Ioannis Kafetzopoulos

I studied Genetics at the University of Glasgow, where I decided I want to pursue a career into research. Currently I am a PhD student at the Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit (MRC-HGU) at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh. My interests include understanding how molecular processes work in our cells and in particular how genetic and epigenetic information is regulated.


Annabel Farnood

I am a 2nd year nursing PhD student at the University of Glasgow. I have been a registered nurse for over four years and work clinical hours whilst pursuing my PhD. My PhD is focused on the area of digital health and specifically focuses on online self-diagnosis and the impact this has on the patient/public and healthcare professionals relationship.


Kirstin Leslie

I am a third-year PhD student in public health based at the University of Glasgow. In my project, I’m using Scottish healthcare data to explore patient adherence to cardiovascular medications, or more simply, looking to see if people are picking up their drugs to keep their heart healthy. It’s an important area of research because unfortunately, Scotland has higher rates of cardiovascular disease than the rest of the UK. My 3 Minute Thesis talk will cover the need for this kind of research and will give a little more insight into how I have gone about studying this.