'Sydney here we come!'

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18 July 2013
Rebecca Lindberg wins Three Minutes Thesis final.

"Sydney here we come!"

With those words, Rebecca Lindberg ended a gracious acceptance speech after being named as the winner of Deakin's Three Minute Thesis competition for 2013.

Rebecca, a PhD candidate in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, won against a high-powered field of 10 entrants drawn from the across the University.

Her presentation was titled: Food insecurity in Australia.

Rebecca readily congratulated her fellow finalists.

"I am really surprised to be standing here as the winner," she said.

"All the presentations were amazing."

Rebecca wins $2000 and now travels to Sydney to represent Deakin in the national final.

The runner-up was Kim Anderson for her paper The NDRG2 gene: alleviating the loss of skeletal muscle.

She receives $1000.

The People's Prize of $500 went to Gayathri Devi Rajmohan from Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials.

Her presentation was titled: Dye sensitised solar cells - Mimicking plants.

Watch all the finalists in action below:

2013 Deakin University 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Final

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Rebecca Lindberg, Kim Anderson and Gayathri Devi Rajmohan. Rebecca Lindberg, Kim Anderson and Gayathri Devi Rajmohan.

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