Category: Students

Celebrating 10 years of successes in the Department of Medicine

Members of the Department of Medicine
Clockwise from TLHC: MSc Human Molecular Genetics alumni at this year’s graduation ceremony with Professor Toby Andrew and Dr Filippo Tamanini; Vanessa Powell, Joanna Thompson, Vicky Salem and Leah Grey, who helped to lead and coordinate the Department’s successful Athena SWAN Silver Award renewal; Members of the Paediatric Infectious Disease research team at this year’s President’s Awards ceremony; Dr Djordje Gveric and Professor Richard Reynolds working in the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Tissue Bank.

Before the launch of the new Faculty of Medicine structure on 1 August 2019, we reflect on a decade of successes in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London.

This overview captures just a small number of the countless contributions of our staff and students over the years. We would like to thank all members of the Department, past and present, their immeasurable hard work, friendship and support.


Marianna Kapsetaki presents PhD research at 4Cs SciComm Competition

Marianna Kapsetaki
Marianna Kapsetaki

Department of Medicine PhD student Marianna Kapsetaki shares her experience of participating in the Graduate School’s 4Cs SciComm Competition. The event saw 21 postgraduate students from across the College challenged to present their research in three minutes in accordance with the 4Cs: Creativity, Content, Clarity & Charisma.


PhD Travel Award winners share their conference experiences


The Department of Medicine sponsors three rounds of travel awards every year for PhD students, allowing them to attend conferences to travel and present their work.

We heard from three recent winners – Mai Alzaydi, Hung En Lai and Francesco De Virgiliis – about their experiences of attending international conferences with the help of DoM Travel Awards funding. (more…)

In profile: Dr Wayne Mitchell, Senior Teaching Fellow

Wayne Mitchell

Dr Wayne Mitchell is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine. Earlier this year, he was awarded a President’s Award for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience in recognition of his efforts to create a better learning environment for students. We spoke to him more about his role for the latest instalment of our Staff Profile series.


DoM PhD students shine in Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners, Judges and Host 2018

Congratulations to Department of Medicine PhD students Maria Lucey and Hannah Maude, who were awarded second and third place respectively in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018.

The competition took place at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus on 24 April. Participants were challenged to condense their doctoral research in to a talk of 3 minutes or less, convey it to a diverse audience, whilst demonstrating the relevance of science in society, and the contribution their research makes to our day-to-day lives.

We asked Maria and Hannah to tell us more about the competition in their own words. (more…)

Gallery: Rising Scientist Day 2018

The Department hosted its annual celebration of PhD research on 5 February 2018. Rising Scientist Day gave students the opportunity to showcase their work in the form of poster presentations and talks.

The day also featured insights from early career researchers, who discussed their transition from PhD to postdoc. Find out what they had to say on the Imperial Medicine Blog.

Browse photos from the day below