Dr. Khaow Tonsomboon, BIOTEC researcher of Microarray Laboratory, won the FameLab Thailand Competition which took place on 29 April 2016. He will represent Thailand to join FameLab International final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom.
The first and second runner ups went to Dr. Tawin Iempridee, Researcher of National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), and Dr. Wananit Wimuttisuk, BIOTEC Researcher in Bioassay Laboratory, respectively.
Started in the UK in 2005, FameLab is an annual science communication training program and competition that run in many countries with the aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators. In a competition, participants are allowed to explain a science concept in a clear, concise and accurate way in front of a jury and a live audience in 3 minutes. This is the first national competition held in Thailand, with the British Council as the main organizer and local partners such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office and True Corporation Plc.
Posted on 2 May 2016.