Public Engagement

Public Engagement

At the CVR, we are proud to deliver an exciting and varied outreach programme to a wide variety of audiences.  Our key aims are to share our latest discoveries with anyone with an interest in scientific research, to engage in effective two-way dialogue to help shape the direction of our research; to share our knowledge and expertise to inform media coverage and evidence-based decision-making; to support the wider public to become better informed about the nature of viruses and disease; and to inspire the next generation of scientific researchers.

Siobhan Petrie (CVR Communications Officer) and Dr David Bhella (CVR Public Engagement Champion) are responsible for working with our researchers to develop, coordinate and deliver the CVR's public engagement activities.  We work in collaboration with a number of partner organisations including the Glasgow Science Centre and the Glasgow Science Festival team.

Viruses: a century of discovery

The CVR celebrated the Medical Research Council's 100th anniversary with an exhibition on A Century of Virus Research. The exhibit was first show at the 2013 Glasgow Science Festival (below). The exhibition is also available to view online on our website.

History of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research