Soapbox Science 2020

Soapbox Science Munich will return for the third time this year! However, given the  current COVID-19 situation, we are trying something new. We realize now more than ever the importance of science in helping us find solutions within this world crisis. Therefore, we are inspired to continue bringing science to the streets figuratively. 

This year we are presenting you with a unique opportunity to attend Soapbox Science Munich virtually. Twelve inspiring women scientists will live stream their research and give you an opportunity to interact and ask absolutely any questions about their research and science. The best part about this year’s virtual event is that literally anyone around the world with access to an internet connection can join us! So take the opportunity, and join us in Munich on June 27th and June 28th, give us a virtual wave, and tell us which corner of the world you’re from. You are all in for an amazing treat! 


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

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  27th June 2020 & 28th June 2020

Location: Follow us on twitter, instagram, or facebook to join our live streaming event!

Time: 7pm-9pm CET


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:

Dr. Durdica Marosevic (@dj_urdj), Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, “Microbe Pageant”

Dr. Noémie Becker, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, “Borrelia, ticks and hosts: Evolution in a three-players game”

Dr. Miranda Bradshaw (@mjbradshaw23), Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, “Try before you fly: how to test a space telescope”

Nora Kassner(@KassnerNora), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, “What does a computer learn while reading Wikipedia?”

Nina Compera, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, “Organ-on-a-Chip or how to build a miniature organ”

Dr. Martina Magli (@MartinaMagli1), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, “Trade in services, good or bad?”

Ivana Kurecic (@Turtle_Things), Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, “The future is quantum! …or is it?”

Maike Eberhardt, BNMRZ, TU Munich, “Structure based drug design – Why one drug doesn’t fit all”

Sanne Maas, IPEK, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, “Teflon to upgrade our body armour: Blockage of white blood cells to fight heart disease”

Janet Tait (@JanetTait8), Biomedical Center, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Common threads: A journey through embryonic development with the strange-footed frog

Josefine Atzendorf, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Politics, “An apple a day keeps the doctor aways – the importance of lifestyle risk factors”

Dr. Weiwei Xu, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, “Diabetes: does gender matter?“

Suzan Özugur, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, “Plants as respirators“

Dr. Tanima Bose (@TanimaBose4), Institute for Clinical Neuroimmunology, LMU, “Electrical thoughts of the cells: expect the unexpected”

Discover our 2020 speakers:

From top left to bottom right: Dr. Durdica Marosevic, Dr. Noémie Becker, Dr. Miranda Bradshaw, Dr. Weiwei Xu, Josefine Atzendorf, Sanne Maas, Janet Tait, Dr. Tanima Bose, Dr. Maike Eberhardt, Ivana Kurecic, Martina Magli, Nina Compera, Suzan Özugur, Nora Kassner.