FameLab 2019 in the Czech Republic

FameLab is one of the biggest science competitions in the world. Find out what students of science, mathematics, engineering, medicine and young scientists and researchers are currently working on. 

Judges are looking for exciting and engaging talks that can be understood by a general public adult audience. Each presentation is judged according to the golden rule of the 3Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma. Up to ten finalists are chosen from two regional heats. Audience can use their vote to send their favourite into the final. 

Presentations can be in English, Czech or Slovak.


  • February 2019 - registration of contestants
  • 28 February - Deadline for submitting applications for FameLab 2019
  • 9 March - 1s regional heat in Prague 
  • 23 March - 2nd regional heat in Zlín 
  • 12-14 April - MasterClass for finalists
  • 12 May - FameLab 2019 Czech National Final, Prague
  • 4-9 June - FameLab 2019 International Final, Cheltenham, UK


Regional heats results

1st regional heat, Prague

9. března 2019, Městská knihovna v Praze

Six young scientists took part in the 1st regional heat in Prague. Two of the presentations were in English, the other four in Czech. 
Congratulations to all who took part for their effort and contribution to science communication.

The FameLab 2019 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Pedro Güixens
Sofie Kolibová
Michaela Švarcová (audience vote)
Michaela Vyroubalová
Matěj Černý - additionally approved (from the waiting list of both regional hears)

Photogallery - Prague

2nd regional heat, Zlín

23 March 2019, Baťova vila

The FameLab 2019 finalists are (in alphabetical order): 

Lukáš Górecki
Jan Kolčava
Daniela Máčalová (audience vote)
Lukáš Maryška
Miroslav Peřina - additionally approved (from the waiting list of both regional hears)

Photogallery - Zlín

FameLab 2019 - 1st reagional heat in Prague, 3 March 2019, Municipal Library in Prague ©

Tomáš Belloň

Six young scientists taking part in the 2nd regional heat FameLab 2019 in Zlín, 23 March 2019 ©

Tomáš Belloň

FameLab 2019 - Michaela Švarcová won the audience vote in Prague ©

Tomáš Belloň

FameLab 2019 - Daniela Máčalová won the audience vote in Zlín. ©

Tomáš Belloň

Our judges for the 2nd regional heat of FameLab 2019: (from left) Dr. Michael Londesborough, Mgr. Jana Doležalová (finalist of FameLab 2012), doc. Karel Oliva ©

Tomáš Belloň

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