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Two Exceptional PhD Theses

Posted by on 20 July 2015 | Comments

Two doctoral theses with a supervision contribution from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have been named as 'exceptional' by the Division of Sciences. Congratulations to Clara Bah and Fanny Mondet.

A thesis is of exceptional quality when all three examiners of a candidate's thesis agree that the thesis is of an exceptional standard in every respect – research content, originality, quality of expression and accuracy of presentation – and is amongst the top 10% of the theses examined that year.

Clara Bah, “Generation of bioactive compounds from slaughterhouse animal blood using enzymatic hydrolysis.
Primary supervisor: Dr Aladin Bekhit, Department of Food Science
Secondary supervisor: Dr Michelle McConnell, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (25%)

Fanny Mondet, “Host-parasite interactions between the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and the mite Varroa destructor: Insights into virus infections and Varroa sensitive hygience.
Primary supervisor: Professor Alison Mercer, Department of Zoology
Secondary supervisor: Professor Vernon Ward, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (20%)

See the full list of Exceptional PhD Theses on the Division of Sciences website