NEPG 2021 Team

Meet the lovely people organizing this year's conference.

Social Media and Visual Design

Hi! I’m Diya Bhattacharya, a first-year PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast. My research is about Immunopathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Finance, Charity and Sponsors Liaison

Hello I’m Shun, a first year PhD student at Newcastle University. My research is focused on studying the clonal evolution of Burkitt Lymphoma. Nice to meet you!

Committee Lead

Hi, I am Livia, a third year PhD student in NUBI at Newcastle University. I am interested in the epithelial cellular physiology related to Cystic Fibrosis. My PhD project focuses on restoring airway function in CF by using alternative chloride channels. In my spare time, I love watching TV series, reading fantasy novels, and doing CrossFit.

Social Media and Keynote Speakers Liaison

Hi, I’m Nafisa, a Public Health PhD student from Newcastle University. My research is a mixed study investigating perinatal mental health in South Asia.

Committee Lead

Hi I’m Arwa – currently in my first year doing my PhD in Public health! My topic is around managing childhood stress. In my spare time, I love to paint, watch anything marvel related and go on hikes whenever I can!


Hi, I’m Robyn (she/her), a second year PhD student at the University of Liverpool. I work within the Centre for Drug Safety Science, where I am investigating the role of mitochondrial genetics on individual susceptibility to drug-induced liver injury.


Hi. I’m Moses, a postgraduate researcher in the school of engineering, Newcastle University. My research is on the design of smart materials for controlled drug delivery. Outside studies I enjoy football, love to analyse football matches, a strong supporter of Liverpool football club.

Website & IT

Hi, I’m Atakan, a first year PhD student in Faculty of Medical Sciences. I work in Prof. Matthias Trost’s group and my work is on mass spectrometric analyses of small molecule- and peptide-drug conjugates. Outside of the lab I enjoy hiking, shooting some hoops and playing board games with friends.

Speakers Liaison

Hello Everyone! I’m Mahrukh, a second year PhD student at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with AstraZeneca. I am part of the Discovery Medicine North doctoral training programme. My research is on the role of the IL-33/ST2 pathway in lung innate immunity.

Committee Lead

Hi, I’m Maria, a first year PhD student at Newcastle University. I’m working on developing an integrated human large intestinal model with a mucus bilayer and recapitulated microbiota. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy being thrashed at board games by my friends.

About Us

The NEPG conference is the largest student led annual biomedical conference in the UK, offering postgraduate students valuable presentation and networking opportunities with their peers.


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