Exposure 18/19 Organising team

The team running the SNSF Agora project in 2018 and 2019


Prof. Kerstin Preuschoff

Kerstin Preuschoff is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for communicating science across disciplines and audiences. Her research in Neuroeconomics at the University of Geneva includes all aspects of decision-making - from the neuroscience behind it to its impact on financial markets. Outside the lab she is involved in local theatre and filmmaking groups.


Kerstin is the main applicant on the Agora grant she will have an overseer role in the project and a mentorship role in each of the events in each location.




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Dr. Robbie I'Anson Price

Robbie has recently finished his PhD in the group of Professor Laurent Keller at the University of Lausanne. His research focused on how communication and learning in bees that live in large colonies is adapted for success. Much of the research that he carried out investigated the benefit of dancing to communicate the location of a food site in honey bees. 

His interests include filmmaking, performing science inspired improv and yoga.


Robbie will be the main project manager for the project, overseeing the successful running of all events.

dr. Adria Leboeuf

Adria is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a specialist in creating new media about scientific research. In her scientific life as a researcher at the University of Lausanne, she is managing and executing a project on chemical crowdsourcing of long-term decisions in ant colonies through trophallaxis. Adria is the founder of The Catalyst (www.thecatalyst.ch), a cross-disciplinary theater group for scientists working to improve communication skills and to create new science-driven media (most recently, bluebutterflyplay.ch).


Adria will have a role in big-picture organisation as well as hands-on organisation at each event.


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Dr. Aurelie papilloud

Aurelie carried out her PhD in the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics at EPFL under the supervision of Prof. Carmen Sandi. Her thesis project aimed to investigate the role of stress hormones in the modulation of behavioral deficits induced by adverse experiences early in life. 


Aurelie will have a role in big-picture organisation and will be in charge of ensuring event logistics run smoothly.