Soapbox Science 2019 Edinburgh

Soapbox Science will be returning to central Edinburgh for a fourth year running.  Researchers from across Scotland will take to their soapboxes to share their passion for a huge range of research.

Come along to listen, challenge the scientists and learn something new!

If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a peak at the Soapbox Science 2015 video.

Meet the Soapbox Science Edinburgh local organising team.


Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday 8 June

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: The Royal Mile




napierWe are grateful to our sponsors who provide valuable resource to make Soapbox Science possible in Edinburgh.  The Edinburgh event is sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University.




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

Lucy Barnsby (@BarnsbyL), University of Dundee “How can we use both chemistry and biology to investigate novel proteins?”

Michelle Kimberly Jamieson, The University of Glasgow “Hearing Voices: that’s like schizophrenia isn’t it?”

Dr Katarzyna (Kasia) Tokarska (@kasia_tokarska), The University of Edinburgh “Can we reverse climate change? -Exploring Earth System responses under different scenarios.”

Rosemary Cane, The University of Edinburgh “From Microbes to Mars: How Can We Use Bacteria to Search for Life Beyond the Earth?”

Dr Catarina Marques ( @MarquesCata), The University of Glasgow “On tryps & leish, the coolest of parasites”

Dr Laura Muir (@iLauraMuir), Edinburgh Napier University “There’s more to computing than coding – designing human-computer interactions”

Dr Sarah Jaekel (@JekyllSarah), The University of Edinburgh “Multiple sclerosis: The secret war in our heads”

Erin Miley (@CASL_QMU), Queen Margaret University ” Is what you say as important as how you say it? An intro to speech science”

Aurelia Bezanger, The James Hutton Institute “Small matters! Zoom-in on a diseased field and on the science behind it”

Elizabeth Mills (@marinemumbles), University of Dundee “What have rockpools and concrete got in common?”

Silvia Paracchini (@silParacchini), University of St Andrews “Why are some people left-handed?”

Dr Clare Taylor (CT_Microbiol),  Edinburgh Napier University “Salmonella could be your friend”


Discover our 2019 speakers:

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