Soapbox Science Dublin welcomes 12 female speakers this Sunday

  • Soapbox Science Dublin takes place this Sunday afternoon, with 12 local female scientists giving talks to the general public about their research.

    If you find yourself in Dublin this Sunday, head over to Soapbox Science Dublin in South King Street between noon and 3pm. The event invites female scientists to in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine to give talks about their research to the general public.

    The goal of the Soapbox Science global outreach programme is to increase the visibility of women working in science and will literally bring scientists to the general public on the street. Soapbox Science was first established in 2011 and has seen over 1,000 scientists around the world give talks to over 140,000 members of the general public.

    This year will see over 40 Soapbox Science events take place around the world, with the Dublin leg supported by University College Dublin via its UCD Research and Innovation seed funding programme. The event is being organised as a joint effort between by Dr Dara Stanley from UCD and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield of NUI Galway.

    The twelve speakers are:

    Dr Saoirse Tracy (@SaoirseT), University College Dublin:
    "X-ray vision helps uncover the hidden world of roots and soil"

    Fiona Dermody (@Fiona_Dermody), Dublin City University
    "Can computers help you with your public speaking?"

    Dr Annabel Smith (@smithecology), Trinity College Dublin
    "Spreading like wildfire: how do plants adapt in a flammable world?"

    Katherine Burns (@kburns_buzz), University College Dublin
    "What’s the Buzz? Pollinators in the public eye"

    Dr Claire McCoy (@clairemccoy_dub), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
    "Those big eaters do damage"

    Dr Siobhán McClean (@mcclean_siobhan), University College Dublin
    "We need to talk about vaccines – using bacteria’s stickiness to prevent infection"

    Pallavi Kumari (@Pallavi17861744), University College Dublin
    "Organic Salts on Cells"

    Fengyuan Zhang, University College Dublin
    "How is the digital data stored? The evolution of memory mechanism"

    Alessia Sgobba (@AlessiaSgobba), Trinity College Dublin
    "The difficult challenges the energy sector has to face to preserve the planet"

    Dr Ana Herrero-Langreo (@anahelang), University College Dublin
    "The science of rainbows: more than meets the eye!"

    Dr Nicole Beisiegel (@NicoleBeisiegel), University College Dublin
    "How big storms move big boulders and big computers save our coasts"

    Dr Joan Ní Gabhann (@JGabhann), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
    "Eye opening look at the role our immune system in dry eye disease"

    Find out more about the event at or just drop down to South King Street in Dublin this Sunday 30 June (12pm – 3pm) to take part.

    Source: Written based on press release

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