Three-minute Maestros

Three-minute Maestros

A big cheer for Patricia Graham and Yan Zhang, who are both winners in this year’s University of Tasmania Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on Friday at the conclusion of Research Week. Patricia’s presentation, titled “Gene hunting: Unravelling the causes of glaucoma blindness” received first prize overall. Patricia is a student with Kathryn Burdon. She received a $1,500 gift card and a trip to represent the University of Tasmania at the Asia-Pacific 3MT event at the University of Queensland. Good luck Patricia! Yan Zhang, a student with Ingrid van der Mei, won the People’s Choice Award for her presentation “Better understanding of progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS)”. Yan receives a $500 research travel grant. Patricia and Yan are pictured with the runner up, Lauren Roman (centre), from IMAS, who is studying marine debris ingestion by seabirds.