Congratulations to all participants of the Faculty's 3MT Competition

The Faculty of Science hosted a Three Minute Thesis competition on 31 May. The event was an excellent showcase of the great research happening across the Faculty and gave participants the chance to prepare for the University’s central 3MT competition, which will begin in July.

The 12 participants, all active PhD and MPhil students, were judged on the comprehension and content, engagement and communication of their presentations.

The winner's of this year's competition were presented their awards by Prof Karen Day, Dean of Science, and Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria's Lead Scientist.

Winner: Shazia Ruybal-Pesantez – School of BioSciences (Why is it so difficult to control Malaria?)

Runner-Up: David Kirszenblat – School of Mathematics and Statistics (Using column generation to solve an aircrew training timetabling problem)

People’s Choice: Oliver Thomas – School of BioSciences (Otolith chemistry: mechanisms of incorporation and application to the study of black bream early life-history)