The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye student wins national poster competition


Elsie Poster


2015 marks 100 years of women's membership at The Physiological Society. To celebrate this milestone, they ran a number of activities throughout the year to look back at the contributions of women to physiology.

They invited schools to join this celebration by taking part in a competition focusing on the achievements of women who have won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The competition was open to all 11-16 year-olds, students were invited to select one of the winners from the list below, research her discovery and then produce a poster summarising their findings for The Society.

  1. May-Britt Moser, 2014, "for the discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain"
  2. Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider, 2009, "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"
  3. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, 2008, "for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus"
  4. Linda B. Buck, 2004, "for the discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system"
  5. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, 1995, "for the discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development"

In May we ran the story about our inter school competition to select which entries would go forward to the National competition.

We are very excited to announce that Year 11 Thomas Hardye student, Elsie Moore, won the competition with her poster on Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. The originality and creativity of her poster received much praise from the judges. As part of the prize, Elsie will receive a £50 Amazon gift voucher, a certificate and a visit from a female physiologist to her school.

Her Poster is shown at the top of this page.


September 2015