Enrolled PhD Students > PhD Day
16 May 2013 the Faculty’s PhD students and academic staff gathered for this year’s PhD Day.
A whole lot of science going on
293 students took up the challenge and presented their research projects to fellow students and chairs during the posterwalk in the corridors of Panum. Each of the 31 poster groups had two chairs to evaluate the student’s presentations. After the posterwalk, the chairs selected a winner from each poster group.
PhD Student of the the Year
In the Lundsgaard Lecture Hall, eight specially selected third-year PhD students presented their research. The students had been asked to time their presentation for 10 minutes, allowing a further 5 minutes for discussion. After the eight presentations, the Faculty’s Strategic Research Council (FFUF) assessed the presentations and appointed this year’s “PhD student of the Year”.
FFUF selected Louise Stig Hornstrup as “PhD of the Year 2013” for her presentation on “Genetic stabilization of transthyretin, cerebrovascular disease and life expectancy”
Criteria for selection of the best presentation:
- Scientific quality and relevance.
- Clarity of scientific content (purpose, hypothesis).
- Layout of slides (relation between text and illustrations).
- Use of slides to give structure to the talk (and not just to read from).
- Clear relation between presentation and illustrations.
- Progression (content presented in a logical order).
- Clear conclusion.
- Intelligibility to someone outside your field.
How to win gold medals
The day was rounded of by keynote speaker and Olympic Gold Medallist, Eskild Ebbesen, who gave a motivational talk on how to achieve goals - and how to win gold medals.
PhD Day background
The PhD Day is an annual event for research year students and PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
The aim of the day is to provide a friendly and collaborative environment to present and receive feedback on your research from fellow PhD students and supervisors with different fields of interest. The PhD Day is organised with poster walks and a series of oral presentations.