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FameLab comes to NSW in one big night of science

10 April 2019
Our early career researchers tell their amazing science stories
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition to find and mentor young STEM researchers to share their stories with the world.

Hear some of the country’s brightest minds tell their science stories in just three minutes or less with props encouraged, no jargon, and no powerpoint.

Thirteen brilliant researchers take to the stage to deliver short and sharp tales of their work explaining why their work matters to the world in order to become the next FameLab champion.

Three Faculty of Science PhD students and one Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies PhD student from the University of Sydney have been selected as NSW finalists and will be competing on stage tonight. 

Contestants are armed only with their wits and a few props to describe their research – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage curiosity and find out about the latest research.

Join Dr Karl tonight as he hosts FameLab:
Venue: Powerhouse Museum
Date: 10 April 2019
Time: 6pm until 9pm

Registration required for this free event.

Meet our semi-finalists

Genevieve Sergeant
Chemistry PhD candidate. 

Topic: Fluorescent Probes for Phospholipids - Her research interests are the supramolecular sensing and binding of anions, specifically in developing peptide based fluorescent probes for use in sensing and sensing arrays for biological phosphate containing analytes.

Debora Monego
Chemistry PhD candidate.

Topic: Interactions between nanoparticles - Her research in computational nanoscience, focuses on how the interactions between nanoparticles affect their solution stability and self-assembly.

Marilena DeMayo
Psychology PhD candidate.

Topic: Oxytocin for Autism - She is passionate about her research on children with autism, utilising neuroimaging to enhance characterisation of the disorder and treatment outcomes for those affected. 

Jasleen Kaur Daljit Singh
PhD candidate School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Topic: Targeted cancer therapy using DNA origami - She has a keen interest in the self-assembly of molecules at the nanoscale, in particular the self-assembly of DNA nanostructures. 

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