28 January 2010
Claire Sarell, a PhD student from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, has been awarded first place in the ‘Junk the Jargon’ Final, which took place on Wednesday 27 January.The event, held in the People’s Palace, Mile End campus, required the finalists (consisting of 9 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher) to present their research in a three minute ‘jargon free’ way.
Each finalist presented to an audience and panel of judges including Fran Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology (based at the School of Medicine and Dentistry); Sue Hartley, Professor in Ecology at the University of Sussex; Lisa Jardine, CBE Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary; Dr Tiffany Jenkins, Arts and Society Director of the Institute of Ideas, and Simon Levey, Queen Mary’s Communications Officer for Science and Engineering.
Claire was commended for her interesting, entertaining and creative delivery of the topic entitled ‘What causes Alzheimer’s disease’. She also won the Audience prize.