Nijmegen Team

Eric Hester

City Coordinator

PhD student in the Department of Microbiology at Radboud University, my research interests broadly include bacterial and viral community ecology and developing predictive models that link microbial processes to system level functions.

Currently studying the interactions of bacteria and plants in the soil and how these interactions have consequences for things like agriculture and climate change.

Sara Iacozza

Event Manager

PhD student in cognitive psychology, investigating how memory and language are influenced by the social identity of our interlocutors.

I was a teacher for many years, and since then I always try to maintain a relationship with the general audience. Being able to communicate science in a simple and effective way is an essential goal for me... especially if accompanied by a beer!

Roeland Segeren


Science is our future and everyone should know what our brightest minds are working on. As a former journalist and current public outreach officer of the Donders Institute I hope to contribute to this ideal with the lovely Pint of Science events. And - not unimportantly - I also love that other Pint that comes with the job. 

Paula Dalcin Martins


Paula is a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University working on anaerobic microorganisms involved in carbon, nitrogen and sulfur cycling. She is passionate about microbiology, teaching, and science communication and outreach, and she advocates for diversity and inclusion in academia. You can find her on  Twitter and LinkedIn.

Patrick Hobbelen


Master's student of Linguistics at Radboud University, writing their thesis on the influence of sign language knowledge on spoken language. 
I'm Patrick and I love language and the way people do language. After all, language is more than guidelines. How do people interact, when, and where? I hope you can help me find out by joining us for a pint or two!

Suzanne Jongman


Post-doctoral researcher investigating how people can combine listening and speaking so rapidly and efficiently when talking to each other, and why some people are faster and better at conversing than others. I would love to listen and speak to you over a beer and find out more.

Miguel Borges


PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, studying literacy and how our brains adapt to reading new, unfamiliar writing systems. Passionate about the performing arts, how Science can improve our lives, and how science and the performing arts can be combined with beer.

Adriaan Duiveman


PhD student in the Department of Dutch Language and Culture at Radboud University, investigating the cultural and social impact of natural disasters in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic. Before moving from Groningen to Nijmegen, Adriaan did research on something which could also end quite disastrous: seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drinking games in the Rijksmuseum. For him, pints were actual academic research objects

Eirini Zormpa


PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, studying how language use influences memory. I am especially interested in memory for conversations and how this differs depending on conversational role, e.g. on whether you said or heard something.
I am passionate about open science and making research transparent and accessible to researchers and the public. If that involves beer even better!

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