The six 3MT finalists 2016

Congratulations to our six 3MT finalists who will perform live to the participants at the Vitae annual conference dinner.

The final will take place on the evening of Monday 12th September 2016 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference. You can still join us to support and vote for your favourite candidate. 

The overall winner (chosen by the judges) will receive a £3000 grant to spend on public engagement activity, sponsored by Research Councils UK, and a £500 cash prize. Each of our five runners up will receive a £250 cash prize. Our headline sponsor for the 2016 Vitae 3MT competition is Taylor & Francis.

The ‘People’s choice’ winner will obtain an invitation to speak at the iconic Royal Institution in the spring of 2017, arranged by Speakezee

The finalists in alphabetical order by institution are:

Jennifer Horrocks, Geography, Durham University, How did Antarctica react to past warm periods?


Jonathan Lambert, lnstitute of Child Health, University College London, Fabry disease: can gene therapy clear the waste and revive cellular mojo?


Maddie Long, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Language and the Brain: The Skye's the Limit

Katie Groves, Psychology, University of Essex, Bodies in the mirror. Bodies in the brain. Towards electrophysiological biomarkers of body image disturbance

Nazira Albargothy, Clinical & Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Mapping the most efficient drug route into the brain

Melissa Colloff, Psychology, University of Warwick, Blame it on the beard

 View presentations of the other semi-finalists 

UK 3MT finalists 2016