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3 Minute Thesis 2021 - Final

The annual 3 Minute Thesis competition for doctoral researchers at the University of Edinburgh - find out the winners!

About the competition

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The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and only one slide).

The University of Edinburgh has run a 3MT competition every year since 2013. Many of the University winners have gone on to do very well in the Universitas21 competition. The competition this year took place as an online virtual competition.

About the final

The University of Edinburgh Three Minute Thesis Competition online final took place on Thursday 24th June 2021 at 2pm-4pm. 

Nine finalists were selected from all three Colleges - and we now have our winners!

Congratulations to Michael Poon from the School of Medical Informatics, Usher Institute who won this year’s University of Edinburgh Three Minute Thesis Competition with his presentation ‘Building Bridges for Glioblastoma Research’

Congratulations also to Niamh McNamara from the Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh Medical School who won both the second place prize and the People’s Choice award with her presentation ‘The Brain as an Orchestra: The Role of Conductors’

3 Minute Thesis competition 2021 - watch the Finalists video presentations now!

Thanks to everyone who participated in, organised, judged, and attended this year's successful competition.