Three Minute Thesis success for Centre PhD student Anna Sanchez Avila

screenshot from Anna Sanchez Avila's three-minute thesis recording showing her explaining her work

August 2021: Congratulations to our PhD student Anna Sanchez Avila, who won the University of Dundee 'Three Minute Thesis' competition, and progressed to the semi-finals of the UK-wide competition.

The Vitae 3MT® contest challenges PhD students to deliver a compelling presentation on their research topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. It was first developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, but quickly spread across the world.

Anna Sanchez Avila is a second-year Euan MacDonald Centre-funded PhD student in Dr Chris Henstridge's lab at the University of Dundee.

She won the University of Dundee competition and was a semi-finalist in the UK-wide competition with a presentation on her PhD research into MND entitled "Synapses and ALS: a tale of stars". Very well done Anna!

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Related links

Anna Sanchez Avila's profile

Dr Chris Henstridge's profile

Announcement of UK finalists and links to all presentations on the Vitae website

Euan MacDonald Centre PhD scheme


This article was published on: Monday, August 30, 2021