30 September 2016
Presentations by winners of Famelab 2016 from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Czech Republic. FameLab is the exciting competition from Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council 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.
Erasmus MC is organizing the regional Famelab round in March 2017. Young researchers (PhD students and PostDoc’s) are invited. Erasmus MC offers free pitch training sessions by Eldridge Labinjo, a Rotterdam/London based theater director and communication trainer. The trainings will take place in January and February 2017. Shakespeare Lives in Science 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 are Henning Tiemeier, professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Eldridge Labinjo, theater director, Jasper Swierstra, PhD student in Microbiology and Florence Atrafi, PhD student in Medical oncology.
Medical Inspirator Prize
The Medical Inspirator Prize (Medische Inspirator prijs) is awarded by ZonMw to a project that demonstrates an outstanding collaboration between researcher and patient. Three research projects have been nominated by a jury of experts. From 1 to 29 September the general public is asked to choose a winner based on video’s which are on the website of ZonMw (www.zonmw.nl/stemnu). The winning project will receive €75.000.