UCL Doctoral School Research Poster Competition 2020

Research Poster Competition 2020

Our annual research poster competition offeres 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. The competition takes place over two days.

On 27th February, we ran two competitions for students from the School of Life and Medical Sciences, which brings together four UCL faculties: Braind Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical sciences and Poipulation Health Sciences.

Thanks to all the students who entered.

Regrettably, two competition for (1) SLASH & IOE and (2) BEAMS, originally scheduled for 2nd April, had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. We are very sorry to those who had a poster already prepared; however, we hope many of the students will be able to participate in the competition this academic year instead. We will hold it either in person or online, as is necessary.

We look forward to seeing your research in due course.


Brain Sciences & Life Sciences


Diana Dunca Division of Biosciences
“Identifying novel breast cancer susceptibility variants in Pakistani population using whole genome sequencing”


Madeleine Payne Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
“How do adolescents think about themselves?”

RUNNERS-UP (£100 each)

Jack Hopkins Institute of Ophthalmology
“Determination of the molecular mechanisms of retinoblastoma progression”

Anahita Talwar Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
“Pink Shapes Or White Lines: Modelling How We Allocate Our Attention's disease”

Medical Sciences & Population Health Sciences


Benjamin S. Simpson Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences
“Copy-number gain at the 3q26 locus is associated with transcriptional activation of oncogenes in aggressive prostate cancer”

RUNNERS-UP (£100 each)

Hesham Matabdin Eastman Dental Institute
“An In-vitro Model to detect dental erosion”

Emma Raywood Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
"Can brass or wind instruments facilitate airway clearance in people with CF?”

Shally Luthra Eastman Dental Institute
“Systematic Review”


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

Brain Sciences & Life Sciences

  • Prof Parmjit S Jat (Chair), Institute of Prion Diseases
  • Prof Jasmina Jovanovic, School of Pharmacy
  • Dr Maria Kambouri, IOE Dept of Psychology and Human Development
  • Dr Rachael Scahill, Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Dr Andy Stoker, Dept of Developmental Biology & Cancer
  • Prof Catherine Tuleu, School of Pharmacy

Medical Sciences & Population Health Sciences

  • Prof Jill Norman (Chair), Division of Medicine
  • Dr Sioban Sen Gupta, Institute for Women's Health
  • Dr Claire Vale, Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology
  • Prof Paul Taylor, Institute of Health Informatics
  • Dr Manuel Gomes, Department of Applied Health
  • Prof Nathan Davies, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health