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Sandip Kamath, FameLab 2015 Winner, with trophy

2015 WINNER: Dr Sandip Kamath

James Cook University

Sandip Kamath won FameLab Australia in 2015 and went on to compete at the international final at Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. He presented his own research, which aims at improving the medical testing for food allergies by looking at the characterisation of food allergens with the ultimate aim of developing future vaccines. 


Watch Sandip's performance at the national final in Perth.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council for the Arts supports Australia’s arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector.

ACCELERATE 2014 recipient Clotilde Bullen

Clotilde Bullen

Curator, WA

Clotilde is a Wardandi (Nyoongar) and French/English woman from Western Australia. She is Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of WA and, since 2005, has curated 13 exhibitions, written numerous catalogues and acquired significant artworks for the State Art Collection. She has served on the development committee for the National Gallery and Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Fellowship and was part of the Kemp Inquiry to introduce legislation for resale royalties for Indigenous artists.

Dominic McAffee

Macquarie University

Preserving our marine biodiversity...the world is our oyster!

Investigating over 1000km of Australian coastline, Dominic McAfee has found that oysters not only reduce the influence climate plays in determining invertebrate communities but that oysters can reduce heat stress under hotter conditions. This could mean that oyster restoration could be used as a climate adaptation strategy, allowing reef inhabitants more time to adapt with climate change. 

Susan Pond

Dr Susan Pond AM

Adjunct Professor in the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Study Centre, University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Pond AM FTSE is Adjunct Professor in Sustainability and Leader of the alternative transport fuels initiative at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Previously, Dr. Pond held senior roles in business and academia, including Chairman & Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Limited. Dr. Pond is Vice President of the Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering and Board Member of Innovation Australia, Engineering Sydney and Biotron Limited. 

LearnEnglish Grammar (UK Edition)

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Michael Smout

Research Officer, James Cook University

"Parasitic worm spit: how it heals, then kills."

FameLab Australia 2014 winner Michael grew up in Brisbane. A confirmed geek from six years old, science would always be a passion. Genetics captured his imagination in high school and university, but it wasn’t to be. After attempting to fly during a cycling accident, his face broke his fall and eventuated in graduation delays. But, through a convoluted series of wonderful events he now loves all things wormy and toxic at James Cook University.  

Warwick Anderson

Professor Warwick Anderson AM

Chief Executive Officer, NHMRC, Australia

Professor Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s National Health & Medical Research Council. He was previously Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University and Deputy Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute, following research fellowships at the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School. Professor Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 and has been appointed as Secretary-General, Human Frontier Science Program from July 2015.

The Lien Foundation


The Lien Foundation is a philanthropic organisation based in Singapore. The Lien Foundation values institutional capacity building and is inspired by innovation, collaboration and new solutions. The Foundation’s key areas of focus are early childhood education, eldercare and environmental sustainability in water and sanitation.


Universities Australia

Universities Australia


Universities Australia was established on 22 May 2007 as the peak body representing the university sector. Universities Australia represents Australian universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally. Members of Universities Australia are the universities, represented by their Chief Executive Officer - the Vice-Chancellor.