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Students showcase findings at Postgraduate Symposium

The annual Postgraduate Symposium

Visitors discover our latest research at the postgraduate symposium


The annual Postgraduate Symposium showcases innovative research undertaken by postgraduate students in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

The event was an opportunity for students to present their research findings to peers across the university and to find out common themes across their research.

The poster sessions were an opportunity for students to present their research and addressed different scientific themes including molecular and cellular biology, structural molecular biology, plant sciences, cardiovascular and sports science, genetics, ecology and evolution and integrative membrane biology.

Students from the second to final years also gave presentations of their work at the event, which was well attended by postgraduate students and academic staff from across the Faculty and the wider university community. Professor Jim Naismith from St Andrew’s University presented prizes to students for the best poster and the best presentation sessions at the close of the event.

Samantha Aspinall, Professional Development Coordinator, said: “The event is a fantastic opportunity for our postgraduate students to present their work to like-minded people from the scientific community. As well as highlighting the latest research findings in the Faculty it is a chance to share ideas and gave postgraduate students a forum to meet their peers and receive feedback on their research.”

The digital image competition, entered by staff and PhD students, was also judged at the event. The winning photos were taken by PhD student David Wrighton, and Lynne McKeown, Post Doctoral Fellow. All entries to the competition will be added to the Centre for Bioscience Image Bank.

The full programme is also available to download.

13th July 2010