Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Clock ticks for Graham Centre PhD students in 3MT

Michelle Williams and Md. Shafaet Hossen PhD research takes years of dedication with countless hours in the laboratory, out in the field or poring over data, but for three Graham Centre students there are just three minutes on the clock.

Michelle Williams, James Lee and Md. Shafaet Hossen have earned a place in the final of the Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

In the competition students have just three minutes and only one PowerPoint slide to describe their research to a general audience.

The aim is for students to develop skills in succinctly communicating their research and its impact to the community.

James Lee The Graham Centre’s research strength in parasitology will be on display in Michelle’s presentation ‘Biosecurity and seafood safety: Why parasites matter’ and in Shafaet’s talk ‘Our Australian fish: Unwelcome parasite hitchhikers’. Functional Grains Centre PhD student, James, will present his ‘three minute thesis’ titled ‘Starch is life’.

Eight PhD students will compete in the Charles Sturt final on Thursday 27 June and the winner will go on to represent the University at the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition being held in Brisbane in October.

The 3MT was established by the University of Queensland in 2008 and is now held in more than 600 universities across 65 countries.