Graduate Research Symposium

2017 CCS postgraduate symposium winners (LtoR, Ms Erica Kim, Mr Matthew Snelson, Ms Ashley Conway, Ms Maria Selvadurai, Ms Minhee Halemba, Mr Paul Gill)

Central Clinical School's (CCS) annual postgraduate symposium aims to improve the visibility of students and their research projects on a larger scale and celebrate their achievements. PhD students throughout the AMREP precinct (Baker & Burnet Institutes and CCS) have the opportunity to explain their research to peers and colleagues. By participating, they can foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the AMREP based expertise and research. Students can make either oral and/or poster presentations, which are judged by a panel of senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes are awarded for outstanding work.

Participate for your chance to win

  • Most outstanding oral presentation: $400
  • Most outstanding poster presentation: $400
  • Second place oral presentation: $200
  • Second place poster presentation: $200
  • Third place oral presentation: $100
  • Third place poster presentation: $100
  • People's choice award (oral presentation): $50
  • Student raffle: $50

2018 Committee Members:

  • Mr Paul Gill - Gastroenterology (Chair)
  • Ms Angela Nguyen - Immunology & Pathology
  • Ms Lakshanie Wickramasinghe - Immunology & Pathology
  • Mr Daniel So - Gastroenterology
  • Ms Minhee Halemba - ACBD
  • Ms Ee Fang Yu - Baker Institute

2018 Photo Gallery:  Link


Oral Presentation:

  • Most outstanding: Angela Nguyen
  • Second place: Amy Wilson
  • Third place: Charithani Keragala
  • People's choice award: Lakshanie Wickramasinghe
  • Student raffle: Keith Potent

Poster presentation:

  • Most outstanding: Michael Keating
  • Second place: Michelle Wong
  • Third place: Keith Potent

No-Bell prize winner: A/Prof Mark Wright

Explain my graph: Prof Peter Gibson

Supervisors/lab heads get a chance to shine (and be critiqued)!

"No-Bell Prize" competition (introduced at the 2013 symposium)

Students nominate their supervisors or lab heads to contest for best non-technical communication and are judged by students.  The interviewee who uses the least number of jargon words wins the session and a prize.

Explain My Graph (introduced at the 2014 symposium)

In this extempore session, participants are given 3-4 data and summary slides from outside their specialty area and will have to present these slides to the audience. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to present the slides, followed by 2 minutes of questions from the audience. The best presenter wins the session and a prize.

Symposium archive