Congratulations 2020 SCS 3MT Competition final winners

Congratulations to our PhD students who presented their exceptional research at this year’s SCS Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final on Friday, 12 June.

Top L-R: Ben Amberg, Ellen Jarred; Centre: Penny Whiley; Bottom L-R: Penny Whiley, Madeleine Wemyss

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a national research communication competition that celebrates exciting research conducted by PhD research students. Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-scientific audience.

Ben Amberg was placed first in the senior category with his presentation on fetal surgery research, followed by second place winner Ellen Jarred.  Both Ben and Ellen will go on to compete in the Faculty 3MT final which will be held from 12pm Friday, 3 July to 11am Friday, 10 July.

Congratulations also to Madeleine Wemyss (Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases) who was awarded runner up in the Monash BDI 3MT competition for her presentation on ‘The Salmonella Effector toolkit‘.

Click the titles below to view the presentations.

SCS Senior category winners
1st place – Ben Amberg (The Ritchie Centre) | ‘Mrs Donald’s Balloon Experiment and Fetal Surgery
2nd place – Ellen Jarred (Centre for Reproductive Health) | ‘Same genes, different fates
3rd place –
Carrie Anne Ng (SCS) | ‘The Effects of Exercise on Bone Health in Older Adults’

SCS Junior category winners
1st place – Lachlan Dalli (SCS) | ‘Does one pill a day, really keep the doctor away? Examining the interplay between medication adherence and outcomes after stroke
2nd place – Penny Whiley (Centre for Reproductive Health) | ‘Bye bye baby! Understanding causes of male infertilityHudson Institute of Medical Research

SCS People’s choice winner
Winner of people’s choice is Quinton Luong (Centre for Cancer Research)| ‘I hate purple jelly beans

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