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ISTM Postgraduate Research Symposium
The Research Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine held its annual Postgraduate Symposium at the Medical School Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre this week, featuring over 20 talks on individual projects for PhD, MPhil and DM degrees, plus a range of posters.
As well as the students and their supervisors, the audience also included collaborators from industry and partner institutions around the world. The winner of the scientific poster prize was Samantha Wilson, for a poster entitled "Control of corneal stromal cell phenotype using an epithelial-stromal co-culture model" and the runner-up was Jennifer Moran.
A new feature at the ISTM Symposium this year was a second stream for posters presented for a non-scientific audience, which attracted several entries, the best of which will be submitted to the Vitae Midlands Hub Poster Competition and feature in the Keele Community Day in June. Winners in that stream were: 1st prize: Síle Griffin, for a poster entitled "Parkinson's Disease and Vitamins"; 2nd prize - Jacki Tickle; 3rd prize - Kate Wickens-Mitchell.
In the photograph PhD student, Síle Griffin, discusses her prize-winning poster on "Parkinson's Disease & Vitamins" with her supervisor Dr Rose Fricker.