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Research Student Conference and 3MT

Brunel University London Research Student Poster Conference 4-5 June 2019

Showcasing the best in postgraduate research

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Congratulations to all our winners and their supervisors:

1st place: Angel Naveenathayalan - £500

Poster title: Conceptual design and development of an organ – on- chip research tool to investigate the initiation, progression and treatment of bacterial vaginosis
Supervisor: Dr Ruth Mackay 
College: CEDPS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

2nd place: Ines Moreira - £500
Poster title: Development of a zebrafish model of inflammation – induced behaviour
Supervisor: Dr Luigi Margiotta-Casaluci
College: CHLS, Life Sciences 

3rd place: Keith Adams - £500
Poster title: A risk model for the venerability of the UK’s South Devon costal railway due to storm- related hazards
Supervisor: Dr Mohammad Heidarzadeh
College: CEDPS, Civil and Environmental Engineering 

4th place: Anna Fielding - £500
Poster title: Effects of anxiety on balance control
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Parton
College: CHLS, Psychology  

5th place: Zhi Xu - £500
Poster title: Chinese Contemporary Dancing Bodies in their dialogue with digital environments and technologies 
Supervisor: Professor Johannes Birringer
College: CBASS, Art and Humanities 

Graduate School award for best early stage researcher £250: Martina Vanova
Poster title: Reading skills in the schizophrenia spectrum, what we know and what we need to know?
Supervisor: Prof Veen Kumari
College: CHLS, Psychology 

High scoring, recognition certificate in each college:

CHLS: Emma Jane McLoughlin
Poster title: Characterising Effective Decision Making in Gaelic Football: A Focus Group Approach
Supervisor: David Broadbent

CEDPS: Monica  Pereira
Poster title: Communication Skills Intervention Based on Automated Detection of Multimodal Social Signals
Supervisor: Prof Kate Hone

CBASS: Rebecca Hampton-Flory
Poster title: A Socio-legal Analysis of Physician-Assisted Death and Voluntary Active Euthanasia: Developing a Hybrid Legal Model for the United Kingdom
Supervisor: Dr Gerard Conway




Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2019

This year the  Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) final took place in the Eastern Gateway on 20 March 2019.

Fifteen doctoral researchers from across all Collegess took part after making it through their college heat, earlier this year. Judging panel including: Prof. Julia Buckingham CBE, DSc, FSRB (Vice-Chancellor and President) , Prof. Mariann Rand-Weaver (Vice Provost Education), Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah (Chair in Creative Writing) , Prof. William Leahy (Vice Provost Students, Staff and Civic Engagement) and Juhi Kumar (former Three Minute Thesis 2018 at Brunel University London) had an extremely hard job to decide on the winners, due to the standard of presentations being so high.

Huge congratulations to all who took part and to our winners:

Saqlain Suleman, 1st place. College of Health and Life Sciences.Supervisory team: Dr Michael Themis and Dr Gudrun Stenbeck.  Title of 3MT: “Creating a cellular model of genotoxicity using cardiomyocytes derived from iPS cells.”

Nura Tijjani Abubakar, 2nd place & Audience ChoiceCollege of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Supervisory team: Dr Simon Taylor and Dr Anastasia Anagnostou . Title of 3MT: “A Scalable Cloud Infrastructure Architecture for Cloud-Based Distributed Modelling and Simulation.”

Saqlain Suleman will represent Brunel University London in the national online 3MT semi-final. The top six in the country will go on to compete in the National final, which should take part at the National Vitae conference in Birmingham September 2019.

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