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.
After the great success of FameLab competitions in more than 15 countries across 3 continents, Switzerland has now decided to come aboard. In this competition in science popularisation, young scientists from the public and private sector have 3 minutes to present their research in an entertaining and original way, understandable to a broad audience. Winners of the regional competitions in Zurich and Geneva will receive prizes and attend a weekend workshop in science communication, which will prepare them to convince the judges and audience at the national finals in Zurich.