Strong competition at Monash BDI 3MT® final

The University of Queensland Three Minute Thesis
The University of Queensland Three Minute Thesis

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) PhD students compete annually in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) competition, displaying exceptional talent in their research fields.

Celebrating its 15th year, the University of Queensland 3MT® competition provides a platform for students to showcase their research and build on their academic and presentation skills. The students are tasked with delivering a typically 80,000 word thesis in just 3 minutes in a captivating way that can be understood by a general audience.

Congratulations go to each of the five exceptional PhD students who presented in the Monash BDI finals held on 15 June. The judging panel noted their decision was very difficult given the high calibre of presentations.

Mimi Lay was declared the winner and also took out the People’s Choice Award.  Mimi is from the department of Pharmacology (main supervisor Professor Wayne Hodgson) and her presentation was titled “Snake venom and adjunct treatments”. Mimi then also went on to win the runner-up prize and People’s Choice Award at the Faculty 2022 3MT ® Final.  As the People’s Choice Award winner, Mimi will represent the Faculty at the Monash University Wildcard competition on 1 August, the winner of which will be offered a place in the University Final as the Wildcard entrant.

The runner-up prize for the Monash BDI 3MT ® Final went to Georgia Cuffe, from the department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology (main supervisor Dr Mitchell Lawrence) for her presentation on “Turning up the heat to comBAT prostate cancer”.

Congratulations again to all of the Monash BDI 3MT® finalists. You can view Mimi and Georgia’s presentations below:

  • Winner and People’s Choice award: Mimi Lay (Pharmacology) – “Snake venom and adjunct treatments”

  • Runner up: Georgia Cuffe (Anatomy and Developmental Biology) – “Turning up the heat to comBAT prostate cancer”
  • Ashleigh Rogers (Microbiology) - “Riding the wave of host repair of infectious damage”
  • Madeleine Tancock (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) - “To die or not to die”
  • Mandy Li (Pharmacology) - “Cardiovascular medicine for diabetes and hypertension associated heart failure”

For more information, please visit the Faculty 3MT® website.


About the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University

Committed to making the discoveries that will relieve the future burden of disease, the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University brings together more than 120 internationally-renowned research teams. Spanning seven discovery programs across Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Development and Stem Cells, Infection, Immunity, Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity, and Neuroscience, Monash BDI is one of the largest biomedical research institutes in Australia.  Our researchers are supported by world-class technology and infrastructure, and partner with industry, clinicians and researchers internationally to enhance lives through discovery.