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 Three-Minute Thesis Competition is an opportunity for GR 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.

2023 CCS 3MT details

  • Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023
  • Time: 1-2:15pm
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 5, The Alfred Centre
  • Chair: Prof Nicola Harris
  • Judges: Prof Terence O'Brien, Dr Miles Andrews and Ms Jessica Duffy
  • See flyer for participants' details (including  thesis titles and supervisors)
  • See program for presentation times


2023 CCS 3MT participants
2023 CCS 3MT participants L-R: Top row - Shannen Walker, Roxane Dilcher, Tyrone Chen, Katherine Kenyon Bottom row - Pavika Thevar, Thomas Collins, Siqi Li

Congratulations to our winners!

1st : Shannen Walker (Baker) - Using novel mouse models to identify therapeutic pathways to treat mitochondrial dysfunction

Runner-Up: Thomas Collins (Baker) - Exploring how cardiometabolic disease impacts the immune cell lipidome

People's  Choice: Thomas Collins (Baker) - Exploring how cardiometabolic disease impacts the immune cell lipidome

Faculty 3MT key dates

  • Faculty Finals: Week of 21 - 27 June (date TBC) -  Live event. Students will present in-person to both a physical and virtual audience
  • Faculty 3MT website

Monash 3MT key dates

  • Monash University Wildcard competition: Week of 17 July (date TBC) - Live event
  • Monash University Final: Week of 21 August (date TBC) - Live event
  • Monash 3MT website

Asia-Pacific Semi-Final and Final (Virtual)

  • Asia-Pacific Semi-Final (Virtual): 25 September
  • Asia-Pacific Final Showcase & Judging (Virtual): 9 October
  • Asia-Pacific Final (Virtual) - winners announced: 18 October

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