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Meet the expert: Paul Duprex on paramyxoviruses, the measles outbreak and gain-of-function experiments

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Veronica Rezelj, Ph.D. student in the Elliott lab, interviewed Paul Duprex (@10queues) when he visited us at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. Paul is a Professor of Microbiology at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) in Boston University. His research involves understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis and attenuation of respiratory… Continue reading

Meet the expert: Wendy Barclay

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This post is the third in a series of ‘meet the expert’ articles about worldwide investigators working in virology research. These posts are written by the CVR bloggers and are designed to educate, engage with, and inform the public and fellow scientists about who scientists are and what are our motivations. Joanna Morrell, Ph.D. student… Continue reading

The gain-of-function controversy: can benefits outweigh risks?

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Veronica Rezelj (PhD student in the Elliott lab) explores the current ‘Gain of function’  debate surrounding the virology community and asks: “Is it in the public interest to support gain of function experiments?” Feel free to have your say in in this poll:   World-leading biologists, including David Baltimore, a world-renowned virologist and Nobel Prize laureate, have recently called… Continue reading