2016 Summer Students Symposium


The New Zealand National Eye Centre (NZ-NEC) hosted its annual Summer Student Symposium on Friday 19th February. Eleven summer students presented from the Department of Ophthalmology and the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS). The students presented on the research projects that they had worked on over their 10 week Summer Studentships. The symposium was well attended by academic staff, students and funders of the summer studentships.

The presentations were judged by Professor Louise Nicholson and A/P Mark Barrow, Associate Dean (Academic).

First prize was awarded to Jonathan Young who was supervised by Dr Misha Vorobyev from SOVS. His summer student­ship was funded by the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Second prize went to Nikita Govender, supervised by Dr Monica Acosta from SOVS. Again this studentship was sponsored by SOVS. Third prize was awarded to Samuel Lie, from the Department of Ophthalmology. Samuel was supervised by Naveed Yasin, Dr Darren Svirskis and Dr Ilva Rupenthal. Samuel's studentship was sponsored by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.