UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Dean's Research Prize

24 March 2016


The Faculty of Medical Sciences held its fourth annual Dean’s Research Prize Event on Thursday 11th February to celebrate students’ success in research. 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 portfolio. 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.

The 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.  As expected, 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:

Postgraduate Research Student:

Madhur Motwani (Division of Medicine)

A novel translational model of resolving acute inflammation

Postgraduate Master's Student:

Marco Bolgeri (Urology MSc, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science)

Neutrophils Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin as biomarker of renal injury in patients with unilateral ureteric obstruction due to stones.

Undergraduate Project Student:

Ashish Rathore (Orthopaedic Science iBSc, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science)

Quantifying the Interaction Forces between a User and a Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeleton.


Jessica Eley (Division of Medicine)

Investigating the role of mTOR in tissue fibrosis

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

A big congratulations to Ashish and Marco, from our Division, on winning!