Soapbox Science 2021 Munich

Soapbox Science Munich will return for the fourth time this year! This year we will have two events with incredible speakers (July 24, 2021 & November 6, 2021)! This summer we will be hosting an in person event followed by an online event this fall. Stay tuned to our social media channels to learn more about our wonderful speakers this year!


We couldn’t run this event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. They have helped us grow as a local chapter and make it possible for us to keep hosting more events and reaching a larger audience.

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  24th July 2021

Location: Max-Joseph-Platz, Munich

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Date: 6th November 2021

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

Time: TBD

Summer Event Speakers

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:

24th July 2021

Dr. Viktorija Glembockyte (@glembockyte), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, How to detect a single molecule with a smartphone ”

Enisa Smlatic (@BactiVax), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, How Can We Prevent a Global Antimicriobial Resistance Apocalypse from Happening? ”

Iliana Siamishi, Biomedical Center, LMU, How well does my immune system know me? A story of self-reflection”

Dr Yoolim Kim, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, “Can the way we write shape the way we speak?”

Manogna Ammalladene Venkata, Airbus Helicopters GmbH, Germany, “The Flying Neurons”

Anna Biller, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU, Munich, “Of teenage owls and early school”

Lisa Hug, Technical University of Munich, “Healing broken bones with computers”

Dr. Nathalie Nagl, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, “Lasers for Life: the Power of Highly Intense Laser Light for Disease Detection”

Chiara Turrina, Technical University of Munich, “Nanotechnology in cancer therapy: small but excellent!”

Dr. Katrin Kappler (@katrinkappler), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, “With justice against extremism”

Dr.Karen Rihani (@RihaniKaren), Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Are insects pre-adapted to climate change?”

Amelie Erben, University of Applied Sciences / Technical University of Munich, “3D printing organs – only a sci-fi dream?”

Discover our 2021 speakers:

From left to right, top to bottom: Iliana Siamishi, Enisa Smlatic, Amelie Erben, Manogna Ammalladene, Dr. Yoolim Kim, Dr. Karen Rihani, Chiara Turrina, Anna Biller, Dr. Katrin Kappler, Dr. Viktorija Glembockyte, Dr. Nathalie Nagl, and Lisa Hug

                                We will announce our November speakers soon!