Melbourne’s next generation of science and medical researchers was on display at the WiSPP “Perfect Pitch” competition.

The event, sponsored by NAB, brings together students and postdocs in a competition which hones their skills at presenting complex ideas in a simple and accessible way.

Peter Mac had many strong entries and had two winners on the day.

Tané Hunter took out the student prize for his presentation titled “Simple, cheap and non-invasive test to monitor cancer resistance”.

Tané Hunter
Tané Hunter receives his prize from Victorian MP Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research.

Dr Aparna Rao won the Peoples’ Choice Award, as voted by viewers online, for her pitch “Using cancer’s sweet tooth to find new treatments for cancers with RAS mutations”.

The overall winner was Dr Amy Heffernan from the Florey Institute.

Victorian MP Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, presented the prizes at the event hosted by Peter Mac on Monday.

See all of the pitches online here: https://perfect-pitch.thinkable.org/