Famelab: the Amsterdam heat

In cooperation with UvA Faculties of Science and Medicine

15mrt2018 18:30 - 22:00


Get ready for fast paced presentations of complex research from all disciplines, string theory to sexual selection, computational learning to the chemistry of Rembrandt’s oil paintings. Whether a contestant or spectator, you’ll enjoy an evening of wild science in digestible chunks.

The UvA faculties of Science and Medicine jointly organize the Amsterdam heat of FameLab 2018, an international competition in science communication for young scientists. This evening the selected contestants take the stage. They will have three minutes to pitch their research – on stage, without slides. A professional jury of scientists and science communication professionals decides: who makes it to the national finals?


Famelab is an initiative of the British Council and has become one of the largest competitions in science communication in the world. In the competition young scientists (aged 21-40) in the natural sciences, technology and medicine take up the challenge to give a lively and creative three-minute pitch of their research topic to a general audience. At universities across almost 30 countries regional heats are organized that lead up to the international finals in the UK in June.

Attend the Amsterdam heat

Everybody is welcome to attend the heat. Come to show your support to the candidates and pick your favourite. We guarantee an evening full of interesting pitches by young research talents, and – of course – a heated battle. Please note that the evening will be in English.

Please note: this event starts at 18.30!

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You can sign up for this program for free. If you subscribe for the program we count on your presence. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via spui25@uva.nl | T: +31 (0)20 525 8142.

Location: SPUI25