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50:50 How an analytical brain approaches creativity
Melissa Hoover (Content Designer with IBM)
Melissa is a content designer with IBM, and a volunteer graphic designer with Pint of Science Ireland. But, before all this, she picked up 2 masters, the first in science communication and the second in emerging media. It taught her that science and art are more similar than they are different. Both usually rely on maths and repetition, but more often, good communication methods.
Visualizations in SciComm
Laura Finnegan (Research Fellow at TCD, Scientific Illustrator)
Laura is now a research fellow in Trinity’s Department of Genetics where she explores the use of gene therapies for retinal degenerations. She is interested in the science communication through visual media, which she did as part of the Irish Department of Health's SciComm Collective.
Live Demonstrations in SciComm
Collie Enis (Science Officer at the Herpetological Society of Ireland)
Collie is a science officer with the Herpetological Society of Ireland specialising in conservation of native reptiles and amphibians and an associate of research with TCD Zoology. Collie is also the co-host of the award-winning podcast the critter shed and a regular on RTE drivetime for wildlife and nature features.
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