FameLab presenter
Friday 30 September 2016 -
15:00 to 18:30

Introducing Famelab / Shakespeare Lives in Science

Join us for a dazzling science event organised in partnership with Erasmus MC and EUNIC on Friday 30 September, 15.00 - 18.30 hrs in Rotterdam

The programme includes presentations of FameLab winners from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Czech Republic as well as an exciting panel debate about Shakespeare and Science. 

Introducing Famelab

FameLab is an exciting science communication competition that aims to find the new faces of science across the world. Open to anyone working in/studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths. Contestants have just three minutes to charm the audience and jury with clear scientific content without using PowerPoint. An expert jury chooses a winner, who is invited for the national final and eventually for the international final at the Science Festival in Cheltenham, UK.

The British Council Netherlands will organise FameLab for the fourth time in 2017 in partnership with Dutch universities across the country. Erasmus MC is one of the regional partners that will organise a heat in March 2017. 

Shakespeare Lives in Science

An exciting panel debate between scientists, performance artists and the public about creativity, genius, imagination and lies, inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. The debate is moderated by Emily Grossman, expert in molecular biology and genetics, science communicator and TV host. Participants in the debate are Henning Tiemeier, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Erasmus MC, Eldridge Labinjo, Theater Director, Jasper Swierstra, PostDoc researcher in Microbiology and Florence Atrafi, PhD student in Medical Oncology.