Three-minute thesis competition
This year, instead of our usual student poster session, we ran a three-minute thesis competition. This format lent itself particularly well to the online format via Zoom. Students volunteered to take part in a competition which was judged by their peers, resulting in two DPhil students from each year group presenting on the day:
- Ai Phuong Tong
- Arun Joseph
- Cristiana Tisca
- Christoph Wiest
- Sofia Toniolo
- Marleen Schoenfeld
- Lewis Fry
- Imran Yusuf
Many thanks to Professor Nancy Kanwisher from MIT, who delivered our guest lecture: 'Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind'.
Congratulations to our prize winners:
- Early Career Researcher Winner: Fidel Alfaro Almagro, Confound modelling in UK Biobank brain imaging, Neuroimage. 2021 Jan 1;224:117002
- Early Career Researcher Runner Up: Shenghong He, Subthalamic beta-targeted neurofeedback speeds up movement initiation but increases tremor in Parkinsonian patients. 2020, eLife, 9
- Intermediate Career Researcher Winner: Helen Barron, Neuronal Computation Underlying Inferential Reasoning in Humans and Mice. 2020. Cell, 183(1):228-243.e21.
- Intermediate Career Researcher Runner Up: Annina Schmid, Group education, night splinting and home exercises reduce conversion to surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a multicentre randomised trial. J. Physiother 2020.
- Public Engagement Winner: Rachel Sharman, for her contribution to Small Hours.
- Public Engagement Runner Up: Lily Su, for her contribution to Picturing Parkinson's.
- Teaching Winner: Susan Downes
- Teaching Special Award for services during the pandemic: OxSTaR