Why MY research is MORE interesting than YOURS? // April 10, 2014

Fish sperm. Dark matter. Artificial intelligence. Abortion. Hong Kong triad. Forgotten rNA. These seem to be random phrases but on 10th April 2014 they were the key to lots of fun in Block B. A roomful of audience was armed with newspaper balls, waiting eagerly to ‘vote’ for their favourite presenters. Six research postgraduate residents had to convince them why their research topics were more interesting than the others in layman’s language AND under 5 minutes. The audience then ‘voted’ by throwing balls at their favourite researcher. Mei Li, with her clear and entertaining explanation of a why a forgotten molecule could be important to mankind, won the inaugural ‘I’ve Got Balls’ Award. Rightly so since she was thrown hundreds of them! All in good fun of course. ☺