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Still awed by the elegance & colourful aesthetics of chemical systems: Meet Michelle Ma

Dr Michelle Ma is a research chemist at King’s College London. Her work focuses on designing new pharmaceuticals that can help diagnose cancer. Here, she tells us about her passion for chemistry, how she hopes diversity is going to become the norm … Continue reading

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Don’t let failure stop you: Meet Natalie Garrett

Natalie Garrett (@oojeyboojey) is a Research Fellow of Biophotonics at the University of Exeter. She specialises in advanced laser imaging techniques. Her talk will focus on how she uses laser to pin-point nanoparticles inside the brain, and how this can … Continue reading

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Having It All

By Francesca Day (@FrancescaDay), University of Oxford. Francesca will be standing on one of our soapboxes at our London event, Saturday the 30th of May. There, she’ll be talking about hunting for new particles with physics fan fiction.    I have wanted to … Continue reading

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Careers don’t always go as planned: Meet Rebecca Price-Davies

Rebecca Price-Davies (@rpricedavies) is a lecturer and research pharmacist at Cardiff University. She studies injectable drug stability and compatibility with medical devices, and intravenous nutrition stability. Her research improves medical care for people receiving intravenous therapy, allowing them to leave hospital … Continue reading

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We are science

By Ana Neves (@seveNSIanA) Associate Research Fellow, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter     I guess I always knew I was meant to be a scientist. Why? I remember I used to dismantle my toys … Continue reading

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What scientists really need to know on their mission of ‘outreach’

by Seirian Sumner (@Waspwoman), Soapbox Science co-founder . I’ve never really got the hype about Brian Cox…and after a trip to the National Assembly of Wales I now know why: I’m Welsh and I’m a woman! It turns out if … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Celebrations with Soapbox Science

    International Women’s Day (IWD), which takes place on Sunday 8th March, is a celebration that is of course close to the heart of Soapbox Science. Even though our events aren’t coming up until the summer, Soapbox Science teams across … Continue reading

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Soapbox Science Ireland 2015

By Geetha Srinivasan (@Geetha400) Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast & Soapbox Science organiser for Northern Ireland       This year, Soapbox Science is coming to Northern Ireland! Showcasing eminent women scientists talking to the general public about their … Continue reading

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Soapbox Science comes to Scotland

By Rebecca Douglas (@BeckyDouglas)   Scotland has a proud tradition of great work in STEM fields. With Scientists from Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Victoria Drummond to Elaine Bullard and Marion Cameron Gray having studied or worked here at some point … Continue reading

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