University College Dublin’s Prof Emma Teeling was among a group of Ireland’s most prominent female scientists to treat visitors at Trinity College Dublin’s front square to various displays of Soapbox Science. Her ‘batty ideas’ talk tackled the remarkable genetics of the humble bat.
The free Soapbox Science event on 26 April was well-attended and spanned a range of scientific fields, including ecology, genetics, chemistry, psychiatry, nanoscience, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
The 12 speakers had a maximum of 15 minutes on the day to catch the eye and open the minds of their audience with props such as mummified bats, Count Dracula, misbehaving brains and a model of a farmyard animal.
Watch Teeling’s Soapbox talk here:
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