Poster Day 2012

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:

Prof. Karen Ross with HSS first prize winner
Prof. Karen Ross with HSS first prize winner, Yusra Khogeer

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

Prof. Graham Kemp with HLS first prize winner, Giovanni Pellegrini
Prof. Graham Kemp with HLS first prize winner, Giovanni Pellegrini

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.

Dr David Joss with the first prize winner, Sergio Mauri
Dr David Joss with the first prize winner, Sergio Mauri

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

Joss Wright with student first prize winner, aria Byrne-McCann
Joss Wright with student first prize winner, aria Byrne-McCann

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:
Co-operative Robots

Mazen Almehmadi, Institute of Infection and Global Health:

For the full list of prize winners and commended posters, together with additional photographs, visit the Graduate School Web pages:

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!