Inaugural MDHS ECR Network Symposium

December 15 / 173

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has held its first symposium for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). 

With a strong emphasis on engaging and communicating research to a general scientific audience, presentations and posters were of a very high quality.

Awards were made in several categories to the following:

Dr Jaclyn Pearson who told a tale of sneaky, subversive little bacterial bugs which gave her audience a whole new perspective on diarrhea won Best Oral Presentation.

The People’s Choice award went to Dr Vicki Chrysostomou and her flotilla of swimming mice, for their perspective on the link between exercise and retinal health. 

Poster prizes from Merck Millipore and Integrated Sciences were awarded to Dr Shivani Pasricha and Dr Liam Johnson.

The Jomar Life Research eBiosciences ECR grant was awarded to Dr Elizabeth Aitken.

The Symposium was opened with an address from MDHS Associate Dean of Research, Professor Mary Wlodek, while Baroness Susan Greenfield gave the keynote address, captivating the audience with her inspiring life story.

MDHS ECR Network is supported by industry sponsors Jomar Life Research, Australian Biosearch, Merck Millipore and Integrated Sciences.

Story by Kylie Quinn

Editorial Enquiries

Got a story?

Staff are encouraged to submit stories. There are some important steps in preparing a media-ready story.  Email