FameLab

FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.

FameLab is a live science communication competition that aims to discover charismatic early career scientists who can inspire people to see the world from new perspectives. It is run annually in Australia and in over 30 countries across the world. 

If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes, FameLab's the competition for you! You could become the new face of science, represent your country at the FameLab International final in the UK, and open doors to global opportunities in science communication! The 2018 competition will be opening later this year, so please check back to this page for updates.

Nural Cokcetin is declared join runner-up of FameLab International 2017!

Congratulations to Nural Cokcetin from the University of Technology Sydney, whose brilliant presentation won her the title of runner-up at the 10th FameLab International Final in the UK on 8 June 2017.

Nural’s talk focused on the prebiotic properties of honey. She has researched 25 different Australian honeys and explained that consuming just 20g of honey a day could be enough to achieve positive changes to gut health. 

This year’s international finals featured contestants from 31 different countries: Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kazakhstan, Latvia/Estonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, 2 Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, UK, and Vietnam.

You can find out more about Nural's experience at the UK competition here. A recording of the International Final will be available shortly.

Watch the recording of the 2017 FameLab Australia National Final

On 4 May, 11 finalists shared their dynamic three-minute science stories to a curious audience at the 2017 National Final. You can find out more about each of the finalists here.Our 2017 media partner, Australia's Science Channel, livestreamed the event on 4 May and a recording is available below.