UCL Research Poster Competition 2003

In March 2003, The UCL Graduate School ran a Research Poster Competition which offered graduate students an opportunity to meet, advertise and discuss the innovative research they are undertaking, thereby providing them with an opportunity to raise the profile of their research.

Poster Competition Winners 2003
ALL winners and runners-up (those who were present) plus entrants put forward for the Inter-University Competition

Inter-University Poster Competition results →


The Graduate School would like to thank the following who acted as judges:

  • Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Laws
    · Prof Tim Mathews (Chair)
    · Prof Helen Weston

    Clinical Sciences
    · Prof Mary Collins
    · Prof Vince Emery
    · Prof Geoff Laurent
    · Prof Christine Kinnon
    · Prof Stephan Strobel (Chair)
  • Engineering, MAPS, Built Environment
    · Prof Polina Bayvel
    · Prof Ian Dowman
    · Prof Alan Lord (Chair)
    · Prof Philip Steadman

    Life Sciences
    · Prof Peter Mobbs (Chair)
    · Prof David Saggerson
    · Prof Bill Richardson


Clinical Sciences

Overall Winner (£400)

Laura von Hertzen, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
"Unravelling the Secrets of Memory: A Transcriptional Study"

Runners-up (£100 each)

Nigel Field, Dept of Immunology & Molecular Pathology
"vFLIP Persistently Activates IKK in KSHV Infected Cells"

Catherine Hall, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
"Kinetics of Nitric Oxide Inactivation in the Brain"

Philip Hill, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
"Study of acquired resistance to Atovaquone in Pneumocystis carinii, using Yeast as a model system"

Anna Need, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
"The Effect of Environmental Enrichment on Kvb1.1 and aCamKII Memory Mutant Mice"

CS Competition Winners 2003
Life Sciences

Overall Winner (£400)

Rasha El Kassas, Dept of Biology
"Biological control of Orobanche crenata"

Runners-up (£100 each)

Gabriela Aguileta, Dept of Biology
"Molecular Evolution of the Beta-Globin Gene Family"

Pritpal Chandan, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
"Chromosome engineering in the mouse"

James Collins, Dept of Psychology
"Is synaesthesia associated with any cognitive impairments?"

Elizabeth Milne, Dept of Human Communication Science
"Motion detection, motor control, foetal testosterone and autism - is there a link?"

LS Competition Winners 2003
Arts & Humanities, Laws, Social & Historical Sciences
ALS Competition Winner 2003

Joint Overall Winners (£250 each)

Anna Apostolidou (right), Dept of Anthropology
"Coming out. Greece as a big closet: An ethnography of homophobia"

Philippa Patrick, Institute of Archaeology
"Creaking in the Cloisters: observations on prevalence and distribution of osteoarthritis in monks from medieval London"

Built Environment, Engineering and MAPS

Overall Winner (£400)

Karin Shmueli, Dept of Medical Physics & Bioengineering
"High Field MRI - The Phantom Menace"

Runners-up (£100 each)

Giovanna Bruni, Dept of Chemical Engineering
"The Snakes and Ladders of my PhD"

Eleanor Stride, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
"Designer Bubbles: Engineering Ultrasound Contrast Agents"

Lena Tailor, Dept of Earth Sciences
"Tectonic Evolution of the Ionian Zone, Western Greece"

Sania Zaki, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
"Higher crime rates in more integrated areas?"

EMB and MAPS Competition Winners 2003


Our competition pages contains details of the entrants. Should you wish your details to be removed, please contact docschoolweb@ucl.ac.uk.