7th December — Nicolas Gutierrez

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Nicolas is a postdoctoral researcher at University del Valle, Colombia, specialising in mitochondria and genetics, “but above all”, he says, he is “just a curious guy who loves learning new things”.

Nicolas was one of the co-winners of Sparrho’s Researcher Prize in October 2017. Recently, Nicolas wrote a 3 min Digest on how we can repair ‘broken clock genes’ with simple lifestyle changes to prevent metabolic diseases.

Interesting fact: After graduating from high school, Nicolas went to Bordeaux, France, to pursue his Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Being in the biomedical field for 10 years as a researcher, Nicolas has also found his passion for working as a freelance science writer. Check out his blog and read his articles here.

Find out more about Nicolas’ research here.

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

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