The National finalists of the FameLab 2018 competition from Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Ireland and the Czech Republic are bringing you a science show like no other. Come and listen to their three-minute talks on fascinating science topics!
The event is hosted by a great British scientist and science communicator Dr. Michael Londesborough.
The event is in English.
Who is coming?
Ágnes Kis-Tóth / Hungary
Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Atomic Physics
Ágnes has been enchanted by Mathematics from early on, but discovered another true passion of hers during her studies: teaching. While teaching Maths in university, she finally succumbed to the temptation of Physics and went back to studying again. Now she is an Atomic Physics PhD student working with cosmological ionized bubbles.
Juan Margalef / Spain
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Juan is a mathematician and physicist doing his PhD at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. He has also enjoyed the universities and daily lives of Brussels, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Erlangen and Barcelona. One of his FameLab talks outlines the importance of questions in the discovery of new branches of knowledge.
Ruth Dudek-Wicher / Poland
Medical University of Wroclaw
Ruth has been admitted to a PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and is investigating the structure of a bacterial biofilm, trying to determine what compounds will be able to eliminate it. A musician at heart, to find balance from her work Ruth loves to play violin, piano and ukulele.
Veli Vural Uslu / Germany
Veli was born in Turkey where he studied Chemistry and Maths, obtaining a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics. He went on to do internships in Italy, the USA and Germany and took up a PhD on Mouse Developmental Genetics at the University of Heidelberg, which landed him a post-doc at the Plant Physiology Department.
Lucy Guile / United Kingdom
National Health Service
Lucy works as a junior doctor, currently in paediatric surgery - which she loves. With a passion for healthcare in remote environments, medical and social research has taken her to Borneo, Peru, Ecuador, Fiji and the Himalayas, but wonderful family and friends means she can never stay away too long.
Maureen Williams / Ireland
Maureen hails from the centre of the Sunshine State: Orlando, Florida, where she grew up in the water. She’s found a new home working in Irish waters at TCD, and her PhD links aquatic ecology, parasitology and zombies.
Ansgar Gruber / Czech Republic
Ansgar has been curious about the world since his childhood. His studies have brought him from Germany to České Budějovice where he is working at the Czech Academy of Sciences researching algae. In his free time he enjoys diving and photography.
Lucie Doležálková / Czech Republic
Lucie is a biochemist at the Charles University in Prague. She enjoyes science but also a lot of other things – these words can demonstrate it in short: plants, saxophone, recorder, flutes, photography, travelling and climbing.