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FameLab Success for APC researchers

Pictured clockwise from top left: Katie Guzzetta, Jack Daly, Dr Lekha Menon Margassery, Manasi Nadkarni, Dr Marta Brocka and Minke Nota.

APC PhD Student, Jack Daly, has been named winner of FameLab Cork. The competition challenges scientists to describe their research in just three minutes in the most engaging way possible. FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition, organized by the British Council and funded by Science Foundation Ireland. This year’s virtual event showcased 15 Cork-based researchers from different disciplines.

Jack’s winning entry, “A Bellyful of Bile”, was a humorous yet informative talk about the role of bile acids in mediating host health and the gut bacteria that interact with this crosstalk. Jack is in the second year of his PhD within the School of Microbiology at UCC and is supervised by Dr Cormac Gahan. Jack will now go on to compete in the National FameLab Ireland Final later this year.

The breadth of APC was showcased brilliantly by other APC researchers too. Katie Guzzetta explored “Our Microbial Ecosystem”, Manasi Nadkarni talked about “Water, Waste and WADI”, Dr Marta Brocka challenged the myth that we only use 10% of our brain, Dr Lekha Menon Margassery made call to action in her talk “Not yet recycled” and Minke Nota shared the importance of “Exercise for the Mind”. Congratulations to all the participants.

Second place winner on the night was Fernando Diaz and the audience vote went to Alida Russo, both researchers at Tyndall National Institute.

The event is available to watch back on demand: Watch now on YouTube

FameLab Cork is delivered in partnership with partnership with UCC and Tyndall, and research centres APC, Connect, Infant, IPIC and Marei.