Coronavirus researcher among grant winners

TWO University of Oxford researchers have been given grants in recognition of their early work.

Yasunori Watanabe and Carl Öhman were given £1,500 each at the UK Early Career Researcher Awards.

Dr Watanabe was awarded for his research in HIV and coronavirus pathobiology, while Dr Öhman for his research in digital ethics and data preservation.

The winners joined five other young researchers recognised by academic publisher Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

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Dr Watanabe said: “It’s an honour to be recognized by Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission for my research in coronavirus and HIV pathobiology, particularly around the analysis of glycans and what it means for coronavirus vaccine design and development. The grant provided will help me continue my research in this important field.”

Dr Öhman added: “I’m honoured to be recognised by Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission having only defended my PhD two months ago.

“It comes at a time when debate around digital ethics is at the forefront of the public’s consciousness. This investment will provide a strong foundation for my future research, ultimately allowing me to publish further studies in this important field.”

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