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Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

PhD students shine at Three Minute Thesis

Graham Centre PhD research students have excelled in the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Three-Minute Thesis competition (3MT).

Photo of Ms Shiwangni Rao, Ms Cara Wilson and Mr Yuchi ChenMs Cara Wilson won the CSU final with a presentation about her research to reduce the multi-million dollar wastage in the beef industry as a result of hydatid disease caused by tapeworm infection. ‚Äč

Functional Grains Centre researcher Ms Shiwangni Rao was named runner-up and claimed the people's choice award for her presentation about research investigating the potential for anti-oxidants found in coloured rice bran to kill cancer cells.

Mr Yuchi Chen was another finalist and his three-minute thesis on panic grass and how this plant can cause liver damage in livestock was also well received by the judges.