Sparrho – Celebrating COVID-19 scientists - ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Celebrating COVID-19 scientists - ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Scientists are human, just like the rest of us. They socially distance, they feel anxiety, they miss normality – but they continue their work. COVID-19 doesn’t take a day off, so neither can they. The end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the world is in the hands of countless scientists around the world, working in many different fields. We want to bring them together and celebrate them, to show the faces of the people changing the world – the #ScienceHeroes.
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Know someone great?

Our aim is to feature 100 researchers. We know there are countless scientists working hard at making this world a safer place. We can’t reach them all by ourselves, and that’s why we’re asking for your help.

If you’re a researcher working on the pandemic or know someone who is, then please get in touch by submitting your details or forwarding this message on to them. We hope to share their stories and give them recognition they deserve. Once we reach our target of 100 researchers, we’ll make a donation to a lab working on the pandemic.

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Meet the researchers

COVID-19 FAQ: How do we stop viruses infecting us from animals?

Dr Ilan Kelman
Professor of Disasters and Health

COVID-19 FAQ: Can we design drugs that slow down viral replication in our own cells? copy

Simon Chapman
PhD Student in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Emma Cowley

PhD student in Physical Education

Liverpool John Moores University

Does the health of our gut bacteria affect the progress of COVID-19?

Dr Linda May-Zhang
Postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacology

Sagar Dhoble

PhD Tech in Pharmaceutics

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

What is the threat of secondary bacterial infections to patients?

Santhni Subramaniam
PhD researcher in Drug Delivery and Bacterial Infection

Dr Govinda Sharma

Postdoctoral fellow in Genomics

British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

Ruveyda Kilic

PhD candidate in Chemistry

Boğaziçi University

COVID-19 FAQ: How are existing drugs repurposed to treat the illness?

Sagar Dhoble
PhD Tech in Pharmaceutics

Ahmed Elsayed

PhD student in Pharmacology

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

What is the importance of physical activity for teenage girls’ during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Emma Cowley
PhD student in Physical Education

Dr David Bakker

Clinical Psychologist

Monash University

COVID-19 FAQ: how cracking the secrets of T Cells can give vaccine design a boost?

Dr Govinda Sharma
Postdoctoral fellow in Genomics

Dr Linda May-Zhang

Postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacology

Vanderbilt University

How genome sequencing can help with shaping policy and flagging up at-risk groups?

Brenda Cabrera
PhD candidate in Gene Expression

Brenda Cabrera

PhD candidate in Gene Expression

National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico

Santhni Subramaniam

PhD researcher in Drug Delivery and Bacterial Infection

University of South Australia

How many strains are there of the current COVID-19 virus?

Endre Szvetnik
Senior Editor at Sparrho

These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. If you're a scientist working on the pandemic, or know someone who is, then please get in touch by submitting your details or forwarding this message on to them so we can share their story. Science will lead us out of this and every scientist deserves to be seen and heard.

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