Science Project Leaders

 
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Sara Bernardez

University of Zurich

Sensors in biological systems.

Sara loves to get to the bottom of life's questions. When? how? why? drive her curiosity in brain research, where she tries to understand the rhythms of day and night. Sara seeks beauty in science and nature. As an award-winning author, she also finds beauty in literature. This journey into the creative world became her bridge to Science Xplore.

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Prof. Steven Brown

Prof. Patrycja Paruch

 

University of  Zurich

University of Geneva

Biochemistry & physics underlying molecular gastronomy 

Steven Brown is a trained Biochemist and a distinguished Professor of Circadian Biology and Sleep at the University of Zurich. He is also in the Scientific Advisory board of Science Xplore.

Patrycja Paruch is a renowned Physicist and Professor at the University of Geneva.

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Margarida Mota

Proprietor, DesNorte Lisbon

Chemistry of molecular gastronomy 

Margarida is a Pharmacist with also dual Masters in Gastronomic Sciences and Occupational Risk Prevention. She is currently completing her PhD in the topic of Food Heritages: Cultures and Identities. She has collaborated with educational institutions to realize several workshops and courses. Her current research interests are related to the history of food, the influence of food on health, physical and emotional well-being, food as medicine, and gastronomic sciences. She is also owner of Desnorte restaurant in Bairro Alto Lisbon.

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Mateus Alves Victorelli

Freelance Entrepreneur, Guarda

Robotic electronic sensors

Mateus is an Entrepreneur and Software Engineer, working in research and development of products (applications and games) for mobile devices (smartphone and tablets). He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and a Master Degree in Mobile Computing. He is passionate about science outreach and teaching, game development and robotics outreach for  children and youth.

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Dr. Olga Kaczerewska

University of Aveiro

Chemical sensing 

Olga obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2017. Olga has diverse international experience: Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), School of Materials, (University of Manchester, UK), Procter & Gamble Research & Development (Brussels Innovation Center).
She is currently a post-doctoral scholar at University of Aveiro, Portugal.

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Dr. Anna Wlódarkiewicz

University of Aveiro

Chemical sensing

 

Anna is a Materials Science Engineer working in the field of electroceramics and advanced sintering techniques of lead-free piezoceramic materials for electronics. She is currently a member of Paula Vilarinho’s Electroceramics Research Group at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Besides the interest in science and technology, anna is passionate about travelling, photography and graphic design. 

Art Project Leaders

 
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Joaquin Saavedra

Culinary Art

Joaquin originates from Montevideo Uruguay and currently works as a professional Chef in Switzerland  since 2010. He is the Chef de Partie at two restaurants (Restaurant Viaduct & Restaurant Konter) that are part of Stiftung Netzwerk. He has a special fondness for Italian food, hiking, photography and reading books (mostly cooking books).

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André Candeias

Culinary Art

André was born in Almada, Portugal. and studied Design and Marketing, however his biggest passion was and still is Cooking. In 2012 he started a new career as a  professional chef.  He currently is the head Chef at Octapharma in Switzerland.

In 2016 André initiated his project "Farm to Table", and in 2018, together with his wife André co-founded the company Urban Markt. Creativity and enthusiasm characterises him, everyday things inspire and arouse his curiosity.

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Ricardo Meireles

Dançando com a Diferença, Viseu

With a degree in Environmental Engineering, Ricardo discovered contemporary dance in 2013 and has since invested in the development of his training and artistic experience with projects carried out with choreographers André Mesquita, Henrique Amoedo and Rui Lopes Graça. The New Circus, Music and Theatre are also part of his interests, having participated in workshops with different artists. Since September 2017 he has coordinated, under the direction of Henrique Amoedo, the activities of Dançando com a Differença - Viseu.

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Patrício Olufson

Beat Box Productions

Patrício is also known as "Kryz3n". His interest for beatbox started when he was 13 years old while he was watching French talent show and a man named Joseph Poolpo was making beatboxes. What started as a childhood dream and curiosity is a reality today.

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Fátima Teles

Art and senses

Fátima is from Penedono, Portugal, and has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the Escola Superior de Technologia, Tomar. She later worked as a teacher of Plastic Expression and Visual Education.
She got her inspiration from post-renaissance painting, specifically the Fibonacci series and the subsequent geometry developed by painters of that period.  She has sculptures and installations where she gives priority to  mirror and glass for its ability to reproduce space as an infinite element, with depth.

Guest Lectures

 
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Sara Bernardez

University of Zurich

Sensors in biological systems.

Sara loves to get to the bottom of life's questions. When? how? why? drive her curiosity in brain research, where she tries to understand the rhythms of day and night. Sara seeks beauty in science and nature. As an award-winning author, she also finds beauty in literature. This journey into the creative world became her bridge to Science Xplore.

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Joaquin Saavedra

Restaurant Viaduct, Zürich

Restaurant Konter, Wetzikon

Culinary Art

Joaquin originates from Montevideo Uruguay and currently works as a professional Chef in Switzerland  since 2010. He is the Chef de Partie at two restaurants (Restaurant Viaduct & Restaurant Konter) that are part of Stiftung Netzwerk. He has a special fondness for Italian food, hiking, photography and reading books (mostly cooking books).

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André Candeias

OctaPharma, Switzerland

Culinary Art

 

André was born in Almada, Portugal. and studied Design and Marketing, however his biggest passion was and still is Cooking. In 2012 he started a new career as a  professional chef.  He currently is the head Chef at Octapharma in Switzerland.

In 2016 André initiated his project "Farm to Table", and in 2018, together with his wife André co-founded the company Urban Markt. Creativity and enthusiasm characterises him, everyday things inspire and arouse his curiosity.

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Ricardo Meireles

Dançando com a Differença

Dancing with an Engineering Degree

With a degree in Environmental Engineering, Ricardo discovered contemporary dance in 2013 and has since invested in the development of his training and artistic experience with projects carried out with choreographers André Mesquita, Henrique Amoedo and Rui Lopes Graça. The New Circus, Music and Theatre are also part of his interests, having participated in workshops with different artists. Since September 2017 he has coordinated, under the direction of Henrique Amoedo, the activities of Dançando com a Differença - Viseu.

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Patrício Olufson

Beat Box Productions

Patrício is also known as "Kryz3n". His interest for beatbox started when he was 13 years old while he was watching French talent show and a man named Joseph Poolpo was making beatboxes. What started as a childhood dream and curiosity is a reality today.

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Dr. Olga Kaczerewska

University of Aveiro

Chemical Sensing

Olga obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2017. Olga has diverse international experience: Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), School of Materials, (University of Manchester, UK), Procter & Gamble Research & Development (Brussels Innovation Center).She is currently a post-doctoral scholar at University of Aveiro, Portugal.

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Fátima Teles

Art and senses

Fátima is from Penedono, Portugal, and has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the Escola Superior de Technologia, Tomar. She later worked as a teacher of Plastic Expression and Visual Education.She got her inspiration from post-renaissance painting, specifically the Fibonacci series and the subsequent geometry developed by painters of that period.  She has sculptures and installations where she gives priority to  mirror and glass for its ability to reproduce space as an infinite element, with depth.

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Mateus Alves Victorelli

ADOT Association, Guarda

Mateus is an Entrepreneur and Software Engineer, working in research and development of products (applications and games) for mobile devices (smartphone and tablets). He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and a Master Degree in Mobile Computing. He is passionate about science outreach and teaching, game development and robotics outreach for  children and youth as part of Adot Association.

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Sara S. Lourenço

President ACAPO

Blindness and sensory perceptions

 

Sara was born in Moimenta da Beira. She worked as a midwife nurse in Porto  Santo António hospital, in a mobile van in Leomil and at the Health center of Mangualde. At 74, she became blind and needed a computer keyboard to be independent. At that point she got in touch with ACAPO (association of blind and amblyope of Portugal) and since then she is a member. In 2012, she became the president of ACAPO of the delegation of Viseu. 

Team Building

 
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Roberto Terra