Thirteen young researchers participated in the Swiss semi-final in Zurich on 19 March 2014 in bQm. Jon Ashley from the University Hospital in Basel was selected by the jury as number one. Daniele Scopece from EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology) received the audience award.
Twenty-one finalists participated at the FameLab semi-finals in Cheltenham on 6 June 2013. Unfortunately the Swiss candidate Donal Hill did not make it to the international FameLab final.
Didac Carmona, a biochemist, born in Spain and researching in Austria, has won FameLab International 2012.
During the final, Didac impressed the panel and captivated the audience with his pitch on programmed cell death. His talk included suicidal cells shooting, stabbing and exploding themselves all for the good of the organism.
The Swiss radio station SR DRS 3 reported on the FameLab Final in their Input program "Science goes public".
The students newspaper of Zurich (Zürcher Studierendenzeitung ZS) published an article on the FameLab final on their homepage.
The first Swiss FameLab final took place in the bar bookshop sphères in Zurich. The ten best young scientists from Geneva/Lausanne and Zurich competed for the first prize: a performance at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.
The finalists of the FameLab competition attended a master class weekend on science communication with Malcolm Love and Beat Glogger. The exercises they did with Malcolm Love will hopefully help them with their preparations for the Final competition on March 30th.
The second FameLab competition in Switzerland took place on February 4 in the Globe at CERN in Geneva. Twenty-two young scientists participated and were supported by a large audience on-site and by more than 100 fans via webcast! The following five candidates were selected to join their colleagues from Zurich in the masterclass weekend on science communication: Alexandre Fête, Susan Johnson, Boris Lemmer, Shruti Muralidhar and Rafäel Thézé. Boris Lemmer a particle physicist form CERN was the winner of the Geneva competition.
30 young scientists have enrolled for the FameLab competition in Geneva on Saturday, February 4. Due to the large number of participants the registration had to be closed at noon today! But please come to the Globe at CERN on Saturday from 10 am - 4.30 pm to support these young communication talents and find out who will be selected to participate in the masterclass weekend in March.
The first FameLab competition took place at the theater hall of the University of Zurich on Saturday, 14th of January. Of the nine candidates, 5 were selected to participate in the weekend masterclass in science communication in Hotel Worbenbad near Biel: Bechara Saab, Sinead Griffin, Aditi Maheshwari, Fabio Ugolini and Fabian Jenny. Fabian Jenny, a PhD student in Molecular Life Sciences won the FameLab Zurich with his presentation that related fly research with novel insights in cancer signaling.