Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson visits the Centre for Virus Research
In September, the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, received a visit from MP for East Dunbartonshire and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson.
This visit followed the official opening of the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI), earlier in the month. Ms Swinson met researchers, and took in a tour of the new Centre, led by Dr David Bhella, Director of the SCMI, where she had the opportunity to view 3D virus structures and learn about the electron microscope and imaging network in place to support the life sciences community across Scotland and the North of England. Ms Swinson also toured an insectary to learn about the fascinating work CVR scientists are progressing with Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes, which are being used to prevent the spread of denque fever in Malaysia.
Ms Swinson commented: “It was a pleasure to meet the friendly and hardworking team at the CVR. I thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating tour of the centre, which included a demonstration of the new state-of-the-art Cryo-Electron Microscope”.
First published: 10 December 2018