Science Talkies

Wetenschapswatcher en Nerdland-medeoprichter Hetty Helsmoortel nodigt enkele wetenschappers uit op het podium om hun onderzoek voor te stellen. Ontdek boeiende hot topics uit verschillende wetenschapsgebieden tijdens deze unieke voorstelling met licht verteerbare mini-lezingen. Wetenschap was nog nooit zo entertainend. 

The science talkies are free to the public (please do reserve tickets) and are equally part of a program for professionals in which two filmmakers may eventually receive a production budget of 40,000 € for the creation of a new scientific documentary based on the research presented.



The selected projects are:


Why kids of garbagemen don’t become doctors

Prof. Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe


The rainforests of the sea can be saved: how genetic research and artificial intelligence help to conserve coral reefs in the Indian Ocean

Prof. Marc Kochzius


Giving the pioneers of antiracism in Belgium a place in our history

Prof. Ilke Adam (in collaboration with Dr Fatima Zibouh and Dr Bambi Ceuppens)


N(an)obody is perfect: how lamas can cure cancer

Dr. Timo De Groof (in collaboration with prof. Nick Devoogdt and Sonja Van den Block)


The Era of Nanophotonics is Now

Prof. Colas Schretter


Embracing the creative opportunities of deep fakes

Prof. Frederik Temmermans


(Algorithmic) Power to the people!

Ana Pop Stefanija (phD student)


Testerep: How the demise of a medieval coastal island inspires future coastal protection

Dr. Soetkin Vervust





De productie van korte documentaires, begeleiding van wetenschappers en filmmakers is in samenwerking met:


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The brand-new ScienceVille component is the final piece of an evolution of many years within DOCVILLE, linking the general public's interest in science with quality scientific documentaries. As a full-fledged festival-within-a-festival not only documentaries are screened, but there are many surrounding activities: lectures and workshops for the public, children, filmmakers and scientists, live experiments, an exhibition on Artificial Intelligence ánd we present the National Lottery Award for Best Scientific Documentary. DOCVILLE welcomes you to ScienceVille.


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