Monthly Archives: November 2015

Podcast ep 2: Mary Collins – meet the expert

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

  Here we talk with Professor Mary Collins, immunologist and virologist, about her work on developing viral vector-based gene therapies. Mary is Professor of Immunology in the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London, the head of the Division of Advanced Therapies at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, and the… Continue reading

Espionage, martinis and explosions: How reprogramming viruses can help us fight cancer.

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

By Alex Binks. Alex is an MRC-funded Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow, working with Professor Iain McNeish at the Institute for Cancer Sciences and the Beatson Institute. Alex’s essay, about his research on oncolytic herpesviruses, was runner-up in the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Competition 2015 and is published below in full with permission from Alex and the MRC.… Continue reading