Hello!

I’m Galyna, a postdoctoral researcher hailing from the south of France and currently working on sustainability in all things related to the local bioeconomy (mainly construction wood and milk products). I am also very much interested in circular economy and waste management. If you’re reading this in 2018, I’m back to living in Finland after a few years in Spain. Prior to focusing on bioeconomy issues I worked in mechanical engineering and environmental policy. You’ll find more information on my career here, I’m on twitter and have a list of publications here.

This page was started to keep track of some questions I’ve had students of all ages ask me about my work, what it’s like being a scientist, living in different parts of the world, etc. (mainly during Skype A Scientist sessions). There are also some random blog entries on life that appear here and there. If you’d like more information on a topic or would like me to drop by your classroom (in person or by Skype) to discuss my work, education, etc. feel free to drop me a line through the contact page!

 

On to the reading…

BLOG: And that’s two abstracts sent in over a day before the deadline!

The French version of “Let It Go” is “Libérée, délivrée” which more or less translates to “I’ve been freed/become free” rather than “let it go” and I am currently singing that song in my head. Actually, I shall put it on Spotify because I am not a good singer, even in my head. I am …

BLOG: “C’est pas sorcier” and Jamy the other science guy

This week the ComSciComCa twitter account reminded me of one of my favourite shows while growing up – C’est Pas Sorcier. Imagine that Bill Nye science program from the 90s meeting the early Mythbusters series… but in French and all set in the back of a large truck. Ah! Jamy, Fred, Sabine and “la petite voix”! …

Q&A: What’s one cool location in Helsinki? (Malminkartanonhuippu edition)

First of all, Malminkartanonhuippu should be mentioned just for the name alone – thank goodness that all letters are pronounced in Finnish so there is usually no need to guess how to say things. Standing at 90m above sea level, it’s the highest point in Helsinki and that has always been rather interesting to me …