PhD students’ exceptional research on display in Monash BDI 3MT final

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) PhD students compete annually in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition, hoping ultimately to represent Monash University at the Asia-Pacific Final.

An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take nine hours to present. Students competing in 3MT have just 3 minutes! With only one slide to assist them, students must explain their research compellingly – and in language that can be understood by a general audience.

There were seven strong contenders in the Monash BDI 3MT finals held last week. Tightly contested, the two winners were Samoda Rupasinghe (Pharmacology - main supervisor Dr Brad Broughton) and Rachel Farquhar (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – main supervisor Professor Jamie Rossjohn), each taking home $200.

Both Samoda and Rachel will go on to compete in the online Faculty 3MT final which will be held from 12pm Friday, 3 July to 11am Friday, 10 July. Be sure to watch the contestants and vote for the people’s choice award!

Congratulations also to Madeleine Wemyss (Microbiology – main supervisor Dr Jaclyn Pearson) who was awarded runner-up, receives $100 and the opportunity to present at the Faculty final should either Samoda or Rachel be unable to compete.

The calibre of the speakers was extremely high, so the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Final promises to be both informative and entertaining. Support our Monash BDI representatives: add the online FMNHS Final to your diary now.

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About the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Committed to making the discoveries that will relieve the future burden of disease, the newly established Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University brings together more than 120 internationally-renowned research teams. Our researchers are supported by world-class technology and infrastructure, and partner with industry, clinicians and researchers internationally to enhance lives through discovery.