Thursday 30 March 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30

The FameLab semi-final in VIC is coming to the Melbourne Museum on Thursday 30 March! 

Watch as twelve of the country’s best 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!

The following researchers will taking to the stage:

  • Brooke Huuskes, Monash University: 'You, me and pee'
  • Natalie Gasz, Deakin University: 'Maggots: friend or foe?'
  • Shaz Sivanesan, Monash University: 'Recalibrating the magic bullet – Polymyxins'
  • Amy Shepherd, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health: 'How iPads for mice can help us find a treatment for Alzheimer's'
  • Chris Voisey, Monash University: 'Earthquake gold, where and how'
  • Nicolas Molnar, Monash University: 'How continents break apart'
  • Andrew Katsis, Deakin University: 'The benefits of being an attentive embryo'
  • Daniel Langley, La Trobe University: 'Removing the bottle neck from determing the building blocks of life'
  • Amy Edwards, La Trobe University: 'How controlling is your mum?'
  • Georgy Falster, University of Adelaide: 'Leaving a trail'
  • Abdullah Saed, University of South Australia: 'Visible Light Communications' 
  • Vini Gautam, Australian National University: 'Rewiring the brain 

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 are free but must be pre-booked in advance. 

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