Talking Science Workshops

Do you think scientists should communicate their work clearly and precisely, and not leave it to the journalists and media? If you're tired of how science is misrepresented around you, or just want to be able to talk about science conversationally, join our workshop and become a skilled communicator.

Our workshops focus on public speaking and are highly recommended for interested slammers but also open for all students, PhD student and postdocs who want to improve speaking skills. Take this opportunity to train your communication skills in a small group with other researchers - get direct feedback and learn form eachother.

We are alway open for valuable suggestions how to improve our workshops, so contact as by email if you have any comments or ideas:

Workshop question

Science Slam Basel

We are looking for slammers for the Uni Basel Sustainability week 2019! Whether you're in math, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, history, psychology, social studies, arts or any field we missed here, if you have a topic that you can explain in a 10-minute talk to a lay audience, contact us:
The talk can be in German or English.


FameLab Competition 2019

Registration is open now!

FameLab is an international competition in science communication. Three judges select the best talk based on the three factors content, clarity, and charisma. The winner of the national final represents Switzerland in the international competition taking place at the Cheltenham Festival.
You can register if you are working in science or engineering in Switzerland. Register here:

Watch FameLab videos from the Swiss semi-final in 2015 here on this page (see below)!

Register now!

Francois-Xavier Hardy, University of Basel
Interstellar Clouds

Davide Racco, University of Geneva
Dark Matter

Priya Satalkar (2nd award), University of Basel

Atilgan Yilmaz, ETH Zurich
Cellular Reprogramming

Denis Shapiro (audience award), ETH Zurich
Modelling Biological Systems

Kishan Thodkar, University of Basel
The Thinnest Material in the World

Oskari Vinko (3rd award), ETH Zurich
Life of Brian

Janina Linnik (1st award), ETH Zurich

Adarsh Sitapat, University of Basel
Learn from the Best Teacher

Elena Nazarenko, University of Geneva
How to Save the Stars

Ganesh Pathare, Friedrich Miescher Institute

Elisabeth Meyer, Friedrich Miescher Institute
Collective Intelligence

We are a group of PhD students and researchers from different departments in Basel, e.g., Physical Chemistry (University of Basel), Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) or Biosystems Science and Engineering (ETH Zurich). We organize:

  • Science slams (surprise, surprise...)
  • Communication workshops for scientists
  • The FameLab competition in Basel (Swiss semi-finals)
Science Slammers and FameLabbers at Uninacht 2015
UniNacht 2015, 555th anniversary of University Basel, skuBAR.

You are a student or researcher in Basel and you would like to support us? Contact us and join our team!