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Nanoscience student Eleveld wins audience award national Famelab

14 May 2018

In the national final of FameLab, held in Utrecht, Marcel Eleveld took home the audience award. FameLab is the biggest science communication competition in the world. Young scientists (students, PhDs, postdocs and starting professors) have to present a scientific topic to an audience of laymen in under 3 minutes without using Powerpoint.

Nanoscience masterstudent Marcel Eleveld gave a presentation about the Eigen paradox of the origin of life (“Machinery for accurate (molecular) self-replication needs a lot of information to be encoded - but how do you obtain such machinery before the associated information can be accurately copied? ”).

The jury award was awarded to Jair Santanna (assistant professor at the University of Twente) who spoke about DDoS attacks and how they can be prevented.

Jaïr Santanna (left, Jury Winner, University of Twente) and Marcel Eleveld (Audience Award, UG). Photography by Joost Weddepohl
Jaïr Santanna (left, Jury Winner, University of Twente) and Marcel Eleveld (Audience Award, UG). Photography by Joost Weddepohl
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