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Soapbox Science Sydney Online 2020

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Come learn from, question, probe, interact with & be inspired by some of Australia's leading female researchers in science, technology, engineering & maths.

Over four nights Soapbox Science Sydney Online presents 12 researchers, each with 45 minutes to amaze you with their latest discoveries & to answer the questions you have been burning to ask. We want these events to be as interactive as possible so there are multiple opportunities to ask questions.

The more questions the better!

The fun of this event is that it is open to EVERYONE. So tune in with your friends, family, kids or colleagues & enjoy a whirlwind tour of amazing Australian research.

Monday 17 August

  • 7.00 - 7:45 pm Lara Glass: "On the Road to Curing Schizophrenia"
  • 8.00 - 8:45 pm Nisharnthi Duggan: "How spiders and flies could help us treat stroke!"
  • 9.00 - 9:45 pm Dr Natalie Matosin: "Studying the brains of the dead to understand what goes wrong in mental illness"

Tuesday 18 August

  • 7.00 - 7:45 pm Hannah Law: "Training our immune system to work harder and not smarter"
  • 8.00 - 8:45 pm Dr Jody Morgan: "What's in a pill? How pill testing works and why it's important"
  • 9.00 - 9:45 pm Dr Melinda Waterman: "BryoFight Club: how mosses can live in Antarctica"

Wednesday 19 August

  • 7.00 - 7:45 pm Utkarshaa Varshney: "Solar Cells: It's all about the toppings"
  • 8.00 - 8:45 pm: Dr Siobhan Bradley: "Solar energy: photon pokemon, gotta catch 'em all!"
  • 9.00 - 9:45 pm:  Dr Holly Tootell: "Preschoolers views on technology design: thinking like a child"

Thursday 20 August

  • 7.00 - 7:45 pm :Dr Jennifer Matthews: "Coral matchmaking for a resilient reef"
  • 8.00 - 8:45 pm: Associate Professor Michelle Harvey: "Kings of slime & grime: why maggots are our new best friends"
  • 9.00 - 9:45 pm: Julianna Kadar: "Fitbits for sharks: how do we study sharks in the ocean?'