Manuela Alavaren Samaco is a biologist and plant pathologist focused on making an impact on global food security. She tells us why she is so passionate about this area of research and about the people who’ve motivated her in her scientific career.
Dr. Giuseppe Emanuele Lio is a material scientist and research fellow at the National Institute of Optics and European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy in Florence, Italy. He told us about working with lasers in his quest for new nano-devices.
Microbiologist Brianna Manning is working to find new methods of treating Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. She explains why phages could be a solution, and who inspires her to keep striving for answers.
Molecular biologist Kabidul Azam is looking to the natural world to find treatments for diabetes. He told us about his research and why problems in the lab are not necessarily all bad news.
Microbiologist and trained veterinarian Dr. Irem Omurtag Korkmaz is researching natural antibiotic alternatives in the animal industry. She explains how multidisciplinary collaboration has helped broaden her scientific understanding.
Dr. Antonio Ferraro is a material scientist working to develop heat-generating nanostructures to treat cancers. He explains how creative thinking has helped him succeed as a researcher.
Macarena Martín Mayor is studying for a doctorate in marine science at the University of South Florida, USA. She tells us about her research into ocean CO2 levels, and the people and inspirations that keep her motivate
Organic chemist Dr. Johnny Wah Lee is on a quest to advance the discovery of novel organic molecules. He explains why sharing his passion with the next generation of researchers has been the most rewarding part of his career.
Kanchana Ayyar is a molecular biologist working to transform the diagnostic approach to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She explains how guidance from mentors is the key to finding success.
Naman Rao is a dentist-scientist originally from India, now working in Boston to improve early diagnosis of malignant oral disorders. He discusses how simplicity is key when developing research for a global context.
Cell biologist Emily Sey is researching the immune response to life-threatening fungal infections – she describes how big picture thinking helps her take every setback and success in her stride.
Pardis Sabeti is a professor of computational biology, working to predict and track future infectious disease outbreaks. She explains how sharing data will help us win the war on infectious disease.
WhiteFeather Hunter is a Canadian researcher pursuing a Ph.D. at The University of Western Australia. She told us about her work on menstrual blood products and what ‘women in STEM’ really means to her.
María Isabel Amorín is a MSc student at the University of Edinburgh and the creator of CrustaTec, a project that aims to solve two of Guatemala’s biggest environmental problems in one go.
Dr. Gabriel dos Passos Gomes is involved in cutting-edge work using artificial intelligence to improve chemical reactions – he tells us how he’s inspired by the people around him.
Dr. Kevin Lam, Associate Professor at the University of Greenwich, tells us about his journey within electrosynthesis: from its beginnings as a niche discipline to the burgeoning field it is today.
Kshitij RB Singh is a biochemist specializing in nanobiotechnology. He’s currently working on fabricating plant material-based biosensors for the detection and diagnosis of lifestyle diseases. He gives us an insight into the details of his innovative work.
Miranda Imeri founded the Kosovo Wildlife Society and is the first person in the country to achieve an MSc as a wildlife engineer. She aims to protect large carnivores including the critically endangered lynx as she continues her Ph.D. research.