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Following an incredibly fun and innovative semi-final, contestants explained to a panel of online judges their amazing science stories LIVE and ONLINE! Sitting in their loungerooms, instead of a packed auditorium and with just three minutes to present, using no powerpoint or scientific jargon to fall back on – they used their creativity, humour and inventive brains to get their messages across.

The judges deliberated and agreed that Winner Cody Frear from the University of Queensland, Runner-up Lynn Nazareth, from Griffith University and Samuel Hinton from the University of Queensland as the Wild Card would go through to the National Finals to be held on Wednesday 29 April.

The Australian public voted Dipika Roy, The University of Queensland their favourite FameLab 2020 Online Live presentation. 



The 2020 semi-finalist winners for Queensland are:

  • WINNER Cody Frear, The University of Queensland – Out with the old, in with the Noo-Noo ONLINE HERE
    Healing a child’s burn injury faster and scar free using a new negative pressure wound technique. Giving a child more time to watch Teletubbies.
  • RUNNER UP: Lynn Nazareth, Griffith University – Discovering ways to protect your brain ONLINE HERE
    Like superheroes, some cells protect the brain from disease caused by viruses and bacteria. They attack and prevent infections that lead to brain disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.