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Brilliant research presented at the Physiology, Pharmacology and Neurosciences Postgraduate away day

3 July 2018

This year the Physiology, Pharmacology and Neurosciences Postgraduate Away Day was held at Engineer’s house on the July 3.

The day was a great success, with 1st and final year PhD students presenting their work in the form of an oral presentation and 2nd year and MSc by Research students presenting their work in the form of a poster.

Ingeborg Hers, Postgraduate director PPN, said on the event:

“The quality of the talks was again excellent and lots of students contributed to the discussion by asking questions. Many thanks to Kathryn Bennett, Emma Roscow, Travis Bacon, Kirsty Lewis, Bartholomew Harvey and Daryl Purawijaya for excellent chairing of the sessions! 

All in all, an excellent postgraduate away day and I am looking forward to the next one next year!”

Everyone was invited to vote on the best 1st year talk, 2nd year poster, 3rd year talk and MSc by Research poster. For the second year running a representative from Tocris, Sandra Cuffe, attended the award ceremony and announced the winners of the final year talks: Jack Curran and Rob Lees. They received a cheque for 100 pounds and the now famous Tocris trophy and will have their names encrypted in the cup, so we can remember their achievement for many years to come! 

The 1st year winners were Valeria Oliva and Zoe Adams, 2nd year poster winners were Bartholomew Harvey and Katy Sutcliffe and MSc poster winner was Eleanor Conole. The prizes of 50 pounds amazon vouchers were handed out by our deputy head of school Professor Clea Warburton, who did a brilliant job at announcing the winners!

The event was also an opportunity to say goodbye to Dr Mike Ashby, who is stepping down from his role as postgraduate director and has been doing an excellent job in supporting our postgraduate students over the years. Many thanks also to Sarah Gazzard and Deborah Kay for helping to organise the away day and making sure everything run smoothly.

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