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Ms. Sarah Gilgunn, Ms. Jennifer Gaughran & Ms. Claire O'Connell

SUCCESS AT NATIONAL THESIS IN THREE COMPETITION

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On October 20th, Ms. Jennifer Gaughran won 1st Prize in the National Thesis in Three competition. Jennifer is a Ph.D. student on the BioAnalysis & Therapeutics (Bio-AT) programme working under the supervision of BDI Principal Investigator Professor Jens Ducrée.

Jennifer's winning presentation was entitled "Spinning a Yarn: Quick and Easy Disease Detection”. Her research is focused on the design of compact point-of-care devices for disease diagnosis.

The event was held in the Sugar Club, Dublin and was organised by Systems Biology Ireland and Insight and presented by broadcaster Mr. Jonathan McCrea. On the night over 200 audience members were entertained by bite-sized pieces of research in 3 slides of 3 minutes each. Mr. Will Goodbody, RTÉ, science journalist Dr. Claire O’Connell, and Ms. Margie McCarthy, Science Foundation Ireland, chose the winners from 20 excellent speakers from all over Ireland.

The event was sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme.

Also taking part in the competition from DCU were Ms. Sarah Gilgunn and Ms. Claire O’Connell. Congratulations to all those that took part.

You can view Jennifer's winning presentation here: http://thesisin3.wordpress.com/videos/

On 14th November, Jennifer was featured in a Silicon Republic article on her research and Thesis in 3 experience. You can read this article here.

Further information at http://thesisin3.wordpress.com.

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