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Virtual PGR Day

Each year the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences showcases the work of their 2nd and 3rd year Postgraduate Research students.

The PGR Day online hub
The PGR Day online hub

Each year the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences showcases the work of their 2nd and 3rd year Postgraduate Research students at full day event, with parallel streams of presentations and a large plenary session held in the Tower of Guy’s Hospital.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the closure of many of the offices and teaching spaces at King’s College London, the organisers of the Faculty’s 2020 PGR event re-imagined the entire event to deliver a virtual celebration of our PGR student’s research which was showcased over two days in a variety of formats online followed by a live plenary session hosted on MS Teams on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd June.

The focus of the event is always to communicate science to a diverse audience, and to ensure research is accessible to those from different disciplines. The 2020 event was no different, with online presentations displayed according to presentation format - voiceover PowerPoint presentations, posters, blog posts, and 3 minute thesis presentations - rather than by disciplinary area. The presentations were available to view on the intranet from 1-2 June, with an opportunity for comments and questions which enabled discussions and engagement with the research. Each participating students also received individual feedback two independent judges.

The event concluded with a live plenary session hosted on MS Teams on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd June where prizes were awarded for the highest scored presentations in each category.

This was a really impressive event marked by not only spectacularly good research but also really innovative approaches to on-line delivery. Many congratulations to everyone involved.– Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean
What a success! The different formats provided an excellent chance for students to showcase their skills. We have some very talented communicators in the faculty and the enthusiasm for their research was fantastic to see. I hope they all enjoyed this new format as much as I did.– Professor Abigail Tucker, Dean for Research

Virtual PGR day in numbers:

  • 12 PowerPoint presentations
  • 20 poster presentations
  • 10 blog posts
  • 10 3 minute thesis style presentations
  • 6 student presentations during the plenary session

Winners:

1

PowerPoint presentation

Jennifer Coleman

CCRB

The Function and Mechanisms of LARP4 RNA-Binding Proteins in Prostate Cancer and Osteosarcoma

2

PowerPoint presentation

Simon Lam

CHMI

A high-resolution multi-omics model of neurodegeneration in the human brain

3

Poster presentation

Cathleen Hagemann

CCRB

LAMBDA: Long Axons for Motor neurons in a Bioengineered Device for modelling ALS

4

Poster presentation

Elham Nafea Alsahafi

CHMI

EGFR Overexpression Increases Radiotherapy Response in HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines Through Inhibition of DNA Damage Repair and HPV E6 Downregulation

5

Blog presentation

Ruth Moon

CCRB

Chromodomain Helicase DNA-binding proteins and inner ear development

6

3 minute thesis style presentation

Victoria Carr

CHMI

Hacking the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

7

Plenary presentation

Rana Alkattan

COCTS

Priming dentine to enhance longevity of the dentine-resin composite bond