CBS names winners of the Three Minute Thesis College Heat

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Madison Turner and Christabel Osei-Boateng

Madison Turner, PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Christabel Osei-Boateng, MSc student in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, have been named winner and runner-up at the College of Biological Science’s Three Minute Thesis Heat. They will both go on to represent the college at the university-level competition on April 24.

Madison won the competition for her presentation, “Capturing a microscopic dance: Insights on the proteasome,” and Christabel was named runner-up for “Strengthening the playbook on injury detection: Tackling the effects of contact sport on brain health.” Madison and Christabel will receive gifts cards for $250 and $150, respectively.

Madison is working with Dr. Siavash Vahidi in MCB, while Christabel is working with Dr. Mike Tymko in HHNS.

The Three Minute Thesis competition challenges master’s and PhD students to present their research and its impacts in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges, distilling complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way. Competitors are allowed one slide, but no notes and no props. 

U of Guelph’s Three Minute Thesis Final Competition will be held April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ARC Arts Auditorium in MacKinnon. All are welcome to attend. The winner of the university-wide competition will receive a $1,000 prize towards their tuition and will go on to the provincial final held May 8 at Lakehead University.

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