Prof N J Stonehouse, Dr M.R. Herod, Prof D.J. Rowlands
7 January 2019
Picornaviruses are responsible for a number of serious diseases, including polio and foot-and–mouth disease. There is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies to address the continuing issue of picornavirus infection.
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) PhD Funded Programme. 3 PhD Studentships available. "The discoveries and therapies of the future are only possible if we nurture our promising talent in the present" - Massimo Palmarini - CVR Director.
Investigating the molecular biology of activation and regulation of innate immune receptors that survey the cytosol, using a variety of virus infection models including influenza A virus, HIV and other retroviruses, flaviviruses such as Zika virus, and herpes viruses.
Rhinovirus infections are the main cause of the common cold and a major cause of exacerbation of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading to an acute worsening of symptoms.
Viruses are the most common biological entities on our planet, infecting all living things. In humans, viral infections like herpes and poliovirus cause illnesses, particularly in the elderly, babies or people with lowered immune defense.