School of Biosciences PhD student Chris Morgan is one of the finalists for the 2014 Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition. This year, the event has involved approximately 800 PhD students from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA. The original entry  has been narrowed down to just 17 students, from which an overall winner will be selected by an international panel of experts. 

Chris Morgan

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The competition encourages students to develop their research communication and public engagement skills and there are generous research bursary prizes on offer.

In the video below, Chris Morgan, who was the resounding winner of the 2014 Birmingham Three Minute Thesis competition to go on to represent the University of Birmingham in the UK and U21 competitions, delivers his three-minute presentation explaining his PhD research into the coordination of meiotic recombination in the plant Arabidopsis.

Find out more on the Universitas 21 3MT competition website