Tue, 17 Oct 2023 14:46:00 BST
SARS-CoV-2 can infect numerous mammalian species in addition in humans. Pet cats live closely alongside us and are susceptible, but we don’t yet know the full spectrum of illness that the virus may cause in cats. A team of CVR researchers have screened a large number of domestic cat swabs for SARS-CoV-2. They found that cats have been less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 since Omicron became the dominant variant and that infected cats show a variety of clinical signs.
Key Gene that Blocks the 'Spillover' of Avian Flu to Humans Discovered
Understanding the genetic make-up of currently circulating avian flu strains may offer one of the best lines of defence against widespread human transmission. This is, according to new research which has found a key human gene responsible for blocking most avian flu viruses from spilling over into people
New ‘microwave’ medical treatment shows promise for patients with HPV
Variants of COVID-19 in cats followed the same timeline as the human population
UofG to lead national surveillance programme for mosquitoes and their pathogens in wake of climate change
The University of Glasgow – in collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) – has been awarded a £1.25m grant aimed at improving our understanding of how climate change could increase the risk of mosquito-borne disease in Scotland, and enhance our preparedness.
Strong evidence that AAV2 and underlying genetic predisposition played a key role in child hepatitis cases
There is now strong evidence that the virus AAV2, alongside an underlying genetic predisposition, played a key role in cases of acute hepatitis in children, according to a new study published in Nature – the first detailed research investigation into the worldwide outbreak
The secret world of Influenza A infections
Hepatitis Cases in Children Linked to Adeno-Associated Virus AAV2
Wed, 16 Feb 2022 14:25:00 GMT
Researchers at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have received £200,000 funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), matched with more than £100,000 of in-kind funding from MRC Units, to develop the Influenza Virus Toolkit, a reagent repository for influenza virus researchers.
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:25:00 GMT
The Brennan Lab have been awarded £67k from the Scottish Public Engagement Network (Wellcome) to undertake a 2.5 year project raising awareness of ticks & tick-borne diseases across Scotland, empowering people to make informed decisions about accessing the outdoors
‘Origami’ diagnostic test could help Hepatitis C treatment
CVR Technicians Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award in Recognition of COVID-19 National Impact
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 10:58:00 BST
We are delighted to announce that following hundreds of nominations, our technicians and professional staff at the CVR have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of their critical role in the national pandemic response.
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:00:00 BST
CVR researchers with colleagues from the South China Agricultural University and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University discuss the body of scientific evidence and the heavily debated question: where did COVID-19 come from?
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 00:06:00 BST
Post doctoral researcher and champion of the centre’s blog, Dr. Elihu Aranday-Cortes, tells us about his interests across a range of disciplines and how he has brought them together in his work at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 BST
Dr. Alfredo Castello was born in Madrid, Spain, and completed his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and PhD in Madrid. He then moved on to postdoc at EMBL, Heidelberg before becoming an MRC Career Development Awardee at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford and finally coming to the CVR.
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
The CVR team investigating what makes viruses tick have recently been awarded an MRC Public Engagement Seed Fund to pilot a project engaging and involving communities around the University of Glasgow in their tick-borne virus research. To close Tick Bite Prevention Week 2021, we introduce this project and the team behind it.
Infection with the common cold might provide some level of protection against COVID-19
The evolution of SARS-CoV-2 from bats to humans shows a slow rate of change
Scientists looking at the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have found that since December 2019 there has been very little ‘important’ genetic change observed in the hundreds of thousands of sequenced virus genomes.
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Born and raised in Glasgow, Prof John McLauchlan is what you would call a ‘local lad’. Now, John is associate director of the CVR, co-lead of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Research UK and director of the HCV Research UK biorepository. Here, we asked John about what got him into research at the CVR.
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
We talked to Angela Elliott, manager of the Containment Level 3 (CL3) Richard Elliott Biosafety Laboratories (REBL). She explains how she, as someone who describes herself as more creative than scientific, found her place in virology research at the CVR.
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
We talked to CVR Professor and key member of the Scottish HPV Investigators’ Network (SHINe) Sheila Graham to learn about her research and #AskAboutHPV, and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Ilaria Epifano from the Graham group tells us about her work.
UofG establishes interdisciplinary network to further links with Malawi
The University of Glasgow is furthering its long-term commitment to working with organisations in Malawi with the establishment of an interdisciplinary collaboration network, bringing together colleges from across the University.
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:00 GMT
Dumfries-born Biobank manager Dr. Sarah McDonald OBE developed an interest in “bench to bedside” research early in her undergraduate degree. Following a PhD in Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh and 4 years as a research technician/lab manager in reproductive biology, Sarah joined the CVR. We reflect on how her role has evolved over time and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Coronavirus Toolkit allows for open access of antibodies and genetic tools to further global research into COVID-19
An international consortium, led by scientists in Scotland, have devised a Coronavirus Toolkit which gives researchers from across the world open access to materials, including antibodies and genetic tools, which can be easily and immediately ordered via an online portal – to further research into COVID-19.