Thursday 06 June 2019

FameLab is a global science communication competition designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.

The 2019 Ireland competition was won back in April by Hayden Wilkinson, an MSc student in glycoanalytics at University College Dublin. Hayden's studies involve looking into improving the design of biomaterial implants in regenerative medicine such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  He will now represent Ireland in the FameLab international finals taking place at the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK from 05-06 June.  

Competing with 24 other countries across the globe, Hayden will attempt to emulate the Ireland's past success in the competition, following in the footsteps of Fergus McAuliffe and Padraig Flood, both previous winners of the acclaimed FameLab International title.  

Three semi-finals will take place on Wednesday 05 June with Hayden taking to the stage in the third semi-final at 16:30 (recordings will be posted following the semi-final events). The international final will then be live streamed on Thursday 06 June at 20:30 (Ireland time).

So if you fancy a night of surprises, laughs, drama and STEM genius, be sure to tune in! 

You can also follow all the action on Twitter: #FamelabInt2019   #Believeinscience   @famelab_ireland