Beatrice Hahn – The 2016 Sir Michael Stoker Award Winner

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

In this episode of the Contagious Thinking podcast, Joanna and Yasmin speak with Professor Beatrice Hahn following on from her Sir Michael Stoker prize award last year.

Every year (it’s happening as we speak!) the CVR holds an exciting competition called the “Sir Michael Stoker Award”. This prize is unique in that the winner is selected by the junior members of the CVR: the PhD students and Postdocs and is an excellent opportunity to meet our virology idols and all nominees for the prize are established, outstanding virologists who have made a significant contribution to their field.

In previous years we have had Mike Malim, Francoise Barre Sinoussi, Vincent Racaniello and Peter Piot. Beatrice Hahn won the 2016 competition and came to the CVR late last year.

Professor Beatrice Hahn who is based at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, was 2016’s winner of the prize and while she was at the CVR she recorded a podcast with the Contagious Thinking team.

Beatrice is most well know for her work on the zoonotic nature of HIV and understanding the origins and evolution of modern human infectious diseases ( Here, she talks to Yasmin Parr, Joanna Crispell and Steve Larcombe (from IBAHCM’s Naturally Speaking) about her fascinating science and career.