Three minutes down, and a thesis gained

Rana Sawires 3MT photo
Department of Paediatrics PhD student Ms Rana Sawires won the 2022 Monash 3MT competition and will represent Monash at the Asia Pacific final

Congratulations to Ms Rana Sawires who won the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at Monash University on Thursday 25 August. Ms Sawires presented her entire PhD thesis in three minutes in a competition celebrating the richness of academic research.

Her efforts were awarded $5000 and she will go on to represent Monash at a virtual Asia Pacific final.

“It was a pleasure to present alongside the top HDR students from all the Monash faculties and hear about the amazing research work in the university. I'm thrilled to have represented the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and be awarded first place,” Department of Paediatrics, PhD student Ms Sawires said.

Her project, Snotwatch, applies novel spatiotemporal techniques to population-level data in order to identify associations between virus circulation and clinical health outcomes. This work can revolutionise approaches to clinical care, disease prediction and public health resource allocation.

Watch Rana Sawires and all 2022 Monash 3MT Final videos in the Monash 3MT web page.

About Monash University

Monash University is Australia’s largest university with more than 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its foundation, it has developed a reputation for world-leading high-impact research, quality teaching, and inspiring innovation.

With four campuses in Australia and a presence in Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of the most internationalised Australian universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical faculty in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we consistently rank in the top 50 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

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