Congratulations to our PhD and ECR Poster Winners

We would like to thank all participants who submitted a poster for the 2016 MIME Medtech Industry Innovators Day Poster Competition. 

We extend our congratulations to our successful applicants Jessica Lyndon and Ramya Chandrasekaran. Further details regarding their posters are outlined below. 

Jessica Lyndon from Materials Science and Engineering with a poster in the area of temporary magnesium orthopaedic implants and their application as drug delivery devices.

Ramya Chandrasekaran from the Department of Chemical Engineering with a poster in the area of DNA Aptamer targeted Gold nanorods for image guided photothermal therapy: In vitro and In vivo studies.

We look forward to receiving both Jessica and Ramya's report after their travel.

We received a large number of applications for the poster program as part of the MIME Medtech Industry Innovators Day held on Thursday, 23 June. The prize for the poster program was a $2,500 MIME Travel Grant. The poster program was open to PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers working on projects that involve medical technologies. Attendees at the MIME Medtech Industry Innovators Day from industry, government, our partner hospitals and Monash were able to peruse the posters throughout the day with a specific time set aside during their lunch break from 12.15pm - 1.00pm for students to man their posters and be available for a Q&A session to provide further details on their posters to attendees.

Posters were judged on the following criteria:
  1. Potential for impact - does the research have the potential to lead to high impact outcomes? 
  2. Quality of the science - does the poster contain high quality science?
  3. Presentation - how effectively does the poster convey the key information?
  4. Communication - how engaged is the student with the audience during the presentation period? 
Two prizes were awarded as part of the competition valued at $2,500 to be used to cover costs of items such as international conference attendance, visits to key groups for further learning, career development to establish networks or collaborations with high profile international research groups.