Team

Angeline Rouers

Director

Immunologist, I currently work on dengue at the Singapore Immunology Network. I also grab every opportunity to communicate about sciences around me. I carried Pint of Science in my luggage to Singapore. Big challenge, but as we say in Singlish… Can!

Isabelle Bonne

Co-Director

 

I’m a Cell Biologist in Electron Microscopy working at the National University of Singapore . I usually share my time with Science, family and friends and to traveling. I'm very excited to have PoS in Singapore this year and look forward to meet all of you there.

Linda Sellou

Secretary - Manager of Hawker events

 

I am a chemist by training but now I teach interdisciplinary science and Science communication at NUS. I love volcanoes and glaciers!

Flora Teoh

Community Manager
Facebook

I used to be a fungal biologist but am now a science editor with Health Feedback, a fact-checking organisation dedicated to news about health and biology. Science's importance to our daily lives cannot be overstated. Through my work, I hope to provide accurate science information to the public and thus improve public science literacy. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading and dragonboating. I also run obstacle races for the fun of it!

Sarah Geiger

Community Manager

Twitter

I moved from the US (Seattle area) to Singapore as a PhD student with NUS and A*STAR, working with statistical applications on bacterial genomes.
Scientific discoveries are constantly changing the world, revealing nature’s secrets, and challenging our ethical beliefs. Science impacts everyone, so let’s talk frankly about it! There’s always time to learn something new and explore the unknown.

Henriette Cornet

Volunteer

 

I work for a German-Singaporean research institute with a team of industrial designers. We develop future autonomous mobility concepts using Virtual Reality. I’m very excited to be part of PoS and communicate my enthusiasm about urban mobility!

Marta Garcia Miralles

Volunteer

 

I am a neuroscientist working at the Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine in Singapore. Currently I am studying the neuropathology of Huntington disease as well as evaluating the therapeutic potential of several drugs for the treatment of this neurodegenerative disorder. I am very excited to be part of the Pint of Science team and help bringing the latest research topics to the public while enjoying a cold beer.

Haihan Tan

Volunteer

  

I am a developmental biologist studying the miscontrol of genetic factors in stem cell maintenance and congenital heart disease. After being an eager participant of Pint of Science in London where I had studied and worked for some time, I joined the organising team for the Singapore edition after moving home so that I can help spread the love for science far and wide. Join me for a chat about anything science-related over a good dram of rum or whiskey!

Moses Kakanga

Volunteer

I am a biochemistry PhD graduate from the National University of Singapore. I am currently a founder in residency at Entrepreneur First an incubator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs build companies from scratch. I am interested in organizing scientific talks and symposium. I am also keen at helping taking ideas from the bench to the market.

Maanasa Ravikumar

Volunteer

Hello! I am a PhD student studying stem cell ageing mechanisms at National University of Singapore. I'm passionate about bringing science out of the labs and into the open. Science is within and all around us; its beauty becomes apparent if we only cared enough to look...what better way to do this than over a pint, eh?

Anthony M. Torres

Volunteer

  

I come from the land of the Ceviches and Pisco Sours (also known as Peru). When I am not eating or learning new languages, I’m a second-year PhD student at the A*STAR Singapore Immunology Network working under the guidance of Dr Lisa Ng on weird African mosquito-borne viruses and their interactions with malaria parasites upon co-infection. I’m also part of the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Biochemistry at NUS. My studies and research are sponsored by a SINGA scholarship, coffee and dark chocolate.

Pei Yin Lim

Volunteer

  

I am a virologist and am fascinated by how viruses make people sick. I would like to share my experience as a virologist to the public and maybe convince you that working with viruses is fun.

Germaine Shalla

Volunteer

  

I'm currently Deputy Director of Science Communications & Archives at A*STAR.

A former journalist, entrepreneur, hotelier, and Public Relations maven, I continue to wear many of these hats as creative lead of  the annual one-north Festival and other outreach initiatives from A*STAR. Since joining in 2012, my quest has been to bring science and the public together to change the way science is perceived and appreciated by general audiences. Beyond work, my interests lie in entrepreneurship, digital story-telling and public speaking on behalf of communities that need greater visibility.

Joy Shu Fen Ho

Volunteer

  

I did materials engineering for my undergraduate and structural biology for my PhD. I enjoy good coffee and awesome science. On the side, I love value investing. I enjoy researching companies that are undervalued. I organised PoS back when I was in Oxford. I am glad to be part of the SG team too. PoS is a great place where we could discuss science with the public.

Aneesh Karkhanis

Volunteer

  

A Pharmacist by education, I am currently working as a Research Fellow at Singapore Immunology Network. My work at SIgN focuses on discovering ways to detect potential skin allergens in everyday consumer care products. My free time is spent reading books, conjuring healthy recipes, doing hatha yoga or just vegetating. Communication of right science to the public seems to be more important than ever before and I am glad to be a part of Pint of Science. Welcome to PoS 2019!

Venugopalan Raghavan

Volunteer

  

Working as a fluid dynamics researcher at IHPC, I am fascinated by science & technology (mainly aero, space & auto mobiles). You can always find me reading up on the latest happenings on science (hoping to see news about Lightsabers & Warp Drives!) or out quizzing. Seeing the effort needed to bring science to the general public has inspired me to try my hand at it. I am excited to be a part of Pint of Science & hope to see you there! Cheers & Live Long and Prosper! 

Bharathi Boppana

Volunteer

  

As a Fluid Dynamicist @ IHPC, I use computational tools to address the problems related to environmental flows. Fascinated by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), I catch up with documentaries, TED talks or related blogs in my spare time. Even more fun and exciting is to be able to communicate this fascination through Pint of Science pub quiz. See you folks soon!

Kanchana Ganeish

Volunteer

  

I was roped into Pint of Science by friends who love quizzes as much as I do. As a life science graduate, my interests particularly lie in neuroscience, among other interests such as pub quizzes (obviously!) and staying active. I believe that this event is a great way to make science fun and accessible to the masses. Let’s get drunk on science!

Melissa Low Yu Xing

Volunteer

  

My work as a research fellow involves providing policy analyses and conducting workshops for various stakeholders to improve understanding of the implications of the Paris Agreement and countries’ progress in meeting their climate pledges. I am also currently undertaking a part-time PhD at NUS’ Department of Geography studying climate change in Southeast Asia.

Rachel Loh Pei She

Volunteer

  

I’m a PhD student working on the development of RNA technology for the treatment of cancer. Research is my life and I am enthusiastic about my work to be qualified as a workaholic. Traveling is my passion and I believe that ‘the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only once page’. But talking is the necessities of my life. I can live without food for a day but to live without talking for a day? Never! I’m super excited to be part of the team to TALK about my life and my passion!

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