MBio Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition
The MBio Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition will be held on Thursday 18th July, 2pm - 3pm in lecture theatre S4, bld 25, Clayton campus.
What is the Three Minute Thesis Competition?
Higher Degree Research candidates have three minutes to explain what they are researching in language that can be understood by a general audience. Students are only allowed to use one slide to assist them.
Students are judged on whether:
- the languaged used is appropriate to an intelligent lay audience.
- the talk is engaging, dynamic and compelling.
- the presentation has been inventive in a way that it has helped the audience understand the research.
The winners of the MBio Graduate School competition will go on to compete in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences final for a chance to compete in the University final.
Information for entrants
1. Eligibiligy, selection criteria and presentation guidelines can be found at the MIGR website.
2. Students must register online with MIGR by 24th May 2013 to be eligible to compete in the faculty final.
3. Each department will run a heat in order to select up to two students for entry into the MBio Graduate School competition. Departmenal HDR Co-ordinators will advise registered contestants of the details of the department event.
4. The MBio Graduate School will run a final involving the top students from each department. Two winners will be selected to represent the MBio Graduate School in the faculty competition.
The prizes are sponsored by Miltenyi Biotec Australia
Winners 1 and 2 will receive $200 each
Runner up will receive $100
Enquiries: Dr Shae-Lee Cox
Winner 1: Jessica Van Gent (Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology) -"Deal or No Deal:Cell fate choices in the developing testis".
Winner 2: Michael Kraakman (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) - "Russel Crowe and Lego Man. An unbeatable recipe for conveying complex biological phenomena to lay audiences". Michael also won the faculty competition.
Runner up: Adam Shahine (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) - "Severing the supply route between mycobacteria and host macrophages".
Winner 1 - Mohsin Sarwar (Department of Pharacology) - "The mechanisms of relaxin's cardiovascular effects".
Winner 2 - Priyangi Alwis (Department of Microbiology) - "Characterisation of Burhokderia pseudomallei two-component signal transduction systems".
Runner-up - Sarah Wilkinson (Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology) - "Prostate cancer: the usual suspects".
Winner - Dana Briggs (Department of Physiology) - "The future is fat".
2nd place - Kate MacKin (Department of Microbiology) - "Does Clostridium difficile form biofilms?".
3rd place - Sarah Wilkinson (Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology) - "Stromal hedgehog signaling mediates prostate epithelial cell transformation".
Winner - Renee Duncan (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) - "MASP-2 and C1s: the samurai of complement".
2nd place - Ken Walker (Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology) - "Nephrons in the kidney: the more the merrier?".
3rd place - Sarah Lockie (Department of Physiology) - "Forbidden fruit: why hamburgers are more tempting than apples".
4th place - Megan O'Reilly (Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology) - "Inhalation of high oxygen concentrations after birth: does it affect the development of the smaller airways of the lung?".