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World Mosquito Day/Week – Part VII

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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

World Mosquito Day/Week – Part V

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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

World Mosquito Day (week) Part II

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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

How does HIV move its deadly infection from cell-to-cell? Episode 3.

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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

Podcast ep 2: Mary Collins – meet the expert

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  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

Bunyaviruses: we are (one big) family

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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