Centenary Institute PhD candidate Ms Aster Pijning has won the jury’s vote for first prize as well as the people’s choice prize for her efforts at the Sydney Catalyst Perfect Pitch Competition.
The competition was a chance for participating researchers to refine their ‘elevator pitch’ and to describe their research skills and experience to a virtual audience and a panel of judges in 60 seconds.
“For my PhD research I’m studying the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis, and I have discovered a new regulatory pathway that fine tunes how and when blood clots form. We now want to look into why this control mechanism is absent in cancer associated thrombosis,” said Ms Pijning
“In the 60 seconds, I spoke about my research, as well as my passion for understanding the biological origins of disease with the goal of unravelling disease complexity for the benefit of the patient.”
“The pitch really forced me to think about what parts of my research would be interesting for people to hear, excluding any scientific jargon, and also to think about my personal motivations for doing what I do,” she said.
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