13 May 2019

Cell biologist Martin Harterink presents research in Utrecht café

Pint of Science brings science into the pub

From 20 to 22 May, the Pint of Science festival will be held in the Netherlands for the second time. During this worldwide festival, scientists will talk about their research in the pub to anyone who wants to come and listen and have a beer. Utrecht cell biologist Martin Harterink will present his research at the Louis Hartlooper Complex on Wednesday 22 May. During this evening with the theme 'Unraveling the secrets of life', Harterink will tell us what worms can teach us about our brains.

Pint of Science was founded in 2013 by two researchers in London, with the aim of getting science out of 'the ivory tower'. "Science belongs to all of us," says the organisation. "It's not only paid for with our taxpayers' money, it's also changing our lives. That's why Pint of Science makes science accessible to everyone, in a relaxed and accessible environment: the pub."


In recent years, the festival has grown into a worldwide event in more than twenty countries. This year the festival will also take place in Utrecht for the first time. In addition, Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen and Wageningen also take part in the festival in the Netherlands. In each city, scientists will talk about their research on different evenings and in different cafés. Topics vary from 'dating in the animal kingdom' to 'a portrait of a black hole', and from 'the healthy menu of tomorrow' to 'the limits of sport'.