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3 Minute Thesis Competition at Kingston University

A project by: Dirk Folkerts


WE RAISED £1,504

from 17 donors

This project received pledges on Sat 16 Jun 2018
2 years, 8 months ago



The winner 2017: Lucky Cullen

With her fascinating thesis talk about characterising the emergence of antibiotic resistance Lucky convinced the jury and became last year's 3MT winner at Kingston University.

Her research focusses on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance with a major look at development of new drugs. Moreover, Lucky devised a novel Resistance Evolution Growth Plate which facilitated the generation of highly resistant bacteria in just three days.

Lucky said: Taking part in 3MT and presenting the topic in just three minutes was a challenge, but an invaluable one, since communicating research and ideas is fundamental to raise awareness and educate.

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Tim Gooding

Learning never stops. Even though Tim spent already 25 years of his life in a research laboratory, he remained fascinated by how emergent behavior and evolution shapes society, regardless of conscious intent. With an agent-based model, Tim is looking forward to understand the forces arising from people interacting in the market economy. Furthermore, Tim wanted to develop his abilities to communication with 3MT competition.

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Fredericka Mitchell

Everyone knows them: Salmonellae, the bacteria that can kill in under 48 hours. However, our diagnostics can take up to a week. Freddie works exactly at this point to reduce this time to under one hour, to increase animal welfare and reduce the impact of salmonellosis on the farmer and people. Besides, Freddie entered 3MT competition because presenting properly and informative is a vital skill for a scientist.

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In case you're interested!

The team behind Kingston University's 3MT competition kindly announces, that there is another upcoming Kingston-based event you might be interested in:

People from the 3MT team are also part of C.L.E.A.N. SPORT (Centre for Leading research on Ergogenic performance enhancement, Anti-doping and Nutrition in elite SPORT). In this regard, the team hosts and presents a high-quality panel discussion as part of the University's research and conference week (14th-18th May) on anti-doping in endurance sports with guest-speakers from the UK and Germany.

Date: 16th May, 2018

Location: Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus, PR JG0003

Time: 4.30pm

Tickets are for free and now available here:


2 years, 8 months ago



The team behind Kingston University's 3MT competition is happy and proud to announce a big boost in funding.

A heartfelt thanks to Dr Siva Bavan for pledging amazing 500 Pounds and to the Kingston University for guaranteeing the financial support for one whole training day with our mentor Etienne Duval.

Thank you very much for helping students to improve their communication and presentation skills!

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Meet last year's participants!

Elina Mitrofanova

With her basis in behavioural research behind extreme dieting practices in Fashion Models, Elina links her PhD to a comparatively new topic in University research. Her projects are around Orthorexia, and to explore individuals' experiences in order to better define what it actually is. Last year's 3MT gave Elina a great opportunity to learn how to communicate, especially in light of sensitive interests she is working on!

2 years, 9 months ago


Meet last year's participants!

Neha Presst Ainsworth

Neha is a 3rd year PhD student at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Her research is about anabolic steroids and doping use, especially among gym-going populations and why people do use performance enhancing drugs? What are their thoughts about it, and what do they do in particular? Many questions that are often refused to be answered, but this is where Neha tries to combine research with her own passion, cause besides work, she is a competitive athlete.

Neha's project she presented last year explores the substance use culture in both competitive and amateur athletes with her end goal in gaining more knowledge for harm reduction among users.

About 3MT, Neha had nothing but good words since it was a 'a brilliant platform to showcase my cause to a wider audience!'

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Meet last year's participants!

Mohamed Habib

Mohamed's research is all about vision! His interests in indicating early signs and causes of blindness, automated detection methods and how to assist doctors in identifying these symptoms are supported by his strong passion for computer science. A topic that mesmerized jury and spectators last year and that can help to make the next step in visional research and medical care.

For his work Mohamed is willing to 'step out of my comfort zone to improve', as he said at that time. His decision to enter 3MT was simple and easy: 'I wanted to improve my public speaking skills and to be able to discuss my research with a broader audience.' And this is exactly what 3MT offered then as now.

Support now for this year's 3MT competition at Kingston University!