My thesis in 180 seconds

Initiated for the first time in French language by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) in Quebec in 2012, the “My thesis in 180 seconds” competition was launched in France by the CNRS and the CPU in 2014.

The competition consists in PhD students presenting their thesis subject in three minutes only, while making it attractive and understandable by all. Each PhD student must give a clear, concise, and nonetheless convincing talk about his/her research project, with the support of only one slide! It is a unique opportunity for them to popularise the contents and stakes of their works with the general public, and acquire communication skills well beyond a mere stylistic exercise. PhD students benefit from training courses to meet that challenge, to help them popularise their research and quickly capture attention from an audience.

Each year, UBFC organizes the regional final : 10 PhD students are selected to take part and try to win one out of the two regional prizes: the Audience Award and the Jury Award. The two laureates then represent UBFC at the national final, maybe even the international final…!

The 10 PhD students also have the opportunity to make their presentation to high school students in the Region during the session reserved for them each year and at the end of which the Rectorate awards a Prize for high school students to their preferred candidate.

The French final of the “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” competition took place at the Bourse du Travail in Lyon on 31 May

 

 

Among the 16 finalists selected, 2 PhD students, Charlotte Montillot and Anaïs Perrichet represented UBFC.

 

Our candidates represented UBFC with 2 great performances and a prize!

 

Congratulations to Anaïs Perrichet who won the public prize. It was awarded for her 180-second presentation of her research work: “targeting IL-1 to increase the effectiveness of chemoimmunotherapy in cancer”.

The 10 PhD students who took up the challenge this year are :

– BOLOU-CHIARAVALLI Christine: registered in the 5th year of her thesis at the LECLA doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Education Sciences within the ELLIADD research unit

– CARBALLIDO Laura: enrolled in the 3rd year of her thesis in the ES doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Agri-food Biotechnology within the PAM research unit

– ELGHAZI Redouane: enrolled in the 2nd year of his thesis in the SPIM doctoral school, he is preparing his thesis in Computer Science within the FEMTO-ST/DISC research unit

– GAVARD-VEAU Jeanne: registered in the 2nd year of her thesis at the SEPT doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Education Sciences within the IREDU research unit

– GRZELAK Ludmilla: enrolled in the 3rd year of her thesis in the CP doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Electronics within the ICB research unit

– LORIOD Sabrina: enrolled in the 3rd year of her thesis in the ES doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the LNC research unit

– MONTILLOT Charlotte: enrolled in the 3rd year of her thesis at the ES doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the LNC research unit

– OTHEGUY Méven: enrolled in the 4th year of his thesis at the ES doctoral school, he is preparing his thesis in Agro-food biotechnologies within the CSGA research unit

– PERRICHET Anaïs: enrolled in the 2nd year of her thesis at the ES doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Cellular Biology within the LNC research unit

– ROMAIN Mélanie: registered in the 2nd year of her thesis in the CP doctoral school, she is preparing her thesis in Chemistry within the ICB research unit

After two days of training and stage coaching, the 10 candidates presented their thesis in 180 seconds on Thursday 24 March in Belfort.

Charlotte MONTILLOT won all 3 prizes: the High School Prize, the Jury Prize and the Public Prize! Charlotte represented the Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté at the national semi-final, which took place in Paris from 7 to 9 April. She was accompanied by Anaïs PERRICHET, ranked second by the Jury.

 

TEASER MT 180 - 2022 EDITION

Some photos from the day of 24 March 2022