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Caitlin Cowan

Caitlin Cowan

Coordinator

Psychologist and neuroscientist with a serious case of wanderlust. I moved from Australia to Cork to study the connection between our guts, brains, and mental health. Can’t wait to share some science and a few pints!

Lekha Menon Margassery

Lekha Menon Margassery

Coordinator

A Marine Biotechnologist who loves to explore drugs from marine bacteria associated with sponges. Head of the UCC Indian Alumni and a board member of UCC Alumni Network. Passionate about science and dance, would love to talk about it during pints.

Arno Fricke

Arno Fricke

Organizer

I am a microbiology Ph.D. student at UCC. My project aims to advance technology to turn dairy wastewater into bioplastic. I am glad to be back for PoS2019 to bring science from the lab to some of the best pubs of Cork.

Tania Hidalgo Crespo

Tania Hidalgo Crespo

Organizer

Nanomedicine researcher by trade, beer drinker by nature. I design drug delivery systems able to release medicines to the target site in an efficient manner. Pint of Science combines two of my favourite things - pubs and science!

Conor Feehily

Conor Feehily

Organizer

I’m a microbiologist by day and a home brewer by night. Currently looking for new probiotics to improve human health and studying the bacteria that live on our body. When I need a break from science, I lace up the runners and hit the roads & trails.

Franziska Huff

Franziska Huff

Organizer
Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman

Organizer
Sarah Nicolas

Sarah Nicolas

Organizer
Alicia Mateos

Alicia Mateos

Organizer

Environmental Scientist, nature lover and plastic pollution nerd – if that’s even a thing. PhD researcher at UCC, I spend my days in a lab investigating the fate and impacts of microplastics. Music, travelling and being near the ocean have kept me sane so far. I am a SciComm enthusiast and love taki...

Simon Spichak

Simon Spichak

Organizer

Canadian neuroscientists and casual barista. Studying the role of gut microbes in early brain development during the day, and film enthusiast by night. Like good coffee, I believe that science is something that needs to be shared!

Minal

Minal

Organizer
Kirsten Harold

Kirsten Harold

Organizer

I am a post-doctoral researcher at APC Microbiome Ireland. As a nutritional scientist, I am studying how diet modulates the connection between our gut and brain. Love food and science! Excited to be part of the PoS team!

Kevin Shortiss

Kevin Shortiss

Organizer

I’m currently a PhD student in the integrated photonics group in Tyndall. I’ve been studying a method of filtering wavelengths of light, by shining lasers into one another. When I’m not in the lab, you’ll probably find me sitting around a board game.

Francesco Floris

Francesco Floris

Organizer
Aditya Shinde

Aditya Shinde

Organizer