Three Minute Thesis star heads for competition final

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Three Minute Thesis UK finalist Carly Lynsdale (credit: Virpi Lummaa)

Judges in the semi-finals of the UK’s Three Minute Thesis competition have put a Sheffield researcher through to the last round of the contest

Yesterday researcher Carly Lynsdale, from Animal and Plant Sciences, impressed a panel in York with her 180-second summary of her work.

She is one of only six PhD students from across the UK who will now compete in the Three Minute Thesis final in Manchester on Tuesday 9 September.

Carly, whose talk is entitled Pachyderms, parasites and poo, won the University of Sheffield heat of the competition to be put through to yesterday’s semi-final.

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The competition asks postgraduate researchers to sum up their studies in 180 seconds, with a single presentation slide as their backdrop. Carly’s research is into the evolutionary ecology of parasite infection in Asian elephants.

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