Author Archives: Isla Watton

Kids need to see different role models: Meet Anna Veprik

Anna Veprik is a researcher in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in the University of Oxford. She is trying to understand how various endocrine cells are sensing nutrient availability and translate it to hormone secretion. Meet her at Soapbox Science … Continue reading

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Scientists shouldn’t be hidden away in their labs all the time: Meet Jacqueline Gill

Jacqueline Gill (@jacquigill001), is taking part in Soapbox Science Oxford 2018 with the talk: “The antibiotic apocalypse: How bacteria become antibiotic resistant and why we aren’t finding new antibiotics”           SS: What is the most fascinating aspect … Continue reading

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We should be able to share knowledge freely and without fear: Meet Liliana Pedro

Liliana Pedro, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e. V. (DZNE), is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on Saturday 7th July with the talk: “Looking inside our brain…”     SS: Why did you choose a scientific career? LP: When I was … Continue reading

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I always wanted to know how things worked: Meet Dr Nisha Ramkissoon

Dr Nisha K. Ramkissoon, is a planetary scientist working on a project on habitability in the Solar System, which involves recreating planetary environments in the lab and then determining if microbial life live there.  These experiments also enable her to identify … Continue reading

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Closing the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists: Meet Lisa Riedmayr

Lisa Riedmayr, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July with the talk: “Von der Mutation zur Behandlung – Gentherapie zur Heilung vererbter Blindheit; From mutation to treatment – Gene therapy as a cure for inherited blindness” … Continue reading

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One step at a time, and never give up: Meet Mariana Avezum

Mariana Avezum, TU München, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July with the talk:“How will we get to work in 20 years?”           SS: Why did you choose a scientific career? MA: To be able … Continue reading

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Solving Puzzles: Meet Maria Spletter

Dr Maria Spletter is a researcher based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, who will be taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on  Saturday 7th July 2018.           SS: Why did you choose a scientific career? MS: I have always been drawn … Continue reading

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From the telescope to the microscope: how the lunar eclipse made me be a microbiologist. Meet Laura Cutugno

I’m Laura Cutugno, young PhD researcher in the field of Microbiology at NUI Galway, Ireland, taking part in Soapbox Science Galway on 7th July. I’m from Italy, in particular from Sicily, a beautiful and warm island in the south of … Continue reading

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Fascinating flying machines: Meet Simone Weber

Simone Weber is seconded from Airbus Helicopters UK to do a PhD in the School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. Whilst doing her PhD she is also the Technology Integration Manager, responsible for combining the technical aspects … Continue reading

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Bringing Soapbox to Windsor: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Weather!

By Dr. Rosa-Maria Ferraiuolo Why We Brought Soapbox to Windsor… Hosting an event for the first time in a city that has never heard of it before is a very scary task. Only a handful of people in Windsor have heard … Continue reading

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