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4th Year Research Symposium and Best Speaker Competition

Posted by on 14 October 2012 | Comments

4th year students based in Microbiology and Immunology had a chance to present their year's research at the annual 4th Year Research Symposium on Friday October 12.  Thirteen speakers presented, with topics ranging from silver nanoparticles to tuberculosis.

This year the best speaker prize was jointly awarded to Kiel Hards and Victor Komarovsky.

Kiel presented his BSc(Hons) research, completed in Prof Gregory Cook’s lab, with a talk entitled "Activity and localization of the Mycobacterium smegmatis hydrogenase Hyd1".

Victor Komarovsky presented his BSc(Hons) research, completed in Prof Clive Ronson’s lab, with a talk entitled "Horizontal gene transfer to non-symbiotic rhizobia in legume nodules".

Elliott Dunn received a runner-up prize for his talk entitled "Macrophage and T cell distribution in autoimmune inflammation of the gut".  Elliott presented the first year of his MSc research completed in Dr Roslyn Kemp’s lab.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the 4th year speakers for providing excellent, high-quality and professional presentations.