Finalists from the categories of Natural & Life Sciences, Management & Social Sciences and Engineering Sciences delivered their presentations and showed an outstanding performance in presenting their PhD research which drew an infinite number of questions from the audience.
During the poster session, the participants viewed the posters of their fellow researchers and had an opportunity to ask questions about the details of their study.
In the second part of the ceremony, we were honoured to have Professor Jack Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine as our keynote speaker. He delivered a talk on how he found his area of interest, his work throughout the years and how he won the Nobel prize.
In the last part of the program, the DRA awards were given out, including a social media award was given to one member of the audience for being an active Twitter follower of ABTA during the ceremony.
The ceremony ended with ABTA Director Dr Emre Esenturk's closing remarks and Dr Nastaran Ranjbar on the ABTA and Springer Nature partnership, allowing DRA awardees to publish a mini-review in the SNAS journal.
Finally, we would like to thank all of our guests of honour and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the Doctoral Researcher Awards, congratulate all winners and wish them the best in their academic careers.