Congratulations 2018 winners!

Yasmin Mustapha Kamil from Universiti Putra Malaysia

Yasmin Mustapha Kamil from Universiti Putra Malaysia - Winner and People's Choice
Selene Petit from Macquarie University - Runner-up

2018 finalists - view their videos below

Chelsea Mauch
Flinders University
Mobile apps for supporting healthy family meals

Nicole Free
Monash University
Restoring Voice With Therapy: Can A Larynx Change Its Spots?

Selene Petit
Macquarie University
Can the brain speak when the mouth can't?

Micha Jackson
The University of Queensland
Maintaining the Magic of Migration

Hong Huat Hoh
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
The invading armies of pancreatic cancer

Sarah Mokrzycki
Victoria University
The importance of family diversity in Australian picture books

Yasmin Mustapha Kamil
Universiti Putra Malaysia
"Dengue Detective"

Mei Li Khong
The University of Hong Kong
Too Many P-s Spoil The Protein

Ben McAllister
The University of Western Australia
Shining a light on dark matter

Pui Yan Hung
Swinburne University of Technology
"Bumpers" on Aircraft

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    2018 Participating Universities

    Semi-Final Participating Institutions

    Semi-final auditorium 234, Parnell Building #7 Semi-final auditorium 222, Parnell Building #7
    Semi-final 1, 9:00 - 9:30 Semi-final 2, 9:00 - 9:30
    The University of Melbourne Bond University
    Murdoch University Massey University
    The Victoria University of Wellington The University of Canberra
    The University of South Australia King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
    Australian National University Victoria University
    Chulalongkorn University The Auckland University of Technology
    The University of Tasmania Curtin University
    Semi-final 3, 9:45 - 10:15 Semi-final 4, 9:45 - 10:15
    La Trobe University The University of Canterbury
    Sir Lankan Academy Young Scientists The University of New England
    The University of Queensland Western Sydney University
    Flinders University Universiti Putra Malaysia
    The University of Newcastle Edith Cowan University
    Universiti Teknologi MARA The Queensland University of Technology
    The University of Auckland Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Semi-final 5, 10:45 - 11:20 Semi-final 6, 10:45 - 11:20
    Hiroshima University The University of Wollongong
    The University of Technology Sydney The University of Hong Kong
    The University of the Sunshine Coast The University of Adelaide
    The University of Waikato Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    Monash University James Cook University
    Charles Darwin University Federation University Australia
    The Australian Catholic University CQ University Australia
    Semi-final 7, 11:30 - 12:00 Semi-final 8, 11:30 - 12:00
    RMIT University The University of New South Wales Sydney
    Charles Sturt University  The University of Otago
    Singapore University of Technology and Design University of Notre Dame
    Deakin University Griffith University
    Macquarie University The University of Western Australia
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology The University of Sydney
    Southern Cross University Swinburne University of Technology
    Lincoln University  National University of Singapore


    2018 Judging Panel

    Semi finals

    Room 234

    Name Position Organisation
    Catherine Armitage Editor in Chief Nature Index - Springer Nature
    Dr Kirsten Maclean Senior Research Scientist (Human Geographer) CSIRO
    Derek Brown Director Queensland State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Room 222

    Name Position Organisation
    Mike Lanzing General Manager UniBank
    Michael Lund Deputy Editor: Science + Technology The Conversation AU
    Vanessa Lao Acting Group Manager, IETU Trade and Investment Queensland


    Name Position Organisation
    Professor Alastair McEwan Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, UQ Graduate School The University of Queensland
    Dr Elizabeth Finkel AM

    Editor-In-Chief, COSMOS Magazine, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University, Author of The Genome Generation

    COSMOS Magazine
    Sara Phillips Regional Executive Editor, Asia-Pacific, Partnership and Custom Media at Nature Research (Publishing) Springer Nature
    Vicki McDonald State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer - Queensland State Library of Queensland
    Matt Granfield General Manager Marketing and Communications - Brisbane Marketing
    Jonathan Carbines Chief Financial Officer Boeing Australia


    Competitor Prizes

    The following prizes will be awarded at the 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition

    • Winner: $5000 research travel grant
    • Runner Up: $2000 research travel grant
    • People’s Choice: $1000 research travel grant

    Accommodation Options

    We are pleased to announce that the below discounted rates have been secured for the 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition at the following accommodation providers in Brisbane. Delegates and guests must contact the accommodation provider directly to proceed with a booking.

    Jephson Hotel
    Location      63 Jephson Street (Cnr Sherwood Road), 
    Toowong, QLD, 4066
    (approx. 4.5km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3736 4400


    Delux Room - single occupancy

    $189 p/n - bed and breakfast

    Quote booking reference: 3MT                                                                                                                                 
    Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square
    Location     255 Ann Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.4km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3001 9888


    15% discount off Best Available Flexible Rate

    Promo Code: 5264109

    Link: Book Now

    Hotel Grand Chancellor
    Location     23 Leichhardt Street, 
    Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.8km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 38314055


    Deluxe Rooms: $140.00 room only - includes parking

    Superior Rooms: $155.00 room only - includes parking

    Rates quoted are per room per night, based on a maximum of 2 guests per room. 

    Delegates can access this rate via the following booking link: 

    Sofitel Brisbane Central
    Location     249 Turbot Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 9.2km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3835 4444


    Superior King Room: $190/night (includes wifi)

    Breakfast Rate: $30/per person/day for full buffet breakfast at Thyme2 Restaurant, charged on consumption

    Book via phone or email quoting the following details:
    Group Name: University of Queensland
    Group Code: UQ270918
    Group Number: 688504

    Brisbane Marriott Hotel
    Location     515 Queen Street,
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 9.4km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3303 8000


    Deluxe City View Room: $206 per room/per night, Room including Wifi and max 2 guests.

    Last day to book: 30 August 2018

    Cancellation: 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled 14 days prior to arrival date.

    Delegates can access this rate via the following booking link.

    Mantra Group Hotels (Brisbane) – including Mantra Hotels, Art Series, Breakfree, Peppers

    Location     Various locations across Brisbane

    phone: General reservations 1300 987 603 (Australia), 0800 448 891 (New Zealand), +61 7 5665 4450 (International)




    Discounted rates offered across Mantra Group Hotels in Brisbane. 

    Please use the promo code 3MT and access via the following link

    Riverside Hotel South Bank

    Location     20 Montague Rd, 
    South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
    (approx. 7.9 km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3846 0577


    $10 off the online booking rates for One Bedroom Apartments and Standard Hotel Rooms.

    One Bedroom Apartments are fully self-contained and have a kitchenette and laundry facilities. The bedding configuration is one queen bed and one double pull out sofa bed.

    Standard Hotel Rooms have one queen bed and one single bed.

    * Rates are nett rates, Non-Commissionable.

    Additional Information: Disabled rooms – Riverside Hotel has 2 Standard Hotel Rooms with Disability access

    Online booking promo code: 3MT

    Rydges South Bank

    Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets,
    South Bank QLD, 4101
    (approx. 8.3 km from UQ venue)


    phone: +61 7 3364 0800


    10% off the Best Flexible Rate at the time of booking, subject to availability

    Book via:


    Past Asia-Pacific 3MT finalists

    Past Asia-Pacific finalists can be viewed here