Yes, three Doctoral Derby winners this year! Congratulations to Jolien Hendrix, Annelies Augustyns and Radwa Moanis. In the final round of thisย yearly science communication event, their three-minute pitch convinced the jury and the audience.

On Thursday 27thย of May, 250 people attended the Doctoral Derby & Supervisor Award, part of the PhD Day. After a day full of online interviews, presentations, workshops and poster sessions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 9 Doctoral Derby finalists smoothly succeeded in pitching their research in front of their computer screen. The audience members were asked to vote for their favorite candidate.ย 

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โ€ย I WASNโ€™T EXPECTING THIS, AS EVERYONE DID A REALLY GOOD JOB.ย ย โ€œ

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The nail-biting public voting session ended up in an ex aequo, meaning that bothย Annelies Augustynsย (Doctoral School of Human Sciences), with her research on Nazi Breslau, andย Radwa Moanisย (Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering), whose research is about the production of super plastics, win the public vote. The jury panel, consisting of 7 members, gave its vote toย Jolien Hendrixย (Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine). Her research pitch on DNA paperclips was the most captivating according to the jury members. Read the full article on Wtnschp.be!