Jonathan has a PhD from the School of Biology at the University of Leeds, where he tried to work out how some biological molecules (RNA and protein) fit together in a virus. Before that he gained a degree from Cambridge, mostly for persevering with their physics course. He now works for a scientific journal that covers the latest in materials science and so is called Materials Today. While he likes to think he plays viola well, he demonstrates a real flair for sleeping, watching TV, and talking about football. But not at the same time - that would be impressive.
Ed studied Zoology in Sheffield before heading north to do a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Here, despite the joys of wasps and wonderful fieldwork spent diving in Oman, he began to indulge in a spot of science communication on the side. Whilst running workshops in schools, writing a booklet on evolution and training PhD students to be communicators, he won Famelab's 2007 Vodcast Award for talking about the sex lives of bedbugs.
Steve Steer is now a research associate at Cambridge University
Nuclear power station designs; the transmutation of nuclear waste; economic assessment of power generator construction and operation; nuclear structure research of exotic nuclei and the synthesis of elements in the early universe.
Studied as an undergradute at the University of Manchester Physics department and performed research for a Ph.D. at the University of Surrey in the Nuclear Physics department.
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.