STEM E-Talks – April 24! | Let’s Talk Science

Stella Network is thrilled to announce that its first STEM E Talks will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020. Event will begin promptly at 4 p.m. CEST and run through 5:30 p.m..

Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event includes a range of speakers covering different STEM topics and connections to exciting STEM careers.

STEM E-TALKS is a FREE event for all. Pre-register for STEM E-Talks by clicking the link below . Anyone who submitted a request will receive an email regarding acceptance within 48 hours. Two days before the event we will send a zoom link to your mail in order to be able to join the discussion.

Stella’s First STEM E-Talk


Egzona Morina (Stella mentor) is interested in figuring out the neural circuitry of sensory guided motor learning.She completed her MSc in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University in 2015. She joined the Murray lab in September 2017 and is currently working on developing a behavioural task that will provide more information about how anticipatory postural adjustments occur in motor movements, after multisensory integration. Eventually she would like to develop an anatomical map of the neural circuitry that enables these adjustments.


Marta Huelin Gorriz investigates the role of cortico-hippocampal interactions underlying memory consolidation. By using large-scale electrophysiological recording methods combined with optogenetics, she will study the circuitry underlying the spatio-temporal flow of information between the auditory cortex and hippocampus during replay.


Sarah Olesen has a broad interest in understanding the circuits underlying learning and decision-making. She is currently in her first year on the SWC PhD programme, where she will rotate in different labs in line with these research interests.(

Oriol Pavon Arocas is an alumnus from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he obtained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, and from the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where he completed an MSc in Neurosciences. In 2016 he moved to London to join the Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD in Neuroscience at UCL and completed a first year of rotations. For his PhD project in the Branco group, he is combining whole-cell patch-clamp recordings and single-cell RNA. (

Daniel Regester moved to the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre as a PhD student after gaining his undergraduate MSci degree in Neuroscience from University College London. At the SWC Daniel is continuing his interest in social behaviour in the lab of Yoh Isogai. He is focused on the precise neural circuit and computational mechanism that underlie the processing of social sensory information within the brain.  (

Federico Claudi is a PhD student in the Branco Lab where he aims to combine innate threat responses with spatial navigation to investigate decision making strategy in rodents. Federico’s novel behavioural task aims to facilitate the detailed description of how environmental factors influence decision making strategy selection at a behavioural level. This, in turn, will lead to the formulation of specific testable hypotheses about the neuronal and computational mechanisms underlying this complex behaviour.(


Dr Vigjilenca Abazi One of the co-founders of Stella and a firm believer that a good mentor can contribute to positive life-changing decisions and attaining our own potential. She is an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, does research on whistleblower protection and teaches EU law. In her latest book, Vigjilenca shows how government secrets impact democratic oversight and fundamental rights in the European Union (you can find a book copy here:

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