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CAPSID a huge success in Manchester, December 2018

Dr Eran Bacharach visited John's CAPSID exhibition at 'Home' in Manchester

 

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

Capsid cofactor interactions. A new collaborative grant from the Wellcome Trust

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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).


Infection and Immunity Indulge in Christmas Revelry, Dec 2018

Infection and Immunity Christmas party at The Star of Kings. 2018

Infection and Immunity Christmas party at The Star of Kings. 2018

 


 The Towers and Jolly labs went on retreat to Amsterdam, Dec 2018

 A great week of science and team building. Polishing up current papers and great ideas for the next ones.

Towers and Jolly Labs on retreat in Amsterdam 2018

Discussions at the 'powerpoint karaoke' session at the Towers/Jolly lab retreat, Amsterdam 2018

To catch up with our Amsterdam experience, check out our retreat 2018 gallery.


Cell Stem Cell have published our collaborative paper and John's art is on the cover. November 2018

John Walter's artwork on the cover of Cell Stem Cell 23(6)

 

Lucy's collaborative paper: 'Cyclosporine H Overcomes Innate Immune Restrictions to Improve Lentiviral Transduction and Gene Editing In Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells.' is published in Cell Stem Cell's December 2018 edition.


Congratulations to Dr David Stirling who has passed his PhD viva, November 2018

Dr David Stirling

 

 


CAPSID is reviewed in 'Crafts' and 'The Lancet', November 2018

John and Greg contemplate CAPSID at 'Home' in Manchester

Onsies from 'A Virus Walks into a Bar' on display as part of the CAPSID exhibition at 'Home' in Manchester

CAPSID has been reviewed in both:

with both articles discussing the positive outcome of the collaboration between science and art and how the collaboration between Greg and John has been particularly benificial.

'Visualising Viruses' artical is published in 'The Conversation', November 2018

Triskelia. Copyright John Walter

 

Greg and Richard's artical discussing how we have come to work with John Walter and the inspiration the subsequent collaboration has created, both for John's art and our science, has been published in the online journal 'The Conversation'.


John Walter is Interviewed on Radio 4's 'Front Row', November 2018

John Walter is interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' about his 'CAPSID' Exhibition at 'Home' in Manchester

 

To listen to John discuss CAPSID with Radio 4 'Front Row' presenter John Wilson, follow this link the Radio 4's 'Front Row' webpage.


Adam's paper is published in 'Cell Host & Microbe', November 2018

 

 

 

Greg's collaboration with Leo James has resulted in 'Trivalent RING Assembly on Retroviral Capsids Activates TRIM5 Ubiquitination and Innate Immune Signaling' published in Cell Host & Microbe


'Capsid' opens at 'Home' in Manchester, November 2018

CAPSID Exhibition at 'Home' in Manchester. Photo credit Lee Baxter

 

 

Our resident artist, John Walter's CAPSID Exhibition has opened in Manchester at 'Home' and has been met with much enthusiasm with more than 1000 people through the doors on its first day. Go to our Public Engaement - Art pages to read more.


Congratulations to Dr Claire Kerridge who has passed her PhD viva, Sept 2018

Dr Joe Grove, Prof Greg Towers, Dr Claire Kerridge and Prof Charles Bangham after Claire's viva

 

Congratulations Claire!


Dr Rich Miles Celebrated his Graduation at the Royal Festival Hall, July 2018

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Congratulations Rich!!


Doug continues the collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, July 2018

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Dr Doug Fink starting a new study looking at non-communicable chronic lung disease in people living with HIV in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria.


Layal's article 'Want stronger, healthier sperm? Eat your nuts' is published in the Guardian, July 2018

Layal Liverpool

 

Layal Liverpool, who completed her BSc project in the Towers lab, has had her first article published in The Guardian as part of her British Science Association media fellowship. Click here to read about diet and the quility of sperm.


Doug's Band, 'Tall Poppies' played at Juju's Bar and Stage, June, 2018

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Another stirling performance from our drumming doctor and his tallented band Tall Poppies.


Che won the Postdoctoral category for her poster at the 31st International Conference on Antiviral Research, June 2018!

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The Towers Lab attended the Toll meeting in Porto, June 2018

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Lorena gave a plenary talk entitled 'cGas is Activated by HIV-2, but not HIV-1, in Primary Human Macrophages' and Doug and Becky both presented posters at the Toll meeting in Porto.


Hataf presented at Cold Spriing Harbor Retrovirus meeting, June 2018

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Hataf spoke on 'Vpr promotes HIV-1 replication by suppressing innate immune activation' at the 43rd Retrovirus meeting in Cold Spring Harbor while Greg chaired the session.


John Hosted the Preview Event for his Capsid exhibition at CGP London's galleries in Southwark Park, May 2018

Capsid exhibition at CGP London's galleries. The calm before the storm! Photo credit Jonathan Bassett

Capsid exhibition at CGP London's galleries.

The Towers lab and friends attended the preview of John Walter's Capsid exhibition due to open on 17th May at CGP London's Galleries. Capsid showcases John's collaborative work with us. To read more, visit our Art page.


 Che and Lauren attend the Division of Medicine Research Retreat, Canary Wharf, May 2018

Che and Lauren at the Division of Medicine Research Retreat, Canary Wharf, May 2018

 

Che and Lauren presented posters on our collaborative work with Prof Dave Selwood at the Division of Medicine Research Retreat in Canary Wharf.


John's art is on display at the Wellcome Trust as part of their 'Somewhere in Between' Exhibition, May 2018

The Towers lab visits 'Somewhere in Between' to see John's exhibits

 

The Towers, Rowe and Jolly lab's visited the Wellcome Trust's 'Somewhere in Between' exhibition where John Walter's exhibition 'Alien Sex Club' is on display. John met us to talk us through his exhibits and how science has inspired them. For more information on the Somewhere in Between exhibition click here.

 

 


The Towers lab attended the Microbiological Society Annual Conference in Birmingham, April 2018

Claire, Becky and Lucy attending the Microbiology Society Annual Conference in Birmingham, 2018

 

The Towers lab attended the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018 at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Birmingham, UK.

 

 


John presented his latest science inspired works to the Towers lab, Feb 2018

Greg, Claire, Bethany and Tom attending John's lab meeting 'A Nanocabaret: the influence of capsid science on my artistic practice'

 

 

John Walter, our artist in residence, presented his latest science inspired works funded by a Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award.

 

 


Dr Rob Lever Secures a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to fund his PhD, Feb 2018

Dr Rob Lever, who was an Acedemic Clinical Fellow in the Towers lab, has secured a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to fund his PhD and will start in September.


Bethany Schneiderman Secures PhD Offers from Both UCL and Imperial, Feb 2018

Bethany Schneiderman

 

 

Bethany, who is studing for her MRes in the Towers lab, has secured offers to study for a PhD from both Imperial and UCL. She will start at Imperial in September.

 

 


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