3MT Semi-Finals

27 April 2016, 2.00 PM - 27 April 2016, 4.00 PM

Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, Bristol

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit: 3 minutes.

The Bristol Doctoral College, in collaboration with the Bristol SU Postgraduate Network, are pleased to support the University of Bristol's Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT).

What is a Three Minute Thesis?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland. It challenges postgraduate research students to present their research and it's impact in language that everyone can understand. The key is to be precise and concise with a sprinkling of flair. Examples of last year's winners are available on our YouTube Channel.

This year's semi-finals will be held on 27 April in the Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, from 2-4pm. 

Get your ticket.

More about this year's semi-finalists:

  • Sam Briggs - Polymers to Protocells: How can Chemistry help us understand the Origins of Life?
  • Derreck Van Gelderen - Preventing Future Nuclear Catastrophes
  • Lindsey Sinclair - Doomed to dement? APOE genotype and cognition in adult life
  • Leanne Melbourne - The Future of the UK Coastline
  • Meera Shah - Dogs, Cats and Methadone
  • Sami Alsalmi - Acquisition of Implicit Knowledge of L2 Syntax: Input Modalities and Working Memory
  • Elena Gerola-West - Enlarging Translation Studies: Litracy and Cultural
  • Clara Montgomery - Electric bees: why it helps to be positive
  • Amy Burchell - Disrupting kidney nerves to treat high blood pressure – can we predict who will respond?
  • Gonzalo Velasco-Berenguer - Philip and Mary: An Anglo-Spanish Honeymoon or a Marriage Made in Hell?
  • Hugo Rego Campello - Cytisine: the end of tobacco addiction
  • Haner Lin - Popular Religion in the Process of Chinese Modernity: A Case Study of Rural Chaozhou, Southeast China
  • Jane Cowan - Do coloured overlays and lenses help reading?
  • Said Macharkah - Analysis of Multiple Span Steel Reinforced Concrete Beams Retrofitted with Near Surface Mounted Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
  • Emmanuelle Casanova - Bringing dairying up to date
  • Sam Abbott - Assessing the Evidence for Universal Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccination in England
  • Keri McNamara - Discovering African Volcanic Eruptions
  • Pouya Sadeghi Pour - Human skin cell can be used to regenerate damaged hearts
  • Ji Hyun Park - Exploiting the addiction of cancer cells for selective cancer therapy
  • Julie Williams - "OK, I'll wear the braces- but can I chew gum?"
  • Nikki Mackie - Using tri-axial accelerometers to determine energies of hazardous movements for laying hens in aviaries
  • Nicola Young - Picturing the plumbing of a supervolcano
  • Anna Baker - 4D Materials: Programming Shape Change into Hydrogels

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