The Social Event office’s main goal is to enhance the work/life balance and help to connect the postdoc community in Umeå (Umu and SLU).
The office organizes and supervises social events like Pub nights, hikes, board games nights, etc…   

Office bearers

Maximiliano Estravis Barcala

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing my undergrad degree in Biology at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), I moved further south to Bariloche, in the Patagonian region. There, I spent seven years (PhD + first postdoc) studying genetics, physiology and local adaptation in native tree species. Since July 2021 I have been living in Umeå, working at Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) in conifer genomics, quantitative genetics and breeding. Outside work, I love cooking, walking while listening to podcasts, going to jazz and other live concerts, practising guitar and keyboards, and playing board games. I joined UPS to connect with new people and to help further the opportunities and prospects of postdocs in Umeå.

Sarah Verbeek

Pamela Bachmann-Vargas