The School of Life Sciences held its second annual Postgraduate Symposium at the Riseholme Conference Centre on Friday, 11th July.

Around 24 postgraduate students from across the School presented their work in the form of an oral or poster presentation.

Kelly Whittingham won ‘Best Oral Presentation’ for her talk discussing novel techniques to combat the removal of markers from fuel such as red diesel.

‘Best Poster Presentation’ was awarded to Ben Chivers for his poster detailing his work on insect ears. For more on Ben’s research go to

Organiser Dr Alan Goddard said: “The standard of presentations was extremely high making it very difficult to pick the winners of the prizes. The day was a great success and we hope to expand next year to include students from the School of Chemistry.”