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NUI Galway's Threesis
3 slides... 3 minutes... 3 judges...
Winners from grand finale on 29 November announced!
The winner of Threesis 2018 was James Blackwell with his talk "Finding brain tumours using ultrasound"
James is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council of Ireland.
In second place at Threesis 2018 was Katie Gilligan with her talk 'A novel therapy for breast cancer patients'.
Katie is a PhD candidate in the School of Medicine, based in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research. Her research explores a new novel therapy for breast cancer patients. The therapy aims to be more targeted and tolerated leading to a better quality of life for the patient undergoing the treatment. Her work is supported by the Irish Research Council.
Securing third place from the judges as well as being the Audience Winner, was Siobhán Morrissey with her talk on 'Enid Blyton: War and Nationalism'.
Siobhán is a second year PhD student in the School of Humanities. Her research focuses on twentieth-century children’s literature, with a particular focus on the works of Enid Blyton. In her research, she studies the colonial, imperial and nationalistic elements of children’s ﬁction.
Threesis invites researchers on a journey. To communicate research stories - clearly and concisely.
In October 2018 Threesis challenged all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway to participate.
There were some rules. 3 minutes. 3 slides. 3 judges.
After a series of six heats, the grand finale took place on 29 November.
Threesis was last held in 2016, when the winner was Bárbara Oliveira, for her presentation on using microwave breast imaging to enable more accessible and affordable cancer screening.
Bárbara went on to become a runner-up Thesis-in-3, and a finalist in ResearchFest 2017.
See Bárbara in action in this video.
The 2016 competition consisted of quick-fire presentations, with NUI Galway researchers presenting three slides, in three minutes, to three judges. The competitors had come through a series of heats already held on campus, to take on the final challenge at a public event in An Taibhdhearc.
Watch our recap video here and read about the 2016 competition here.
The 2015 competition winner was Paul Mannion who discussed the ‘GEEC 2.0 - Galway Energy Efficient Car Design and Development’ project which was in construction phase at the time. The project's aim was to improve fuel efficiency through improved aerodynamic design and it has since gone on to achieve great results.
Watch our recap video or click hereto read about it.