Dr Madeline Lancaster

Subject: Molecular Biology

Department/Institution: Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge

Contact: mlancast@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Dr Michael Nelson

Dr Michael Nelson is a physicist and computational biologist, working at the interface of physics, single-cell biology, and computer science. He studied Natural Sciences (Physics) at Cambridge from 2011-15, followed by a DPhil in Physics at Oxford from 2015-19, and has also held research positions at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN, 2016-20) and Stockholm University (2019-20).

Dr Rachel Sippy

Dr Rachel Sippy is an infectious disease epidemiologist from the United States. She is interested in disease seasonality, and the relative contributions of climate and non-climate factors in shaping seasons. Non-climate factors can include human behaviours, population immunology, environment, and vector abundance, among others. She principally focuses on dengue virus, as well as other vector-borne illnesses.

Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao

Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao is ISF Research Fellow at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge.

Dr Gianluca Amadei

Dr Gianluca Amadei completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2016, under the supervision of Dr Freda Miller, where he studied the role of RNA-binding proteins in the context of mammalian embryonic brain development. Immediately after graduation he moved to Cambridge to join the research group of Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience where he studies modelling of mammalian development using stem cells.

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Dr Tianren Yang

Subject: Architecture

Department/institution: Department of Architecture

Contact details: ty290@cam.ac.uk

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Dr Hannah Gaffney

Dr Hannah Gaffney is a member of the Violence Research Centre at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge. She was awarded her PhD in Criminology in 2020 from the University of Cambridge. Dr Gaffney’s doctoral research concerned ‘what works’ in school- and cyber-bullying intervention and prevention programmes. Her work demonstrates that school programmes can be implemented to reduce bullying amongst youth, and that the effectiveness varies according to specific features of intervention programs and evaluation methodologies.

Dr Brynja Thorgeirsdottir

Subject: Old Norse Literature

Department/institution: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Contact details: bt346@cam.ac.uk

Biographical information

Dr Julie Qiaojin Lin

Subject: Neuroscience

Department: UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Contact details: ql256@cam.ac.uk

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Katrina Räty

Department: Clinical Neurosciences

Contact details: ka524@cam.ac.uk

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I am originally from Canada and completed my Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Neuroscience at Carleton University in Ottawa. Afterwards, I moved to Helsinki, Finland to complete my Master’s degree. I finished my Master of Science degree and continued to do a PhD. My doctoral research centred around modelling Parkinson’s disease in order to test new therapies.