Soapbox Science 2019 Lagos November

On the 23rd of November 2019 from 1-4pm, the Adeniran Ogunsaya Mall in Surulere Lagos, will host some of Nigeria’s top female scientists. These leading researchers in different fields will be taking their science to the streets. The aim of the event is to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women in science whilst raising the career aspirations of the younger generation. This free event provides an opportunity for the general public to interact with scientists in different areas of research. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science Brighton 2017 video

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Lagos, November local organising team

Details of the location and timing of the event

:  23 November 2019

Location: Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Shoprite Surulere, Lagos Nigeria

Time: 1 – 4 pm


We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our friends and sponsors. Our 2019 event is supported by the management of Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall Lagos, Nigerian Breweries PLC, STEMJets, Pixels Solution Ltd and the University of Sussex, UK.

STEMJets is a Nigerian based startup working towards an increased participation of the younger generation in the fields of STEM.


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

Mrs Akinlabi Olabisi Comfort (@bcyemi), University of Ibadan, “Diarrhoea; a threat to infant life

Dr Emuejevoke Toye (@Voke Toye), University of Lagos, “Early diagnosis of sickle cell anaemia can save lives”

Prof Francisca Nneka Okeke  (@Proffrancisca01), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, “Women participation in the development of science and technology, towards sustainable development”

Dr Adebisi Adedayo Adebisi (@AdebisiAdeday11), Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos State, “Using medicinal plants to reduce the side effects of combined oral contraceptives”

Dr Olukemi Titilope Olugbade (@titikemi2010), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) / Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Platforms of Expression: Science, Soapbox and Social Media in Disease Surveillance” 

Dr Sylvia Onyinyechi Anyadoh-Nwadike (@SylvPet), Federal University of Technology Owerri, “Are you afraid of Microorganisms?”

Ms Amarachukwu Vivian Arazu, University of Nigeria, “Bioplastics and the environment!” 

Dr Simiat Olanike Elias (@simiat14), Lagos State University College of Medicine, Salt and Genes: The Mix to watch in Hypertension  

Dr Oluwatoyin Adebola Adeleye (@OluwatoyinAdel), Hadassah Scientific Supplies, Lagos, “Try to imagine having your prescribed drugs modified to suit your genome”          

Dr Yewande Ijose, (@Ijoseyewande), Lagos State Health Service Commission, “The breast in radiology and the woman”

Dr Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi (@EuchariaN), University of Port Harcourt Nigeria, “My Environment, my Kitchen” 

Prof Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka,  “Bacteria: Friend, Foe or Both?” 

Discover our 2019 speakers:

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