Postdocs participate in 3 Minute Research

3-Minute Research
The participants of the 3-Minute Research pose for a group photo

Postdoctoral Fellows kicked off the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs’ Research Week yesterday by sharing their current research in three minutes or less at the 3 Minute Research event. Similar to 3 Minute Thesis, presenters have three minutes and one static slide to summarize their research and convey its importance to a panel of judges and the audience.

The Postdoctoral Fellows represented diverse disciplines ranging from biology to psychiatry, and all presenters demonstrated how their research is tackling some of the largest problems currently facing humanity including sustainability, water management, and improved outcomes for human health. Each Postdoctoral Fellow presented clear, engaging, and exciting overviews of their research geared towards a non-specialist audience. A panel of judges consisting of volunteers from the alumni community and Queen’s University staff provided their evaluations and selected this year’s winners:

1st place: Dr. Jithin S. Sunny, Biology, “Nature’s Heal; Worms Unwind the Human Made Plastic Problem,”

2nd place: Dr. Nazanin Bahaloo Horeh, The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, “From Waste to Wealth: Microbes Turn Electronic Waste Into Gold,”

3rd place: Dr. Thamali Kariyawasam, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, “A 10,000-ton Algal Liver: Genetic Engineering for Improved Wastewater Treatment,”