Jon studied Chemistry at The University of Hull and obtained his PhD in bio-inorganic chemistry in July 2006. After a period as a post-doctoral researcher at Hull he moved to Cambridge to become a technical editor with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jon is now a science teacher working in Manchester. He has been interviewed several times for local BBC radio stations and has given a series of lectures in schools.
Steve Mould Studied Physics at Oxford University and since graduating has become a freelance science communicator and stand up comic. He appears on television as the BBC Blue Peter Scientist and live shows for adults as part of Festival of The Spoken Nerd.
Steve is part of Guerilla Science who mix science with art, music and play in unusual settings like music festivals.
Fiona Dunlevy has a BSc in Biochemistry from University College Dublin and a PhD (studying inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis) from Queens University Belfast. When not in the lab looking after cell cultures, Fiona can be found outside walking or sailing (although only when it's not raining - which unfortunately isn't really that often in Ireland!).
Martin works in Plymouth University Cognition Institute on computer models of learning and development in cortex, musical perception, and auditory scene analysis.
He has recently been appointed to a newly created post of "Public Engagement Fellow" with an explicit remit to continue his research but also expand his work in schools and in the wider community and to encourage others to do the same.
Annabel Cartwright has had a varied and fascinating science-based career since studying Mathematics and Electrical sciences at Cambridge. In the 1980s she founded a company with three friends which is now the leading supplier of 'motion capture' technology to Hollywood and the Computer Games industry.
Peter Zeidman is a PhD student in Neuroscience at University College London. He researches how the brain enables us to remember the past and comprehend the space around us. He draws on previous experience in Computer Science and time working in the I.T. industry; Peter is a passionate exponent of the need for people from different disciplines to work together on the greatest questions in science.
Caroline graduated with her BSc in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at the University of Plymouth. While already surfing and snorkelling it was here that her Scuba Diving hobby took off and her passion for the marine environment flourished. After university she worked at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, (where she published her first piece of work in the Journal of Crustaceana) and MOTE Marine Lab in the Florida Keys. Caroline has since returned to Plymouth and is currently working at the National Marine Aquarium as the Senior Learning Co-ordinator.
Phil holds his PhD in Biophysics at the University of St. Andrews, and is now working as a research fellow. His research involves the use and development of Laser based techniques to diagnose and study the development of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Away from the lab Phil likes to play cricket, golf and watch other sports from the comfort of a bar stool, as well as just taking it easy.
Nick studied biology at Imperial College, and has a DPhil in genomics/bioinformatics from Oxford. Since then he has worked on research to understand the genetics of obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Nick now works in a leukaemia group at the Institute of Cancer Research (Sutton) where they are trying to improve diagnosis and treatment of various types of leukaemia. His work utilises biology, computers and statistics, trying to bring together information in a useful way - a bit of a MacGyver of biomedical research!