About FameLab

FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It was designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public. A partnership with the British Council and the Cheltenham Science Festival saw more than 10,000 emerging scientists and engineers participate from over 30 countries since 2005. In 2021 after 15 successful years worldwide FameLab International competition has come to an end.

FameLab in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, FameLab ran for 8 years (2014-2021) and still boasts an amazing network of 75+ science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences nationally and internationally. FameLab was organised in partnership with a group of Dutch universities.

FameLab National Final 2021- And the winners are...

The FameLab National Final 2021 took place online on Tuesday 01 June. The ten young scientists competing for a spot in the International Final were: Kalpit Bakal, Chan Botter, Alexandra Cloherty, Mohammad Jouybar, Rose Pinto, Job Saris, Malou van der Sluis, Vasileios Trikalitis, Sophie van der Vlugt, and Ying Wang.

We are delighted to announce that Alexandra Cloherty is the FameLab Netherlands Winner 2021 and Mohammad Jouybar won the Audience Award. The finalists were judged by an esteemed panel consisting of biochemist Ruchi Bansal, winner FameLab Netherlands 2020 and science communicator Liza Cornet, atmospheric scientist Chiel van Heerwaarden, and New Scientist chief-editor Jim Jansen.

Alex Cloherty from Amsterdam UMC crowned Champion at the FameLab International 2021 Online Final

Alex successfully competed against 22 other researchers and young STEM professionals from across the globe to win the title of the world’s best science communicator. She referenced popular Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit to illustrate how our immune system fights viruses like Dengue, HIV and SARS.

Please note that all materials (text or visual) were developed when the British Council was the International Partner of FameLab.