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2019 Research Showcase

Welcome to the 11th Annual School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase on 12 June 2019


All attendees of the 2018 School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase
All attendees of the 2018 School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase

We invite you to participate in our 2019 School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase.

The exciting, one-day event will feature postgraduate student talks, a poster session, competitions and a high-profile keynote lecture, or two.

This showcase provides an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present their research to their peers and the New Zealand chemistry community.

It will be followed by a reception to bring students, staff, industry, and government researchers together.

We look forward to seeing you there.

From the organising committee

Fan Zhu (Chair)
Viji Sarojini
Tasdeeq Mohammed
John Lau
Rebecca Deed
Katie Parish-Virtue

Programme, abstracts and online voting

Chemical Sciences


Our programme for the day runs from 8am to 6pm, separated into a morning and afternoon session.

Our 2019 Research Showcase Programme is available as a PDF below.


Postgraduate medicinal chemistry student

11th Annual Research Showcase Programme booklet

Our 2019 Programme booklet, including full details about our keynote speakers, oral presentations, two-minute talks and our posters, is available as a PDF below.


2018 Showcase presenter Elyse Williams

Vote for your favourite talks

The research showcase features a range of three and 15 minute talks from our doctoral candidates.

For the first time this year, showcase participants will be asked to choose their favourite presentations online using our google voting forms.

  • Audience choice three-minute talk
    Presented by ECP Ltd
    Vote here
  • Audience choice 15-minute talk
    Presented by Energy Education Trust of New Zealand
    Vote here

These presentations also have appointed judges to award a first, second and third place in each category.


Important dates, registration, and venue

Postgraduate Medicinal Chemistry students in the Lab

Important dates

Remember to put these dates in your calendar:

  • Sunday 7 May, 5pm
    Abstract submissions close
  • Friday 17 May, 5pm
    Three-minute presentation title submissions close
  • Wednesday 12 June
    The big event
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Register and submit your abstracts

Registrations are now open.

To participate in the research showcase please make sure you register here and submit your abstracts and your three-minute talk titles below.

For any enquiries, please contact us.

Plaza of new Science Building (302) University of Auckland


  • Lectures
    Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
    Ground Floor, Building 301
    23 Symonds Street
    City Campus
  • Poster Display
    Ground Floor Foyer, Building 302
    23 Symonds Street
    City Campus

Submit your abstract or your three-minute talk title

Oral presentations

All second, third and fourth year PhD students are expected to submit an abstract about their research.

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 5 May 2019Please upload it here.

Eight selected PhD students will have the opportunity to share their PhD research orally. All other submitted abstracts will be presented as a poster.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and refine presentation skills, and to share important research advances in your field.  

Three-minute talks

First year PhD students who started their degree between 2 March 2018 and 1 March 2019 must give a three-minute talk on the aim of their research. 

The deadline for submitting your presentation title is 17 May 2019Please upload it here.


All current MSc, BSc(Hons) and PGDipSci students are also encouraged to present posters at the event. 

More information will be available soon.