Congratulations 2020 SCS 3MT Competition final winners

By Hudson Institute communications

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.

2020 SCS 3MT Competition final winners
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’.

View the videos below of their 3MT 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’

VIEW VIDEO | Ben Amberg presenting his 3MT
VIEW VIDEO | Ellen Jarred presenting his 3MT

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 infertility

VIEW VIDEO | Penny Whiley presenting her 3MT

SCS People’s choice winner

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

VIEW VIDEO | Quinton Luong presenting his 3MT

Monash BDI 3MT competition runner up

Runner up Madeleine Wemyss (Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases) | ‘The Salmonella Effector toolkit’

VIEW VIDEO | Madeleine Wemyss presenting her 3MT

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