Berlin Local Organising Team



Soapbox Science Berlin

Berlin is a hub of knowledge and culture that hosts very successful Soapbox Science events every year since 2017, with an increasing interest both from the “berliners” and the different institutions. The diversity of the city is reflected in the different research institutes focusing on a wide range of fields. Despite all this, less than one third of the professors in Berlin are women. We want to bring science closer to society and to promote gender-equality in academia by providing women scientists with a platform for promoting their own work and discipline.

Soapbox Science Berlin is integrated by an amazing group of female scientists from all over the world, working in different fields and with a myriad of interests, reflecting the same diversity that Berlin has. All this has translated into a perfect working Team.

This year, and despite all the challenges that 2020 has brought, the Team has decided to dust off the soapboxes and to take them to the streets of Berlin to talk about science again. The event will take place on the 19th of September in Washingtonplatz (Hauptbahnhof).

Read the blog about bringing Soapbox Science to Germany!

The Team

Dr. Carolina Doran, Postdoc researching the development of collective patterns of behaviour in group living animals. Fed up with inequalities and double standards in academia. 100% committed to promoting women* in science

Marta Alirangues is a researcher focusing on the development of aquatic plants in lakes and the role they play in water quality. Working to bridge the gap between science and society. Advocate for women* in science and promoting diversity and inclusion in academia.

Dr. Ana Alonso-Serrano is a postdoc researcher in Theoretical Physics. Her research is mainly focused in the study of quantum effects in gravity. She is very involved in science communication and supporting diversity in academia

Dr. Beatriz Noriega, postdoc working on chemical diversity of aquatic environments. Passionate about diversity and inclusion in academia and beyond.

Dr. Franziska Stressmann is a microbial ecologist working on what effects antibiotics have in the environment. She really wants science to be for everyone!

Dr. Florencia Yannelli is a researcher at the FU Berlin, working on what makes alien plants successful in urban environments. Looking to make academia a more equal and diverse place to work and a place where more women inspire future scientists. Adding some perspective from the Southern hemisphere.

Julia Lorenz is a biologist specialized on Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution. She‘s using citizen science to map urban bats in Berlin and wants women to thrive in STEM fields. We rise by lifting others.

Franziska Ellen Walther is currently studying for a master’s degree in Global Change Geography (HU Berlin) and interested in systems of human-environmental interaction and emerging conflicts. Fighting for environmental justice goes along with uncovering the structural oppression of women*.

Dr. Dubravka Vučićević is a postdoc at Berlin Institute for Medical Systems biology in the Computational Regulatory Genomics group where she uses a combination of CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering technologies and genomics to probe regulatory landscapes and dissect the logistics of genetic regulatory elements in neuronal differentiation and disease.

Franziska Sattler is a Vertebrate Palaeontologist and Evolutionary Biology alumna of Freie Universität Berlin, with a strong interest in education, Women in STEM, Science Communication, Open Access and International Relations in Higher Education.

Alice Di Tucci is a Phd candidate working on early universe cosmology.

Dr. Teresa Bautista is a postdoc working in Theoretical Physics, and does research on quantum theories with and without gravity. 


Past events

Find out about past events and speakers in Berlin:

2017 Summer

2017 Autumn




Founding sponsors

These founding sponsors are the reason Soapbox Science now has the opportunity to grow not only in Berlin but also throughout Germany. Without their support and belief in this cause, we would not have been able to reach so far.

Additional sponsors

We are extremely thankful for the support of all our sponsors and very excited that this network continues growing every year.