EvoKE 2019 is brought to you by an international team of enthusiastic volunteers:
Tamara Milosevic is an independent consultant in pedagogical innovation for universities and president of Rhizome Association. Even though she finished her Ph.D. with studying the loss of essential genes in yeast, and seeing how 1100 yeast mutants die, her main research focus now is on the development of transversal skills in active learning environments. She is passionate about designing new pedagogical programs for adult learners, using STEM to address SDGs, starting too many projects, and diving. You can follow her work on Twitter or connect with her via LinkedIn.
Davorka Radovčić is a paleoanthropologist working at the Croatian Natural History Museum where she is a curator of the anthropological collections. She also teaches human evolution to the anthropology students at the University of Zagreb. Her research focuses on hominin fossil remains, Neandertals, origins of symbolic behavior and prehistoric Adriatic skeletal remains.
Dusan (Dule) Misevic is the Director of Research Affairs at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France, where he helps run a small research department on the interface of life, learning, and digital sciences. His background is in experimental evolutionary biology, where he used digital evolution, simulations, and modeling to answer questions about sex and cooperation. He co-created citizen science website AgeGuess and the project What Scientists Wear. You can follow Dule on Twitter.
Uroš Savković is an evolutionary biologist working at the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade. In his work he uses experimental evolution approach to cover wide range of topics that include: eco-evolutionary dynamics of insects, mechanisms of reproductive isolation, life history evolution and evolution of phenotypic plasticity. He is also committed to science popularization activities and organization of outreach events related to evolutionary biology. More about Uroš’s work could be found here.
Mirko Đorđević is research assistant at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade. Mirko’s main research interests are evolutionary and physiological theories of aging, as well as coevolutionary dynamics of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interactions in insects. He is a science communicator and the winner of the FameLab International Final in 2009. You can follow Mirko on Twitter or find more about his work here.
Tania Jenkins is a scientist-turned science communicator working at the interface with science policy. She has worked in museums and universities creating scientific exhibitions, workshops, science festivals, science speed-dating events and immersive games. She believes in breaking barriers between scientists and the public, and facilitating discussions amongst diverse stakeholders. She is currently working at the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) where she designs and organises event formats to promote dialogue on sensitive topics. She is also developing workshops to empower researchers to improve their own research-culture environment.
Szymek Drobniak is an evolutionary biologist at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Australia). He studies the evolution of sexual behaviours, kin cooperation and colour signals using a range of molecular genetic, comparative and numerical techniques. He’s a real R geek and a big fan of big-data, statistics and meta-analysis. When not making science, he engages in science communication (he won the Polish FameLab in 2015 and recently wrote a children’s book about animal sex) and creates art inspired by science. He runs a small graphic design studio. You can follow his work on Twitter and Behance, and also learn more about him and his science here.
Xana Sá-Pinto is a portuguese biologist passionated by evolution and science education. Currently she is a science education researcher at CIDTFF University of Aveiro. She started her scientific career studying the evolution of marine species but she slowly changed field and today she studies how elementary school students learn about evolution and the impact of this in their scientific literacy. She is the mother of two amazing daughters. She loves U2, The Doors, and Sérgio Godinho, to read Ian McEwan, Saramago and Águalusa, to dive in mountain streams and to drink caipirinhas with her friends.