Selene is currently working towards her PhD in Developmental Biology, with a particular interest in the molecular biology of mammalian reproduction. She is a Chemistry graduate with an MSc in Biomedical Sciences and has previous experience working in a publishing environment.
Selene has always had an interest in writing and publishing especially for the sciences and has won awards for writing essays on reproductive issues including pre-natal genetic testing and mitochondrial DNA replacement. Therefore, it was natural for her to get involved with EUSci’s magazine, and the role of Deputy Editor affords her the opportunity to read interesting articles and have an input in their publication.
Selene likes to spend her spare time outdoors, particularly cycling and walking, as well as going to cinema, eating out with friends and loves to cook and bake!
Meghan is a 2nd year PhD student researching the role of the immune system in breast cancer bone metastasis. While she is primarily a scientific researcher, Meghan enjoys writing in her free time so volunteering for EuSci has provided the perfect opportunity to combine the two. When not in the lab, she likes to explore the outdoors, swim, drink craft beer, watch Game of Thrones, and often think to herself, “I’d rather be skiing”.
Simone is a third-year Chemical Physics undergraduate student and hopes to work in research one day. When not in the lab or the library she is likely to be arguing away at Debates Union, and has a weakness for well-made cappuccinos, obscure science fiction books, and dancing to whatever music happens to be playing.
I’m Haris and I am a 4th year Medical Student at the University of Edinburgh. However for all my love of science, I’ve always been fascinated by its intersection with the Arts, and in particular the Literary Arts, and last year I actually completed an intercalated honours in Medicine and Literature. Doctors, as well as being good observers of the scientific world, should also be creatively engaged with abstractions, and I think that is what I love most about literature.
In my spare time I play too much Playstation. I enjoy football, both watching and playing, and I am a serial watcher of game show re-runs on challenge.
Chiara is a neuroscience PhD student investigating mechanisms of recovery from brain injury and can be primarily found in the lab or sitting in front of the microscope. She recently discovered her love for science communication, and has participated in organising and managing in various events and magazines involved in it. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering the world with her camera, occasional netflix marathons and cold pints.
James is a second year Roslin Institute PhD student investigating the clinical potential of biomarkers in inflammatory diseases.
Due to its collaborative nature James believes communication is key to the advancement of science and as such is delighted to be part of the EUSci magazine team.
Outside of the world of science James enjoys reading, has a keen interest in current affairs, and is an avid badminton player.
I’m Emma and I’m studying for a MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement (award for the longest degree title?) after graduating with a BSc in Cell Biology in June. When not writing, I enjoy making short films, travelling and watching too much Netflix.
Hans is working towards a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Medicine, using network analysis and other bioinformatics approaches to better understand drug resistance in renal cancer. He enjoys unique forms of public engagement and has recently been on stage for Bright Club Edinburgh, which blends science and stand-up comedy. Outside of science, Hans enjoys playing badminton, shooting arrows with the university’s archery club, and having the occasional (read: almost daily) beer with friends.
Teo (short for Teodora) is a science enthusiast currently working towards a PhD in Cardiovascular Science. In no particular order, she loves Arrested Development, cake and Arrested Development.
Vivian is a second year undergraduate student studying at University of Edinburgh pursuing a medicinal and biological chemistry degree. She does not get tired of sitting in front of a computer and working on InDesign, which probably explains why she loves to be a part of the layout team.
I’m Isabella and currently studying for my Master’s in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Science is at the core of the majority of my interests; I especially love to see how it can be intertwined with the arts and how they can both inspire each other. I think it’s important to relay the idea that science isn’t just for scientists and that is accessible for everyone! This is the reason why I first became involved in science communication. Aside from science, I am an arts and music enthusiast, I appreciate a good view and I hope to one day travel the world.