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Student Poster Competition winners 2015

The four finalists of the Health Sciences cancer research student poster competition presented their work for the judges in front of a large audience in Wellington.

Congratulations to the winners!

First place: Connie Gilfillan

Taking the top prize and a cash reward of $750:

CROSS-PRESENTING DENDRITIC CELLS ARE NECESSARY FOR ANTI-TUMOUR IMMUNOTHERAPY BY M.SMEGMATIS AND MONOSODIUM URATE CRYSTALS
Connie Gilfillan1,2 , Sabine Kuhn3, Evelyn Hyde1, Klaus Karjalainen4 , Christiane Ruedl4, Brett Delahunt2 Franca Ronchese1

1 Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington
2 Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington
3 Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
4 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Highly Commended

The three posters receiving prizes of $250 each were:

OTAGO MEDICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY PRIZE: SCREENING FOR PREDISPOSITION FOR GASTRIC CANCER IN MĀORI
Christopher Hakkaart, Parry Guilford

Department of Biochemistry, Otago School of Medical Sciences


ESTIMATING THE EFFECT OF RECENT SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS ON BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
Ruth Cunningham1, Diana Sarfati1, James Stanley1, Debbie Peterson2, Sunny Collings2

1 Department of Public Health
2 Department of the Dean, University of Otago, Wellington


THE ROLE OF ASCORBATE IN CONTROLLING HYPOXIA FACTORS IN RENAL CELL CARCINOMA
Christina Ernst1, Elisabeth Phillips1, Helen Morrin1,2, Margreet Vissers3, Bridget Robinson1,4, Gabi Dachs1

1 Mackenzie Cancer Research Group, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch
2 Cancer Society Tissue Bank, Christchurch
3 Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch
4 Oncology Services, CDHB