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The WITS PhD Seminar, Day 1

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Where: Online Event
Start time:9:00
Enquiries:

Lucille.Mooragan@wits.ac.za

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PHD Seminar 1 Session
Webinar ID: 968 4291 2652 Passcode: 408088

Wits PhD presentation by competition finalists

PROGRAMME

29 September 2020: Session 1

Speakers:

  • 09:00 Professor Joao Rodrigues, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & PG Affairs (Opening Remarks)
  • 09:10 Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, Wits Vice-Principal and Vice-Chancellor (designate) (Keynote Address)
  • 09:30 Professor Robert Muponde, Director: Postgraduate Affairs Office (On The PhD Seminar)

 

Finalists:

  • 09:45 1 Albert Whata: Change Point Detection for SARS-CoV-2 DNA Sequences
  • 10:10 2 Anza Thiba: HYPERTENSION: A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
  • 10:35 3 Carol Preston: Responding to multiple pandemics through arts-based activities with primary school children in a rural community    
  • 11:00 4 Caroline Rimmer: ANXIETY: THE UNSEEN KILLER
  • 11:25 5 Chia-yu Chen: Transgenic crops: The missing link in the battle against pandemics
  • 11:50 6 Claire Hart:  The sibling pandemic: What psychoanalytic sibling research can teach us about the COVID-19 world
  • 12:15 hr 7 Jorge da Rocha: Parallel Pandemics - Pharmacogenomics and Prevaricators 
  • 12:40 hr 8 Leigh Crymble: Driving positive behavioural change during a pandemic using language, personality values and decision-making insights
  • 13:05 hr 9 Lerato E. Mohalajeng: Crowdsourcing: The Solution to Efficient Drug Development During Pandemics
  • 13:30 hr 10. Melusi M. Makhoba: Recalibration of the marketing strategy during a pandemic
  • 13:55 hr 11 Marifa Muchemwa: Family Changes and Child Maintenance Effect on Men's Mental Health in South Africa in the context of the COVID 19 Pandemic.
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