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Chris van Tulleken interviews Greg for 'The Jump' on Radio 4

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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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Chris van Tulleken presents 'The Jump' on Radio 4, March 2021

 

Chris van Tulleken presents 'The Jump' on Radio 4. He discusses how viruses jump host species and what human behaviours are doing to increase the risk of this happening. The example of HIV and its ability to jump and become pandemic is considered by Chris and Greg in episode 3.

 

 

 


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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