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Otago Uni Three Minute Thesis Competition 2011

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Published on Sep 14, 2011

The University of Otago 2011 Three Minute Thesis Competition final was held on Wednesday 31st August in the Dunedin College of Education Auditorium.

Find out about a PhD at Otago: http://www.otago.ac.nz/postgraduate/

Information about international study: http://www.otago.ac.nz/international/...

With just one Powerpoint slide and the clock counting down, each finalist had three minutes to communicate their research to the audience and the judges in an engaging and easy to understand manner, using only one slide.

Could you explain a doctoral research project to your granny, a journalist or your old schoolmates in three minutes or less?

The competitors and timings:

00:09:25
Jonathan Foo (Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington)
'Studies in the resolution of diabetes by gastric bypass surgery'

00:16:06
Kirsten Walsh (Department of Philosophy)
'The Seeds of Science. Experiment, measurement and mathematics in early modern natural philosophy'

00:23:15
Azrina Md Ralib (Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)
'Acute Kidney Injury in the Intensive Care Unit: Predictions of severity and recovery'

00:29:30
Yanwei Tan (Department of English)
'Weaving the past into an unfolding present: Subject formation in Maori novels'

00:36:25
Travis Monk (Department of Zoology)
'The Origin of Neurons: Computational modelling of the evolution of synaptic learning'

00:43:30
Jordana Norrish (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
'Tools for identifying and developing mathematically gifted children'

00:52:50
Hongjun Shi (Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington)
'Co-analysis of tumour protein expression and secretion: a method for cancer serum biomarker discovery?'

00:59:05
Carla Jellum, (Department of Tourism)
'Seeking Antarctica: An investigation into visitor motivations'

01:05:50
Jack Rivers (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
'Cannabinoid receptor 2 and its role in neuroinflammation'

01:14:30
Vice-Chancellor and competition judge Professor Harlene Hayne announces the winners

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