Callam, a student in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh, has won the Scottish final of Famelab 2017. He competed against nine other up-and-coming science communicators in the final at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 7th January 2017.
Callam took an unusual approach to his talk, role-playing cortisol, one of the human body’s stress hormones. Callam’s risk paid off and he thoroughly impressed the judges!
All of the ten finalists were great – the standard of competition was the highest we’ve seen in a Scottish FameLab final. Huge commendations go not only to Callam, but the two runners-up, Tracey Jolliffe (a microbiologist for Fife NHS Board) and Laura Richmond (a PhD student in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow).
Callam will now get to participate in a masterclass that will ensure he is perfectly prepared for the UK final that’s happening on 26th April at London’s Science Museum.