Vitae 3MT® 2018 Winner

Vitae 3MT® 2018 Winner


Congratulations to Owen Gwydion James, from the University of Edinburgh who the 3MT® prize with his three minute presentation titled 'Human myelin in a dish'. Owen won a £3,000 grant to spend on a public engagement activity of his choice by explaining his work to better understand multiple sclerosis. The judges admired his analogy to communicate complex ideas and his ability to demonstrate the potential impact of his work.

Owen said: “So chuffed to have made it this far and to win the prize! The competition is amazing for interdisciplinary research communication”.

Dr Justin Hutchence, 3MT® Chair and Researcher Training and Development Manager at the University of Oxford said: “The panel were impressed with the very high quality of all the presentations in 3MT® this year.  It was a very difficult job to separate the finalists, however we all agreed on who the winner should be.”

Jamie Khoo from the University of York won the People's Choice award, voted by an audience of over 300, with her engaging presentation challenging women's responses to beauty ideals.

Thanks to our official Sponsor, Taylor & Francis and to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for their prize-level support.

Clare Viney, CEO, of CRAC/Vitae said: “Vitae is very proud to host the competition, the real legacy are the 1200 researchers from 77 institutions that have taken part this year.”