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The 6th Annual Oncology Student Symposium was held at St Anne’s College, for the second time, on Monday, 9 July.

© Luana Campos Soares
Prize cover image: “In vivo brain electroporation of nuclear GFP and cytoplasmic tdTomato showed migration of neural stem cells from the subventricular zone following differentiation into glial cells (oligodendrocytes/astrocytes)” - Luana Campos Soares.

The day went really well, and the only complaint about the weather was that it was a bit stuffy in the marquee! Second year students gave their talks in the - thankfully air-conditioned - Mary Ogilvie lecture theatre; and first years presented their posters in the marquee on the lawn in St Anne's Quad. The standard was again agreed to be very high, with clear and confident talks and eye-catching posters which were eloquently explained.


The prizes for the four categories were awarded as follows:

The front cover Image Prize went to Luana Campos Soares (Eric O'Neill and Francis Szele Group) - for the second year running - with "The OLIG-ator" (It was judged blind, so this was complete chance!)

The First Year Poster Presentation Prize went to Richard Baugh (Len Seymour Group) with "Enhancing glioblastoma oncolytic virotherapy with locally delivered macrophage activators" Runners up were Linda van Bijsterveldt (Tim Humphrey and Kate Vallis Group) and Rosalin Cooper (Ben Fairfax and Mark Middleton Group).

The Second Year Oral Presentation Prize was won by Sam Hume (Grigory Dianov and Kristijan Ramadan Group) with "NUCKS nurtures neoplasms". Second place was Timo Reisländer (Madalena Tarsounas Group) and joint third place went to Sally Frost (Len Seymour group and Tzveta Pokrovska (Len Seymour Group).

Best Question Prize during the oral presentations went to Egon Jacobus (Len Seymour Group).

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

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