Thursday 22nd March: University Poster Day
Poster day is our annual celebration of research where all second year research students – from all subject areas – gather in Mountford Hall to present a poster on their research. Poster Day promotes the public communication of research by providing a showcase of the University’s research talent and it also helps participants develop communication skills. Prizes and commendations were awarded by the judges to those poster presenters that communicated their research best to a ‘degree educated general public.’ Thirty five judges drawn from all three faculties each examined a section of the exhibition and talked to the participants. The intensity of the research on view and the evident enthusiasm of the presenters made this a very interesting, enjoyable and involving process.
The winners and their poster titles are as follows:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
First Prize: Yusra Khogeer, School of Management:
Influential Marketing: The Literary Life of Anthropomorphic Mascots
Second Prize: Fatima Khan, School of Law and Social Justice: British Muslim Identity Post 9/11: Conflict Contradiction and Confusion
Third Prize: Devi Hardean, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures:
The Brown Atlantic: Questions of Triple Consciousness
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
First Prize: Giovanni Pellegrini, Institute of Translational Medicine:
From Rat Poison to Personalised Drugs: an Example of Translational Medicine.
Second Prize: Achchuthan Shanmugasundram, Institute of Integrative Biology:
Comparative Metabolic Analysis of Apicomplexan Parasites
Third Prize: Mark Cobb, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society:
Assessing the Spiritual Needs of Palliative Care Patients.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
First Prize: Sergio Mauri, School of Physical Sciences:
Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecules on Surfaces
Second Prize: Anita Peacock, School of Physical Sciences:
Polymer-Functionalised Inorganic Nanoparticles for Long-Term Stem Cell Tracking
Third Prize: Sarah Hindley, School of Engineering:
Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition of ZnO Nanowires
The Guild Student Prize went to the following:
Maria Byrne-McCann, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures:
Catherine McAuley: Sister of Mercy
Ali Bojarpour, School of Electrical Engineering and Computor Science:
Mazen Almehmadi, Institute of Infection and Global Health:
The Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Dinah Birch praised the participants for the high standard of their work and thanked all the judges. The Skills Team were also thanked for their organisation with particular commendation for Ms Sandra Grigglestone who planned and executed the event with the help of her team of staff and volunteers. The smooth organisation and the excitement of the event generated a warm and friendly atmosphere as participants chatted, networked and discussed their research and interests.
Many people contributed to Poster Day but particular thanks to the Department of Music String Quartet for their excellent recital and to all at the Guild for their side of the organisation and for their feeding of the five hundred!