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Student wins Scottish FameLab final

A postgraduate student has won the Scottish final of a national contest in science communication.

Frank Machin FameLab

Frank Machin, a PhD candidate from the School of Biological Sciences, was the winner of the 2016 Scotland final of FameLab, a UK-wide competition open to scientists and engineers.

The event was held at the National Museum of Scotland.

Frank will join other regional winners in the UK final of FameLab in London in April.

Engaging science

FameLab is the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent in science communication.

Contestants are challenged to explain a scientific concept in three minutes.

A judging panel of researchers, media personalities and science policymakers rate acts based on content, clarity and charisma.

National Final

Regional finalists who are successful will take part in a mandatory masterclass before competing in the FameLab UK national final.

The UK winner receives £1000 cash and £750 to spend on a science communication activity.

They will compete against more than 25 international finalists for the title of FameLab International Champion at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in June.

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