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The popular EURAXESS Science Slam drew to a close on November 17, at Alliance Française in Bangalore.The EURAXESS Science Slam is an annual science communication competition of the EURAXESS Worldwide network.
The Slam India 2018 was organised in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to India, the Embassy of France, Alliance française Bangalore, NMIMS, IndiaBioscience, and with the support of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) and Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC). Between 16 July and 16 September 2018, researchers and students across India were invited to submit a short video for the pre-selection phase. A review panel consisting of experts in research communication pre-selected five finalists, who then competed for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer India 2018 at the live finals in Bangalore on 17 November 2018.
5 exceptionally talented young Indian researchers performed in front of an enthusiastic audience following which the audience and committee of science communication experts selected the winner: Prabahan Chakraborty, Graduate Student from NCBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Bangalore. He performed the Slam ‘How does stress affect our brain, and how can we fight back’.
The winner of this year’s India Science Slam earned a roundtrip ticket to Europe, and the unique chance to network with research peers in one of Europe’s top research institutes.The other finalists were Nidhi Rawat, Charu Seth, Gita Singh and Viraj R. Torsekar.
The EURAXESS Science Slam offers a platform for young research talents to showcase their work outside of the formal constraints of a research lab or classroom. The finalists are judged on the basis of their ability to capture the audiences’ attention with a precise, accessible and original introduction to their research topic.
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