Immunologist, I currently work at the A*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs. 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!
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.
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I am a chemist by training but now I teach interdisciplinary science and Science communication at NUS. I love volcanoes and glaciers!
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!
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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!
Anthony M. Torres
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Pei Yin Lim
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.
Melissa Low Yu Xing
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
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!
I am a mathematics teaching assistant at the National University of Singapore. I’ve always been passionate about interdisciplinary science and the bits of science we don’t notice that influence our daily lives, like how recent mathematical advances make it easier to find a GPS signal. Ask me about the mathematics of music editing! When I’m not working at understanding a new theorem, you can find me learning music or trying to get my friends to teach me something about their work.
I am a PhD student trying to understand the role of RNA Editing in the context of cancers. Outside of lab, I enjoy travelling, food hopping and dancing. Science is so omnipresent that more often we fail to realise and appreciate it. PoS is a brilliant platform to appreciate and revel in the glory of science, all over a pint! I am super excited to be on board for PoS 2020!
A microbiologist by training, I swapped the micropipette for the pen to become a technical and science writer. These days, I write easy to understand user manuals and tell compelling stories about Science. Nothing excites me more than sharing the wonders of science with everyone so I am thrilled to be volunteering in Pint of Science!