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Alexander Kagansky

Alexander (Sasha) Kagansky is a Chancelor’s Fellow at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and leads the research at the Synthetic Epigenetics Lab, Chromosomes and Gene Expression Section of the IGMM.
In 2005 – 2012 Sasha worked at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, as a postdoctoral research associate (Robin Allshire lab, until 2010) and then as senior research associate (Bill Earnshaw lab). Research in his lab is aimed at the understanding of the molecular basis of the epigenetic transitions of the mammalian genomes, and at finding ways to control these transitions, which will be crucial for the future of molecular medicine. In his studies he combines genetics, synthetic biology, biochemistry and proteomics. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2004 after spending 3 years in National Institutes of Health in USA. In 1998 he got his MS in Biophysics from from St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia.
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biology, genetics, gene expression
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Debora Kayembe

Ms Debora Kayembe was called to the RDC Bar in September 2000. As principal of Debora Kayembe MITI, Lawyer- Linguist, she focuses on matters involving legal, Political, language issues as well as Human Rights and International Law.
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law, lingusitics, human rights, refugees, international criminal law
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Asimina Kazakidi

Dr Asimina Kazakidi is a Lecturer in Biofluid Mechanics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and an awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. Her research involves the modelling and simulation of complex real-world physiological and biofluid mechanics problems.
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biofluid mechanics; computational fluid dynamics; aquatic propulsion; cardiovascular flows; biomedical engineering; paediatrics
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Karly Kehoe

Dr S. Karly Kehoe was YAS co-chair from 2014-2016 and is now the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities at Saint Mary’s University in Canada. When she joined the Young Academy of Scotland, she was a senior lecturer in History at Glasgow Caledonian University.
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religion, national identity, migration
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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly is senior lecturer in the history of health and medicine at the University of Strathclyde. She currently holds a Wellcome Trust research fellowship for a project on the history of contraception in modern Ireland.
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History of medicine, Medical education, Activism, Contraception, Birth control, Reproductive rights
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Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas

Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas is an engineer who develops miniaturised devices for rapid clinical diagnostics. Her research is focused on sample preparation and in particular on the transformation of blood samples using microfluidic techniques.
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Engineering, Pre-analytics, Microfluidics, Point-Of-Care, Lab-On-Chip
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Christine Knight

Dr Christine Knight is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on contemporary food history and culture, especially nutrition and dietary advice.
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Food, Nutrition, Diet, National identity, Scotland, Media
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Alice König

Alice König is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of St Andrews. She is involved in all aspects of higher education, from teaching and examining to research and outreach. A passionate Latinist, she works on the literature and culture of different communities within the Roman Empire, and was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012 for a project on the Roman author and statesman Julius Frontinus.
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Classics, Latin, intellectual history, literature, cultural interactions, education
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Theodore Koutmeridis

Dr Theodore Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he co-ordinates the "Behaviour, Structure and Interventions" interdisciplinary research network. He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick University where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and an Onassis Scholar.
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wage inequality, market failures, economics of crime
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Olga Kozlova

Dr Olga Kozlova is the Director of Converge Challenge-a successful pan-Scotland business competition and management training programme aimed at creating new generation of entrepreneurs. Olga has over ten years of experience in technology commercialisation and start-up support as an entrepreneur, mentor and company formation executive.
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entrepreneurship, management training, business competition
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Gurjit Singh Lalli

Gurjit is the Founder-Chairman and Chief Mentor of several companies that have global business operations across three business lines – real estate, clean tech and equity investment. Currently he is guiding the group into new verticals & businesses. His professional and personal experience spans the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
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business consultancy, real estate, clean tech, equity investment
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Lesley Lancaster

I am a leading young researcher in thermal ecology and biogeography, with particular expertise in understanding how anthropogenic habitat modification affects species distributions and the evolutionary process.
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Climate change, entomology, freshwater resources, agricultural pests, thermal ecology, biogeography
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Aude Le Guennec

Fashion Anthropologist, Aude Le Guennec is the Director of Fashion Studies at the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University. From her academic background and first career as a curator, Aude has developed a specific interest in fashion as a way to inform the society.
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Anthropology, Fashion, childhood studies, material culture, sociology, heritage
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Ian LeBruce

Ian LeBruce is a director of Ignite Your Brand, an Edinburgh Marketing company. In 2013, he founded Cappuccino Ads, an environmentally friendly advertising service which now runs across the UK.
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Entrepreneurship, Social Business, Digital, Technology, Sustainability
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Vicky Long

Vicky is Senior Lecturer in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University and Deputy Director of the cross-institutional Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Awarded a PhD at Warwick University in 2004, her research examines the role of different organisations in the formation of healthcare policy and practice, and is driven by contemporary debates.
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healthcare, mental health, occupational health, modern history, disability
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Victoria Loughlan

Victoria Loughlan is a Head of Performance Team for the Scottish Government. She designs and delivers interactive and visual ‘big picture thinking’ sessions for senior officials. These sessions focus on addressing key policy challenges, teasing out their interdependencies, and situating them in their global context.
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strategy, government, big picture thinking, international relations
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Leslie James Mabon

Dr Leslie Mabon is a Reader in Environment and Society at Robert Gordon University. His research focuses on governing complex environmental issues, where what is scientifically and technically appropriate has to be balanced with social and cultural considerations.
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climate change adaptation; environmental governance; interdisciplinarity; Japan; qualitative research; Taiwan
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Malcolm Macdonald

I am the Director of the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications. My work focuses on the development and application of space mission systems and space technology, challenging conventional ideas to enable new concepts in the exploration and exploitation of space, and is reported in over 100 publications funded from a diverse funding portfolio ranging from the research councils to space agencies and industrial collaborators.
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Aerospace, Space, Technology, Systems Engineering
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Churnjeet Mahn

Churnjeet Mahn is a Senior Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in English at the University of Strathclyde. Her primary interest is in writing about margins and border-crossings, from travel writing to accounts of migration and displacement.
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heritage, travel, literature, migration, sexuality, race
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Andrew Manches

Andrew has over 15 years working with young children: as a teacher, academic, start-up director, and, more recently, parent. His research examines the role of interaction in cognition, and the implications for early learning and new forms of technology. He is also interested in computing education for children in the early years.
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Education; Technology; Computing, Early Years; STEM; Psychology
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Victoria Martin

Dr Victoria Martin in a Reader in Particle Physics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the recently discovered Higgs boson particle.
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Particle Physics, Higgs boson

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