Meet the finalists

FameLab talks never fail to inspire. Discover the winners, the finalists and the presentations of the FameLab Malaysia competition.

First FameLab International Champion from Asia

Dr Abhimanyu Veerakumarasivam from Malaysia was recently crowned the best science communicator for FameLab International 2016.

Abhi’s battle against over 2000 scientists from 27 countries ended in victory after a skilfully crafted presentation on "Cancer Genetics" at the EDF Arena at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival on Wednesday 9 June. Aida Rafat from Qatar and Alba Aguion from Spain came a close second, sharing the runner-up title.

 

FameLab 2017 Finalist

Winner
Dr Zaid Omar – The Rise of Superbrain Computing 
(Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

1st Runner Up
Afiq Abdul Hamid – How to get to Mars in 3 Minutes or Less
(Researcher, Telekom Malaysia)

2nd Runner Up
Subashan Vadibeler – A story of bats, pigs and humans
(Student, University Malaya)

Audience Choice
Kuit Vui Ket – Plastic Brain 
(Teacher, SMK SANZAC)

Atteleth Don Peris – The Warrior
(Student, University Malaysia Terengganu)

Dr Chau De-Ming – The Long Goodbye
(Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Aziah Ali – Retina: More than meets the eye
(Lecturer, Multimedia University)

Kho Zhi Yuen – Data Analytics
(Student, Asia Pacific University)

Shahrul Nizam Ahmad – Nerve Agents: A Tale of Two Babies
(Student, Universiti Teknologi Mara) 

Isaac Se Hoo – Lightning in a Bottle
(Student, UCSI University)

David Wee Hong-Sheng – Vaccinations and herd immunity
(Student, Swinburne University of Technology)

Dr Lay Ching Chai – Unity in Diversity
(Lecturer, University of Malaya)

 

FameLab 2016 Finalist

Winner
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abhi VeerakumarasivamCancer, genes, viruses and hope
(Geneticist, Universiti Putra Malaysia)

1st Runner Up
Nur Azzalia Kamaruzamanβ-Carboline: A new reality for Leukaemia
(PhD Student, University of Science Malaysia)

2nd Runner Up
Dr. Hue Seow MunIn search of immortality
(Lecturer, Monash University Malaysia)

Audience Choice
Umaiyal MunusamyWonders of the plant growth promoting bacteria
(Postdoctoral Fellow, CEBAR University Malaya)

Shawn Keng Teck EeYour inner compass lies inside your brain
(SEA marketing support executive, Eppendorf Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd)

Raihan Kadir3D printing organs
(Student, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

Jessica SongThe Microbiome: A love story
(Postgraduate Student, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak)

Barizah Syahirah HanimPremenstrual syndrome
(Student, Intec Education College)

Jesidhn PillaiResonance: Of beauty and destruction
(Student, Brickfields Asia College)

Edwin Sien Aun SiaLook in – it could save us!
(Student, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak)

FameLab 2015 Finalist

Winner & Audience Choice
Ameen Kamal - BioRefineries
(Assistant Manager, Technology Development Unit, MYBiomass)

1st Runner Up
Ivan Se Hoo Kien Weng - An introduction to nuclear fusion
(Academic Director of Science, Sri Emas International School)

2nd Runner Up
Abhi Veerakumarasivam Sciences in chocolate
(Geneticist, Perdana University)

Shawn Keng Teck Ee - Genes, behaviours and more (than meets the eye)
(SEA marketing support executive, Eppendorf Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd)

Dr. Radhiah Shukri - Resistant starch
(Senior lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Siti Aimi Sarah Zainal Abidin - Meat CSI: Finding the real culprit species
(Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Wan Shakirah Wan Abdul Kahar - The science behind power posing
(Engineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad)

Dr. Zaid Bin Omar - Speaking for the Speech-Impaired
(Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

Lukman Jamaludin - Using energy efficiently with light
(Assistant Researcher, Telekom Malaysia Research and Development)

Nor Atika Musbah - Loss of hearing may increase risk of dementia
(Student, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS)