Prof Marcelo Ehrilich visits from Tel Aviv University, 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 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
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
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
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.
CAPSID a huge success in Manchester, December 2018
The CAPSID guard - the researcher and the researched. Dr Eran Bacharach visited John's CAPSID exhibition at 'Home' in Manchester.
New Wellcome Grant! December 2018
The award entitled: "What is special about pandemic HIV-1? How capsid cofactor interactions regulate DNA synthesis, innate immune detection and pandemic potential" will fund a 5 year collaboration between Greg, Leo James (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK), David Selwood (University College London UK), and David Jacques and Till Boecking (University of New South Wales, Australia).