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FameLab 2020

Sarah, Gwen & Abishek

FameLab Switzerland 2020 - Zurich semi final

This year, we had 10 people starting out on the FameLab stage for the Zurich virtual semi-final on the 11th of June.

Our FameLab jury (Prof. Sarah Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich; Dr. Petra Bättig-Frey, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management and Dr. Claudine Leysinger, Graduate Campus UZH) had a tough job selecting the three best among some very good talks.

Our congratulations go to Abishek Narayan, Gwen Schoenfeld and Sarah Khawaja for their successful talks. These three young people will represent Zurich in the Swiss national final of FameLab taking place in Bern on 23 September.

Thank you to all who contributed to this event! A special thank you goes to our judges for their support!


FameLab Switzerland national final

FameLab Final

The Final took place on 23. September 2020.

Success for two doctoral candidates of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School at FameLab Switzerland 2020
  • Sarah Khawaja, PhD program Molecular Life Sciences won the second prize with her talk on “Imagining an Alien Brain”.
  • Selen Manioglu, PhD program Systems Biology, inspired the audience with the talk on “Fishing Harmful Bacteria with Delicious Antibiotics”.

Winner of FameLab Switzerland 2020 is Sauradeep Majumdar, PhD Student at EPFL. He will represent Switzerland at the FameLab International Competition in November 2020.

Congratulations to the winners!

Watch their outstanding science pitches  on the FameLab Switzerland Youtube channel