Soapbox Science 2019 Dublin

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This year Soapbox Science is taking place in three locations around Ireland….including Dublin! Scientists will be taking to their soapboxes to speak about their research on Sunday June 30th on South King Street in Dublin City Centre. They’re delighted to be showcasing the range of STEM research ongoing in Ireland…and hope to have some fun in the process. Come along to join in! Soapbox Science Dublin is being organised by Dara Stanley (University College Dublin) and Jessamyn Fairfield (National University of Ireland Galway).

Details of the location and timing of the event

  • Date: Sunday June 30th 2019
  • Location: South King Street Dublin
  • Time: 12-3pm


Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, these 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics 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 online here.

Gemma Creagh

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