16 November 2020
Following the hotly-contested FameLab International 2020 online semi final heats, a panel of judges and global audiences have selected the ten competitors who will compete for the title of global champion in the International Online Final on 26 November.
Thousands of viewers from 75 countries tuned in to the FameLab YouTube channel to enjoy a thought-provoking programme of three-minute scientific talks from the 20 semi finalists.
Audiences were introduced to a range of cutting-edge international research topics including aspects of human and animal psychology, medical innovations, as well as environmental research including saving mangroves and using coconut jelly to clean up oil spills.
For the first time, this year an audience vote was introduced at the semi final stage to determine two places in the international final – a feature that proved popular with global audiences with over 7400 votes cast from 75 countries.
Announced today at a results show hosted by UK science communicator and broadcaster Greg Foot, the ten FameLab International 2020 finalists through to International Final on 26 November are:
- Australia: Cody Frear
- Brazil: Gabriela Ramos Leal (audience choice)
- Egypt: Mahmoud Mohamed Tareq Mostafa Beshir (audience choice)
- Kazakhstan: Shokhista Ismailzhanova
- Korea: Gayun Bu
- Malaysia: Atteleth Don Peris
- Qatar: Ahmad Maani
- South Africa: Pinky Mokwena
- Switzerland: Sauradeep Majumdar
- UK: Rebecca Ellis