3 Minute Thesis Competition

3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners 2011


Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 3 Minute Thesis Competition.

Winners of The University of Auckland Competition 2011

First Prize Winner

Ankita Umapathy
Faculty of Science
"Antioxidant strategies to prevent eye disease: is the lens a glutathione reservoir?"
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Second Prize Winner

Peng Du
Faculty of Engineering
"The Cell Network That Powers Gut Contractions"
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Third Prize Winner

Melanie Drake
Faculty of Education
"Post-apartheid promises?"
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People’s Choice Prize

The People’s Choice winner was chosen by the audience via a text message poll at the final competition heat.

Winner: Ankita Umapathy
Faculty of Science
"Antioxidant strategies to prevent eye disease: is the lens a glutathione reservoir?"
Watch Ankita Umapathy's presentation on YouTube

Other finalists

Jason Busby
Faculty of Science
"An Insecticidal Toxin Complex from a New Zealand Bacterium"
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Mandira Chakraborty
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
"Story of oxygen in critical illness — the art of living"
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Janet McAllister
Faculty of Arts
"How well-meaning social scientists are helping to ruin the world: an analysis of the 'mobilities' discourse"
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Leslie Sanderson
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
"Calling for backup: deciphering emergency granulopoiesis"
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Marek Tesar
Faculty of Education
"The Ethics of Truth — The Story of Archival Research"
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David S. Wong
Faculty of Engineering
"From Miami CSI to Smelting CSI: Investigating the Causes of Dust in Aluminium Smelters"
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First Prize Winner

Ankita Umapathy
Ankita Umapathy, the First Prize Winner of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition.