Participation in Ph.D Cup 2016

Justin Markussen-Brown

Talk about coming out of one’s comfort zone! Last month, I stood on stage at Danmarks Radio, and tried to explain my research in a three minute pitch. It was a competition called the Ph.D. Cup, in which doctoral students who graduated in 2015, compete to communicate their research clearly and concisely before a panel of judges à la X-factor. The program was broadcasted nationally on DR2 on April 18th, and Dr. Lars Boesen won with his talk about his prostate cancer research!

In connection with the competition, us finalists received media training, and were interviewed by a number of journalists. I’m very appreciative for having had the opportunity to profile the research I have been involved in! It was an honour to be chosen as a finalist, and I can only encourage all other Ph.D. students to consider applying, when they complete their dissertations.

Here are links to some of the interviews and other media, that were made in connection with the competition:

Article in the newspaper INFORMATION
Promotional video on DR
Interview with DR