Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Students presented their research at a one day symposium open to all staff at the Institute

The Kennedy Institute held a one day student symposium providing students the opportunity to interact with their peers and present their research to staff from across the Institute. 

The meeting consisted of a programme of 25 short talks from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, and culminated with a keynote presentation from computational biomedicine pioneer Professor Peter Coveney (University College London).

The Symposium also offered the opportunity to welcome the 11 new students joining the Institute in 2016. Interactions continued after the talks at a drinks and nibbles reception.

Speaking of the event, the Institute’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Chris Murphy said: Our first Kennedy Institute Student Symposium (endearingly called 1st KISS!) was organised by the students themselves, with the aim of empowering them. The student chairs kept time perfectly, and introduced the student speakers in a less formal way, with a funny fact about the presenter. This set the scene for a most engaging day of talks and the students showed great interest in invited speaker Professor Peter Coveney’s provocative talk on computational biomedicine. I particularly want to thank the 1st KISS organising crew of Clarissa Coveney, Philippos Demetriou, Sarah McCuaig and Sumayya Nafisa Khan– you all did a truly magnificent job! This symposium will now be a regular annual event for our students, by our students.

Each year, the Kennedy Institute offers up to six four year Kennedy Trust Prize Studentships that provide a competitive stipend and four years of funding. The Institute also hosts students funded through other competitive programmes such as those run by charities and research councils and other University of Oxford schemes.

Applications for 2017 Kennedy Trust Prize Studentships are now open.

Similar stories

The Kennedy Institute completes its roof extension

Building work at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology has finished, providing a new third floor that houses additional meeting and collaboration space for data science and offices for the management of clinical trials.

Major ERC funding awarded to Professor Michael Dustin

Professor Michael Dustin and an international team of collaborators have been awarded a €10M grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a new biotechnology around supramolecular attack particles (SMAPs) engineered to kill cancer cells.

Drug may boost vaccine responses in older adults

A preliminary study shows that a drug which helps immune cells self-clean may improve vaccine protection in older adults

£3M invested to drive forward early translation through five new Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowships

Five new Oxford-Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowships representing an investment of £3M have been announced. The fellowships (formerly Oxford-Celgene) will support postdoctoral researchers and clinicians across five departments within the Medical Sciences Division and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, providing an opportunity for them to gain exposure to the field of commercial drug discovery and development.

Kennedy researcher receives MRC Clinical Training Fellowship

Dr Rahul Ravindran has been awarded a highly competitive MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, following a successful research placement at the Kennedy Institute in 2019.

Reach for the sky

A building project to extend the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology building with a new floor will create much needed space for the Institute to expand, particularly in the areas of data science and clinical trials.