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Congratulations to Che and Lucy who have been nominated in the UCLU student choice awards, May 2019

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Dr Lucy Thorne

The Student Choice Awards are a way for students to thank an amazing member of staff, and let them know that their hard work makes a difference. Che has been nominated for 'Excellent research supervision' and Lucy for 'Brilliant research based education'


Lucy takes 'Outbreak!' to Ghana, May 2019

Dr Lucy Thorne

 

Lucy went to Ghana to train teachers in presenting her public engagement project 'Outbreak!'


Our BSc students have finished their projects, April 2019

Soophie, Becky, Doug, James, Che and Caitlyn celebrate the final handing in the BSc projects

 

A fond fairwell to James, Caitlyn, Sophie and Dan, pictured here with their supervisors, who have finished and written up their projects.


EMBO Workshop 'Pathogen immunity and signalling' was held in Oxford, March 2019

Greg, Becky and Lucy outside Keble College, Oxford, EMBO meeting 2019

Becky presents her flash talk at the EMBO Pathogen immunity and signalling workshop in Oxford, 2019

Lorena presents her poster at the EMBO Pathogen immunity and signalling workshop in Oxford, 2019

Lucy and Hataf present their posters at the EMBO Pathogen immunity and signalling workshop in Oxford, 2019

Becky, Hataf, Elisa, Lorena, Lucy and Pierre enjoy dinner at Keble College, Oxford at the EMBO Pathogen immunity and signalling workshop, 2019

Che presents her poster at the EMBO Pathogen immunity and signalling workshop in Oxford, 2019

The Towers lab was well represented with 5 posters and Becky presenting a flash talk: 'HIV-1 protease inhibitors drive formation of defective viral particles that activate a cGAS-dependent innate immune response.'


James Cai has won the the 2018 undergraduate bursary report prize from the Pathological Society, March 2019

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Congratulations to James who, having secured a bursary from the Pathological Society for his summer project, has had his report judged the best research report of the 2018 undergraduate elective bursary reports


Che and Greg have won a Research Grant from the MRC, March 2019

The 3 year grant is to study 'Characterisation and therapeutic manipulation of Flaviviridae innate immune evasion'


Prof Marcelo Ehrilich visits from Tel Aviv University, March 2019

Greg Towers, Carlos Maluquer de Motes, Becky Sumner, Eran Bacharach, Marcelo Ehrlich enjoy dinner at Ragam, March 2019

 

The Towers lab welcome Prof Marcelo Ehrlich with curry at Ragam.


The Towers Lab is feratured on the Wellcome facebook page 'The Power of Art and Science Collaboration'

The Towers Lab features on the Wellcome Trust's cover picture on Facebook

The Wellcome Trust has done a feature 'The Power of Art and Science Collaboration' on Facebook

The Wellcome Trust has written an article on Facebook 'The Power of Art and Science Collaboration' focusing on the work of Dr John Walter with the Towers lab.


Congratulations to Prof Ravi Gupta and his group on their collaborative paper documenting the second patient free of HIV following Stem-Cell Therapy, March 2019

Becky on a Portugese news clip reporting on Prof Ravi Gupta's collaborative paper documenting the second patient to become HIV free following stem-cell therapy

Second patient free of HIV after stem-cell therapy:  Gupta RK, Abdul-Jawad S, McCoy LE, Mok HP, Peppa D, Salgado M, Martinez-Picado J, Nijhuis M, Wensing AMJ, Lee H, Grant P, Nastouli E, Lambert J, Pace M, Salasc F, Monit C, Innes A, Muir L, Waters L, Frater J, Lever AML, Edwards SG, Gabriel IH, Olavarria E. HIV-1 remission following CCR5Δ32/Δ32 haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. Nature. 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1027-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Prof Gupta presented the work at CROI 2019

The Associated Press video can be viewed here

Ravi Gupta's paper in Nature is reported across the world. Becky is seen here on Portuguese TV illustrating the work done on 'REMISSION OF THE VIRUS HIV: British patient is 18 months without sign of infection'


Greg presented at the 1st Max Planck Society Workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Evolution in St Lucia, South Africa. January 2019

Prof Greg Towers presents at the 1st Max Planck Society Workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Evolution in St Lucia, South Africa

Rhino spotting on safari following the 1st Max Planck Society Workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Evolution in St Lucia, South Africa

Greg presented 'Can HIV-1(M) Gag facilitate pandemic transmission levels through adaptation to evade innate immune sensing?' at the 1st Max Planck Society Workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Evolution in St Lucia, South Africa. An awesome setting for world class science followed by safari with Ravi, Clare, and Laura.


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