Soapbox Science 2020 Brussels

For the first time in Belgium, we will organise a Soapbox Science event. Given the COVID-19 situation, this will be a virtual event.  On October 10, researchers from across Belgium will participate in a livestreaming session to share their work and their passion with the public. From space sciences to biology, passing by health science and chemistry, those women researchers will bring science online!


We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors.

Details of the event

The event will be broadcasted live in two sessions on the YouTube channel of Soapbox Science Brussels.

:  Saturday 10th October 2020

Time: 2pm – 5.10pm       


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:

The talks will be in French, Dutch and English (mother tongue of the individual speakers).

Event program:

14:00 – 14:10                                  Introduction

14:10 – 14:30                                  Dr Emilie Lacroix, Université catholique de Louvain, « Montre-moi comment tu bouges… et je te dirai comment tu perçois le monde  » (FR)

14:30 – 14:50                                  Marie-Julie Péters (@mariejuP), Royal Observatory of Belgium and Université catholique de Louvain,  « Mars, dis-moi comment tu tournes, je te dirai qui tu es ! » (FR)

14:50 – 15:10                                  Dr Ing Luiza Bonin (@bonin_luiza), Ghent University, “Renewable energy is not enough!” (EN)

15:10 – 15:30                                  Giorgia Stasi (@Geo_Giorgia), Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, “Deep Under the Earth’s surface: how Geology impacts everyday life” (EN)

15:30 – 15:35                                  Closing of session 1

15:50 – 16:00                       Introduction of session 2

16:00 – 16:20                       Charlotte Segers, Belgian nuclear research center SCK CEN & the University of Antwerp,                            “De groene darmredders in een wereld van magische microben” (NL)

16:20 – 16:40                       Dr Ann Van der Jeugd (@avdjeugd), Laboratory for Biological Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “De effecten van “social distancing” op het geheugen” (NL)

16:40 – 17:00                       Dr Petra Vanlommel, Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence, “Wat hebben vliegtuigen, satellieten en de zon gemeen: het weer in de ruimte!” (NL)

17:00 – 17:10                        Closing of session 2 and of Soapbox Science