FameLab QLD Semi-Final

Wednesday 22 March 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30

The FameLab QLD semi-final is coming to the Queensland Museum on Wednesday 22 March 2017 as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane!

Watch as 11 of the country’s top science communicators take to the stage to win your hearts and minds as they explain complicated scientific concepts in just three minutes in a fun and enlightening way. Jargon and PowerPoint are strictly BANNED but jokes, props and costumes are strongly encouraged!

Annnnnd (drum roll please), the 2017 QLD semi-finalists are:

  • Anna-Liisa Sutt, University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine/Queensland Health/Critical Care Research Group - Dying to talk
  • Leynard Natividad Marin, James Cook University - Phosphorus recovery from domestic urine to produce fertiliser
  • Samuel Hinton, University of Queensland - The Biggest Fireworks in the Universe
  • Maria Nayfa, James Cook University - Supersize Me: Determining the Genomic Health of Selective Breeding Programs
  • Holly Harris, Queensland University of Technology - What the fuss?
  • Mary McMillan, University of New England - A biological and genetic approach to understanding different types of depression
  • Ghanendra Gartaula, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland - Is wheat porridge possible?
  • Ken Dutton-Regester, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute - The Switch Up: How to Change a ‘Drug-Resistant’ Melanoma into ‘Drug-Sensitive’ One
  • Hayley Teasdale, University of Canberra - It begins with a spark
  • David Harman, Griffith University - Epidemic Modelling: How many could you infect?
  • Cecile Godde, University of Queensland - Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation / CSIRO - Sustainable grasslands intensification: a key solution for a healthier planet

Presentations will be judged by an esteemed panel of media professionals and public figures according to FameLab’s 3Cs: content, clarity and charisma.

The winner will be announced on the night and will then go on to compete in the national final – hosted by superstar astrophysicist, Dr Alan Duffy – at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle on 4 May.

Come along for a night that’s guaranteed to be full of FameLabulous fun!

Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. 

Please note: doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.