Vitae 3MT UK semi-finalists 2014

Meet our 2014 semi-finalists! Each is the winner of their institution’s Three Minute Thesis competition.

Sonia Watson, School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen. The sense you didn’t know you had and why I want to control it

Christopher Morgan, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham. Coordination of meiotic recombination in the plant Arabidopsis

Dominika Bijos, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol. To pee or not to pee?

Giovanna Cossali, Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University. A novel device to eliminate Legionella, Pseudomonas and other pathogens

Katherine Deerfield, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University. Heavenly bodies: women in outer space

Alexander Kachkaev, giCentre, School of Informatics, City University London. Leisure routing for pedestrians based on the wisdom of the crowd

Emily Williams, Sport and Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise Science, Edge Hill University. Physiological and psychological influences of deception on cycling time trial performance

Emma Hodcroft, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Virus or host? What determines time to AIDS? (FINALIST)

Richard Middlemiss, School of Physics and Astronomy, and School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Saving the world with springs (FINALIST)

Anna Cocking, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. To stick or not to stick (FINALIST)

Alison May, Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology, King’s College London. What’s hot and what’s snot! Understanding our respiratory glands (FINALIST)

Dongshuo Wang, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University. Exploring the Chinese international students' perception of being and staying well at a UK university

Rachael Kelley, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds. What happens if Mum doesn’t know best?

Omolara Okunuga, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester. Fingerprint of Death: Quantifying the Smell of Death for Forensic Science

Rhys Anderson, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. The role of DNA damage in ageing (FINALIST)

Leora Hadas, Department of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham. Selling genius: authorship as marketing in the media industries

James Kennedy, School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth. Social robots for child education

Hefin Jones, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London. Immune cells stop inflammation by sending parcels with ceasefire orders

Sammie Buzzard, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. A slippery situation? Modelling Antarctic ice shelf surface melt

Carly Lynsdale, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield. Pachyderms, parasites and poo: linking individual variation and parasite infection in semi-captive Asian elephants (FINALIST)

Paul Gow, Faculty of Physical Sciences & Engineering, University of Southampton. Emitters for terahertz

Bridget Kerr, Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology, Swansea University. What it takes: on probation

Davina Kirkpatrick, Creative Industries, University of the West of England. Stories, lost voices and absence through loss and landscapes; a practice-based study of personal grief narratives and collaborative projects

Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Predicting life-threatening infections in children with cancer

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