Here, on World AIDS day, Connor Bamford and Joanna Morrell speak with Dr Clare Jolly, HIV virologist, about her work and her groups work on how HIV spreads from cell-to-cell and what this means for antiviral treatment and vaccination. Clare is a Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Infection & Immunity at University… Continue reading
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
In our very first podcast, the CVR meets Professor Geoff Smith, FRS FMedSci FIBiol and head of the department of pathology at the University of Cambridge following his recent seminar here in Glasgow, to talk about his work on poxviruses and regulation of the innate immune response.
As we’re now only one week from the International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, being held in Glasgow with the Society for General Microbiology (#IMAV15), we’d like to present to you the third in a series of posts about arboviruses. This post, written by Veronica Rezelj, PhD student (@verorezelj), focuses on arboviruses themselves, their virology and how by understanding how they… Continue reading
By Veronica Rezelj, PhD student @verorezelj As we’re now in the run up to the International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, being held in Glasgow with the Society for General Microbiology (#IMAV15), , we’d like to introduce you to an expert who works in the fascinating field of arbovirus research. This is our second in… Continue reading
The last week of June saw Europe’s first confirmed human case of West Nile fever of the 2015 season, in Sofia, Bulgaria. West Nile fever, which is caused by West Nile virus (WNV) can be a serious disease, sometimes resulting in brain inflammation, paralysis and even death. While not unprecedented in the region, Europe has seen a… Continue reading
By Massimo Palmarini, John McLauchlan and Angela Elliott. Our friend and colleague Richard Elliott, died after a brief illness on the 5th of June. Here we would like to pay tribute to him and his work. Richard M Elliott, who has died aged 61, was one of the most eminent Virologists in the UK and a… Continue reading
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research is running a free event with the Glasgow Science Festival 2015 in June this year, which is one of the largest science festivals in the UK and will be running across the city during June. The event is called: microTALKS: an Evening of Infectious Diseases and is aimed at engaging the public with the… Continue reading