Soapbox Science 2019 Cork

This year Soapbox Science is taking place in three locations around Ireland….including Cork! Scientists will be taking to their soapboxes to speak about their research on Saturday July 6th on Grand Parade in Cork City Centre. We are delighted to be bringing a cohort of amazing speakers to the public at our first Cork event, showcasing the diversity of research undertaken by women in STEMM all over Ireland. Come along and join us! Soapbox Science Cork is being organised by Jean O’Dwyer (@DrJeanODwyer), University College Cork.


Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday July 6th 2019

Location: Grand Parade, Cork

Time: 12-3pm



The Cork event is proudly supported by the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork.



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:

Dr. Simona Paolacci (@Simona7880) University College Cork “Something fishy about these plants – aquaculture and duckweed, a marriage of convenience”

Jenny Coomes (@JayCee_161) University College Cork “How do great tits decide what to have for dinner?”

Dr. Angela Feechan (@pecanpieoz) University College Dublin “Plants get sick too.”

Dr. Emily Growney Kalaf (@EmilyAGrowney) National University of Ireland, Galway “Seaweed for medical use? How to take this plentiful renewable resource and turn it into science!

Alicia Mateos-Cárdenas (@AliciaMateos) University College Cork “What do we know about the impact of microplastics on wildlife and us?”

Dr. Caroline Murphy (@smurfline) Dublin City University “Sensing crop pathogens using antibodies”

Luisa Andrade (@Luisa_A_Andrade) University College Cork “Superbugs: from the environment to the water we drink”

Dr. Harriet Rose Benbow (@HarriRB) University College Dublin “The battleground between plant and pathogen”

Dr. Camille Troisi (@CamilleTroisi) University College Cork “Animal cultures: how animals learn from each other”

Irene O’Callaghan (@irenelovesdogs), University College Cork “Counting bugs for cleaner rivers: how biodiversity and water quality connect”

Dr. Emma Critchley (@ejcritchley) University College Cork “Sharing the skies: can seabirds and offshore wind farms co-exist?”

Hannah Binner (@hannahsavplanet) University College Cork “What do ocean acidification and cabbage have in common?”


Discover our 2019 speakers:

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