Abstracts of posters were presented by DPAG Graduate Students at the start of their Second Year of DPhil Research Study. An academic panel of judges spent the morning viewing each poster to determine the prize winners.
This year two winners have been announced. Juliana Tsz Yan Choi, supervised by Professor Scott Waddell and Dr Pedro Jacob, presented "The role of octopamine in Drosophila melanogaster learning and memory". Aksel Saukko-Paavola, supervised by Associate Professors Robin Klemm and Samira Lakhal-Littleton, presented "VAPB is a negative regulator of mitoguardin-2 Lipid Droplet tethering".
Left: Juliana Tsz Yan Choi. Right: Aksel Saukko-Paavola
Two runners-up were announced this year. Ríona Devereux, supervised by Associate Professor Lisa Heather, Professor Angela Russell, and Dr Josie Gaynord, presented "Chemical tools to understand fatty acid uptake, trafficking, metabolism and signalling in type 2 diabetes". Jessica Livesey, supervised by Professor Stephanie Cragg, Dr Jeffrey Stedehouder, and Dr Mark Walton, presented "Investigating the regulation of striatal dopamine release by striatal noradrenaline at adrenoreceptors".
Left: Ríona Devereux. Right: Jessica Livesey
The graduate studies committee would like to congratulate all students who presented this week; the standard of all the posters was high making it a very close competition.