Thursday, 14 July 2016
Nine of our PhD students from the School of Pharmacy where given the challenging task of presenting their thesis to an intelligent lay audience in a Three Minute Thesis competition last week (Monday 5th July 2016, Adams Building).
This entertaining event, organised by Dr Andrea Vernall, was judged by guest judges Associate Professor Alison Cree (Zoology), Steve Ting (Centre for Science Communication) and Associate Professor Peter Dearden (Biochemistry and Divisional Associate Dean (Research)). Our students did not make it easy on them with all presentation being of a high standard.
It was PhD student, Deji Agbowuro, who received first place for his presentation. His research investigates the shortcoming of chlamydia treatment. Deji explained how anti-biotic resistance is a potential problem in treatment, with no current anti-biotic designed to target chlamydia.
Second place was awarded to Sasi Bhushan Yarragudi who is researching the intranasal muco-adhesive vesicular systems of neuropeptides for brain targeting. In other words, Sasi is looking at the development of an effective formulation that has a nose to brain delivery.
Third place went to Nagham Ailabouni who explained the importance of de-prescribing discontinuation of unnecessary medicines in frail older people in New Zealand.
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who were involved.