University of Adelaide represented at international FameLab

The biggest FameLab International Final yet kicks off on June 9, with 27 candidates from all over the world taking part in the final rounds at Cheltenham Science Festival!


Erinn Fagan-Jeffries took out the Australian FameLab Competition, and has travelled to Cheltenham, UK to represent the University of Adelaide, and Australia, in this international science communication competition.

Erinn will be presenting her PhD research which surrounds the morbid life cycle of a type of parasitoid wasp.

A parasitoid wasp procreates by laying it’s eggs inside a caterpillar. The larvae then eat the caterpillar from the inside out, taking care not to eat the caterpillars vital body parts too soon.

Erinn gives us all the gory details of this fascinating lifecycle in the latest eScience mag.

Find out how you can get involved with Erinn’s citizen project, The Caterpillar Conundrum.

Erinn competes in the semi finals on the 8th of June.

Watch the competition final via livestream at 5:00am on the 10th of June. You can also download the competition brochure, and cheer Erinn on using the hashtags #famelab and #cheltscifest.

Good Luck Erinn!

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