On Tuesday 1 June the FameLab Netherlands Final 2021 was held online. The 10 competing young scientists each had three minutes to share their passion for science in a pitch without powerpoint or audiovisuals. Their inspiring, engaging and creative presentations gave the audience an insight into their research.
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. The jury awarded the overal FameLab Netherlands prize to Alexandra Cloherty from Amsterdam UMC. Alexandra will represent the Netherlands in the FameLab International Final in autumn 2021 competing against other national winners from across the world. The online audience also had a chance to vote for their favourite presentation. Mohammad Jouybar from Eindhoven University of Technology received most votes from the audience.
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.