Dr Christopher Wohlgamuth completed his PhD in physics at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research focused on the temperature-dependent effects during the charge transport process of DNA. Using this diverse background of both life and physical science, he is successfully commercialising university intellectual property through licensing and start-up avenues. Chris is interested in opportunities to use his analytical background in a cross-functional role to bridge the gap between science, technology and business development.
Dr Edward Walter is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) and Anaesthesia at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, UK, where he is also a course director for ICM. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the Intensive Care Society, an associate editor for the Journal of the Intensive Care Society, a regular editor of manuscripts and holder of a diploma with distinction in proofreading and editing. The author and co-author of articles published in peer-reviewed journals, he maintains an active interest in pre-hospital medicine, hyperthermia, follow-up after discharge, quality improvement projects and imaging.
Dr James Dawson is a computational chemist and materials scientist who graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is an active proofreader and current academic at Newcastle University, and has held research posts in the universities of Kyoto and Cambridge. During this period, he has co-authored ~30 peer-reviewed publications. His scientific focus is on computational materials science for energy storage and electronics applications, while his research leverages the synergy between thermodynamics and electronic structure methods.
Dr Flora Whitmarsh is graduate of Imperial College London where she focused on the computational simulation of convective processes in geophysical fluid dynamics. She has since researched the impact of climate change on the production of fruit and vegetables, identifying future risks and advising on adaptation strategies; co-written a series of fact sheets about the latest report of the IPCC; and contributed to technical reports for the UK Government and The Royal Society to provide information about the impacts of climate change.
Dr Jeremy Day has a Doctorate in Chemistry from Sussex University specialising in organometallic chemistry; this work required a keen interest in both inorganic and organic chemistry. He has published his research and enjoys reading the studies of others while carrying out the proofreading process. Jeremy has taught science and chemistry in high school and college in the UK for over 20 years, as well as marking examination papers for a range of awarding bodies. Aviation is a keen interest, and he is a regular visitor to Italy.
Dr Jonny Draffin is a neuroscientist whose PhD work at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid focused on the partition of roles among enzymes that orchestrate the removal of neurotransmitter receptors during synaptic plasticity. His chief intellectual interests are scientific approaches to classic questions about how the mind works. This interest, and his immersion in writings on the topic, has driven him to edit and proofread work in diverse academic fields, and convinced him of the importance of clearly communicating scientific ideas and research.
Dr Daisy Taylor completed her PhD in marine ecotoxicology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research focused on using molecular techniques to determine the effects of contamination on marine organisms. She then went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher investigating the genomic basis of social evolution in insects. She has expertise in a range of scientific topics, and in writing and communicating science, both as the author of a number of journal articles and through her work as a peer reviewer.