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Twelve Female Scientists Set to Speak at Soapbox Science Dublin 2021

Twelve (12) female scientists are set to talk about their research in areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at Soapbox Science Dublin 2021.

The event which is being organised exclusively by staff from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science will involve speakers from University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Department of Agriculture Food, and the Marine (DAFM) and RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Soapbox Science Dublin 2021 is taking place on Saturday 3rd July (2pm - 6pm) and will be held virtually and will be live streamed on the day to Facebook and YouTube.

Facebook:               (opens in a new window)https://www.facebook.com/soapboxsciencedublin.

YouTube:                (opens in a new window)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCznGwkw59ay_lo3twyPDY-A?view_as=subscriber.

The full list of the Soapbox Science Dublin 2021 speakers, and the topics of their talks, is outlined below.

  • Dr. Victoria Elizabeth Mullin (@victoriaEmullin), Trinity College Dublin, “From Bones to Genomes” 

  • Dr. Rebecca Whetton,  University College Dublin, “The dirt beneath our feet”

  • Dr. Elena-Alexandra Micu (@SmartBridge4), Trinity College Dublin, “SmartBridge”.  

  • Helena Mylise Sørensen (@HelenaMylise), Dublin City University, “You are what you eat: engineering the foods of the future

  • Reabetswe Zwane (@rea_zwane), Dublin City University, "Chocolate for your pain: How the chemistry of painkillers can help you choose the best chocolate."

  • Elena Aitova, (@lenovski_mel), National University of Ireland, Galway and University College Dublin, “Re-wet, re-peat: re-thinking Irish peatlands”

  • Tammy Strickland (@strickl_t), Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland , “Rhythms of Life: Day in the Life of a Human Brain.”

  • Dr. Sarah MacQueen (@Sarah_MacQ), School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, ‘Save the Bees… With Mathematics?!’

  • Dr. Cristina Trujillo (@Trujillo_Group), Trinity College Dublin, “Using Computational Chemistry to design new, non-toxic ways of obtaining pharmaceutical compounds

  • Amalia Naranjo-Lucena (@AmelieOrange), Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, “The Microbial Veterinary Gardaí”  

  • Dr Gita Singh (@GitaSin32438547), University College Dublin, “ Li-ion battery: The untold love story

  • Prof. Sally Ann Lynch (@annnlynch), Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street, "Celebrities get mutations too"

Established in 2011 Soapbox Science is a global public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do. This year over 40 Soapbox Science events, including the Dublin event, are planned across 14 countries.

Soapbox Science Dublin 2021 is supported by UCD by funding through a seed funding programme and from the UCD Earth Institute. The event is being organised by (opens in a new window)Dr Angela Feechan, (opens in a new window)Dr Dara Stanley, (opens in a new window)Dr Saoirse Tracy and Dr Anthony Twamley, from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Follow Soapbox Science Dublin via (opens in a new window)@SoapboxSciIRL and #SoapboxScienceDublin.

Tune in anytime on Saturday 3rd July, between 2pm-6pm, to hear some fantastic scientists talk about their amazing work.

For further information contact Dr Angela Feechan, e: (opens in a new window)angela.feechan@ucd.ie.

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