauma, Brain repair, Anaesthesia and Pain Management. Green Zone March 2020
Tom Scott I'm interested in protecting our environment, and I do this by working on new energy technologies. I'm building new robots to go where no person can go - inside nuclear reactors!! Green Zone March 2020
Tom Hartley I investigate how the brain senses, understands, learns, remembers, thinks, and controls our actions and I teach university students about these topics. Green Zone March 2020
Sylvia Soldatou I discover new medicines from the sea Green Zone March 2020
Stewart Martin-Haugh Write code to analyse data from collisions at the Large Hadron Collider Green Zone March 2020
Simon Waldman I use computers to work out how much clean electricity we can make from the sea, and what the environmental effects will be if we do that. Green Zone March 2020
Simone Sturniolo I work with computers to simulate atoms and subatomic particles. We use that to investigate the smallest structure of many things, from pharmaceuticals to archaeological artefacts. Green Zone March 2020
Shruti Turner I'm researching into artificial limbs for people who have lost their legs, known as prosthetics. Green Zone March 2020
Sarah Carter I study how our health can be influenced by both our own childhoods and the experiences of our parents and grandparents. Green Zone March 2020
Sarah Brown I use maths to learn about what happens inside the airways of someone that has asthma - knowing this would help us to create new treatments (like inhalers) and maybe even a cure! Green Zone March 2020
Rowena Fletcher-Wood I run science events, including messy hands-on workshops like making chocolate. I do a lot of other things too. Green Zone March 2020
Stacey New I'm a Climate Scientist and I travel internationally working with people to better understand climate change. I have just finished my degree to become a doctor, where I got to burn plants and wood to learn about fire! Livermorium Zone March 2020
Robert Ives I test medicines using animals and help to develop medicines for children which don't taste bad. Green Zone March 2020
Pizza Ka Yee Chow I study animal intelligence - design IQ test to understand how clever animals are! Green Zone March 2020
Philip Denniff I develop new medicines. I am interested in what the human body does to the drug rather than what the drug does to the body. How to you get the drug into the body, how much is in the body and how long does it stay there. Green Zone March 2020
Pete Gwynne I try to prevent diseases by studying how germs cause them. Most germs spend most of their time Green Zone March 2020
Paul O'Mahoney I research new ways of using light for diagnosing and treating skin diseases Green Zone March 2020
Oli Wilson I’m using fossil pollen time machines and computer models to work out the past and future of a threatened forest in Brazil. Green Zone March 2020
Oliver Gordon PhD In AI/Nanoscience, Taking Better "Pictures" of Atoms Green Zone March 2020
Nikolai Adamski I am a plant geneticist and I try to create better varieties of wheat to help feed the growing world population. Green Zone March 2020
Muhammed Rassul I look at the protective covering of the brain cells. Green Zone March 2020
Mick Schubert During the day, I write about science and help make it interesting and easy for everyone to understand. At night, I work on films and comic books, helping to create realistic monsters, magic, and superheroes! Green Zone March 2020
Max Jamilly I turn genes on and off to understand why white blood cells can cause cancer. Green Zone March 2020
Martin Ward I am interested in understanding why and how crystals are formed, to do this I use lasers, diamonds and very high pressures! Green Zone March 2020
Martin Johnsson I study the DNA of pigs and chickens to understand their biology better and improve animal breeding. Green Zone March 2020
Áine O'Brien I fire lasers and X-rays at tiny rocks from Mars, to try and see if Mars ever had the right molecules for life to form. Molecule Zone March 2020
Laura Mason I work as a Forensic researcher where I look at ways to find evidence that can be used in court cases Livermorium Zone March 2020
Tom Scott I'm interested in protecting our environment, and I do this by working on new energy technologies. I'm building new robots to go where no person can go - inside nuclear reactors!! Livermorium Zone March 2020
Danica Pinto I worked in spectroscopy (interaction of light and matter such as atoms/molecules) and designed a portable acetone detector using a UV-light emitting diode (LED) for applications in atmospheric chemistry and medical diagnostics. Molecule Zone March 2020
Nathan James I use electron microscopes to look at the tiny machines in your cells and figure out how they work! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Xiaohan Li I investigate how protein molecules make tardigrades and other organisms tolerate stress like freezing and extreme dryness. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Toby Candler I work as a children's doctor specialising in hormones. I am currently studying for a PhD in The Gambia examining how mother's diet during pregnancy may effect how their children eat and control their body weight. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Sophie Arthur I am a science storyteller sharing the latest discoveries by making videos, writing articles, on social media and more! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Sarah Clarke I am a paediatrician and am interested in diseases that affects the bones and joints of children (arthritis). My PhD looks a why some children get arthritis and why others don't. I also look at who gets better from this and why. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Sarah Carter I study how our health can be influenced by both our own childhoods and the experiences of our parents and grandparents. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Sarah Brown I use maths to learn about what happens inside the airways of someone that has asthma - knowing this would help us to create new treatments (like inhalers) and maybe even a cure! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Samir Hopestone I study protein that come from mammals like mice. We use these proteins to try and understand and cure diseases such as diabetes and deafness. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Robyn Kiy I am trying to find out why medicines that should make us feel better can make some people feel worse. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Ricardo Sanchez I study very little microbes to understand how they make us sick. I am currently creating a medicine to avoid getting sick! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Petruta Morvay I'm working on using crystals to help us block pain. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Paige Chandler I work with mice every day, with mutations that cause changes in their brain. I watch to see how different brain changes can affect the mice's behaviour and abilities. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Nuru Noor Clinical trials look at new treatments to get people better from medical problems 🩺💊 I work on trials that hope to treat each person as an individual, and show that different treatments may be better for different people Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Nazia Ahmed I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds. I do research in brain cancer. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Nathan Kindred My research is looking at stress and mental health, and involves working with monkeys! We scan the brains of macaques to see how the different things they experience across their lives affect them. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Nadine Mirza I'm looking at why people from different backgrounds and cultures are not getting the help they need for dementia and what I can do about it! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Zoya I am a a genetic counselor, currently work in OBGYN, working with pregnant mommies to see how their babies are developing inside their tummies. Livermorium Zone March 2020
Mike Rimmer I look at the way cells talk to each other. They can send small messages to each other - like sending a whats app or txt message. We know that cancer cells send different messages so we are trying to figure them out & change them! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Mahrukh Shameem I’m a PhD student at The University of Sheffield. In my PhD I will be trying to understand how the lungs work to keep us healthy! Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Lotte de Winde In my research, I try to find out how our immune system works. I study the role of specialised glands in our body, called lymph nodes, which swell when you have a cold or are ill. This is important to activate an immune response. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Katrina Wesencraft I'm hoping to improve how we transplant cells from organ donors into patients' bodies. We want to sneak them past the immune system with a tiny 'invisibility cloak’ made from a chemical which is found in seaweed. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Kate Mitchell I work out how diseases like HIV spread between people and the best ways to stop them spreading. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Jennifer Roe I look after the mice used in science. I keep them as happy as possible to get the best results from experiments. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Ioana Grigoras I look at what changes in people's brains when they learn new movements. I am curious to find out what is different in your brain between before and after you learn how to play the piano. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Ebrima Danso Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Chun Hei Kwok 🔢 I re-arrange a large amount of data into a format that is more understandable and usable so that people can process can process and find meaning in them. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Beth Bartlett I study cells to understand more about what happens to them when they are damaged, to try and turn these damage control pathways back on in people with cancer. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Andrea Kusec I research the best ways to help people who feel down or depressed after a brain injury, for example after a knock to the head or a brain bleed. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Amadou Camara I am working on a project call PVS pnemoccocal vaccine schedule its a study that is trying to make another schedule for the pneumonia vaccine for under fives to a two does instead of three now that will help reduce finance, pain Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Alieu Faburay Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Aleksandr Sahakyan I am teaching computers the skills those need to read and understand the information stored in our DNA, and to arrive to important discoveries all by themselves. Medical Research 2020 March 2020
Ane Valera I make changes to bug's DNA so that they can produce a material used for car windscreens. Molecule Zone March 2020
Elliott Reedy Within our group we study various molecules that are thought to exist in the gas clouds and dust between stars, known as the interstellar medium. We compare our results in the lab to the light we see from distant stars. Molecule Zone March 2020
Claire Melia I'm a psychologist! My PhD looks at how we explain drinking alcohol and I'm also researching a new mental health therapy called Open Dialogue to see if we can use it in the NHS. Green Zone March 2020
Freya Addison I am a scientist who looks at clouds or insects using an instrument called a radar. Currently, my focus is on modelling insects to simulate what they look like in the radar and comparing to observations. Green Zone March 2020
Julian Onions I'm an astronomer and I build universes in some of the biggest computers on the planet. Green Zone March 2020
Judith Sleeman I work on how the cells of our body use the information stored in our genes: in particular the amazingly dynamic molecular ‘machines’ that edit the messages written in the genes so they can be understood by the rest of the cell. Green Zone March 2020
Jose Angel Martinez-Gonzalez See how water dances on different surfaces Green Zone March 2020
John Foster Cancer Researcher: I work in the lab researching treatments for Prostate, Lung and Breast Cancer. I have also worked in Clinical Trials testing new drugs to see if they work Green Zone March 2020
Joanna Barstow I look at planets that orbit other stars. I use telescopes to search for fingerprints of important chemicals like water, to work out what these planets are made of. This helps us to learn whether there are other worlds out there that are like the planets in our Solar System. Green Zone March 2020
Jennifer Rudd I'm figuring out ways to get people to reduce their carbon footprint. I also try to turn carbon dioxide into something more useful and less dangerous for the planet. Green Zone March 2020
James Roberts I research how to build fusion power plants - these recreate the conditions inside the sun, to create unlimited carbon neutral electricity on earth. Parts can get *very* hot, so my work looks at how to keep these parts cool Green Zone March 2020
James Munro I research the human brain, and the criminal justice system. Green Zone March 2020
Iain Staniland I am a biologist working with Antarctic animals such as seals, penguins and whales Green Zone March 2020
Heather Eyre I spend most of my time growing cancer cells. I try to find out how they grow and hopefully help find new ways to kill them or at least slow them down. Green Zone March 2020
Hayley Pincott I turn a biopsy into a slide to help consultants diagnose, treat and manage a patients condition. Green Zone March 2020
Hannah Collingwood I work with really accurate clocks. Green Zone March 2020
Hannah Blyth I study a fungus that causes disease to wheat! For my research, I make changes to the fungus' DNA (I make mutants!) and test what that does to its ability to cause disease. Green Zone March 2020
Gabriela da Silva Xavier I am a senior lecturer in cellular metabolism. I do research on type 2 diabetes, and I also teach students at university. Green Zone March 2020
Eóghan Forde I study blood cancers (leukaemia) and how changes in your blood cells ability to fight infection are caused by abnormal bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft inner part of some of your bones. Green Zone March 2020
Kate Dobson What makes volcanoes tick? How do we make soils healthier? How do we use geology for Net Zero and low carbon solutions? Can we make materials better? I use x-ray imaging to find out! Green Zone March 2020
Elspeth Keating Before materials can get used to make things for everyday, scientists have to look at them in detail to decide if they will work. That's my job. I break things for a living so you don't have to. Green Zone March 2020
Ella Mercer I try to understand how nerves talk to immune cells to help re-grow body parts that have been damaged. Green Zone March 2020
Elena Maters I study how volcanoes affect our environment. An eruption can send tiny particles of 'ash' into the sky. My job is to understand how and why ash particles from different volcanoes influence chemistry and clouds in the atmosphere. Green Zone March 2020
Eleanor Jones I work on the ATLAS experiment based at CERN. I study collisions of particles that are travelling at speeds close to the speed of light! Green Zone March 2020
Edoardo Vescovi I'm a theoretical physicist studying methods to calculate particles, their properties and interactions in "unreal" -- yet simple -- quantum and string theories, which long for understanding nature at the most microscopic scale. Green Zone March 2020
Douglas Bray In my work I use Water Hyacinth, a plant that lives in tropical water, to make protein for animal food and gas so that villagers can cook. Water Hyacinth kills all animals that live in the water so we need to find ways to use it. Green Zone March 2020
Donna Johnson Lecturing and research, running our MSc courses. Green Zone March 2020
Derek Ball My work is linked to diet, exercise and health Green Zone March 2020
Debbie Kinsey Having dementia or any illness can be really hard sometimes but it doesn't mean there's nothing good in your life! I'm looking at how museums can help people with dementia. I also teach at a university & used to be a therapist. Green Zone March 2020
Dave Underhill I use archaeology to study human evolution Green Zone March 2020
David Threlfall My job is to make sure that aeroplane engines will keep flying safely. Green Zone March 2020
David Sobral I use the best telescopes in the World and in space as time-machines to discover and study galaxies across cosmic time, with one of the most famous being CR7, the brightest galaxy in the early Universe. Green Zone March 2020
Dave Constable I study the aurora at the two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn. I use computer simulations to try and understand how they work. Green Zone March 2020
Danica Pinto I worked in spectroscopy (interaction of light and matter such as atoms/molecules) and designed a portable acetone detector using a UV-light emitting diode (LED) for applications in atmospheric chemistry and medical diagnostics. Green Zone March 2020
Kaitlin Wade Understanding whether our gut bacteria lead to the development of disease Green Zone March 2020
Kate Mitchell I work out how diseases like HIV spread between people and the best ways to stop them spreading. Green Zone March 2020
Mairi I work at the Drug Discovery Unit in the University of Dundee. I am a chemist and work in a lab making new molecules which could potentially become new medicines. Molecule Zone March 2020
Christine Beavers Atoms make up everything in the known universe, and how they hook together to form matter is extremely important. This hooking together is called bonding, and understanding atomic bonds explains a lot of what we see around us. Particles Zone March 2020
Peter Brown In my group we have a wide variety of topics but they all relate to light-matter interactions. Topics include: Organics LEDs (light emitters diodes), explosive detection and solar power (my personal area). Molecule Zone March 2020
Zahra Rattray My lab is interested in understanding how cancer cells go rogue, and using this information to develop new chemotherapy medicines. We use antibodies and nanoparticles to target the weakness of tumour cancer cells. Molecule Zone March 2020
Baptiste Ravina When you smash particles together at very high speeds, it turns out you can create other particles. Are any of these new and exotic? Can we make Dark Matter in the lab? I don't know - but I sure am trying to find out! Moscovium Zone March 2020
Ben Rowsell In my PhD I am currently developing new cheaper and more sustainable route to industrial products. Such as pharmaceutical drugs and agrochemicals (pesticides and fungicides). Moscovium Zone March 2020
Dan Brunsdon For my job, I go to places around the world where there are diseases and speak to people who are sick, their family members, and health workers. I then try to understand what needs to be done to prevent more people getting sick. Moscovium Zone March 2020
Jennifer Carroll I work in the UK nuclear industry, making sure the country has a supply of low carbon electricity. I have a science background which I apply to engineering problems at the power station. Moscovium Zone March 2020
Martha Jesson I work at Healthwatch England and am an Intelligence Coordinator. People talk to me about what they like and don't like about NHS services (like your Doctor's and your Dentist's). Moscovium Zone March 2020
Bruce Saleeb-Mousa I design and make tiny devices which can be used to turn laser beams on and off. Nihonium Zone March 2020
Filipe Richheimer I work on a measurement technique called Atomic Force Microscopy. Here, we go over surfaces with a very sharp needle and measure the height of the surface or its stickiness. Nihonium Zone March 2020
Manjit Kaur Nihonium Zone March 2020
Mick Schubert During the day, I write about science and help make it interesting and easy for everyone to understand. At night, I work on films and comic books, helping to create realistic monsters, magic, and superheroes! Nihonium Zone March 2020
Natalia Brodaczewska I set up and analyse genetic tests looking for changes in the DNA of cancer patients. This helps the doctors to work out if somebody has cancer and which medication might be best to help the patients get healthy. Nihonium Zone March 2020
Pan-ngum Wirichada I predict how disease may spread and how we may be able to stop or slow it down using mathetical models. Nihonium Zone March 2020
Alice Morris I comb through huge amounts of data from the world’s largest particle physics experiment to find answers to some of the most puzzling questions of the Universe. Particles Zone March 2020
Edward Banks I work deep underground at the bottom of a mine, running experiments that need the very quiet conditions that we have down here; including looking for dark matter. Particles Zone March 2020
Katherine Graves There is too much plastic in the world - my experiments turn plastic waste into more valuable things called carbon nanotubes, which are very small- about 10 billionths of a meter. I look at these using x-rays and microscopes. Green Zone March 2020
Eleanor Jones I work on the ATLAS experiment based at CERN. I study collisions of particles that are travelling at speeds close to the speed of light! Particles Zone March 2020
Jordan McElwee I study how neutrinos (the smallest particle we know!) smash into things and also the weird things light does in our detector in Japan. Particles Zone March 2020
Ondrej Kovanda I'm pin-pointing pieces where our theories of how the universe works fail. Particles Zone March 2020
Martin Coath I write code to analyse Arctic climate predictions, and apps to help people use the results. I also do educational research, a bit of teaching, and a lot of public engagement. Green Zone March 2020
Lydia Bach I am working on understanding how animals live together in different environments such as the seashore, coral reef, or the microbes living in your throat! Green Zone March 2020
Lucy Kelly I am trying find a new way to kill bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and make you sick! Green Zone March 2020
Liza Selley I investigate the ways that air pollution hurts our lungs Green Zone March 2020
Livia Carvalho Lecturer in Pharmacology at Queen Mary University Green Zone March 2020
Leah Morgan I fix, upgrade, and design experiments (called diagnostics) for the two huge fusion devices we have onsite! Green Zone March 2020
Leah Fitzsimmons I’m interested in how viruses can cause cancer, so I compare infected and unifected cancer cells to look for differences. Green Zone March 2020
Lauren Burns I am a PhD student in Health Data Science, within the Medical School, so spend most of my day on a computer researching Diagnoses and Treatment of Mental Health. Green Zone March 2020
Laura Kent I work on testing electronics to make sure they will work in extreme environments Green Zone March 2020
Katrina Wesencraft I'm hoping to improve how we transplant cells from organ donors into patients' bodies. We want to sneak them past the immune system with a tiny 'invisibility cloak’ made from a chemical which is found in seaweed. Green Zone March 2020
Katie Sparks I work at the National Railway Museum in York, supporting people to volunteering in schools. Green Zone March 2020
Arjuna James I study Uranus & Neptune, the two planets that are furthest away from the Sun in our Solar System. I use pictures taken with big telescopes on the Earth & in space to study the atmospheres of both planets. Electromagnetic Zone March 2020
Oli Wilson I’m using fossil pollen time machines and computer models to work out the past and future of a threatened forest in Brazil. Science Week 2020 March 2020
Dan O'Hare Not many people have heard of an 'educational psychologist'. We work in schools with children, parents and teachers and we try to make sure that all children can learn and that they can achieve their hopes and aspirations. Childhood Zone March 2020
Madeleine Pownall I am a social psychologist and I study the different ways that people make judgements about other people. I am interested in how a person's gender (being male or female) changes these social interactions. I teach psychology too! Community Zone March 2020
Anna Stec I use my knowledge about medical devices to help pharmacists choose the right testing device, so that they can check if a patient has bacterial infection and needs antibiotics or not. Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
Anthony De Souza I work out what is causing an infection by testing samples such as wee, bone, and blood and try and work out what antibiotic can be used to make the patient better. Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
David Mark I isolate new species of bacteria from the soil and see if, how, and why they kill bad bacteria! Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
Emma Hayhurst I teach people about tiny bugs called bacteria, and I work in hospitals and with poo to try to work out how to stop the spread of dangerous bacteria called superbugs. Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
Greg Heikel I help to figure out what is making people feel ill by looking at the results of blood tests. Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
Lucy Kelly I am trying find a new way to kill bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and make you sick! Antimicrobial Zone March 2020
Priya Silverstein I study how babies and children learn different things. At the moment, I study how playing with Lego might help kids become better at maths! Childhood Zone March 2020
Rachel Reid I work with children, schools/settings and families. I work across a broad age range, from 0 to 25. I use consultation skills and psychological knowledge to gather people's views and try to make sense of people's experiences. Childhood Zone March 2020
Tom Gallagher-Mitchell I am a Cognitive Developmental Psychology researcher and lecturer Childhood Zone March 2020
Beatrice Hayes My research is interested in children, teens and the internet. Particularly, I like finding out about how children use social media sites. I like learning about how they think about these sites and how using them makes you feel. Childhood Zone March 2020
Lucy Kelly I am trying find a new way to kill bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and make you sick! Academy March 2020
Andrew McNeill I'm a social psychologist who studies conflict between groups and how we can reduce it. I teach social psychology (the study of how we are influenced by and influence each other). Community Zone March 2020
Catherine Talbot People with dementia sometimes feel lonely and are treated unfairly. I look at how they use social media to feel better and change how people see them 🧠 Community Zone March 2020
Mhairi Bowe My work at NTU involves teaching social psychology, mental health, and community psychology. I also teach research skills and supervise student research as well as conducting and publishing my own research. Community Zone March 2020
Madhumida Murugan Academy March 2020
Peter Kinderman I study the reasons why people develop mental health problems like anxiety and depression, and what we can do to help. Community Zone March 2020
Alice Rhind-Tutt My job is to look at how DNA (the recipe for all living things!) moves and works, and why sometimes it can make people ill if it doesn't work properly. I watch it move using x-rays, gold, and things that glow! Copernicium Zone March 2020
Binuraj Menon Chemical Biology group leader at the University of Warwick. Working on projects that are solely aimed to convert microbes to produce new types of molecules. Copernicium Zone March 2020
Chris Carlton I manage a panel of experts which assess physics proposals for funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council Copernicium Zone March 2020
Claire Hobday I look at the atomic structure of materials and how the molecules move when I apply pressure to them. This is useful for understanding how pressure sensors work and if we can improve how they work. Copernicium Zone March 2020
Hannah Blyth I study a fungus that causes disease to wheat! For my research, I make changes to the fungus' DNA (I make mutants!) and test what that does to its ability to cause disease. Copernicium Zone March 2020
James Roberts I research how to build fusion power plants - these recreate the conditions inside the sun, to create unlimited carbon neutral electricity on earth. Parts can get *very* hot, so my work looks at how to keep these parts cool Copernicium Zone March 2020
Charlotte Hoskin My work involves making little gadgets which produce energy. The gadgets generate electricity which can be used in medicine to treat diseases as an alternative to pills. Academy March 2020
Lori-Ann Foley I am looking at how climate change affects a planet but the planet is Mars! Academy March 2020
Katherine Graves There is too much plastic in the world - my experiments turn plastic waste into more valuable things called carbon nanotubes, which are very small- about 10 billionths of a meter. I look at these using x-rays and microscopes. Academy March 2020
Jordan McElwee I study how neutrinos (the smallest particle we know!) smash into things and also the weird things light does in our detector in Japan. Academy March 2020
Fiona Malone I build robots that behave like the human body so we can help solve medical problems and improve medical treatments for people who are sick. Academy March 2020
Jessica Pope I work in a university, teaching students about Psychology. I also do research into helping teenagers and people in their 20s who have had cancer. Childhood Zone March 2020
Sam Frampton I am a PhD student at University of Leicester, I study the designs of satellites to explore the planets in our solar system! Academy March 2020
Valerie Vancollie I work towards learning more about what individual genes do by working with mice that have had a gene knocked out (altered so they don't work). These mice are then tested with normal mice to see how they are different. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Andrew Yool I work on putting living things from the ocean into computer models of the whole Earth. This is mostly about getting computer plankton to grow in the right places and times, and working out what they’ll do as climate changes. Coding Zone April 2020
Andy Smith My job is all about making sure that companies are protected from cyber attacks. ⚔ Most of the time this means building strong defences to keep hackers out. But sometimes the really clever ones find a way in! Coding Zone April 2020
Arianna S I am a researcher which means I solve problems. My problem is that researchers collect information from people but forget to thank them. To solve this, I am making a list of things that researchers can do so they don't forget! Coding Zone April 2020
Chloe Martindale University lecturer and researcher in cryptography Coding Zone April 2020
David Corne I work in artificial intelligence – which is about trying to get computers to do clever things. Coding Zone April 2020
David Wedlake I work as a Process Safety engineer in our wells group. My job is to identify risky operation and engineer them out or add barriers to prevent the hazard. Coding Zone April 2020
Emma Wilson I'm a data scientist with a background in neuroscience. I use machine learning and text mining to assess and improve the quality of scientific research. Coding Zone April 2020
Anar Yusifov I work for Center of High Performance Computing for 11 years now. Writing highly scalable code which runs on many thousands of computers. Helping researchers in various fields of science. Coding Zone April 2020
Suwanie Thakrar I work for an industrial chemicals company that makes raw materials to make pesticides, chemicals for makes cars and truck parts and also chemicals for house building materials. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Zoe Ingold I study special proteins (called enzymes) that plants make and try to figure out what they look like and how they work! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Removed Scientist Chemistry Zone April 2020
Niamh Leaman I work on making products you use at home more sustainable. I want to be able to take molecules out of plants and use them in things like the laundry liquid you use to wash your clothes instead of using molecules from oil. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Nicola Flanagan During my career I have worked in many analytical laboratories including; biochemistry, forensics science and material characterisation labs. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Pamela MacDuff I work with engines, trying to make sure they run as smooth as possible and get more miles every time the tank is refilled. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Panagiotis Georgiou The core of my work involves the development of new nanomaterials to tackle global healthcare challenges. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Paul Bowdler I am a laboratory technician at a university. My job is split between looking after a busy science lab and teaching chemistry to the next generation of forensic scientists, environmental scientists and biomedical scientists. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Paul Girvan My research involves trying to understand how some of the tiny protein machines that live in the cells of our body keep our DNA healthy. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Paul Machin My role is to manage factories for Johnson Matthey's precious metal services business. We recycle precious metals from waste and then make products from the pure metals. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Peter Ellis I have worked for Johnson Matthey since 2001. For a long time I worked in the lab making materials but now I am investigating using electricity to make chemicals. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Piers Townsend I use computers to solve problems in chemistry. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Rachael Hallam I use robots to measure sugar in plants, which can then be fermented into alcohol (to be used as biofuel). I also look for other chemicals in plants and algae for other uses such as medicines. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Radha Boya Imagine a confined pipe so small that only one molecule of water can fit in. Is the water now liquid or ice or gas? How fast would it flow? I work on small rectangular pipes made from graphene and 2D-materials to study water Chemistry Zone April 2020
Ronan Bellabarba I develop products that go into chemical processes that make other products, like plastics, fertilizers and paints. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Will Breeze Process development chemist: I find ways to take ideas from the lab and make them in big factories. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Rosie Madge I am researching ways to recycle batteries out of old electric cars. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Ruth Patchett I work at a University bringing real-life science research into schools. I design experiments and bring them to schools for students to try out - along with some researchers. We do experiments about plastic, DNA, batteries... Chemistry Zone April 2020
Sebastian Cosgrove Reinventing chemistry for the 21st century! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Simran Chaggar Chemistry Zone April 2020
Spyridon Varlas I combine polymers and enzymes to synthesize nano-sized particles that I then use to study processes that occur naturally inside cells. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Stephen Wainwright I research new catalysts for industrial reactors Chemistry Zone April 2020
Stuart Astle I work in a laboratory making chemicals which can hopefully be used as new medicines to treat HIV. This involves carrying out lots chemical reactions but also analysing what I have made in these reactions. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Subha Arjunan I discover drugs (medicines) from microorganisms and mushrooms. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Evelyn Greeves I work in Science Communication & Impact. My friends at work use computers to help scientists do awesome science. My job is to tell people about how they do it, and why it's so important! Coding Zone April 2020
Tanya Batchellier I design and test fuels and engine oils to ensure good quality and performance. These become products that people buy to keep their car moving ... Chemistry Zone April 2020
Tiffany Chan I've worked on new drugs for brain diseases and ways to deliver them to the brain with sound and bubbles! I'm now using radioactive drugs to treat cancer and trying to improve how they work by combining them with other drugs. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Tom Backhouse I develop new sustainable chemical technologies for our customer's chemical processes. This involves development of base metal (copper, nickel, cobalt) and precious metal (palladium, ruthenium, platinum, gold) compounds. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Evangelos Kazakos I train computers to understand human actions, using Artificial Intelligence. I use video and audio data for this purpose, trying to make programs to understand the world, through understanding relations between audio and video. Coding Zone April 2020
Jane Kennedy I predict the future! Coding Zone April 2020
Fabian Grosse I am a scientist who's studying Earth's oceans and seas. Although all my work happens on a computer, I can tell you many things about the ocean around the North Pole and how we humans affect the marine environment. Coding Zone April 2020
Giuseppe Tomasi I want to know how the DNA works in plants. To do that I switch on and off genes in the plants and grow seeds from them. Finally I observe what happened and try to jump to conclusions that make logical sense. Food Zone April 2020
Michael Scott I work on wheat, which is used to make bread and cakes. We want to use new genetic tools to make wheat plants better. I recently looked at ancient Egyptian wheat from a museum: https://tinyurl.com/y3d7ck8m Food Zone April 2020
Megan Mortimer My current research is in Food Science, I've previously worked on antimicrobial resistance. Food Zone April 2020
Matthew Alkan Are cars making it harder for bees to pollinate? I am working with both insects and chemistry (i am a chemist) to answer this question. Food Zone April 2020
Martin Lott I perform data analysis on a range of biological data. My institute (QIB) specialises in food research and our part works on the microbes (bugs) that can live on food such as Salmonella and Listeria. We focus on bacteria variation Food Zone April 2020
Katie Cubbon I am a PhD student researching crab fisheries and aquaculture in Orkney. Food Zone April 2020
Joe Matthews I am a Senior Design Engineer within the Dairy, Food and Beverage industry. This means that I develop designs for the processes and equipment used to manufacture a wide variety of food and drinks. Food Zone April 2020
Joanna Clark My research is about understanding how water and carbon move through the landscape, and how land management, climate change and air pollution affects this. This knowledge helps us use nature to manage flooding and store carbon. Food Zone April 2020
Jennifer Stephens I switch plant genes off and on to see what happens Food Zone April 2020
Jemma Taylor I study plants to understand how they grow, so that we can improve the crops we eat and ensure the world can continue to be fed Food Zone April 2020
Jake Moscrop Food Zone April 2020
Graeme Close I am a University Professor but the most exciting part of me is I am also in charge of food and nutrition for England Rugby and last year travelled to Japan with the team for the Rugby World Cup! Food Zone April 2020
Elizabeth Treadwell I work for UK Research and Innovation which is a bit of the government that funds new research. We usually work in an office, but sometimes we go and visit places where the research happens, or meet up with scientists somewhere. Food Zone April 2020
Nick Jones Investigate chemicals that can be used safely by farmers to protect their crops (bug sprays) Food Zone April 2020
Eleanor Kent I want to find out which flowers are most important to bees. Different flowers have different pollen, so by studying it I can see which flowers they visit most! Food Zone April 2020
Duncan Gaskin Lab technician at a vets lab testing birds to see why they are sick and keeping them healthy. Food Zone April 2020
Dimitra Angelopoulou I am a plant pathologist, currently doing research on the link between photosynthesis and plant disease resistance. I find fungi and plants fascinating and extremely clever! Food Zone April 2020
Colleen Sprigg My work looks at what happens to the sugar in the food that farm animals eat and what this sugar does in chickens and in some crop plants. Food Zone April 2020
Clare Brewster Food Zone April 2020
Caragh Whitehead I'm a plant scientist interested in how plants can lead to improvements to all areas of our lives. I study the different chemical compounds plants produce and try to understand how they do this using genetics. Food Zone April 2020
Bushra Abu-Helil I am trying to find a way of monitoring chickens health and happiness...with their poo! 🐔 💩 I combine human, animal and environmental health to help the planet 🌍 this is called the One Health Initiative. Food Zone April 2020
Brittany Heap I'm an Environmental Scientists interested in making plants cope better in dry conditions, helping to produce more food as climate change increases the intensity and frequency of extreme weather like drought. Food Zone April 2020
Briony Sayers I look at ways we can make people's guts healthier by looking at the bacteria in there! We look at fibre, and polyphenols - I'm working with the US Military to help reduce the likelihood of soldiers getting PTSD and Dysentery. Food Zone April 2020
Boglarka Gulyas I am trying to find out how much fruit and veg we could grow in cities and better understand the benefits of producing more food locally Food Zone April 2020
Bethan John I study Liver Fluke which is a parasite that infects cows and sheep. Liver fluke can also live inside small mud snails. The snails act as a host and can spread Liver Fluke across huge areas of farmland. Food Zone April 2020
Navaratnam Partheeban I am a veterinary dairy technical specialist working all over the UK. I really love working with dairy cows. Food Zone April 2020
Removed Scientist Food Zone April 2020
Freya Addison I am a scientist who looks at clouds or insects using an instrument called a radar. Currently, my focus is on modelling insects to simulate what they look like in the radar and comparing to observations. Coding Zone April 2020
Louise Davies I work to create a website that scientists use to search and download the data that has been created by the particle accelerators and lasers, which they can then use to do cool science! Coding Zone April 2020
Gunnar Moller I'm a theoretical physicist developing computer simulations for understanding exotic materials properties such as magnetism or superconductivity. This work involves mathematical theory, coding and high-performance computing. Coding Zone April 2020
Hannah Im Integrated risk manager for an energy company. My job is to help people figure out where there might be danger and to help them then find ways to deal with those potential situations. Coding Zone April 2020
Hazel Doughty I tell computers how to learn to work out what a video shows. Coding Zone April 2020
Iain Millar I design and write code that helps people travel on bus/train with smartcards or smartphone apps (rather than paper tickets). Coding Zone April 2020
Jade Eyles I am a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, where my work looks at earthquakes on the volcano in Montserrat - which is in the Caribbean. Coding Zone April 2020
Megan Greaves I am a chemistry PhD student at the University of Strathclyde. I look into new ways at making drugs using catalysts, these make reactions go faster. I'm interested into how these reactions actually work and in the steps involved. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katy Brown I use computers to find new viruses in different types of animals. Coding Zone April 2020
Laura Jastrzab My research focuses on how kids and adults think about, and interact with, robots. Coding Zone April 2020
Laura Mears I am a biologist and a computer scientist. I use computers to understand how new plants and animals evolve. Coding Zone April 2020
Laura Murgatroyd I work in scientific computing for a science research council. Currently I am making a program for studying 3D x-ray images that scientists have taken of samples such as small animal bones. Coding Zone April 2020
Lauren Baddeley I am a Software Engineer, working at Amiosec (a company based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire that focus on secure embedded devices in the cyber security area). I code, I program, I organise, I design, I solve problems. Coding Zone April 2020
Lucy Craddock I research artificial intelligence to improve business processes at Airbus. Examples are helping aircraft design, improving marketing decisions, tracking factory floors, and predicting aircraft maintenance. Coding Zone April 2020
Shilpa Nagarajan I look at how the liver uses nutrients and how that changes in people with diabetes and obesity. Food Zone April 2020
Maja Gorzkowicz Software Engineer (Programmer/Coder/Computer Scientist) at BBC, taking care of BBC Sport & Live Websites Coding Zone April 2020
Marta Varela I use the laws of Physics and big, fast computers to understand how the heart becomes ill and how we can treat it. Coding Zone April 2020
Martin Coath I write code to analyse Arctic climate predictions, and apps to help people use the results. I also do educational research, a bit of teaching, and a lot of public engagement. Coding Zone April 2020
Meera Sewraz I am a Lead Systems Architect at bp - It is just like being a Building Architect but instead of ensuring a large building is built properly, I ensure that large computer systems are built correctly :-). Coding Zone April 2020
Menia Laina I'm currently working on 2 different areas. I'm developing the product for a mobile app and I'm also working in a scale up factory, looking to invest in startups and help them grow. Coding Zone April 2020
Miguel Xochicale I am developing new algorithms, software and hardware in areas of Medical imaging, Robotics and AI. Coding Zone April 2020
Mohammed Abdur Rahman Coding Zone April 2020
Natasha Dell In my job I am in charge of developing a digital screen that can be used by (mainly) the army in armored vehicles. It controls all of the different cameras that look out for threats and also has an AI feature! Coding Zone April 2020
Wioleta Trzaska I work with bacteria that lives in your gut. I also know some facts about some fungi that cause your bread to mould but also make some people ill. Food Zone April 2020
Vanessa Las Heras My work helps to describe how we interact with good and bad bacteria in our intestine. I want to understand how our diet influences this interaction and helps keeping us safe from dangerous bacteria. Food Zone April 2020
Terry Hammond I manage a team of Engineers who maintain complex food packaging machinery. We produce fruit and vegetables to supply to our sites across the uk. Food Zone April 2020
Nathan March As a freelancer, I decide where and when I work. I usually work with a company called Nagwa, and I make videos for them. I've also made chemistry games and websites! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Maria Pervez Designing organic-organometallic fluorescent materials for biochemical applications. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Maurits van Tol In my job I work with 1500 colleagues in technology development, technologies that address climate change, what to do with all our waste, and how to keep the air clean. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Aimee Egglestone I am a "Feasibility Scientist" - This means I help other scientists make their ideas happen! Medical Research Zone April 2020
Andrea Kusec I research the best ways to help people who feel down or depressed after a brain injury, for example after a knock to the head or a brain bleed. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Ana Cruz I investigate how people with diabetes, who struggle to control their blood sugars, maintain healthy muscles (sugar = muscle energy). I also look into how the brain can help control blood sugars and talk to the rest of the body Medical Research Zone April 2020
Anabel Martinez Lyons I study how liver cancers form. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Amy Cameron Learning how a diabetes drug works to improve it and to provide a better understanding of type 2 diabetes. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Amanda Lopes I try to understand why different people get different symptoms even if they get the same disease. Specifically, I focus on the DNA and changes that can happen to it. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Amanda Barnes My work looks at how we can use cells in different ways to repair the body Medical Research Zone April 2020
Alice Coburn I'm a virus scientist trying to find out where new diseases come from and how they spread from person to person. I also talk about how medicines are made through a range of free online animations and games. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Alex La Frenais As part of the Field Team, my job is to do the testing for all of the department's study's. We are the 'hands on' team meaning that we get to use all the cool equipment. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Alex Fower I work in a lab, where we use mice to try and understand more about human diseases. Humans and mice look very different on the outside, but are actually very similar on the inside, making them good models for use in research. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Alex Agrotis I study the tiny recycling centre that is inside every cell in your body - the "proteasome". It keeps your cells healthy! Understanding how it works could help to cure diseases. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Aisling McGarry I look at human brains of people with Alzheimer's disease to see what DNA and proteins are damaging parts of brain. Our group of scientists take this information and will use it to make a map of the Alzheimer's brain. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Ailith Ewing I use statistics and machine learning to find patterns of mutation in the DNA of samples taken from cancer patients to work out which treatments will work best for which patients and when they should be given them. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Andrew Beale I try to work out why we sleep at nighttime and are awake in the daytime. I use microscopes and very sensitive cameras to see how this happens by doing experiments with cells! Medical Research Zone April 2020
Aisling Ryan I am a chemist and work in a lab. I mix different chemicals together to try and make a new medicine for cancer. When I make a new medicine I add it to some cancer cells in a dish and see if my medicine can kill the cancer. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Alex Martin I try to get cells in our bodies to produce different things that might help us destroy cancer. To do this I use ultrasound and some genes (the things responsible for what our cells produce). please ask me about it 🙂 Chemistry Zone April 2020
Alex Ttofi I work for Castrol. They make Lubricants for customers - you might have some in your car now. Our team test these to make sure all is well with them, and if there are problems we try to work out what went wrong - NCIS for oil Chemistry Zone April 2020
Andrew Stonor I'm a pollution control scientist and I develop new coatings to improve catalytic converters in cars and lorries to help reduce air pollution. Catalytic converters reduce toxic gasses and soot that a car makes. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Andy Kowalski I help people with their jobs in terms of support. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Anna Newsum Chemistry Zone April 2020
Anna Vicini I work in a chemistry laboratory at the university of Oxford. With my work I create "new chemistry" to better make the molecules that are needed in many sectors (from medicines to new better plastics). Chemistry Zone April 2020
Bernadeta Pochopien Chemistry Zone April 2020
Beth Donnelly Chemists have loads of different ways of making molecules, it's what we're best at! Molecules make up loads of things, including materials like plastics, paints, glues and even medicines. I like to use light to make new molecules! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Binuraj Menon Chemical Biology group leader at the University of Warwick. Working on projects that are solely aimed to convert microbes to produce new types of molecules. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Bryony Hockin I make chemical reactions happen using the power of sunlight! I make lots of molecules out of copper and then use them like antennae to direct light energy into chemical reactions; this is greener than using heat energy. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Andrea Majstorovic At Imperial College, I am currently exploring how we could target bacteria that "hide" and survive in our body during the antibiotic treatment, which allows them to attack us again after we finish with the treatment.  Medical Research Zone April 2020
Annabel May I work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and I hunt for signals that tell flat sheets of cells how to fold to form organs. I do that by looking at fly eggs! Medical Research Zone April 2020
Carin Seechurn I work in a laboratory, doing chemistry experiments. I work with materials that contain metals such as palladium or iridium. These are elements that are rare to find in nature, but are very good at helping chemical reactions. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Catherine Heath I am trying to understand how cells in our body control the amount of energy they produce, using small molecules called "RNA". We make energy to power our bodies, but this can go wrong and cause disease, especially in the brain Medical Research Zone April 2020
David Pell In my job I look at what people eat. I used to work on a national dietary survey that asked people to write down everything they ate and now I look at whether the government's tax on soft drinks has changed sugary drink intake. Medical Research Zone April 2020
David Mark I isolate new species of bacteria from the soil and see if, how, and why they kill bad bacteria! Medical Research Zone April 2020
David Fawkner-Corbett Your intestine has lots of different functions - absorbing food, hosting friendly bugs and protecting you from infections. Sometimes the balance goes wrong and people get sick, I am involved in research trying to work out why. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Dave Bergin I work in a group investigating the basal ganglia and movement disorders, like Parkinson's disease Medical Research Zone April 2020
Darren Thomson Medical Research Zone April 2020
Dana Galili Our brain is thinking and deciding what our body will do. our brain uses 5 senses to understand the world around us. Little fruit-flies also have a brain, and I study how flies use their senses to make decisions. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Connor Rogerson I'm really interested in how genes work and how they are switched on and off. I'm particularly interested in how this goes wrong in disease. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Clare Harwood At least one third of medicines have their effect by binding to GPCRs. I want to understand why different medicines binding to the same GPCRs can cause different effects on your body and so why some may be better medicines than ot Medical Research Zone April 2020
Claire Donald I'm a virus biologist studying viruses spread by mosquitoes Medical Research Zone April 2020
Chiara Prodani In my PhD, I have been working on understanding how eating a diet poor in nutrients during pregnancy can affect the brain of the babies, and their behaviour when they grow up, making them more likely to develop certain diseases. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Catriona Aitken Your immune system is important for protecting your body against diseases such as viruses. I work on understanding how certain parts of the immune system work, so that we can help it to be more powerful. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Carolina Coelho My goal is to learn how immune cells ( the police and defenders of our body) work so we can better treat infectious diseases. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Anna Dickson In my research I try to understand how cells adapt to surviving in difficult situations such as when there isn't enough oxygen. I use gene editing technologies to understand how in cells, these changes could lead to diseases.  Medical Research Zone April 2020
Candice Ashmore-Harris My research aims to improve future treatments for patients with liver disease. I use medical imaging to follow liver cells after transplant, to find out: where the cells go, how well they survive and how we can improve this! Medical Research Zone April 2020
Brian Leung Medical Research Zone April 2020
Bill Carton I study Parkinson's disease. This is a movement disease that affects older people and causes issue with their ability to move. It is caused when cells, called neurons, within your brain start to die! I'm trying to stop this. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Bilal Ahsan I help other scientists in their discoveries and train research student to use the most powerful electron microscope in the world. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Beth Pennycook Medical Research Zone April 2020
Beena Mistry I currently research the ways in which diseases such as Alzheimer's disease begin and how we can develop a cure. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Beatriz Silveira de Arruda Medical Research Zone April 2020
Arun Prasad Pandurangan I write code to instruct computers to solve problems in human health and disease. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Arka Chakraborty I am located in Cambridge. I work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and use Cryo-Electron Microscopy and many other biophysical techniques to solve structures of giant protein-DNA nano-machines that protect us from cancer Medical Research Zone April 2020
Ariana Gatt Medical Research Zone April 2020
Anna Parsons I study a brain disease called epilepsy by looking at mice that have genes for the disease, to try and understand how the genes work, and try to find out how to cure it. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Caragh Whitehead I'm a plant scientist interested in how plants can lead to improvements to all areas of our lives. I study the different chemical compounds plants produce and try to understand how they do this using genetics. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Chris Holdsworth I'm helping a team in Iceland to turn gasses that cause global warming into rocks that can be stored underground. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Matthew Thirlwall I'm an isotope geochemist and work with mass spectrometers. I use isotopes to determine ages of rocks and minerals, and to study deep earth processes responsible for volcanoes. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Kiri Thornalley I study what happens when we put really small things (nanoparticles) into blood. We know lots of things stick to them, but can we control which ones if we change how big they are or what is on the outside? Chemistry Zone April 2020
Jonny Furze I did a PhD in protein chemistry, changing the surface so the protein can work in unnatural environments. Currently I travel around the UK/world teaching about climate change/environmental science Chemistry Zone April 2020
Joseph Hegarty I am a Chemical Engineer (otherwise known as a process engineer). The main aim of my role is to make chemical reactions on a large scale so they can be used for industry. I am currently simulating the movement of fluid in pipes. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Julie Watts I freeze things to stop them moving. Then I use machines to find out what they are made of. Sometime I use a big microscope to find out what they look like too. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Kaamila Un Din I work in Research & Development as a chemist. I make catalyst for gas processing. Without them we may not have many products you use in everyday life. I work in the lab making different formulations to find the optimum one. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Kanan Taghiyev Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katerina Ilieva I look after product support for Castrol Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katharine Stokes Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katherine Haxton I try to find better ways to help students learn chemistry by doing education research. I also try to understand why some people are scared of some chemicals. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katherine Jones I work as a medicinal chemistry team leader. We design compounds that could be new medicines, then make them in the laboratory so that we can see if they work. I also work with my team to help them develop their skills. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Kat Hunter I make new chemicals for batteries! My job is like being a chef. Instead of food recipes, I make new recipes for new chemicals that store energy in batteries and power things like phones and electric cars. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Katie Smart Chemistry Zone April 2020
Konstantina Kanari At the moment I am working with composite materials for aerospace applications Chemistry Zone April 2020
Joe Staddon I work on lots of different things, using chemistry to help solve important problems like climate change or what we do with our waste. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Krishna Mistry I'm a chemist and my job is to find way new ways of making materials that our customers need. I make sure the way we make it is as safe as possible and we get the best quality material. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Leanne Stewart Chemistry Zone April 2020
Leila Moura I am a chemist and my job is to make these funny liquids that can help purity air and water! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Liliana Lukashuk I am a researcher (PhD in Chemistry) and my expertise lies in R&D with a background in development and optimisation of existing and novel catalyst products and technologies Chemistry Zone April 2020
Loretta Wong I work for Johnson Matthey, a big manufacturer of catalysts at their very small site in Cambridge as the head of the CatLab, a kilo-scale production laboratory manufacturing catalysts for the pharmaceutical and other industries Chemistry Zone April 2020
Annis Richardson In my lab we study how leaves and flowers in crops like barley and sweetcorn (maize) grow. By understanding how plants grow we can help make new crops that can produce more food. Food Zone April 2020
Maria Yanez Lopez My current research is focused on finding out a way of diagnosing autism in newborn babies, long before they develop symptoms, using medical imaging (MRI). This involves a mixture of physics, programming, biology and chemistry. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Mark Clapp Chemistry Zone April 2020
Mark Kent I work as an R&D manager in the area of absorbents for removing mercury from natural gas. I like the fact that my work helps to make the world a cleaner place. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Martin Ward I am interested in understanding why and how crystals are formed, to do this I use lasers, diamonds and very high pressures! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Matthew Kennedy I'm a medicinal chemist which means I work in a laboratory trying to make new chemicals that could act as medicines to treat diseases. Chemistry Zone April 2020
John Turner I am a product development chemist designing new catalysts for petrol cars. I make catalytic filters, which convert harmful gases created by the engine and also capture soot. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Fred Mosselmans I work at the UK's X-ray facility. This is like a giant microscope using special types of light to probe inside materials to solve scientific problems like hip implants failures, chemical reactions and metal pollution. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Claire Armstrong I look to make drugs which can be used for treating people with cancer. It is hoped that the drugs I can make will prevent the patients being as poorly during their treatments. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Emma Schofield I'm an inorganic chemist and I spend my time rescuing metals from being thrown away (recycling) and making them pure again. We find ways to do this that has the smallest possible effect on the environment. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Claudia Franco Chemistry Zone April 2020
Connor Longland I am a Chemical Engineering graduate, this means I take the chemistry you learn at school and make it 1000 times bigger. My work includes doing design drawings and calculations. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Connor Prior I mix different things together to see if they react and make a new chemical! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Danica Pinto I worked in spectroscopy (interaction of light and matter such as atoms/molecules) and designed a portable acetone detector using a UV-light emitting diode (LED) for applications in atmospheric chemistry and medical diagnostics. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Daniel Jones I am a Quality Control Chemist. My job is to make sure that the chemicals my company sells are as good as we can make them. I spend most of my time coming up with the best way to analyze all the new chemicals our labs make! Chemistry Zone April 2020
David Izuogu I am a Computational Chemist doing a PhD at the University of Cambridge. I investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of the smallest unit of molecules by computation means to realise quantum computers smart materials. Chemistry Zone April 2020
David Shaw I work as a senior technologist at Castrol. It is my job to speak with the people who make subsea equipment that is used to operate oil and gas platforms and ensure the fluids we make to operate the equipment will work. Chemistry Zone April 2020
David Taylor Chemistry Zone April 2020
Ekaterina Novakova I help customers with the choice and use of catalysts (materials that speed chemical reactions) for everyday stuff like self-cleaning ovens or light bulbs or very complicated processes of making medicines Chemistry Zone April 2020
Eleanor Barber I grow crystals from solutions using lasers! I am interested in the first step of crystal growth, called nucleation. My experiments help us understand how nucleation happens and how we can control it to get the crystals we want. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Emma Alexander I am a PhD student in chemistry at The University of Strathclyde working in the lab to make new molecules for imaging calcium ions in cells. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Enrica Ippoliti I am a Chemical Engineer and I work now as Project Manager for complex petrochemical projects. Look around, most of the things you see may have produced in a plant that I have helped design! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Jason Cleeton I work as an engineer for a company which makes catalytic convertors for cars to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants they emit into our atmosphere. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Erin Birch Chemistry Zone April 2020
Fatma Salahioglu I am a Forensic Scientist working in the pharmaceutical industry. I analyse unknown contamination found in drugs using different analytical chemistry techniques, and then link them to a suspect or source! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Fiona Coomer Developing battery materials for electric vehicles of the future. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Fiona Scott I'm a medicinal chemist who makes molecules that might lead to new medicines one day. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Georgia Brittain Graduated July 2019, I now work on projects developing catalysts for various processes. My current project is looking at the best catalyst for recycling processes which will hopefully create fuels or upcycle into new products. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Hamish Cavaye I used to design pyrotechnics and special effects, and have worked with explosives. Now I bounce neutrons off all sorts of different samples to understand more about where the atoms are and how they are moving. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Harry Macpherson Chemistry Zone April 2020
Harry Wilkinson I am an inorganic chemist, meaning I work mostly with compounds of metals like iron. My job is to try and make versions of iron compounds found in the body to see if they act the same way outside of it. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Heather Walton In uni labs - Working on new methods and catalysts to make chemical manufacture and testing quicker and more sustainable. In industry - Developing the ingredients for sun cream which protect your skin from the sun! Chemistry Zone April 2020
Helen Playford My main job is to look after a big machine that uses a beam of tiny particles to find out how materials are put together. I also like doing chemistry to make new materials that might do interesting things. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Ioanna Zafeiri Chemistry Zone April 2020
Jane Patrick I am finding ways to recycle batteries. This means recovering (taking out) metals from the old batteries and using them to make new batteries. Chemistry Zone April 2020
Azarmidokht Gholamipour-Shirazi I wake up, head to my office, check my emails and my lab notebook, then to the lab, switch on all the equipment and the fun begins Food Zone April 2020
Alejandra Rebollar I am investigating the effect of a high fat diet that leads to accumulation of fat on arteries on different brain cells. Food Zone April 2020
Anneka de Korte I work with food manufacturers to make safe and tasty foods and drinks. Food Zone April 2020
Marta Dazzi I spend my days developing new techniques using MRI (a machine used in hospitals to scan the body) to see if we can detect the early stages of a disease called atherosclerosis. Feel free to ask me to find out more! Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Keiran Raine I work with computers to help experts answer questions about how cancer and ageing affect our DNA. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Kimberly Cheam I work with stem cells and change them into mini-gut in a dish. I probe these little-guts to understand how changes in the DNA causes a very painful disease called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Laura Devlin I work to understand diseases called 'ciliopathies', caused by faults in our DNA 🧬, so we can find a treatment! Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Laura Durrant I am part of a team that sequences DNA🧬 Unraveling the genetic code helps us understand human diseases and how we could treat them, including COVID-19. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Leah Fitzsimmons I’m interested in how viruses can cause cancer, so I compare infected and unifected cancer cells to look for differences. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Leanne Milton-Harris I'm a biochemist, I work in a lab and study molecules called proteins. They're really important, but sometimes they end up in the wrong place or get damaged. I try to understand how this happens and how it causes diseases Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Lea R'Bibo My research looks into the causes of motor neuron diseases, I use ‘stem cells’ which I push to become nerve cells and muscle cells to reproduce microscopic models of movement in a dish. Then I use a microscope to observe them. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Louisa Lee Clinical scientists research and develop different ways to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness. That means trying to find ways to stop someone becoming ill or to work out what illness a person has so that they can get better. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Lucy Kelly I am trying find a new way to kill bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and make you sick! Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Lucy McGowan I use zebrafish to study how our bodies grow healthy bones. Zebrafish have see-through tails which contain lots of bones. I can use them to learn about why people's bones break and how they heal. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Magda Mareckova My PhD project is about understanding what cells the human endometrium (the inner lining of the womb) is made of and what goes wrong with these cells in endometriosis, when we find the endometrium-like cells outside of the womb. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Nicole Wheeler I'm helping run a world-first project that uses DNA 🧬+ artificial intelligence 💻 to predict if diseases and antibiotic resistance will evolve and spread 🦠 so we can predict the next outbreak 🔮 and deliver better treatments 💊 Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Karen Crawford I'm a PhD researcher studying Alzheimer's disease. I do this by using something called machine learning and writing code to look for patterns in data to find the difference between people with and without the disease. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Olivia Edwards I study how we can use genetics to understand cancer better and how best to treat it. This involves techniques like editing the DNA of a cancer cell and seeing how it responds. 🧬 Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Rachel Tanner I work on developing new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), which kills the most people out of any infectious disease Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Reka Nagy I use computers and lots of data to hunt for genes that might be involved in disease if they don't work correctly. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Removed Scientist Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Richard Burns Bioinformatician: I look at links between the way someone's heart works and their DNA, to get a better understanding of their health using AI. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Richard Clayton I use microscopes to look at stem cells in the mouse brain, in a structure called the hypothalamus. In the past, I have researched things like cancer, acne, hair follicles, and stem cells in brains and skin. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Robert Kingsley I'm a Professor of Microbiology looking for bacteria in our food that make us sick. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Sabrina Slater My job is to investigate the nicknacks bacteria in our guts use to survive, thrive and sometimes even cause disease. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Sam Lipworth I research harmful bacteria to try to understand why they are becoming more resistant to antibiotics we have and what makes them so good at causing disease. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Sandra Greive Molecular Biologist: engineering new versions of virus proteins that have practical uses. For instance, the nanosensors that are used to define the sequence of genes from many organisms, such as viruses and bacteria. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Hazel Jeffery I've always loved science and I'm now using project and communication skills to work in a science team which predicts how the climate will change in the future. Environment Zone April 2020
Katy Taylor I'm not technically I scientist! More a software developer. Ask me about computer programming and building apps to support scientists. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Julie Matte I try to understand how our DNA lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic disease of the gut. I am changing the DNA of different types of cells to see how a change in DNA can change how the cell works. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Gareth Mason My main role is to look for special wildlife and decide the best way to protect them. This can be for bats, badgers, eagles, and wildcats, and everything in-between! Environment Zone April 2020
Florence Lichou I am a researcher in life sciences specialised in human genetics. I study the DNA which is basically the recipe book for each individual. My job is to dissect the book to understand the recipes making human beings. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Debbie Daniels My research involves growing red blood cells in the lab. This allows us to study how these cells are made in the body and what happens when this process goes wrong in red blood cell diseases 🩸 🧫 Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Elaine Duncan I design and run experiments to test thousands of compounds as potential new medicines! Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Eleanor Williams Diseases are caused by bits of your body going wrong. I study what these bits (called proteins) look like and try and find medicines that fit inside them (like the right key in a lock) to try and fix them and make you better. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Ellie Dunstone I work studying why people get cancer and how substances we're exposed to can affect our DNA (the instructions our body uses to produce the building blocks we are made up of). Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Emilio Garcia I work at the European Genome Archive (EGA) team as a Software Engineer. We develop and maintain the platform used to store and distribute whole-genomes so scientist can carry on with their research. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Emily Graves I work in neuroscience which is the study of brains and the nervous system! These are made up of nerve cells (neurons) and I study the process of neurons dying, called neurodegeneration. 🔬🧠 Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Emily Souster I work in a laboratory every day. I grow cancer cells and I do experiments with them to try and find the cancer's weak points. This gives information to try and make new, effective medicines for people with cancer. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Emma Daniels I make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide and try and use them in healthcare devices! Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Emma Wassell Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Eve Coomber I work in a lab to understand more about how changes in your DNA affects health and disease. I use stem cells to do this. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Faith Davies There's a super-ultra-rare disease that about 100 people in the world (that we know of..) were born with, which causes epilepsy and other brain problems. We're trying to find out how. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Gaby Clarke I grow stem cells into neurons (brain cells) in a dish, and look at them through a microscope to look for signs of motor neuron disease, such as ALS. I am particularly interested in looking for toxic protein aggregation. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Julia Blower I work in a science lab making special radioactive medicines that help us see how the body works, and help us find out why people are ill and how to make them better Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Donna MacCallum My research investigates how fungi cause disease in man. Some of my research involves using mice to model how infection happens and to see whether new drugs work. I also try to replace use of animals with other infection models. Medical Research Zone April 2020
Gavin McStay I am an associate professor and I work on proteins and genes that are involved in mitochondria, which play important roles in making cellular energy and causing cells to die. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Helena Fisk I work on human clinical trials using nutritional supplements to improve inflammation, the immune system, and associated diseases. 💊🦠 Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Hugo Lewkowicz I use maths to predict how an illness might spread through a group of people. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
James Baker Why are we all slightly different? Why do these difference sometimes make people sick? Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
James Beswick I mix different chemicals together to try and make new medicines that could help people who are unwell. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Jen Remnant I work on a project trying to make sure that everyone that wants to can work in Science when they grow up. In particular, I want disabled people to be able to become scientists and feel welcome in places where science happens. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Jeremy Schwartzentruber I use computers to understand how our genes can make us more or less likely to get diseases, like Alzheimer's disease. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Jessica Ellins DNA is the material in each of our cells which determines who we are and what we look like. My PhD project is to look at DNA with a high-powered microscope and see what it actually looks like when DNA is 'on' or 'off'. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Joanna Greenman I am a PhD student who looks at how different cells of the immune system communicate together during a parasitic worm infection. Particularly looking at whether platelets can clear infections as well as clotting blood. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Judith Sleeman I work on how the cells of our body use the information stored in our genes: in particular the amazingly dynamic molecular ‘machines’ that edit the messages written in the genes so they can be understood by the rest of the cell. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Juhi Gupta I explore the science behind changes in our genes/DNA that can cause health problems. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Giovanni Maddalena Electric cars, laptops and phones are powered by special batteries called Lithium-ion Batteries. If we keep throwing them away, we will run out them. I use tiny living organisms called bacteria to recycle batteries. Environment Zone April 2020
Francesca Harris I try to understand how what we eat (our diets) has an impact on the planet e.g. how much water we use, or our carbon footprint. I also try to understand what will happen to food production as the environment changes. Environment Zone April 2020
David Walker-Sünderhauf Antibiotic Resistance and Biotechnology. Disease Detectives Zone April 2020
Adam Kirby I study how the seafloor changes over millions of years. It can help improve our understanding of many things such as ocean circulation and climate. Environment Zone April 2020
Andrew McDowall I work in the development of new catalytic converters for vehicles, reducing the air pollution caused. Environment Zone April 2020
Ana Filipa Palmeirim I work in Conservation Biology, studying the impact of human activities on wild animals and plants. For example, when forest is destroyed, what animals and plants can still survive? Do they need protection to avoid being extinct? Environment Zone April 2020
Amber Madden-Nadeau Volcanologist working on the 1883 eruption of Krakatau (Krakatoa). Environment Zone April 2020
Alun Owen I prep and teach in forensic, chemistry & and environmental classes Environment Zone April 2020