Festival of Postgraduate Research 2014 - Winners Announced

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2014 04:30 PM |
Winners of tenth postgraduate research festival announced

The winners of the University's tenth postgraduate research festival, which was held on Thursday 26 June, have been announced:

Peer Review and Media Prizes

The first prize to be announced was the Peer Review Prize sponsored by Elsevier; this prize was voted for by the presenters themselves and was won by Laura Delfino from the Department of Genetics for her poster "Come Fruit Fly With Me! A Genetic Model to Study Huntington’s Disease".

Next was the Leicester Mercury Media Prize for the entry with most potential as a media story. This was won by Ricky Trigg from the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine for his poster Circulating Free DNA: A "Liquid Biopsy" for the Early Detection of Cancer?

College Prizes

The prize for Best Poster (College of Arts, Humanities and Law) sponsored by Leicester City Council was won by Mireya Gonzalez-Rodriguez (School of Archaeology and Ancient History) for her poster Mid-Day Stroll in the Valley of Death, Libya.

The prize for Best Poster (College of Medicine, Biological Sciences, and Psychology) sponsored by Inspiration Healthcare was Greer Arthur from the Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation for her poster The Electricity of Mucus.

The prize for Best Poster (College of Science and Engineering) sponsored by the University of Leicester Alumni Association was Jasmine Sandhu from the Department of Physics and Astronomy for her poster A Statistical Study of Magnetospheric Plasma Mass Loading Using the Cluster Spacecraft.

The prize for Best Poster (College of Social Science) sponsored by the Leicester Mercury was Gina Fox from the Department of Criminology for her poster The Rehabilitative Lottery: Exploring the Delivery and Attitudes Towards Non-Accredited Programmes Delivered in a Private Prison.

A social scientist also won the prize for Best Poster (Distance Learning/Part-Time Research Students) - this went to Irina Lokhtina of the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management for her poster Academic Workplaces: How to Advance a Professional Career when Losing a Shared Vision for Involvement and Support.

Graduate Dean's Prize

Finally there was the main award - The Graduate Dean's Prize for Best Poster 2014. Despite the closeness of the competition, there could be only one winner and this was again Ricky Trigg Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine for his poster Circulating Free DNA: A "Liquid Biopsy" for the Early Detection of Cancer? Ricky received his prize from the Graduate Dean, Professor Sarah Hainsworth.

The Graduate School thanks all of the research students who took part in the 10th Festival of Postgraduate Research, the competition judges, and our sponsors.