LGBTQ+ Out Thinkers

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8pm - 10pm : Cafe Bar Marzano

Free Popular Science Talk Adult Only
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 665504

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ STEM community!

Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, join us to celebrate the fantastic and diverse STEM community in Norfolk - with a series of talks and a chance to network with local LGBTQ+ scientists. Booking required.

Age 18+ only


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Essential Companion tickets

If you have access requirements, and need someone to accompany you to make your visit to this event easier and more comfortable, please feel free to book an additional ticket for an Essential Companion using the links above.

Please also contact us before the event, at [email protected], with any access information that you feel would be helpful to our team in ensuring your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Meet the host

Dr Sam Rowe

Sam (he/him) is a scientist and science communicator based in Norwich. He is passionate about community engagement, championing the LGBTQ+ in STEM community, and providing training and networking opportunities for researchers through Sci Comms East.

Dr Sam Rowe

Meet the speakers

Dr Alfredo Carpineti (he/him)

Astrophysicst and chair of Pride in STEM (among other things!). This event is our take on Out Thinkers, which provides a platform for LGBTQ+ scientists to share their work and experiences.

Dr Alfredo Carpineti

Gabriel Astorga (he/him)

Gabriel is a PhD student at the Quadram Institute Bioscience. His project investigates the evolutionary history and metabolic pathways of different types of E. coli on food, in humans, and in animals.

Gabriel Astorga

Dr Kelsey J.R.P Byers (any pronouns)

Kelsey is a Group Leader at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, where her lab studies how flower scent attracts animal pollinators like bumblebees and how this leads to the evolution of flowering plant species. Kelsey is an active member of the LGBTQ+ group and the co-founder of the JIC Accessibility Advocates group, and is a tireless advocate for diversity in STEM fields.

Dr Kelsey J.R.P Byers

Emilie Knight (she/her)

Emilie is a Research Assistant at the John Innes Centre. She is part of a team who use genetic tools to try to improve the nutritious quality of wheat grains whilst maintaining a high yield. Emilie has also chaired the LGBTQ+ group for the Norwich Biosciences Institutes (JIC, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute) since January 2019.

Emilie Knight

Dr Camilla Ryan (she/her)

Camilla is a researcher at the Earlham institute. A bioinformatician (computer person) with a background in conservation genetics (ask her about the pink pigeon!), she is currently studying the DNA of crops. By understanding crop DNA it is hoped we can use this information to help make agriculture more sustainable by breeding better crops.

Dr Camilla Ryan