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Akira JT Alexander, Research Assistant, INFRAVEC2 Tell me about your background? My research has always been focused on interactions and sensing, in particular within host pathogen interactions. I have a BSc in Plant Science from Edinburgh University where I studied developmental switching in response to nutrient deprivation in the well-known plants, Fungi. I have an… Continue reading
Stephanie Cumberworth – PhD Student, Kohl Lab Tell me about your background/ Why did you get into this field of research? I completed my undergraduate studies in Microbiology with Virology at The University of Leeds. During this time I spent a year at The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR, now part of The Francis… Continue reading
Emilie Pondeville – Research Associate, Kohl Lab Tell me about your background and why you got into this field of research? During my Masters and PhD studies, I worked with the fly model Drosophila and also the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans. In a different way to the fruit fly, female mosquitoes need a ‘blood-meal’… Continue reading
Margus Varjak, Research Associate, Marie Curie Fellow, Kohl lab Tell me about your background? I did my bachelor and master studies in gene technology in Estonia at the University of Tartu. Following that, I continued in a PhD program with my supervisor Prof Andres Merits. As a PhD student, I studied mostly the replication complexes… Continue reading
Claire Donald – Research Associate, Kohl Lab Tell me about your background? I did my undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology at the University of St Andrews. After that I did a Masters at Edinburgh Napier University in Drug Design and Biomedical Science. I first started working on mosquito-transmitted diseases during a lab placement as part… Continue reading
Maria Vittoria-Mancini – Research Assistant, Sinkins Lab Tell me about your background? I did my PhD in Italy at the University of Camerino, where I studied bacterial symbiosis in Anopheles mosquitoes, and how these mutual and natural associations can be applied in vector (insect host) control strategies. During this time, I performed field studies in… Continue reading
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.