Soapbox Science 2019 Uppsala

On 25 May, 2019, Uppsala’s very first Soapbox Science event will take place in front of the University Library Carolina Rediviva. At the event you can learn about some of the excellent research that is performed by women scientists at Uppsala’s two universities, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University. Talks will be in Swedish and English.

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Uppsala local organising team



We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. The Uppsala event is sponsored by the U-Share project, which acts to increase the collaboration between SLU and Uppsala University.




Details of the location and timing of the event

:  25th of May 2019

Location: Carolina Rediviva, Uppsala, Sweden

Time: 14:00-17:00



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:

Steffi Burchardt (@inthevolcano), Department of Earth sciences, Uppsala University, “Vad är det som pågår inne i en vulkan?” (“What’s going on inside a volcano?”)

Oly Sen Sarma (, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, “Buddies over solitude – Active or sedentary lifestyle? “

Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (@1cRebeca), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, “Guided tour to the subatomic world, visit the Higgs boson and the rest of the elementary particles, and plan a trip to the dark side.”

Emelie Pettersson, National Veterinary Institute and Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, “Kan förbättrad välfärd hos grisar också leda till mer parasiter?”  (“Must improved pig welfare lead to more parasites?”)

Elisabeth Wetzer (, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, “Training Machines to Detect Cancer”

Leslie Solorzano (@lesolorzanova), Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Uppsala University, “Become a digital artist, create your own picture filters!”

Maria Kahlert, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, “Kiselalger – mikroskopisk små alger som visar vattenkvalitén – och mera!” (“Diatoms – microscopic small algae  showing water quality and more”)

Janneke Keemink (, Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, “What happens after you swallow a tablet?”

Karin Steffen, Department of medicinal chemistry, Uppsala University, “Gammla djur –en källa för nya läkemedel?” (“Do ancient animals hold future drugs?”)

Eszter Kassa, Chemistry-BMC (Analytical Chemistry), Uppsala University, “Fishing to fight viruses – a PhD story”

Efthymia Kyriakopoulou (, Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, “Social Norms and Recycling”

Safaa Elmahalawy, Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences ”Could you extract DNA by yourself?”



Discover our 2019 speakers:

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