Soapbox Science Dublin 2021

Our event will run on Saturday 3rd July and will involve 12 female scientists speaking to members of the public about their work. The participants will be from University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland, Galway and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Our event will run online, live streaming to Facebook  and Youtube. Tune in anytime between 2-6pm to hear some fantastic scientists talk about their amazing work!


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

Details of the location and timing of the event

:  3rd July

Location: Online via Facebook and Youtube

Time: tune in anytime between 2pm-6pm


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:

1. Reabetswe Zwane (@rea_zwane), Dublin City University, “Chocolate for your pain: How the chemistry of painkillers can help you choose the best chocolate.”

2. Tammy Strickland (@strickl_t), Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland ,Rhythms of Life: Day in the Life of a Human Brain.”

3. Dr. Elena-Alexandra Micu (@SmartBridge4), Trinity College Dublin, “SmartBridge”. 

4. Dr. Victoria Elizabeth Mullin (@victoriaEmullin), Trinity College Dublin, “From Bones to Genomes

5. Dr  Sarah McQueen (@Sarah_MacQ), University College Dublin, ‘Save the Bees… With Mathematics?!’

6. Prof. Sally Ann Lynch (@annnlynch), Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street,”Celebrities get mutations too

7. Dr. Cristina Trujillo (@Trujillo_Group), Trinity College Dublin, “Using Computational Chemistry to design new, non-toxic ways of obtaining pharmaceutical compounds

8. Helena Mylise Sørensen (@HelenaMylise), Dublin City University,“You are what you eat: engineering the foods of the future”

9. Dr. Amalia Naranjo-Lucena (@AmelieOrange), Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, The Microbial Veterinary Gardaí”.

10. Dr Gita Singh  (@GitaSin32438547), University College Dublin, Li-ion battery: The untold love story

11. Elena Aitova, (@lenovski_mel), National University of Ireland, Galway and University College Dublin, “Re-peat: re-thinking Irish peatlands

12. Prof. Eleni Mangina (@elenimangina), University College Dublin. “Learning through Augmented Reality Applications?”

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