Every year the CVR’s postdocs and students award the ‘Sir Michael Stoker award’ to a leading scientist in virology who comes to our institute, meets with students and staff and gives a lecture. Past winners include Vincent Racaniello, Peter Piot, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Beatrice Hahn with this year’s winner being David Baltimore.
In 2015, Jon Yewdell was the Stoker prize winner and he came to the CVR and delivered his famous ‘How to Succeed in Science Without Really Trying’ lecture. We were lucky enough to record it for Contagious Thinking. Listen here to Jon’s wisdom and get excited for science again!