Next Event: PubhD #52 (Life Sciences, Chemistry, Psychology)

This page shows the next Nottingham event. For events in other locations see the PubhD Locations page.

WhenNew PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffin

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road

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Three speakers will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be an academic to understand them!

See The PubhD Format and About pages for more information about what to expect at an event.


The speakers are:

  • Michelle Strickland (Life Sciences) is a final-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, where she is investigating the genetic and material properties of spider silk. She works with the only spider species known to spin silk underwater and has published in the Nature journal Heredity, showing that a key feature of spider silk has been maintained for 350 million years. SpiderLab:
  • Riccardo Di Sanza (Chemistry) is a third year sustainable chemistry PhD student at the University of Nottingham. His work is on sustainable catalysis. Specifically, he works on catalytic C-H activation.
  • Louise O’Regan (Psychology) is a final year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the functional asymmetry of the human brain. She is currently looking at how different cognitive functions are distributed between the left and right sides of the brain, and how these distribution patterns vary between left and right-handed people.