Introducing the lecturers of the Czech MasterClass certified training:
Malcolm worked as a senior producer (programme maker) at the BBC. He now produces his own podcasts, films, and media content. He also has experience as a radio presenter. Malcolm is a communication skills lecturer and personal coach
As a coach, he specializes in developing and supporting scientists, researchers, and academics in effective communication in the media, with news reporters, on TV and the web, as well as others. His clients include NASA, CERN, the British Academy, and numerous universities and institutions.
Malcolm lives with his partner Becky in England, and together they manage the company
Solid Gold Hat Ltd
Jat is the founder of Giving Voice, which organizes workshops and training on communication skills. He focuses on stage presentation and drama techniques. He is an English and drama teacher. He also enjoys fundraising and charity work. He cooperates with and trains personalities from the political arena and culture and institutions such as the British Council, Lycée Français de Prague, Charles University, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, etc.
Jat grew up in England. He now lives with his family in Prague.
She comes from Plzeň, graduated from the master's program at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, specializing in molecular biology, genetics, and virology, and is currently preparing for a doctoral study in leukemia immunotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň. Following her mother's example, she initially wanted to become an economist, then considered studying law and pursuing a career as an interpreter. In addition to English, she dedicated herself intensively to learning Russian. "In the fourth year of high school, I finally decided to dive into chemistry to increase my chances of being accepted into the Faculty of Science. When faced with a challenge, I give it my all," she recalls. In 2022, she applied for the FameLab competition and won it with a topic on cancer research. She then represented the Czech Republic in the international FameLab competition, where she secured the second place. Subsequently, she successfully participated in the Science Festival in Cheltenham, UK. Since then, she has been involved in science popularization activities such as stand-up performances, participation in discussion events, and recording the podcast "Taste (Nature)Science" with interesting scientific personalities. She is slowly starting her outreach activities on social media, especially on Instagram (
@ellisse13), where she shares her journey as a scientist with an autoimmune disease.
Panel of Judges
Introducing the panel of judges for the National Final of FameLab Czech Republic:
Jiří is a historian, geographer with a main focus on historical geography and the history of science. He works at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, lectures at the natural sciences faculties in the CzR but also on various occasions (and topics) for other schools and the public. As a television "chaser" from the TV show Na Lovu (Czech version of ITV - show The Chase), known under the nickname Dr. Omniscient, he has made more than a hundred competition shows, in the vast majority of cases as the winner over the contestants.
As a person who has been educating the nation for some time both in his field and in media activity, I am curious to see how the new generation of future scientists and popularizers of science will be able to demonstrate their work. I will be glad to meet many interesting people and hopefully I will be able to help the new generation of Czech science to better promote their amazing discoveries. And should they be afraid of me? Well, of course... I am able to find mistakes even in texts from completely unrelated topics :)
Eliška is a physician working in the field of preventive medicine and public health. She is also one of the initiators of the European Network for Research on Plant-based Diets (VESNA). As a university lecturer, she is responsible for teaching medical research methodology and teaches elective courses on health and prevention for vegetarians and vegans. She is currently studying nutritional epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Eliška is an occasional popularizer and winner of the national round of the Czech FameLab competition.
Eliška on DVTV on the subject of artificial sweeteners
Interview with Eliška at Active Beauty
Michael Londesborough was born in London but moved to the Czech Republic in 2002. He is not only involved in scientific work (research in the field of borane chemistry, and discoverer of the first laser borane), but he is also an important popularizer of science. He collaborates on projects with the British Council in Prague, on popularization projects of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Television and the National Technical Museum.
Everything about Michael
Rector of Charles University,
honorary president of the jury.