Physiology Honours Student Wins First Prize in the Royal Society's 'Let's Torque' Science Communication Competition!

Physiology honours student Nathan Higgins fought off intense competition to impress judges and take home first prize in the prestigious "Lets Torque" science communication competition.

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Let's Torque is a STEM communication organisation that runs Melbourne's premier science public speaking competition. The competition which is hosted by the Royal Society of Victoria during National Science Week is a forum where young scientists battle it out to present the latest scientific research from around the world.

Nathan took inspiration from work published last year by our very own researchers in the Department of Physiology. This work describes a novel therapeutic strategy targetting the brain to treat obesity, a topic that Nathan developed a keen interest in when he undertook NEURO30002. Nathan's enthusiasm for science held major sway over the judges, propelling him from the first round, the semi-final and then on to win the grand final!