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UCL is closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. However we have teamed up with the Jolly, Selwood and Noursadeghi labs to initiate a research program to understand the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and the Human Innate Immune System.

Read about our SARS-CoV2 research programme here.

Dr Clare Jolly investigates SARS-CoV-2. (photo courtesy of Nick David www.nickdavid.co.uk)

SARS-CoV-2 research in the Towers lab 2020. (photo courtesy of Nick David www.nickdavid.co.uk)

Lucy Thorne Has produced a guide to Coronaviruses for all our non scientific friends and family.

Coronavirus Guide

 

 

Dr Lucy Thorne investigating SARS-CoV-2, May 2020 (photo courtesy of Nick David www.nickdavid.co.uk)


In the Towers Lab we aim to understand the molecular details of host virus interactions, to develop novel therapeutic approaches for viral infection and to use viruses to help us understand mammalian cell biology and evolution. 


 

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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UCL COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

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