By Joe Tidy
Cyber reporter

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Like most of us, Hannah Lawson-West has a regular night-time routine.

Unlike most of us though, hers involves carrying out thousands of complex scientific calculations to help fight Covid-19.

This is how it works: Hannah heads to bed at around 22:30 and turns on her electric blanket to heat up, while she washes her face and brushes her teeth.

Once in bed, she checks the news and Instagram, then plugs her phone in to charge before hitting the hay.

Then, for the next eight hours while the 31-year-old sleeps in her London flat, her phone quietly comes alive, allowing scientists to use its power to help coronavirus research.