Tuesday, 24 November 2015

PhD student showcase symposium success

Professor Eric Morand and 2nd prize winner
Dr Moya Vandeleur
The inaugural PhD Student Showcase Symposium last Friday at MMC was an overwhelming success.

Chaired by our own students, ten outstanding PhD students from across various academic departments at SCS and Hudson Institute presented their research.

"The quality and diversity of laboratory and clinical research presented by these remarkable PhD students was frankly breathtaking," said Head, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health Professor Eric Morand, who opened the session together with Professor Bryan Williams.
First prize winner Natalie Bitto presenting
"Properties and transport of DNA carried
by bacterial  outer membrane vesicles"


"We know that the School of Clinical Sciences has the largest cohort of PhD students amongst Monash University's clinical schools and I am now more confident than ever that it is also the best."

First prize for best presentation was awarded to Natalie Bitto while Dr Moya Vandeleur received second prize.  The Students' Choice Award went to Lexie Prokopuk.


Professor Bryan Williams
presenting the Award to
Professor Rosemary Horne
Professor Rosemary Horne was given a special award in recognition of her exceptional and long service to the PhD program.

"I look forward to this symposium becoming a regular event on the academic calendar and representing an incredible forum for our diverse and talented staff and students to come together and share their research," added Professor Morand.


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