I come from the far north of Scotland and did my first degree in Anatomy at the University of Glasgow before moving to the Netherlands 3 years ago. Now I’m a second year MSc. Biology student at the RUG here in Groningen and one of the volunteer organisers for Pint of Science. I think scientific outreach is always important but it is especially powerful in a deeply student city like Groningen, where we can work (with pint in hand) towards breaking down the very real barriers between the public and the academic.
I come from Scotland, and moved from Glasgow to Groningen to do my Masters degree. I am now a first year PhD student in Chemistry here in Groningen. Often chemistry can be quite difficult to communicate to the public, and I think it’s very important to be able to break the barrier between chemistry and the public through science outreach programmes. And there’s no better way to do it than over a pint!
Switching over to the private sector hasn’t deterred my love for science and promoting it to the public. Previously conducting research in cardiovascular genetics, always happy to chat about latest drug developments, over a biertje of course!