Tell us about your research in 180 seconds

Are you an emerging life science scientist or an already seasoned one, and would like to promote your research project? Do you already see yourself as a TED Talk speaker presenting your research or start-up idea? Don’t wait any longer and register to participate in the EFFERVESCENCE “Tell us about your research in 180S” contest, inspired by the “3-minute thesis” contest from Acfas.

Discover the 10 finalists of the “Tell your research in 180 seconds” competition

We would like to congratulate all the finalists of the competition!

  • Chloé Apcher, Doctorat en biologie moléculaire – Université de Montréal
  • Eva Senechal, Master Experimental Medicine Medicine and Health Sciences – McGill University
  • Gabriel Blanco, Master Neuroscience Medicine – McGill University
  • Jade Latraverse-Arquilla, Baccalauréat médecine pharmacologie et physiologie – Université de Montréal
  • Jenna Cleyle, Master Molecular Biology Medicine – Université de Montréal
  • Katie Ember, Post-doctorate Engineering Physics Engineering Physics – Polytechnique Montréal et CRCHUM
  • Mélanie Le Berre, Doctorat école de réadaptation – Université de Montréal
  • Namasthée Harris-Gauthier, Master Neuroscience Medicine and Health Sciences – McGill University
  • Rebecca Cusseddu, Doctorat médecine – Université de Montréal
  • Zachary Grimard, Baccalauréat Pharmacology & Therapeutics – McGill University

The “Tell Us About Your Research in 180 Seconds” Contest

You will have to present your research project with a language accessible to all (popularized approach) in less than 180 seconds, using only a single slide to assist you in this challenge.

10 participants will be selected based on the lay abstract of their research project, after submission of their registration form. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to attend a preparation session (1h between April 13th and 22nd) and then to present on May 11th, 2022, their research project on the Pitch stage of EFFERVESCENCE, in front of a large audience composed of entrepreneurs, researchers, and other members of the life sciences sector! Selected candidates will get a free ticket for the whole EFFERVESCENCE event.

Selected candidates will be evaluated by a jury and could win cash prizes, from $200 to $700!

The awards ceremony will be held during the EFFERVESCENCE Gala (May 11th from 5:15 pm to 7 pm).

The contest will be hosted by Thomas Milan, scientific popularizer, creator of “Sciences à la carte” on Twitch, and communication advisor at IRIC!

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be registered or have been registered at a Canadian higher education institution in a college, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or post-doctorate program, with a research project in life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) during the current academic year (from September 2021 to August 2022) or to have completed your degree during the same academic year.

LSHT includes biological sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health technologies, health information technologies, and artificial intelligence applied to health and natural health products that apply to both human and animal health.

  • To have a sufficiently advanced research project
  • To be fluent in English or French
  • To be present, in person, in Montreal on May 11th, 2022 (transport and accommodation costs are your responsibility)

The selection committee encourages people from groups considered to be minorities by the government, including women, non-binary people, people of color, indigenous people, people belonging to racialized minorities and/or to the LGBTQIA2+ communities and/or with a disability, to apply. Adaptative accommodation can be offered on-demand, depending on the situation.

Selection of awardees

Candidates will be selected for the pitch contest based on a lay abstract (250 words) of their research project. Evaluation criteria will consider the use and quality of the language (accessible to all), your summary structure (introduction, content, and conclusion), as well as writing quality (grammar and spelling).

Click here to fill out your registration form before Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 12 p.m (EST)! Do not forget to have your research project supervisor fill out the authorization form, which you can find here, and upload it in the registration form.

You will receive an answer on Friday 8th of April 2022.

The oral presentation will be assessed on oratory skills, popularization quality, and structure of the pitch.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Alizée Gouronnec, project manager at Montreal InVivo. at

This contest is presented by