1st year CRT student Tembi Fashina is the runner up from the second Dublin heat of this year’s FameLab competition. Her talk entitled “Malaria and sickle cell anaemia: till death do us part”, gave an engaging and insightful description of the intriguing connection between malaria and sickle cell disease. Also taking part in the contest was fellow 1st year RCSI CRT student Kane Collins with his talk entitled “Quantum darts”, all about the weirdness of the double slit experiment.
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition and it challenges scientists to actively engage with the public and stakeholders. Tembi will now progress to the FameLab National final later this year. For anyone who missed the live competition, keep an eye out on the Famelab YouTube page where all talks will be uploaded at a later date.