2018 Summer Students Symposium


The New Zealand National Eye Centre (NZ-NEC) hosted its annual summer student symposium on 2nd March 2018.

17 Summer Students from the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) and the Molecular Vision Laboratory presented at the symposium. The students presented on the research projects that they had worked on over their 10 week studentships.

The symposium was very well attended with approximately 70 staff, students and senior faculty members.

Presentations were judged by Professor Alan Merry, Head of School of Medicine and Professor Andrew Shelling, Associate Dean (Research), FMHS.

First prize was awarded to Catherine Tian who was supervised by Professor Trevor Sherwin.

Second prize was awarded to Charisse Kuo. Charisse was supervised by Dr Ilva Rupenthal and Lola Mugisho.

Third prize was awarded to Hannah Ng. Hannah was supervised by Professor Dipika Patel, Dr Jie Zhang and Professor Charles McGhee