Sparrho Researcher Prize winner March 2020 🥇

Sparrho awards £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 Shawna Foo!

Shawna FooMeet the winner for our Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize in March!

Shawna Foo is a Marine Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Arizona State University and studies how climate change affects reef resilience and the surrounding ecosystem. She uses satellite technology to examine which factors are crucial in coral reef restoration. Read her pinboard:

Shawna will receive £300 conference money which will help her to presenting her research at an academic conference of her choice!

Big cheers to our four runners-up 🙌

Screenshot 2020-05-18 at 17.56.40Maria Pastrama is a Postdoc Researcher who is interested in the use of ultrasound to detect cartilage damage. Her findings could lead to a novel early-stage treatment as an alternative to expensive MRI scans.

Read her pinboard: Moving Sound: tracking cartilage movement to help osteoarthritic patients



Screenshot 2020-05-18 at 17.56.27Christopher Tomsett is a PhD researcher and specialist in geomorphology. He uses high-tech sensors systems and drones for environmental analysis of changing landscapes which are difficult to capture via aerial images.

Read his pinboard: Drones for good: How UAVs can help us to better understand our rivers



Screenshot 2020-05-18 at 17.56.11Joy Shih is a PhD student, keen traveller, and aerial hoop enthusiast. She examines defects in the SOX17 gene and how it can lead to pulmonary hypertension which is a rare and deadly lung disorder.

Read her pinboard: SOX17 deficiency impairs lung vasculature in pulmonary hypertension



Screenshot 2020-05-18 at 17.55.50Jamila Juzer Siamwalla is a textile researcher who is interested in the history of embroidery which originated from the Indian subcontinent. One of her research focus is railway motifs on textiles made in Colonial India.

Read her pinboard: Railway Motifs were Embroidered on a Textile in Colonial India



by Sparrho

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