2015 CCS 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 transnational final.

2015 CCS 3MT competition details

CCS 3MT took place on August 4 2015. Congratulations to Shanzana Khan who won the competition and to Ashlee Conway as runner up. Well done to all participants.


Andrew Guy

Thesis title: Assessing disordered proteins in Plasmodium falciparum and their importance as targets of protective humoral immunigy against symptomatic malaria

Department: Burnet Institute

Dominik Draxler

Thesis title: The plasminogen activation system in traumatic brain injury

Department: Australian Centre for Blood Diseases

Waled Shihata

Thesis title: Pathophysiological effects of high intraluminal pressure on cardiovascular disease

Department: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Shanzana Khan

Thesis title: The influence of Y chromosome lineage in vascular function, inflammation and blood pressure regulation

Department: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Ashlee Conway

Thesis title: The characterisation of red cell mutants identified in an ENU mutagenesis screen

Department: Australian Centre for Blood Diseases

Paddy Dempsey

Paddy Dempsey

Thesis title: Breaking Up Prolonged Sitting: Implications for Prevention & Management of Type 2 Diabetes.

Department: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes  Institute

CCS 3MT Prizes

Winner - $300 - Shanzana Khan
Runner up - $200 - Ashlee Conway
People’s choice award - $100 - Ashlee Conway (Sponsored by Monash Postgraduate Association)

Judging Panel

Prof Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka (Chair)
A/Prof Rebecca Ritchie
Dr Gavin Lambert  
Dr Sebastian Dworkin
Prof Rob Medcalf
Presentation of prizes by Prof Stephen Jane  (MC)

Key dates

  • CCS 3MT: Tuesday 4 August 2015 1-2pm, AMREP lecture theatre, ground floor, AMREP building
  • FMNHS 3MT Final: Friday 21 August 2015, 1-2.30pm Venue: 16 Rainforest Walk/Science Lecture Theatre S3, Building 25, Clayton Campus
  • Monash University 3MT Final: Friday 16 September
  • Trans-Tasman Final, University of Queensland: Friday 2 October

3MT Final Prizes

  • 1st place: $5000
  • Runner up: $2000
  • People's choice award: $1000
  • MPA encouragement award: $250
  • 3MT Archive