Congratulations on his newly minted PhD to Dr. Tom Houslay, who successfully defended his thesis during a viva yesterday! Many thanks to Drs. Alexei Maklakov and Andre Gilburn for the engaging and constructive viva.
Some pictures of the post-viva festivities courtesy of Lilly Herridge below.
Shortly after finishing the viva, Rosalind presented Tom with his PhD hat. This is a tradition Luc stole from his time in Switzerland: the new most senior PhD candidate makes a hat to honour the achievement of the labs most recently fledged member
Close-up of hat to reveal the details: the balloons represent a spermatophylax nuptial gift transferred from males to females during courtship.
Tom posing with Lilly (left) and Rosalind shortly after passing his viva.
Post-viva celebrations at the Tappit Hen in Dunblane. tom is accompanied by his wife Kirsty on his right, and his external examiner, Dr. Alexei Maklakov