Prof Emma Teeling at Soapbox Science in Dublin (video)

30 Apr 2014

Prof Emma Teeling of University College Dublin delivers her talk at Soapbox Science at Trinity College Dublin

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:

Soapbox Science Ireland – Emma Teeling, batty ideas?

You can also watch a previous presentation by Teeling on bats and the secret to eternal youth.

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