Plant biotechnologist here! Did you know that plants are epic warriors? They invented a plethora of defense mechanisms to repel, intoxicate, or kill all herbivores and pathogens that try to eat them day after day… Science is an amazing story, and I want to tell you all about it!
Jose Ruiz Franco
I am a physicist who uses computer simulations and theoretical approaches to understand the behavior of common materials surrounding us. Science is the basis of progress, and not communicating it is to deny progress to all equally. Let us all progress together, beer in hand!
Sophie van der Vlugt
Synthetic virologist and xenobiologist. Say what?! Exciting science needs society and the other way around. I have a passion for connecting both, so let’s talk over a pint!
Want to know what plants talk about? So do I. I'm a plant scientist and I'm curious to understand how plants communicate with each other to create a more sustainable agriculture.
Chemical Engineer turned Physical Chemist at Wageningen University, exploring how different flow conditions affect the behaviour of soft materials, and the underlying factors that drive it. I am working towards a Doctorate degree. I am fascinated by the way how difficult scientific topics can be communicated in simple ways. Recently discovered love for beer. Let’s enjoy a beer while communicating Science!
Doing my PhD on the ability of mosquitoes to transmit viruses. In many research fields it’s important to communicate results to the general public, because very often it is for the general public that we are doing our research. And how to better communicate research than over a beer and fun activities, right? Therefore, I’m very happy and motivated to help organize this edition of Pint of Science and hopefully many more in the future!
Plant cell biology and physiology are my jam, but I love all things science. Plants don’t have a central nervous system so the way they perceive and react to their environment is fundamentally very different from us, and that’s what fascinates me. Favourite beer: anything dark, Guinness is great!
I am working on plant stress physiology. I study molecular mechanisms of multi-stress resilience in crops. When not in the lab, I enjoy doing science communication and outreach.
Currently doing a PhD in environmental toxicology. Having explored various fields before coming to Wageningen I can say that I enjoy the differences and similarities between scientific disciplines. There is much to learn and explore, what better way than doing that together!
Everything is known in Science? The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know! I study ethnobotany-interaction between humans and plants, I want to show you how amazing plants are in our daily life.
I am a marine biologist with a love for the Ocean and a passion for research, currently looking for a PhD in tropical marine ecology. I joined Pint of Science because I want to share my enthusiasm for science with the non-scientific community.