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Our Latest SARS-CoV-2 SEM Images from Dr Steve Gschmeissner

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In the Towers Lab we aim to understand the molecular details of host virus interactions particularly with respect to innate immunity. We consider novel therapeutic approaches for viral infection and inflammation and to use viruses to help us understand mammalian cell biology and evolution. We also want to know what is special about pandemic viruses HIV-1(M) and SARS-CoV-2 and how have they adapted to replicate in humans and cause disease.

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Caco2 cells infected with SARS-CoV-2. Image courtsey of S. Gschmeissner. Copyright

 

We have some fantastic SEM images of SARS-CoV-2 infected CaCo-2 cells thanks to our collaborator Dr Steve Gschmeissner working with our UKRI funded post doc Giulia to produce these beautiful images. Visit his website to see more http://theworldcloseup.com

 

 

 


False coloured SEM image of 283T cells in culture. Image is copyrighted. It was taken on SEM by Steve Gschmeissner. To see more of his work, visit http://theworldcloseup.com/
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The Towers laboratory we share with the Gupta and Rowe labs. Image courtsey of the Wellcome Trust
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False coloured SEM image of a platelet found as a contaminant in a primary monocyte culture. Image is copyrighted. It was taken on SEM by Steve Gschmeissner. To see more of his work, visit http://theworldcloseup.com/
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We are funded by a Senior Biomedical Research Fellowship No 108183 from Wellcome to Professor Greg Towers and a Wellcome collaborative award as well as grants from the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research.

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