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School Hosts 3rd National Veterinary Student Research Conference

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute recently hosted the 3rd National Veterinary Student Research Conference.

National Veterinary Student Research Conference winners
From left to right: Best Oral Presentation: Eleanor Best, University of Bristol. Best Snapshot Presentation: Charlotte Thompson, University of Cambridge. Professor Linda Wooldridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol. David Collie. Best Poster: Menguxuan Zhang, University of Edinburgh. Best Equine Abstract Runner-Up: Daniella Teo. Best Equine Abstract: Maxim Bembinov.

The Dick Vet was pleased to host the 3rd National Veterinary Student Research Conference. This event, funded through the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) programme, has now become a shared fixture in the undergraduate calendar of UK vet schools. 

With invitations extended to all UK veterinary undergraduates, the conference provided a platform for presenting research data, as well as hearing from students and veterinary scientists about their choices and experience in this regard.

Every vet school in the UK was represented amongst the 60 registered delegates, and they had the opportunity to enjoy highly informative and motivational talks from senior clinical research academics, as well as from PhD students within the Roslin Institute.

Poster snapshot sessions provided an opportunity for each presenting delegate to “pitch” their research and invite further dialogue around their poster, and a select number of students were also given the opportunity to deliver oral presentations.

With research topics ranging from evaluating natural essential oils as antimicrobials against MDR pathogens, through to optimising the diagnosis of prion disease, discovering the lifecycle of zebrafish parasites, and correctly ageing biting midges, there was something to pique interest at every turn, and the convivial and low stress format promoted both a sense of inclusion and free-flowing dialogue throughout the day.

Prizes were awarded for best snapshot, oral and poster presentations, as well as for the best two equine-related research abstracts.

A pdf copy of the conference booklet, including all the submitted abstracts can be obtained from: SRCsubmit@ed.ac.uk

Prize winners 

Best Oral Presentation: Eleanor Best, University of Bristol

Best Snapshot Presentation: Charlotte Thompson, University of Cambridge

Best Poster: Menguxuan Zhang, University of Edinburgh

Best Equine Abstract Runner-Up: Daniella Teo

Best Equine Abstract: Maxim Bembinov

 

 

About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

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We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.