We are very proud to announce the semi-finalists for each State in the 2021 FameLab Australia competition!
FameLab Australia supports early to mid career researchers by facilitating networking opportunities, science-communication skill growth and providing the opportunity to share their research with the world. In 2021 we have worked diligently to provide the best possible online competition we can, and we can’t WAIT to see what these brilliant semi-finalists bring us in our State Semi-Finals!
So have a browse through their Twitter accounts, give them a follow and show your support for the next generation of STEM superstars in Australia.
- Wesley Moss @WesMoss_AgEng, The University of Western Australia – The need for seed: harvesting natural nitrogen.
- Stephyvijaya Kumar Jayasree, The University of Western Australia – The cornea of the eye can get too wet and disrupt vision: how can we measure it?
- Megan Pusey @ScienceNinjaGal, Murdoch University – Asdas
- Monique Ryan, Murdoch University – Who said burns could leave a scar?
- Evan John @evan_j_john, Curtin University – Studying a plant disease to save our food.
- Katarina Helena Doughty @katarina_helena, The University of Western Australia – Could food waste and fish be the answer to sustainable food production?
- Charlotte Rowley @Charlotte_HFH, Murdoch University – The Precision Way.
- Carolyn Wang @CarolynJWang, The University of Western Australia – Fat squeeze causes asthmatic wheeze.
- Chayan Chatterjee, The University of Western Australia – Locating the Great Gig in the Sky
- Kevin Wernli @KWernliPhysio, Curtin University – Movement and posture for low back pain… Does it matter?
- Md Nrruzzaman @mnzsuvo, Curtin University – Stormwater Treatment by Floating Wetland.
- Dr Erchuan Zhang @beiliren, Edith Cowan University – Give Computer A Pair of Math Eyes.
- Jasmine Schipp @JasmineSchipp, The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research on Diabetes – A pancreas in your pocket: navigating the challenges of open-source artificial pancreas systems.
- Shalini Guleria @guleria_shalini, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute – The act of Manipulation: “Cancer vs Immume system”
- Angus Rogers @HeavyMetalAngus, Monash University – There’s a party under that hill would you like to come?
- Arianna Oddo @oddoari, Monash University – My brain-on-a-chip.
- Kate Bongiovanni, The University of Melbourne – Volcanoes rock the world and the climate
- Jacinta Humphrey @HumphreyJE_, La Trobe University – The Future is Green.
- Kate Huckstep @HuckstepKate, The Florey Institute of Nuroscience and Mental Health – Why a favourite pub could trigger relapse: uncovering the biological mechanisms behind context-induced relapse.
- Vivian Tran @viviantran, La Trobe University – Taking on the weight of the world.
- Dr Saffron Bryant @SaffronBryant, RMIT University – Cyropreservation isn’t just for Science Fictio.
- Megan Withers @withers_meg, Monash University – Diagnosing the Earth’s most complex compound factor.
- Ebony Monson @ebony_monson, La Trobe University – How can we boost our immune response?
- Heshani De Silva @HeshaniD, Swinburne University of Technology – Experiences of family violence, risks and help-seeking behaviour among South-Asian Australians.
- Alyssa Fjeld @slyssabits, Macquarie University, Unravelling the Mysterious Tommotiids https://twitter.com/
- Alice O’Keefe @_alicemadeline_, University of Wollongong – How to Cook Cancer with Magnets.
- Dr Taylor Szyszka @taylorszyszka, The University of Sydney – Building offices for proteins!
- Neanne Alnafta @ByNeanne, The University of Sydney – From the first farmers to plant hormone producers.
- Alison Campbell @nano_alison, The University of Sydney – Carbon: the ultimate power move.
- Juliën Lubeek @PhD_Gigantonaut, Macquarie University – Microscopes as time machines to investigate “King Kong’s demise.”
- Dr Dan MacKinlay, CSIRO’s Data61 – Teaching computers to look through the gaps
- Dr Bethany Horsburgh, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research – Keeping and Eye on HIV.
- Bruno Vicari Stefani, The University of New South Wales – Low-cost solar energy with low-cost materials: A tale of three grown-up pigs
- Huong Ly Tong @lytong22, The University of Sydney – Health technologies during COVID-19 – the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Dr Dominique Van der Saag @Dr_Dom_VdS, The University of Sydney – Innovation for improvement of farm animal welfare.
- Dr Shantanu Chakraborty, The University of New South Wales – Self-driving vehicle lanes – a seamless transition to future mobility.
- Nirupama Nammunige @Niru6605188, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – The war on scabies.
- Sera Susan Jacob, University of Queensland – Wattleseeds – Indigenous and Amazing.
- Adele Pentland @adelepentland, University of Queensland – Here Be Dragons.
- Samantha Nixon @SamNScience, The University of Queensland – Fighting Creepy with Crawly.
- Alan Robertson @actually_alan, University of Queensland/DHCRC/QLD Health – Alan Robertson Presents: The re-analysis of clinical information: a trans-disciplinary systems based approach. A very dry title, but a very interesting project.
- Tessa Hill @tessitahill, James Cook University – Diving into coral interactions.
- Danish Kazmi, The University of Queensland – Waste Glass – A Hidden Treasure?
- Amelia Tan, The University of Queensland – Decision-making aids for stroke rehabilitation.
- Charlotte Rambla @CharlotteRambla, The University of Queensland – Roots, new candidate to fight against hunger and climate change.
- Marta Orlowska, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer – Circadian rhythm as a silent killer.
- Yasmine Sfendla, The University of Queensland – Talking with light.
- Mrs Prameela Rani Vanambathina @prameela2511, The University of Queensland – Assessment and Identification of molecular markers for Helicoverpa armigera (pod boerer) resistance in Australian wild Cajanus species.
Stay tuned for announcements about how you can watch all the entries and vote online for your favourite.