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The winners of the Student Poster Competition, an event held in conjunction with the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum, have been announced. They were presented with their awards at the Forum by Professor Catherine Day in front of a large and appreciative audience.

The judges particularly commended the exceedingly high standards achieved by the 33 entrants.

Posters were assessed on:

  • The validity of the scientific question and findings (5 points)
  • The communication of these ideas in the abstract and poster (5 points)
  • The students' ability to communicate these ideas verbally and to answer questions about their research (15 points)

First prize: Hanisah Azhari

Influence of the surfactant Tween 80 on aqueous self-assembly of Phytantriol

Hanisah Azhari1,2, Ben J Boyd3,4 , Mike Strauss5 , Shakila Rizwan1

  1. School of Pharmacy, University of Otago
  2. National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  3. Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia
  4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia
  5. Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Second prize: Joanne Choi

This prize is funded by Otago Medical School Research Society.

Continuous and simultaneous measurement of intraoral pH and temperature

Joanne Choi, Neil Waddell, Karl Lyons, (the late) Jules Kieser, Mauro Farella
Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago.

Third equal prize : Janine Tiu and Rosliza Abdul Manaf

Evaluating clinical molar preparations using the coordinate geometry method

Janine Tiu, Basil Al-Amleh, Neil Waddell, Warwick Duncan
Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago.

The views and experiences of wives and partners, of men who injected drugs in Malaysia, about HIV prevention: A qualitative study

Rosliza Abdul Manaf, Nigel Dickson, Sarah Lovell
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Highly commended: Kishore Rajendran

Artefact reduction using MARS spectral imaging

Kishore Rajendran, Anthony Butler, Nigel Anderson, Tim Woodfield
Department of Radiology and Centre for Bioengineering, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Commended: Neha N Parayath

Styrene maleic acid nanoformulations for oral anticancer drug delivery

Neha N Parayath, Sebastan Taurin, Khaled Greish
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Otago School of Medical Sciences.

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Learning Different Research Languages was the theme of the 2014 Health Sciences Research Forum held in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Thirty three Student Poster Competition entries were on display.

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