2018 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 3MT Competition is an opportunity for graduate research 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 University of Queensland.

2018 CCS 3MT heat participants. L-R: Ms Ee Yu, Ms Rosie Latimer, Mr Jasper Cornish, Mr Shane Nanayakkara, Ms Anna Beale, Ms Amy Searle, Ms Amy Wilson.

2018 CCS 3MT competition details

  • Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
  • Time: 2.00 - 3.00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre
  • The following prizes will be awarded at the Faculty 3MT Final: First Place $800, Second Place $500, Third Place $300, MPA People’s Choice Award $50 (plus entry into Monash Wildcard Competition)
  • Wildcard competition will be held to select an additional entrant in the Monash 3MT Final. The “People’s Choice” winners from each Faculty will compete against each other for a place in the Monash Final
  • See the flyer for more info
  • Rules and judging criteria can be found here.

2018 Prize winners:

  • First prize: Amy Wilson
  • Second prize: Rosie Latimer
  • Third prize: Jasper Cornish

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

Mr Shane Nanayakkara
Supervisors: Prof David Kaye, Dr Melissa Byrne
Thesis title: Mechanisms and therapeutics of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Department: Baker
Ms Ee Yu
Supervisors: Prof Karlheinz Peter, Dr Xiaowei Wang
Thesis title: Platelet function after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Department: Baker
Mr Jasper Cornish
Supervisors: Dr Raffi Gugasyan, Prof Paul Ramsland, Dr George Grigoriadis
Thesis title: The role of NF-kB1 in Fo B Cell homeostasis and function 
Department: Burnet
Ms Rosie Latimer
Supervisors: A/Prof Catriona Bradshaw, Dr Tim Read, Dr Lenka Vodstrcil, Prof Christopher Fairley
Thesis title: Mycoplasma Genitalium
Department MSHC
Ms Amy Searle
Supervisors: Prof Karlheinz Peter, Dr Xiaowei Wang
Thesis title: Bursting the bubble on abdominal aortic aneurysm: Utilising ultrasound to diagnose and selectively deliver gene therapy to the site of AAA
Department: Baker

Ms Amy Wilson
Supervisors: Prof Magdalena Plebanski, Dr Kirsty Wilson, A/Prof Mark Wright, Dr Andrew Stephens
Thesis title: Improving in vivo detection methods and immunomodulatory therapies for high-grade serous ovarian cancer
Department: Immunology 
Ms Anna Beale
Supervisors: Prof David Kaye, Dr Philippe Meyer
Thesis title: Exploring determinants of the overrepresentation of women in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Deaprtment: Baker

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