The Birmingham 3 Minute Thesis competition came back with a bang in 2014 when the top two presenters from each College ‘heat’ competed head-to-head in the final which was held on Wednesday 11 June. The competitors were amazing but there could be only one winner and it was Chris Morgan, from the School of Biosciences (College of Life and Environmental Sciences).
Heres what he had to say about his success…
“Taking part in, and winning, the University of Birmingham’s 3 Minute Thesis final was a fantastic experience and the competition offered a great opportunity to get a brief insight into much of the compelling and diverse research currently taking place within the University.
Trying to condense 3 years of research into just 3 minutes was a real challenge, especially whilst trying to make it engaging, easy to follow and entertaining. However, constructing the 3-minute presentation really helped me to think about the significance of my own research, the impact it could have and, most importantly, how to make ‘the coordination of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis’ seem vaguely interesting. I’m looking forward to representing the University at the UK semi-final at York in July.”
Chris will go forward to the UK-wide 3MT semi-final at the University of York on 14 July 2014, and to compete for one of six places in the UK final at the Vitae Annual Conference in Manchester on 9 September 2014.
Chris will also go through to the Universitas 21 virtual 3MT final which will be judged at the end of October. The final will include research students from across the globe and will take place virtually via video entries.
We wish Chris all the best in the next stage of the competition, and we’ll post his winning performance (video) as soon as we have it!!