2 minutes 15 seconds precisely, was the time that Ahri Djamen used in summarizing her doctoral thesis, during the third edition of a competition named “My PhD thesis in 180 seconds (MT180) which held on Wednesday the 29th of June in Yaoundé.
The thesis of Mrs. Ahri Djamen, a student at the University of Douala, dealt with “Study and evaluation of antitrypanosomal activity, crude extract and isolated compounds of a Cameroonian plant UAPAGA Guineensis”.
The student demonstrated the effectiveness of the plant aroused in the fight against sleeping sickness, which seems to have been forgotten. Organized by the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (Auf), the competition known as MT180, is a scientific competition that challenges French PhD students to present the object of their research in three minutes (180 seconds).
The objective is to present the subject of their thesis in French, in a clear, concise, convincing and often humorous way, with a single slide for support. The national final, which took place on Wednesday, brought together 9 candidates (5 men and 4 women) from different regions of Cameroon.
The winner has to score 16.32 / 20 and will represent Cameroon in the international final which will take place on the 28th of September in Liège, Belgium.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Intelligence Report