University of Dundee

Soapbox Science Dundee

A novel public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do.
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We are excited to be hosting Soapbox Science for the first time ever in Dundee as part of Dundee Women’s Festival! 

Soapbox Science Dundee will introduce you to remarkable women and non-binary scientists from local universities. They will amaze you with their latest discoveries and will answer the science questions you have been burning to ask. Look out for live demos, interactive experiments or giant pictures of their work. Or simply hear them talk about what fascinates them, and why they think they have the most fantastic job in the world! 

  • Date: Saturday 12 March 2022 
  • Time: 11am – 2pm 
  • Location: Waterfront Place, Dock Street, Dundee, DD1 3AZ  (between the V&A and Cycle Hub on the Waterfront)
  • Free to attend, drop-in 

This event is supported by funding from the University of Dundee, Wellcome and the Leverhulme Trust.

Check out all the other Festival events in the Dundee Women's Festival 2022 programme.

Meet the speakers

Catriona Aitken


MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit, University of Dundee 

Twitter: @catriona_aitken 


“The inflammatory 'switchboard' - more than just a sore throat?” 

Dr Julieta Gómez García-Donas

Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee  


“How old are you: the answer is in your bones!” 

Dr Giorgia De Paoli


School of Medicine, University of Dundee  


“Handle your medication with care”  


Dr Parul Dixit


Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee 


“How do we find a new medicine for Parkinson's disease?”

Dr Stella Manoli


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,  University of Strathclyde 

Twitter: @StellaManoli1  


“Unravel your inner scientist! You are one!”

Dr Nicola Morrice

School of Medicine, University of Dundee 

Twitter: @NiciMorrice 


“Type 2 diabetes, your heart and your head”

Dr Andrea Rodriguez


Dental School, University of Dundee 

Twitter: @inclusionoral  


“The power of a smile. What story does your smile tell?” 

Anna Sanchez Avila


School of Medicine, University of Dundee  

Twitter: @ASanchezAvila 


“Motor neuron disease and stars, what do they have in common?” 

Dr Sara ten Have


University of Dundee and Origin Peptides 

Twitter: @OPeptides 


1. “Green Peptides: health for you and the planet”  

2. “Proteomics: the story telling proteins”