Three minute thesis competition

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Central Clinical School HDR students regularly compete in the "Three Minute Thesis" competition (3MT), offered in every Australian university. The CCS 3 Minute Thesis Competition is an opportunity for HDR   students to convey the relevance and importance of their research in just 3 minutes. It is an excellent opportunity to achieve a higher profile for research students and their work. The Monash 3MT finalist will then be invited to represent Monash University at the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition, which will be held in Queensland at the University of Queensland.

2019 CCS 3MT competition details

The School's annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition took place on 27 May, pitting seven brave young researchers against each other in a bid to explain their research in plain English, and in only three minutes. The competition is a wonderful opportunity to practice sharing complex but vital research with a lay audience.

Congratulations are due to all contestants for stepping up to the mark, but in particular the following winners:

  • First place: Lakshanie Wickramasinghe (Immunology) -  Lungs, Eyes and Wonder, baby.
  • Second place: Akshita Rana (ACBD) - Stroke, heart attack and a 'smart' little antibody: A tale unfolds
  • People's Choice: Hattapark (Jeff) Dejakaisay (Neuroscience) - Potential Role of Glutamate in the pathogenesis of Acquired Epilepsy in Alzheimer's Disease.

Lakshanie represented CCS at the  Faculty competition on June 17.

For more information on the 3MT competition, including the Faculty and Monash 3MT finals, see here.

Participants

 
Ms Rosie Latimer
Supervisors: A/Prof Catriona Bradshaw, Dr Lenka Vodstrcil, Prof Christopher Fairley
Thesis title: Mycoplasma genitalium- the new STI on the block
Department: MSHC
 
Dr Jillian Lau
Supervisors: Dr James McMahon, Prof Sharon Lewin
Thesis title: Antiviral treatment interruptions in HIV cure research
Department: Medicine
 
Ms Akshita Rana
Supervisors: A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer, Dr Erik Westein
Thesis title: Stroke, heart attack and a 'smart' little antibody: A tale unfolds
Department: ACBD
 
Mr Hattapark Dejakaisay
Supervisors: Prof Patrick Kwan, A/Prof Nigel Jones
Thesis title: Potential Role of Glutamate in the pathogenesis of Acquired Epilepsy in Alzheimer's Disease
Department: Neuroscience
 
Ms Lakshanie Wickramasinghe
Supervisors: A/Prof Margaret Hibbs, Dr Evelyn Tsantikos Thesis title: Lungs, Eyes and Wonder, baby.
Department: Immunology
 
Mr Feng Yan
Supervisors: Prof David Curtis, Dr Nick Wong, A/Prof David Powell
Thesis title: Unveil leukaemia stem cell signature use bioinformatics approach
Department: ACBD
 
Mr Sourabh Mehta
Supervisors: Prof Karlheinz Peter, Prof Alex Bobik
Thesis title: Surgical strike on atherosclerosis
Department: Baker

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