Meet our August Researcher Prize winner 🏆

Sparrho is offering grants of £500 for PhD students and postdocs to attend an academic conference of their choice. We are proud to announce our August winner for the Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize - congratulations to Conor McLoughlin!

Screenshot 2019-08-27 at 11.13.52Conor  will cross several time zones using his £500 Sparrho travel money to get to the MNDA: 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND between 4th - 6th December 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Well done, Conor!

Conor is a PhD student at King's College London, United Kingdom, studying human genetics and how they affect our chances of developing a disorder, impressing the Sparrho jury with his pinboard submission:

Investigation of a HSF1 Gene Therapy for ALS and Dementia”.

He's an outgoing, lively person who loves to explore, travel and learn new things so it's really not surprising that Conor is also passionate about exploring prevention targets for motor neurone disease (MND).

Conor has also collaborated with our editorial team on our latest 3-min Digest: "Using stress to fight ALS and dementia".

Learn more about Conor's research here.

Are you a PhD or postdoc keen to share your research at a conference? Learn more about the £500 Sparrho Researcher Prize.


Big cheers to our four runner ups of this month who will receive some of our sweet Sparrho swag 🙌

Targeting BMP4 signalling to stop the spread of breat cancer by Lap Hing Chi

Building the biological team for oil spill remediation by Michael Eze

Zero CO2 and Zero Heat Pollution Compressed Air Engine by Ngang Tangie Fru

Understanding the molecular mechanism of autophagy by Maria Zachari


by Sparrho

Steve, the sparrow, represents contributions from the Sparrho Team and our expert researchers. We accredit external contributors where appropriate.