Category Archives: 2015 speakers blog

Open season for female scientists

By Dr Joanna Bagniewska (@JMBagniewska), University of Reading. Catch Joanna on her soapbox today, 12-3pm, in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, where she’ll be talking about ‘What do scientists see in poo?’.      Because I’m a zoologist working in a rather gender-balanced and female-friendly environment, I … Continue reading

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Me, my science and I

By Rachel Williams (@rachelwilliams), Newcastle University. Photo below from the Cheltenham Festivals (photographer: Graham Fudger).  Catch Rachel on her soapbox this saturday, 1-4pm, in Newcastle city centre, where she’ll be talking about ‘Inflammation – what, why and ow! Your body’s response when … Continue reading

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Finding something new is fascinating: Meet Jessica Duffill Tesnig

Miss Jessica Duffill Telsnig (@JTelsnig) is a PhD student at Newcastle University. Her research, funded by NERC Industrial CASE studentship with CEFAS, is about assessing ecosystem resilience using stable-isotope data. Here, Jessica tells us about her passion for the oceans; how inspiring … Continue reading

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The never ending WHYs and HOWs: Meet Sesime Coffie

Sesime Coffie is currently a PhD student at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is a chemist, a STEM Ambassador, and a keen science communicator. Here, she tells us how her mum inspired her to pursue a career in science; how she believes … Continue reading

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Attracted to IT from a very young age: Meet Karen Murphy

Karen Murphy is a PhD student in High Performance Computing at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University, Belfast. Her field of research is data analytics. Here, Karen tells us how she decided to go for a PhD after years … Continue reading

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Little Kolumbus

My name is Anne Schmidt and I am in the middle of my last year of PhD. If I would have to describe my PhD with a famous people it would be Christoph Kolumbus. Why? The first reason has nothing … Continue reading

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A fascination for discovery

By Dr Cristina Lagunas, Queen’s University Belfast. Catch Cristina on her Soapbox this saturday June 20th 2-5pm in Belfast, where she will be talking about “Glow-in-the-dark and colour-changing molecules: From entertainment and toys to forensic and medical research”.   I am not quite … Continue reading

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“Let’s find out!”: Meet Solveig Felton

Dr. Solveig Felton is a lecturer in the Centre for Nanostructured Media at Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to this she was a lecturer in Electron Microscopy at Imperial College London, working in the Department of Materials, using transmission electron microscopy … Continue reading

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Double-blind reviewing to eliminate unconscious bias: Meet Sylvia McLain

Sylvia McLain (@girlinterruptin) is a researcher based at the University of Oxford. Her work is about understanding the interactions between biological molecules at the atomic level in physiologically relevant environments. Catch Sylvia on her Soapbox near Princesshay Square, Exeter City Centre, today … Continue reading

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Science is fun, and for everyone

By Lucy Hawkes (@DrLucyHawkes), University of Exeter   I am delighted to be joining the Soapbox Science Team for 2015! I love my research and I love sharing it with the public – and if I can inspire some future scientists … Continue reading

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