Pitch Your Research

Sponsored by Kuhner, Protein Australia's "Pitch Your Research” competition is an opportunity for biotechnology postgraduate students to display their research.

Note: Abstract submission has now closed.

The winning research presentation will be awarded $500 in cash.

The runner up will be awarded $100 in cash.

Currently enrolled postgraduate students are invited to deliver a 7 minute presentation to the delegates of Protein Australia. This presentation gives you the opportunity to share your research with scientists from both academia and industry, who are experts in the development of protein science and protein technology.

    Abstract submission is closed

    Abstract should be limited to 150 words and submitted as an acrobat reader (pdf) version electronically


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    Presentations will be judged in four categories


    Did the presentation clearly describe the research impact, results of the research and conclusions?


    Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence? Was the presentation within time limit? 


    Did the presenter engage with the audience leading to spontaneous questions from the audience?


    How confidently did the speaker answer the audience questions? Did the presenter demonstrate subject knowledge in the answers?


    • Presentations are limited to 7 minutes
    • Presentation must be delivered in English
    • Presentation will be followed by 2 minutes Q&A
    • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final


    • Currently enrolled postgraduate students are eligible to participate
    • Participants must register for Protein Australia to be eligible for the competition

    Important Dates

    • Deadline for abstract submission 15 May 2019
    • Notification of acceptance 27 May 2019
    • Early bird registration ends 31 May 2019
    • Registrations close 1 July 2019