FameLab International Final

Date 25.11.2021
Time 4:00pm (GMT)
Date: 25.11.2021 Time: 4:00pm (GMT)

Australia will be represented at the 2021 FameLab International Final by Samantha Nixon of the University of Queensland.  Fighting Creepy with Crawly. Due to parasites becoming drug-resistant, research is being done to use the drug-like molecules from spider venom and turn them into anti-parasitic drugs.


FameLab is the only international science communication competition designed to give scientists and engineers the skills, confidence and opportunities to share their enthusiasm for research with the public. Participants from around the world engage and entertain you armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about current research.

FameLab is produced and created by Cheltenham Science Festival with International Partner the British Council. The nationwide competition in Australia is produced by the Foundation for the WA Museum.