“Ma thèse en 180 secondes”: A French PhD student awarded Bronze
Prizes have been awarded to four laureates in the international final of the competition « Ma thèse en 180 secondes » which took place in Rabbat, Morocco, on 29th September.
This science diffusion competition, francophone sister of “Three minute thesis” (3MT®), gathered together 20 francophone PhD students from 10 countries : Canada (Québec), Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia, Senegal, Benin, Indonesia and France.
The first prize was awarded to Désirée Koening of the University of Freiburg, Switzerland, for her work on “regeneration mechanisms for the zebra fish organs”; the second prize went to Maud Gratuze of the University of Laval, Quebec, Canada for her thesis entitled, “Impact of diabetes on protein Tau phosphorylation in Alzheimer’s disease”; the third prize was awarded to Nicolas Urruty of the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA, France) for his work on “Impact of pesticides reduction on wheat yields in France”.
A fourth prize, awarded by the public, went to Chalmae Samtal of the University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah for her thesis on “Prostate cancer in Moroccan population: molecular identification, risk profiling and targeted therapy”.