2014 St Vincent's Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition
St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition participants.
12 June 2014
Garvan Neuroscience PhD student Ira Deveson, a member of Prof John Mattick’s RNA Biology and Plasticity lab, won the St Vincent’s Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition on 12 June.
Rodrigo Vazquez-Lombardi, from our Immunology Division, came second, while third prize went to Qian Du from our Cancer Division.
The 3MT Competition is a nationwide competition where postgraduate research students are asked to describe their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non‐specialist audience in just three minutes. They are allowed one presentation aid, a static powerpoint slide.
The event is run in stages, first within universities, and then between universities, the winners of the intra-faculty stage progressing towards the finals.
Nine UNSW Australia students who study on the St Vincent's Hospital campus participated in this first stage: seven from the Garvan Institute, one from Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and one from St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research. The three winners will go on to compete in the next stage, the UNSW Faculty of Medicine competion, held in on 24 July.