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.
Details of the location and timing of the event
Date: Saturday 8 June
Location: The Royal Mile
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”
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