Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Symposium
The Postgraduate Research Symposium took place on Friday 20 January. The event was a successful and enjoyable experience for all which contributed to both the Faculty in general and to the confidence and communication skills of our research students in particular. Staff across the Faculty were involved in organisation and in chairing sessions.
The talks and posters were of a very high level that would stand up against any academic institution and reflect the high standard of research students and supervisors in the Faculty. The overall winners, who were awarded Nigel Groome/Ahmed Al Qahtani prizes of a trophy and £400 to contribute towards research and conference travel, were as follows:
Health and Psychology theme - Oral presentation - Mellissa Prunty; Developmental Coordination Disorder: a focus on handwriting (Dept of Psychology)
Health and Psychology theme - Poster presentation - Sarah Hillier; The effects of an exercise intervention on premenstrual symptoms and quality of life in sedentary women with PMS. (Dept of Health and Sports Sciences).
Biological and Medical Sciences theme - Oral presentation - Saad Arif; Evolution of eye size in Drosophila (Dept of Biological and Medical Sciences)
Biological and Medical Sciences theme - Poster presentation - Amar Ghaisas (Dept of Biological and Medical Sciences).
In addition Patrick Esser (Sports and Health Sciences) was presented by Dr Al Qahtani with the annual Peakmed Young Scientist Award for young researchers who perform outstanding research in the medical field. Patrick was chosen because of the direct impact of his research on people’s lives and will be able to attend a conference of his choice in the Middle East. Dr Al Qahtani is a former research student who carried out research into diagnostic monoclonal antibodies under the supervision of Professor Nigel Groome and is now chief executive officer of Peakmed, a Saudi Arabian biomedical company.
Posted on 3 February 2012