On June 4th 2017, Berlin hosted its first Soapbox Science event at the Tempelhofer Feld. Twelve female scientists from all over Germany took part of the Soapbox Science Berlin 2017 and talked about the science they do in the fields of psychology, biology or engineering.
Soapbox Science is staging its second event in Berlin (12-2 pm, 7.11.17, Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, free event), this time as part of Berlin Science Week 2017. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, join us for talks on subjects ranging from structural biology and neuroscience to ecology and climate change. This event is co-sponsored by NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin and the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in support of women in science.
Our local organisers in Berlin (pictured on the left) are a team of scientists from different nationalities living in Berlin, where they study a range of topics within the life sciences. They have decided to organise the Soapbox Science Berlin events to fulfil the goal they share with the Soapbox Science initiative: make science available to people of all backgrounds and ages, and empower future female scientists. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science 2015 video.
We couldn’t run the Soapbox Science – Berlin Science Week 2017 event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin and the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.
Details of the location and timing of the event
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Address: Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany
Time: 12am – 2pm
**This Soapbox Science event is part of the Berlin Science Week 2017**
Our speakers will be sharing their work on subjects ranging from structural biology and neuroscience to ecology and climate change. The selected speakers and their discussion topics include:
MSc Mariana Cerdeira, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin “Treating diseases from the inside out”
Dr Wing Ying Chow, Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology “What do we know and we don’t know about collagen?”
MSc Teresa De Marzo, Humboldt-Universität Berlin “Deforestation in South America: Choice for dinner?”
MSc Sophie Dithmer, Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology “The brain: also a brave warrior needs a helping hand”
Dr Anja Eggert, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research “Hidden equations in the sea: discovering the mystery of the oceans”
MSc Constance Holman, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin “Getting Lost (and Found) in the Brain: How We Navigate”
BSc Zara Khan, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin “Microglia – the constant gardeners”
Dr Katarzyna Winek, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin “The role of the infinitely small in nature is infinitely great” – neuroscience meets the microbiome”