6th December — Stephen Heaton

Sparrho Advent Calendar

Today’s Advent hero is Steven is keen to explain science to the world. The PhD Student at Monash University, Australia is exploring creative new ways to design antiviral therapies.

Steven was one of the winners of our Researcher Prize in September 2017. We loved his pinboard and his evocative style of describing his research, which is about rethinking the way we fight viruses. Since then he created quite a few more pinboards.

Cool facts: We are tempted to call Steve a ‘priest of science’, because of his burning passion for research and writing about it. Away from the lab he is a keen climber, having scaled a 4600m mountain in Mexico and he enjoys photography. Read more about Steve in our interview with him.

Find out more about Steven’s research here.

Want to win a £500 travel prize like Steven did to present at a conference?
Check out the Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize.

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