Meet the team

Olivia Thompson

Founder & Writer

Graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BSc in Biological Sciences, Olivia founded InfectiousBiology after falling in love with communicating science to people of all ages and academic backgrounds.

She has previously worked in Norwich helping out with events such as Pint of Science festival, putting on demonstrations at primary schools for their science fairs and mentoring A level Biology students.

During her final year of university she was fortunate enough to work in the Wheeler lab at UEA working on neural crest populations in Xenopus laevis. Helping to rekindle a love for research and gain an appreciation for the huge amount of work that goes into it.

Areas of research that she is most interested in at the moment include:

Virology, Molecular Biology, Infectious diseases, Immunology, Developmental biology and Epidemiology

Sam Wilson

Chief Illustrator

Sam is a Norwich based illustrator, who graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with an interest in combining digital and traditional methods of drawing to create illustrative work.

He likes to focus on environmental design, often combining 3D and 2D creations to convey a sense of space. Communication is a big part of his work as he aims to make work that the viewer can relate to and interpret his visuals with their own experiences and perceptions.

Areas of research that he is most interested in at the moment include: 3D Printing, Space Technology & Engineering and Renewables.