Winning research reaches finals

Researchers who have worked in a variety of important fields exhibited their posters at the New Researchers Conference, hosted each year by the Graduate School at the University.

Five winners were selected to represent the University at the UK Grad Midlands Hub Poster Competition at Nottingham University on Tuesday, July 7 2009.

They included Arline Wilson, from the School of Computing and Information Technology, who produced a research poster focused on interactive three dimensional visualisation of bone fractures, and Gabriela Silva-Maceda, from the Research Centre in Applied Sciences, with her poster titled, Can we observe vocabulary growth in children’s stories?

Three students were also selected as winners of the peer review vote, including Elisabeth Goessl, from the Research Institute for Healthcare Science, whose research poster about cancer was recognised for its importance to society.

Professor Jean Gilkison, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, from the University’s Graduate School, said: “These posters are an imaginative and visual way of communicating quite complex research findings. In addition to being an enjoyable way of finding out about research going on in a wide range of fields, the competition is also part of the University's efforts to make its research available to the wider public.”

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Further information

Full list of winners:

  • Donna Brown (Research Institute in Healthcare Science - RIHS) – Expression of PDGFR in glioblastoma multiforme
  • Wan Li Low (Research Centre in Applied Sciences - RCAS) - Antimicrobial application of liposome encapsulated silver nitrate
  • Marcus Leadley (Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation - CADRE) – Exploring the relationship between environmental sound, perception and language
  • Arline Wilson (School of Computing and Information Technology - SCIT) – Interactive three-dimensional visualisation of bone fractures
  • Gabriela Silva-Maceda (RCAS) – Can we observe vocabulary growth in children’s stories?

Winners of the peer review vote were:

  • Visual Impact - Donna Brown (RIHS) - Expression of PDGFR in glioblastoma multiforme
  • Clarity of Message – Stacey Greenaway (SCIT) – Encouraging effective tagging of internet video through online games
  • Importance to Society – Elisabeth Goessl (RIHS) – Telomerase in cancer

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