Parasitic worm spit – heals wounds, causes cancer, wins FameLab Australia

Congratulations to Dr Michael Smout from James Cook University for taking out Australia’s first FameLab competition on Tuesday night in Fremantle, WA.

Michael and his research story on cancer-causing liver worms will be heading to the UK in June to represent Australia at the International FameLab competition held at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival.

He’ll be needing some extra luggage allowance to take his props with him.

Congratulations to all the finalists, and to the runner-up Tim Brennan from The University of Queensland.

You’ll be hearing more about Michael’s work and other Fresh Science stories in the coming weeks.

FameLab Australia 2014 Finalists with the Judges

FameLab Australia 2014 (Top left: James Makinson, Vince Polito, Niraj Lal, Nick Roden, Prue Cormie, Robyn Williams (MC), His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AO, Francis Torres, Tim Brennan, James Aridas, Linden Servinis. Front left: Dr Ian McLeod (judge), Michael Smout, Lydia Tong, Lisa Schafranek, Prof Lyn Beazley (judge), Nick Marchand (judge). Photo: OK-White Lane. © International FameLab.

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