UCL Division of Medicine


Dean's Research Prize 2016

11 April 2016

Students in the Division of Medicine took several prizes at the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ fourth annual Dean's Research Prize held on 11th February 2016: 

dean's research prize 2016

 Jessica Eley (UCL Respiratory) won 1st prize for the 3 Minute Thesis presentation (UCL Respiratory also had one of the other two 3MT finalists, Tanvi Agrawal); Madhur Motwani (Centre for Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) won 1st prize for best PhD student oral presentations, & Marco Bolgeri (MSc Urology) won 1st prize for best poster by a post-graduate taught student. Congratulations to all.

The Faculty

The Faculty has over 3000 students including 900 Masters and 450 Research students and a flavour of their research achievements was highlighted at the event in the form of research talks and posters. All Divisions were represented by a PhD student who spoke about their work and representatives from the highly successful MBPhD, Grand Challenge and Impact programmes also contributed. Posters were on show representing 26 Masters and iBSc programmes showcasing the contribution these make to the Faculty’s research. A 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was also arranged and three heats of 10 3MT presentations were held in the morning and the winners of each heat invited to present in the main afternoon event.  The event was attended by over 60 staff and students who engaged with both the talks and the posters.

Posters and presentations were judged by Prof Mark Emberton (the Dean), Prof Pete Delves (Vice-Dean Education), Dr Dave Spratt (Faculty Graduate Tutor – Research), Prof Tim McHugh (Faculty Graduate Tutor – Taught), Dr Julie Olszewski, Dr Anne Griffin, Prof Robin McAnulty and Dr Gavin Jell.  The standard was extremely high and all participants should be congratulated for both their presentation skills and calibre of the research undertaken. The winners were:

Madhur Motwani, Division of Medicine (pictured below being congratulated by the Dean, Prof Mark Emberton)

A novel translational model of resolving acute inflammation

Jessica Ely will go forward to represent the Faculty at the UCL wide final in May/June this year.

All participants will receive a certificate and additionally the winners will receive a cheque for £150.