Rising Scientist Day 2019

The Department of Medicine hosted another successful Rising Scientist Day on Monday 4 February. The annual showcase provided an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of the Department’s PhD students.

The event, organised by the Higher Research Degrees team, was held in the Wolfson Education Centre at the Hammersmith Campus. The programme included a poster session, a ‘3-minute thesis competition’, guest speakers and networking drinks for all attendees.

The day’s prize-winners were as follows:


1st place: Jonas Mackerodt, ‘In vivo dynamics of human T cells’ (Infectious Diseases)

2nd place: Elisabeth Serger, ‘Intermittent Fasting promotes Axonal regeneration in the Peripheral Nervous System’ (Brain Sciences)

3rd place: Leon de Boer, ‘WNK1 regulates T cell adhesion and migration’ (Immunology and Inflammation)

3 Minute Thesis Presentations

1st place: Akshay Sabnis, ‘How Colistin Kills’ (Microbiology)

2nd place: Hannah Maude, ‘The use of genetic maps to identify genetic causes of Type 2 Diabetes’ (Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism)

3rd place: Vasha Kaur, ‘Can the Gut talk to the Ovary’? (Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism)

Well done to everyone who participated!

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