Category Archives: 2019 speakers blog

Plastic society: from a Soapbox Science talk to a contract with an international company

By María Piquer-Rodríguez, Organizer of Soapbox Science Tucumán This year was the first time that Soapbox Science celebrated an event in Latin America and in Spanish! Tucumán, a province in the north of Argentina held a Soapbox Science event in … Continue reading

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We should demystify the misconceptions that science is only for “geniuses” and “crammers”: Meet Olukemi Titilope Olugbade

Dr Olukemi Titilope Olugbade (@titikemi2010), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) / Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Platforms of Expression: Science, Soapbox and Social Media in Disease Surveillance”  How did … Continue reading

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Surround yourself with a dedicated doctoral community who will support you: Meet Hannah McGivern

Hannah McGivern, Cranfield forensic institute, Cranfield University, took part in Soapbox Science Reading on 8th June 2019 with the talk: “Getting older is no Humerus matter! Myths about our skeleton and ageing” How did you get to your current position? My … Continue reading

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What did our speakers think of Soapbox Science Lagos, August 2019?

Egbedi Brakemi Being shortlisted for the 1st ever Soapbox Science event in Nigeria, was the beginning of my #soapboxlagos journey. August 22nd seemed very far yet as the days flew past, I realized I did not have all the time … Continue reading

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Creating a new path…becoming a marine biologist: Meet Natasha Karenyi

By Natasha Karenyi, who is taking part in Soapbox Science Cape Town on 28th September 2019 I’m originally from Paarl and growing up in the Boland, as a young girl, my visits to the ocean were limited to once or … Continue reading

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We Should All Be Talking About Vaccines: Meet Dr Edina Amponsah-Dacosta

Edina Amponsah-Dacosta is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA) based at the University of Cape Town. She is a trained Medical Virologist, with a research background in viral hepatitis, vaccinology and health systems. She is … Continue reading

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Maintain your focus and allow curiosity: Meet Amarachukwu Vivian Arazu

Ms Amarachukwu Vivian Arazu, University of Nigeria, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Bioplastics and the environment!”  I am a PhD student and a lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I obtained a Masters … Continue reading

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An Improbable Love Story!: Meet Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu

Prof Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk:  “Bacteria: Friend, Foe or Both?”  I am a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with the Department of Microbiology, … Continue reading

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Mentor and encourage others to be people who can see themselves beyond their limitations: Meet Oluwatoyin Adebola Adeleye

Dr Oluwatoyin Adebola Adeleye (@OluwatoyinAdel), Hadassah Scientific Supplies, Lagos, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk: “Try to imagine having your prescribed drugs modified to suit your genome” Soapbox Science: how did you get to your … Continue reading

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To distinguished women scientists the world over!: Meet Eucharia Nwaichi

Dr Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi (@EuchariaN), University of Port Harcourt Nigeria, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 23rd November with the talk “My Environment, my Kitchen”  Wake Up Your POSSIBILITY: Apart from my excellent performances in science subjects and a keen … Continue reading

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