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This booklet contains designs for five decorative paper snowflakes - or are they? Look at them carefully enough and you will find that they are packed with virology details.
Download yours - Virus Snowflakes 2020
Bioinformatics with Bricks - SARS-CoV-2 Lego
Have a go at performing a reference sequence assembly like our bioinformaticians for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
You can watch our demo video by clicking here.
Simply download and print the templates below to have a go!
How do you learn more about something that's too small to see?
FREE to download
The app and posters can be downloaded HERE.
These educational materials are freely available under a creative commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0). The app should run on any Android phone or tablet with OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or later, though you may need to adjust your settings to allow content from unknown sources (this can be reverted after installing the app if you wish). This app is being developed as part of a student project and is still undergoing testing; it should run without issue on suitable devices but it is supplied as is and we cannot be held liable for any issues arising from its use.
Art Goes Viral
At the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) we know that, like viruses, creativity is contagious. To help spread the fun, we have designed our very own colouring book! Illustrated and written by CVR scientists, we hope this book gives you a bit of welcome relief from the daily stresses of life, while inspiring you with interesting facts about viruses and the incredible research underway at our centre in Glasgow.
Created with the support of the Medical Research Council, we hope you enjoy learning about the tiny pathogens that never cease to amaze us.
You can download a FREE copy of the book
(Troubleshooting: If having difficulties please try this link: CVR Colouring Book Web Version (if you have a problem downloading, please try using Google Chrome)
Why not choose your favourite picture and add a flourish of colour. Then take a picture of your coloured image and tweet it back to us @CVRInfo. We'd also like to hear about the most interesting fact you've learned from the book!
You can now even download the pages individually by clicking here!
Remember to use #CVaRt #ArtGoesViral
Go forth, be bold and colour!
Happy colouring - the CVaRt team.
P.S 'Creativity is contagious - pass it on' - Albert Einstein
Fight the Pandemic Board Game
Follow SARS-CoV-2 as it spreads throughout the world causing a global pandemic.
This boardgame is an educational resource for children to highlight good hygiene practice and behaviour.
You can download the boardgame for FREE here:
Vaccines & the Immune System
Vaccines don't save lives, vaccination does. It is important that people have a good understanding of why they are being advised to vaccinate.
By watching this video, we hope that viewers have an enhanced understanding of how the immune system works, the importance of immune memory and how vaccines protect again infectious diseases. We aim to empower people to make informed decisions about whether to vaccinate themselves or their children.
This video was created by student Lois Mason who teamed up with Dr Georgia Perona-Wright (from UofG III) to write a blog answering common questions about vacccines and the immune system which you can read here.