Yuta Nakagawa, Department of Chemistry, wins UTokyo Three Minute Thesis competition - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Jun 9, 2020

Yuta Nakagawa, Department of Chemistry, wins UTokyo Three Minute Thesis competition

 

Professor Keisuke Goda, Department of Chemistry

 

Yuta Nakagawa, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the grand prize in the UTokyo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which was held on May 23, 2020. 3MT is an international research communication competition in which doctoral students have three minutes to present their research in a concise and engaging manner in English using a single slide. Nakagawa's presentation was on a method he developed, called droplet microfluidics, to rapidly identify and select slow-growing cancer cells, which are considered a cause of cancer relapse. 

He will continue on to represent UTokyo at the 2020 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition, which will be held this autumn.


Nakagawa holding a microfluidic chip that is used to rapidly sort cells

For more information, please visit the following:

UTokyo FOCUS article
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/articles/z0508_00178.html

Nakagawa's 3MT presentation video
https://youtu.be/p5VHByDgOWs?list=PL5wKbybybrKbGfoM7CqFO8HypirQwjmKc

Nakagawa's research published in Science Advances 
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/22/eaba6712

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