Soapbox Science 2018 Munich


Do you want to know more about what scientists are doing day in – day out? What great discoveries are happening right now and what to expect in the next 10 years? Come to talk to some great German scientists who stepped out of their laboratories and stepped on a soapbox in the centre of Munich for a day and are happy to share their knowledge with you!

The first Soapbox Science Munich event will take place on Saturday, 7th of July, from 2 to 5 pm at the Odeonsplatz. Twelve scientists, originating from different corners of the world, will step onto their soapboxes to tell you more about the exciting work they do. After a successful introduction to Germany in Berlin, Munich also wants to bring this format of interactive science communication to the people.
Talks will be both in English and German and promise to be easy to understand and inspirational!

Join us and add a little extra excitement to your summer Saturday afternoon!

The organizers are a team of scientists from different nationalities living in Munich, where we study a range of topics within life sciences. We are organising this event to fulfil our common goals: make science available for people of all backgrounds and ages, and empower future female scientists.



Details of the location and timing of the event


Date:  Saturday 7th July 2018

Address: Odeonsplatz in front of the Feldherrnhalle

Time: 2pm – 5pm














Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:


Dora Dzvonyar (@DzDorie), Technical University of Munich “Dealing with change in development”

Prof. Betty Mohler (@Betjomote), TU Darmstadt “The Future of Virtual Reality: Digital Humans and Health”

Elba Raimundez Alvarez, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen “Mathematical modeling of intracellular signalling”

Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law; Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology “Violence Research Lab; Gewaltforschungslabor”

Mariana Avezum, TU München “How will we get to work in 20 years?”

Kristina Kaiser, TUHH “‘Sensing’ surfaces save lives: we improve the training of your surgeon / ‘Fühlende Oberflächen’ retten Leben: wir verbessern das Training Deines Chirurgen”

Dr. Sonja Althammer, Definiens, AstraZeneca Group “Immunotherapy for Cancer”

Dr. Antonia Misch (@AntoniaMisch), LMU Munich “Wir und ihr: Warum sind Vorurteile wichtig? (Us and them: Why stereotypes matter (for better and for worse))”

Veronika Zhiteneva, Technical University of Munich “Your poop + bugs + machine learning = drinking water”

Dr. Judith Pérez Velázquez, Helmholtz Zentrum München “Biology’s Next Microscope”

Lisa Riedmayr, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich “Von der Mutation zur Behandlung – Gentherapie zur Heilung vererbter Blindheit; From mutation to treatment – Gene therapy as a cure for inherited blindness”

Luisa dos Santos Buinhas, Institute of Space Technology & Space Applications – Munich Bundeswehr University “The fascinating underworld of the future space telescope mafia!”


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