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Research Day was held on 3 December 2019. The day was a celebration of research excellence at St George’s. Research Day included oral and poster presentations and culminated with the Thomas Young Prize Lecture which was delivered by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed.

About Research Day 2019

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Michael Heron lecture theatre and boardrooms. 

Download the full Research Day 2019 programme (PDF) and the full list of poster abstracts (PDF).

Research Day Programme

8.30– 9.15am


9.15 – 10.45am

Jenny Higham, Principal to open the day and welcome from Jon Friedland , 1st oral presentation session

10.45 – 11.15am

Coffee break

11.15 – 1.00pm

2nd  oral presentation session

1.00 – 3.45pm

Lunch and Poster Session

3.45 –5.00pm

Prize winners oral presentation session

Prize Giving

5.15 – 6.15pm

The Thomas Young Lecture

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

Personalised Medicine: Do we need it?

Registration and abstract submission

Please register for the event and submit your abstracts via our registration form.

Abstract submission will open on 16 September and close on 8 November.


Posters should be in A0 portrait, and must fit the 2 metre high x 1 metre wide boards ordered for Research Day. Media Services also have a handy guide on how to create posters and get them printed.

  • Posters previously submitted to external meetings are acceptable.

  • Poster prizes will be awarded at the close of the afternoon session:

    • Chrissie Fenske Research Poster prize (£1000) for the best poster — all posters are eligible for this prize

    • MRes poster prize (£100)

    • undergraduate prize (£100)

    • postgraduate prize (£100).

Applications for outstanding research awards

To recognise the excellent activity being carried out across the organisation, we will be awarding prizes to St George’s university staff and students under the following categories.

All applications should be sent to Louise Phillips, Head of Research Funding by 21 October for consideration by the panel.

Award holders will be notified in advance of Research Day and will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation as part of the award ceremony.

Outstanding research publication for the academic year 2018-19 (September to August)

Applications for this award can be self-nominations or nominations from a mentor or colleague. The published paper should represent top-quality science likely to generate impact in its research field. Candidates must be first author or corresponding author and submit a copy of the paper with an explanation of no more than 150 words as to why this paper is a landmark.

Excellence in public/civic engagement in research

Self-nominations or nominations from a mentor or colleague will be accepted. Applicants have up to 250 words to describe their activity and its impact.

Outstanding research achievement by a university lecturer / Outstanding research achievement by university senior lecturer

Self-nominations or nominations from a mentor or colleague will be accepted for both of these categories. Applicants have up to 250 words to describe their activity and its impact.

Postdoctoral research scientist excellence award

This can be self-nominated or nominated by a supervisor. Up to 250 words to be provided explaining the research, grant, fellowship or other broader contribution to St George’s, University of London.


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