Sparrho Researcher Prize winner February 2020 πŸ₯‡

Sparrho awards Β£300 to PhD students and postdocs to attend an academic conference of their choice. Today we introduce our latest winner for the Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize - congratulations to Lavindra de Silva!

Lavindra de SilvaWe've got the next winner for our Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize in 2020!

Lavindra de Silva is a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University and his research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Manufacturing. 
It is the first pinboard in the field of AI and robotics to win our Researcher Prize! Read more about Lavindra's research:

Lavindra will bag our Β£300 conference grant which will help him to present at the AAAI  πŸ€– Conference on Artificial Intelligence in New York, USA. πŸ›«πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Are you a PhD or postdoc keen to share your research at a conference? Learn more about the Β£300 Sparrho Researcher Prize.

Big cheers to our four runners-up of who will receive some of our sweet Sparrho swag πŸ™Œ

The effect of ageing on the resolution of inflammationWezi Sendama is a Clinical Research Associate who aims to understandwhy older people are more susceptible to infections and what we can do tokeep our immune systems healthy as we age.

Read his pinboard: The effect of ageing on the resolution of inflammation



Risks for women with gestational diabetesElpida Vounzoulaki is a PhD student who specialises in big data epidemiology. In her research on gestational diabetes, she comparesfactors that can affect this risk of type 2 diabetes during pregnancy.




Cold-water corals- essential in trapping carbon. But what about climate change?Luke O'Reilly is a PhD student who investigates cold-water corals (CWCs), a marine species whichkeeps our planet clean of excessive CO2 and can be found ataround 1000m depth using robots.

Read his pinboard: Cold-water Corals: Essential in trapping carbon. But what about CLIMATE CHANGE?



The effects of oil palm tree fruit against breast cancerUzoamaka Okoli is a PhD student and lecturer who derives chemicals from the oil palm fruit - acommon ingredient for Nigerian food dishes- to develop a new therapy against breast cancer.

Read her pinboard: The Effect Of DFHCOP-A On The Cellular Microenvironment Of Breast Tumors



by Sparrho

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