Meet the Team

CORE ASCUS TEAM

Keira Tucker, Lab Manager
Keira realised the limitations of scientific research in creating solutions during her PhD in microbiology and strongly believes in a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in solving problems. Her creative nature, passion for imparting an interest in science through establishing more exciting ways of communicating scientific principles and discoveries to the general public led her to join ASCUS in 2021. With a background in antimicrobial resistance research, both in a medical and environmental setting, her areas of expertise include antimicrobial susceptibility testing, culturing, molecular techniques, wastewater and freshwater monitoring and biofilm cultivation.
Contact Keira at: tucker@ascus.org.uk

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Miriamwalsh

Miriam Walsh

ASCUS Director
Creative Producer & Curator

JamesHowie

James Howie

ASCUS Director & Co-Founder
Independent Producer & Consultant

Adam Purvis

ASCUS Director
prj-Scotland, Dark Matter Laboratories

Louise Mackenzie

ASCUS Director
Contemporary Visual Artist

FORMER ASCUS TEAM

Jiri Jirout

ASCUS Lab Technician
Microbiologist

Sarah Mackinnon

ASCUS Projects & Communications Coordinator
Freelance Writer/Editor

William Brunt

ASCUS Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Ryan Feely

ASCUS Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Mareike Wallrabe

ASCUS Chemistry Intern
Physical Chemistry Student

Ryan

Ryan Lewis

ASCUS Lab Technician

Cecile_Menard

Ceclie Menard

ASCUS Project Development

Barbara Melville

ASCUS Literature Co-ordinator

MarinaFreijo

Marina Freijo

ASCUS Lab Technician
Synthetic Biology & Biotechnology

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Ksenija Jackevica

Marketing and PR Assistant Intern

Patryk Zak

ASCUS Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Claire

Claire Waugh

Business Development Intern

DiegoAlmazán

Diego Almazán

ASCUS Audio Visual Intern

EmilyGrieve

Emily Grieve

ASCUS Events Assistant

BridgetSteed

Bridget Steed

ASCUS Cabinets Curator

SaraFrizzell

Sara Frizzell

Former ASCUS Intern

Emily Workman

Former Assistant Manager

PaulParrish

Paul Parrish

ASCUS Co-Founder

MelanieDutton

Melanie Dutton

ChristineRatcliffe

Christine Ratcliffe

StephanMatthisen

Stephan Matthiesen

JuliaMalle

Julia Malle

BetsyDavis

Betsy Davis

InbalDrue

Inbal Drue

AndrewOrmston

Andrew Ormston

HamerDodds

Hamer Dodds

ChrisCottrell

Chris Cottrell

FORMER CONTRIBUTORS

ErinLetovsky

Erin Letovsky

IanWoodhouse

Iain Woodhouse

LynetteRobertson

Lynette Robertson

Former Directors

SheonaBurrows

Sheona Burrow

Director
Scottish Solicitor (non-practicing)

MarkEischeid

Mark Eischeid

Director
ESALA, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Independent Artist