Eighth Research Students Symposium a Success
The eighth annual SCMB Research Students Symposium held November 2012 has been hailed as one of the most successful to date, according to Head of School, Professor Melissa Brown.
The symposium, held on The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus, attracted over 200 registrations from MPhil, PhD, Masters and Honours students.
Over 60 posters were presented, and students were selected on the basis of submitted abstracts to give oral presentations.
The day, which also included scientific equipment supplier displays and participation by a number of learned societies, was concluded with a fascinating talk from guest speaker Professor Hugh Possingham FAA, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and the NERP Environmental Decision Hub .
Professor Possingham spoke about the importance of scientists' engaging with the public to explore the impact of their research.
The following prizes were presented:
Honours Poster 1st Prize – Nur Syafinaz Zainal
Honours Poster 2nd Prize – Imogen Bermingham
Honours Poster 3rd Prize – Talia Pettigrew
PhD/MPhil Poster 1st Prize – Kirsten Hanks-Thomson
PhD/MPhil Poster 2nd Prize –Lucy Young
PhD/MPhil Poster 3rd Prize – Nurdyana Abdul Rahman
Oral Presentation 1st Prize – Francesca Toselli
Oral Presentation 2nd Prize – Christopher Weir
Oral Presentation 3rd Prize – Lucy Weaver
ASBMB Best Presentation by an ASBMB Society Member - Fransecsa Toselli
ASBMB Second Best Presentation by an ASBMB Society Member - Christopher Weir
ASBMB Third Best Presentation by an ASBMB Society Member - Amirreza Rafiee
People’s Choice – Christopher Weir
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Congratulations to all presenters and guests.