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- MRC/UCL Centre for Medical Molecular Virology
- UCL Discovery
- UCL Research Excellence
Congratulations are offered to Professor
Robin Weiss on his election to the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
Robin is Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology in the Wohl Virion Centre. (Link
Published: Jun 5, 2013 10:30:40 AM
The MRC@UCL Centenary Science Fair will be a family fun day for all ages and will include lab tours, talks, hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, games and exhibitions. There will be stalls and exhibits in the UCL Cloisters off the main quad, and a treasure hunt for younger visitors. Some of the groups involved and activities planned include: The Centre for Medical Molecular Virology will run science workshops offering a fun, hands-on experience of what the centre does. Including DNA extraction, testing pipetting skills and allowing visitors to demonstrate creative flair by designing and drawing their own interpretations of viruses. The Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing will exhibit research findings about the National Survey of Health and Development (NHSD), alongside a timeline of public interest milestones. They will also host a variety of activities, including testing grip strength and measuring reaction times. Students from the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology will show what it's like to work in a lab, with various interactive presentations and demonstrations, and the opportunity to discuss careers in medical research. The MRC fellows at UCL will give a series of talks aimed at the general public highlighting the biomedical research funded by the MRC. These talks will focus on the big challenges in biomedical research including cancer, heart disease, infections and diseases of the nervous system. The Seminar series will be officially started by Nobel laureate and one of the BBC's 'Beautiful Minds', Sir Tim Hunt In addition, visitors can sign up for visits to the research labs at the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. More...
Published: Mar 5, 2013 1:42:56 PM
Programme 1: Host Immune Responses and Immunity
Analysis of immune response profiles against viruses
Innate and adaptive immune responses play an important role in protection against viral infection. The Centre will focus on the analysis of immune response profiles against herpes viruses (CMV, EBV, VZV), hepatitis virus (HBV, HCV) and HIV. Most of these pathogens can establish chronic infection in healthy individuals and trigger viral disease in immune compromised individuals. We aim to increase our understanding of immune profiles associated with uncontrolled viral replication and develop immune interventions to enhance protective immunity.
The Centre works closely with a number of UCL departments & centres (Nephrology, Haemotology, Hepatology, Bioinformatics) and their associated facilites. The Royal Free immune monitoring lab has several flowcytometers (Calibur, LSRII, Fortessa, Aria) for the analysis of cellular immune response profiles and for sorting defined cell populations. Flowcytometry, combined with cell sorting and functional assays are used to identify the phenotype and the biological function of innate and adaptive immune cells.
- Investigation of
T and B cell immune profiles in transplant patients vaccinated against CMV
- Investigation of
anti-CMV, EBV and VZV immune responses in immune suppressed transplant patients
- Investigation of
innate and adaptive immune responses in HBV and HCV infection
- Development of adoptive therapy with gene-modified T cells specific for CMV and HBV
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