Prof Nigel Slater with winner Fanny Yuen and runners up Maria Luisa Botero, Chris Boyce and Felicity Bartholomew
The winner of the award for best talk for the third year graduate conference was Fanny Yuen. She was presented with her prize by Head of Department Professor Nigel Slater at a reception on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.
Fanny spoke on The role of intrinsically disordered proteins under conditions of abiotic stress.
The second prize went to Chris Boyce, for his talk on Fundamental studies of the physics of gas-solid fluidisation and in joint third place were Maria Luisa Botero, with Sooting characteristics of liquid hydrocarbons in diffusion flames, and Felicity Bartholomew, Dynamics and structure: a study of gelation in a non-aqueous colloidal system.
Prof Slater commended all the students for some good quality presentations, and for their ability to field questions both smart and dumb.The winner of the best second year poster at the graduate conference was Michael Gottschalk for his project, System based proteomic enrichment analysis of major psychiatric disorders.
There was a three way tie for second place between Christian-Pierre Guyader, Novel peptide mediated siRNA delivery, Jiyeong Chun, Functional silk-like protein and Hilary Fabich, Imaging of heterogeneous systems using ultrashort echo time (UTE) MRI