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

FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.

Every year, we see some of the most impressive young researchers on the FameLab regional heat stages across Germany. The two best partipants of every regional heat go on to the national final in Bielefeld to compete for the chance to represent Germany at the FameLab International final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.

FameLab Germany contestant wins 2nd place in international final

Ten young researchers took the stage in Bielefeld to compete in the FameLab Germany Final 2018. An audience of over 1,200 people enjoyed an enlightening and exciting glimpse into the world of science with topics ranging from optic fibre engineering to stem cell research. All the presentations are available on our YouTube channel

The winner was Dr. Veli Vural Uslu, who convinced the jury with his explanation of why certain viruses can be good for us. Veli, who is currently working as a postdoc at the plant physiology department at the University of Heidelberg, also represented Germany at the International FameLab final in Cheltenham where he came in second - a great achievement!

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