Published: 22 June 2018

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Poster Day 2018 winners

The winners of this year’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Poster Day – which gives postgraduate research students the chance to showcase their work and gain feedback from peers and research professionals – have been unveiled.

Commenting on the event, Neil Blake, Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research for the Faculty, said:  “This year’s poster day was a great success. We had a great turn out and our students did a fantastic job presenting their research. The standards were so high, the judges had a tough job picking the winners.”

Winners of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Poster Day

Nathan Allen from the Institute of Translational Medicine was the overall winner of the day, and received a £100 Amazon voucher for his poster on ‘Unbiased screening for Deubiquitinases with roles in cancer-associated Hippo signalling’.

Benjamin Hall was awarded the Best Overall MRes prize and received a £50 Amazon voucher for his poster titled, ‘Reoperation in glioblastoma: is it worth it?’.

The runners up each received a £50 Amazon voucher:

  • George Chiduza, PhD student in the Institute of Integrative Biology.

Poster Title: ‘Cancer Detection and Treatment using electrons: Targetting Amino Acid Transport using cryo-electron microscopy’

  • Angeziwa Chunga, PhD student in the Institute of Infection & Global Health.

Poster Title: ‘Exposure to Enteric Pathogens in Malawian Children’

  • Claire Howard, PhD student in the Institute of Psychology, Health & Society

Poster title: ‘Adaptation to post stroke visual field loss: a systematic review’

  • Danielle O’Loughlin, PhD student in the Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease

Poster Title: ‘Nanotopography of substrates directs the deposition of organised fibrillar  collagen by coneal stromal cells’

The winners of the Student Vote award each received a £25 Amazon voucher:

  • Asmaa Almohanna, PhD student in the Institute of Translational Medicine

Poster Title: ‘How Does Extracellular Acidification Increase Mouse Uterine Contractions? How much do we know?’

  • Panupong Thongprem, PhD student in the Institute of Integrative Biology

Poster title: ‘Torix group Rickettsia in aquatic insects: a common and underestimated symbiont.’

  • James Torpey, PhD student in the Institute of Integrative Biology

Poster title: ‘The Inhibition of Alpha Synuclein Aggregation Through the Use of Novel Peptide-Based Inhibitors’

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