CCS Graduate Research Symposium 2018

2018 CCS postgraduate symposium winners:
(L-R Charithani Keragala, Michelle Wong, Lakshanie Wickramasinghe,
Amy Wilson, Angela Nguyen)

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