FameLab Australia

Food allergy researcher wins FameLab 2015!

The 2015 round of our science communication programme, FameLab, culminated in a highly successful Australian final at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle on 13 May.

Congratulations to Dr Sandip Kamath from James Cook University, Townsville who captivated the audience and judges with an engaging presentation about shellfish allergies.

Dr Kamath’s research aims to improve testing for shellfish allergies and he hopes this will lead to the development of a vaccine for food allergies. He is now preparing to represent Australia in the international FameLab finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival on 2-7 June 2015.

Congratulations also to runner-up, Dr David Farmer from the Florey Institute and the 'People’s Choice' winner, Ms Kiara Bruggeman from Australian National University.

Visit our Flickr page – flickr.com/britishcouncilaustralia – to view photos from the national final. 

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