Falling Walls Lab New Zealand was held at Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington on Tuesday with 18 New Zealand-based and 2 Fiji-based participants taking the floor for 3-minutes each to share their research project, business model or social initiative relevant to the world today.
Seer Ikurior (middle) won first place for breaking down the wall of resistant worms. Seer will now head to the Falling Walls Lab final and conference in Berlin to share his research to identify 'wormy lambs' from their behavior with ear-tag accelerometers and GPS monitoring devices, reducing the risk of resistant worms through overuse of treatment.
In second place was Jake Campbell (second left) for breaking the wall of unaffordable diabetes management – his research explores new methods of non-invasive medical sensing. In third place was Dr Catherine Tsai (second right) for breaking the wall of infectious disease – her research focuses on a novel vaccine strategy.
Congratulations to all of this year's participants at Falling Walls Lab New Zealand and thanks to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and to the distinguished jury for their support.