If you like puzzles, then unpicking the complex character of stem cells should be your next career move, says University of Dundee researcher Helen Brown.
Helen, a PhD student from the University’s School of Life Sciences, will get on her soapbox to share the truth about stem cells manipulation and its novel impact in medicine this Saturday, 2 June.
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.
Following the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate, Soapbox Science, wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of the UK’s leading scientists.
Soapbox Science Edinburgh will take place from 12pm to 3pm at the Mound on Saturday 2 June.
She will join researchers from across Scotland, as they share their passion for science with the public from the historic Mound, next to the National Galleries in Edinburgh.
Helen said, “I am delighted to get on my Soapbox this weekend. Soapbox Science has captured the imaginations of hundreds over the last three years and I cannot wait for my opportunity to get up there and share the story of stem cells.
“Soapbox Science is doing a great job of increasing the visibility of women in science. By inviting female researchers to talk in public at a historically male-dominated venue (the Mound), it aims to address the fact that women tend not to pursue science to a high level.
“This weekend is a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking of taking science further. Come hear from the experts in Edinburgh.”
Images courtesy of: University of Dundee, Edinburgh Napier University and Soapbox Science
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