Soapbox Science 2018 Umeå

On Saturday May 26, 2018 (11:00-15:00), Umeå will host Sweden’s first Soapbox Science event!  We will have great scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Umeå University bringing science to the street. Our presenters will share their knowledge on plant biology, planetary science, conservation biology, microbiology, diseases and many more important and interesting topics. Talks will be very interactive and both in English and Swedish.

The event is free and open to all age groups, so come and get inspired!

Photo: The Soapbox Science Umeå organising team (Navinder Singh, Klara Joelsson and Sabrina Dressel)

 

 

Details of the location and timing of the event

 

Date:  Saturday 26 May 2018

Address: Umeå city centre

Time: 11am – 3pm

 

 

Sponsors

 

We couldn’t run our event without the great support of our sponsors: Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Umeå municipality

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

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:

Ms. Sandhya Malla,  WCMM, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umeå University “Epigenetics (A basis of Life)- A beautiful mechanism behind the conversion of caterpillar to blossoming butterfly”

Dr. Judith M. Sarneel, (@TeaBagIndex), Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University; and Ecology & biodiversity group and Plant ecophysiology group, Utrecht University, the Netherlands “Teatime4science”

Dr. Judith Felten (@PopPlantScience), Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “The hidden underground life between tree roots and soil fungi”

Dr. Maja Malmberg, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “Virus detective hunting for new viruses”

Prof. Carin Magnhagen, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “Can fish really have a personality?”

Dr. Lo Persson, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “The past, the present, and the future of Atlantic salmon in the River Vindelälven”

Dr. Natuschka Lee, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University “How did life develop on Earth and what chances are there to find life in the universe?”

Dr. Olena Rzhepishevska, Department of Chemistry,and Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University “Research as a weapon against tuberculosis in modern time”

Ms. Helena Königsson, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences “Genetic paths to knowledge of the wild”

Dr. Nausheen Khan, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Umeå University “Do different muscle age differently in the same individual?”

Ms. Julia Haas, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University “Norway spruce: Ready for future challenges?”

Ms. Domenique André (@FloweringLocusT), Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Science“Winter is coming – but how does a tree know that?”

 

Discover our 2018 speakers