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FameLab 2017 Victoria Semi-Final

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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Fancy a night of laughs, drama, surprises and stories of science as you’ve never seen them told before? Then head to the FameLab Victoria semi-final at Melbourne Museum on Thursday 30 March!

FameLab aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective - in just three minutes.

Watch as twelve of the country’s best science communicators take to the stage to win your hearts and minds as they battle it out to become the FameLab Victoria champion for 2017. They are:

  • 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

Ever wondered how continents brake up and new oceans form in between? Could bone marrow cells and sex hormones be used to curing kidney disease? Join us at this FREE event to hear scientific experts explain concepts like these in just three minutes in a fun and enlightening way!

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.

As an audience member, you'll also have the power to choose your favourite contestant by using your smartphone to vote in the Audience Choice Award.

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

Please note: doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets must be pre-booked in advance.

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