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Best MRC University Of Glasgow Centre For Virus Research podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
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Updated January 2020
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What is a virus? How do they cause disease? What can we do to stop them? Find out here, in the podcast from the Medical Research Council (MRC)-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), brought to you by our staff and students.
 
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Season 3 Episode 10: In this episode of Contagious Thinking Connor and Elihu are talking with Dr Laura McCoy about why study and continue to study broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV, and the role of B cell biology in HIV infection and vaccine responses. She also discusses her career so far, and gives advice to PhD and early career research…
 
Season 3 Episode 9: In this episode of Contagious Thinking Jack and Elena are talking with Dr Rachel Edgar about about her research investigating how the circadian clock of a host can affect viral infection, and how viruses can exploit our body clocks to aid their replication and spread. She also discusses her career so far, and gives advice to PhD…
 
Today on the Contagious Thinking podcast, Douglas and Elena are joined by Professor Rune Hartmann from Aarhus University who tells us about his work on understanding type III interferons, their role in immunity and viral infection and their evolution. He also describes some of his work with fruit flies and has some great advice for young scientists…
 
In this episode, ex-postdoc Dr Connor Bamford will be speaking with Dr Rachel Ulferts from the Francis Crick Institute in London after she came to Glasgow recently to present her fascinating work.Dr Ulferts is currently a postdoc in the lab of Dr Rupert Beale at the Crick where she works on influenza virus and a cell process known as autophagy - or…
 
HUSH-ing HIV - A Podcast with Professor Paul LehnerSeason 3 Episode 6: In this episode of Contagious Thinking Jack and Arthur are talking with Professor Paul Lehner about HIV and silencing of these viruses by the newly discovered HUSH complex. Paul talks about his career so far and his research on HIV. He further explains how he and colleagues disc…
 
In this special episode for our Spanish speakers listeners, Mila and Elihu are talking with Carolina Lopez about how viruses interact with the immune system during infection. As viruses copy their genomes, a large number of defective copies are made. Carolina studies the different forms of a virus, including those with regular and defective copies …
 
Season 3 Episode 4: This week Jack and Douglas are talking ticks with Professor Pat Nuttall, where we hear about how changing conditions are increasing the risk of tick-borne viruses and how these viruses benefit from the peculiar properties of tick saliva.You can find our previous content on arboviruses over at cvrblog.myportfolio.com, email us at…
 
In this episode we’re welcoming Professor Paul Griffiths, from the Royal Free hospital and University College London. Professor Griffiths - who is a clinician by training - came to the CVR in Glasgow earlier this year to give a seminar. Connor (an ex CVR-postdoc) caught up with Paul in this episode and discuss his favourite virus, human cytomegalov…
 
Professor Ann Palmenberg from the University of Wisconsin-Madison talking to us about her journey through academia as a virologist, her views on vaccines and women in science. As always, you can find our previous content at cvrblog.myportfolio.com/, email us at cvrcontagiousthinking@gmail.com or tweet us @CVRblogFeaturing: Ann Palmenberg, Connor Ba…
 
This is the third season of the refreshing virology podcast. In this episode, we’re starting off with Dr Juan Fontana, a structural biologist from the University of Leeds. Juan speaks with fellow postdoc Connor Bamford, about his career so far in Virology, how cryoEM works, and how he uses this technique to study deadly human viruses.As always, you…
 
In this final episode, we change gears, from innate immunity to virus biology and evolution. Today, postdocs Connor and Elihu talk with Dr. Robert Gifford, CVR’s resident evolutionary virologist and senior research fellow. Rob’s lab combines sequence data and software development to explore virus genomics and coevolution of viruses and their hosts.…
 
Season 2 Episode 7: Today Connor's following on the theme of innate immunity started by Greg and Adam in the last two episodes and is joined by Dr Marlene Dreux, Team Leader in immunovirology at the Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI) in Lyon, France. Marlene combines cell biology, viruses and immunity to find out how our cell…
 
Season 2 Episode: 6I hope you enjoyed last week’s episode with Jack, Douglas and Greg Towers because now we’re continuing on that theme and speaking with Dr Adam Fletcher, a fellow innate/intrinsic immunity enthusiast, like Greg.Adam (https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=cEzmpPEAAAAJ&hl=en), has led work on fantastic papers onto the detailed…
 
Season 2 Episode 5: Having heard about Dr Liz Wright's work with HIV and Cryo EM last week, this week Jack and Douglas take a deep dive into the HIV field with Professor Greg Towers. Having established a enduring interest in HIV virology at a young age, Prof. Towers and his lab - based at University College London - work on some of the fundamental …
 
Season 2 Episode 4: It’s hard to get anywhere in microbiology without a microscope, and the cutting edge right now is cryo-electron microscopy, where samples are frozen in clear ice, so they stay in their natural state when they’re viewed.In this week’s episode, Connor is joined by Dr Liz Wright from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who explain…
 
Season 2 Episode 3: This week we're discussing sepsis, a major complication of infection (from bacteria AND viruses) which can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Following on from the first two episodes in this series, influenza virus in one such infection that can lead to sepsis. The only treatments for sepsis are indirect drugs that target…
 
Season 2 Episode 2: Today we are discussing another virus everyone is familiar with, especially now the winter season is here, influenza. But today we are changing tack, and bringing some physics into the mix.Joining us (postdocs Shirin Ashraf and Connor Bamford) is Dr. Nicole Robb, from the University of Oxford. Dr. Robb is a virologist, who likes…
 
Season 2 Episode 1: Today we’re welcoming a very special guest to Contagious Thinking, Prof Yoshihiro Kawaoka, the 2018 Sir Michael Stoker Prize winner.The Stoker prize is an annual lecture awarded to an influential virologist, chosen by everyone who is not a group leader or PI at the CVR. Previous winners include David Baltimore, Beatrice Hahn and…
 
In the last episode of our current series Jack, Yasmin and Andrew are joined by renowned virologist and Nobel laureate Professor David Baltimore, the 2017 winner of the CVR's Sir Michael Stoker Award, to discuss his career. David and his lab have been involved in key developments in virology such as discovering reverse transcriptase (and therefore …
 
This week Connor, Jack and Andrew are joined by Professor Ian Goodfellow from the University of Cambridge to hear about his career so far in virology and his recent work in helping stop viruses in Africa including during the recent West African Ebola outbreak. If you like this podcast check out some of our previous content about viruses like ebola …
 
This week Jack and Douglas are joined by Professor Jean-Luc Immler to hear about the immune system of insects, and the value of researching fruit flies.If you like this podcast check out some of our previous content about arboviruses over at cvrblogs.myportfolio.com.Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions (freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot…_Zepp…
 
This week Jack is joined by Professor Thomas Schulz to hear about the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, the most common cause of tumours in men in sub-Saharan Africa, and how herpesviruses mask themselves from our immune systems.If you like this podcast check out some of our previous content about herpesviruses over at cvrblogs.myportfolio.c…
 
Join Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw for this week’s episode where we’re thinking bigger than we have before this series. Think about how influenza virus and similar viruses like varicella zoster virus - or the chickenpox virus- behave on the global scale.In this episode we're joined by Dr Kevin Bakker, a postdoc in the lab of Dr Daniel Streicker he…
 
This week Jack, Connor and Andrew are joined by Dr Gulsah Gabriel to hear about the barriers influenza virus must overcome to breakinto a cell. These barriers are important for dictating which hosts can be infected by different types of influenza virus. If a strain of virus can overcome barriers in a new host, it can rapidly spread through a popula…
 
This week, Jack and Connor are joined by Dr Yohei Yamauchi to hear about how an influenza virus particle is unpacked after breaking into a cell. This is an incredibly important part of the viruses life cycle as all viruses must enter into our cells in order to cause an infection. You can find out more about Yohei’s work over at his lab's website, h…
 
In the first episode of our new series, Jack is joined by PhD student Bernadeta Dadonaite from the University of Oxford to hear about how the flu virus arranges its genome inside the virus particle. Bernadeta studied the flu genome structure by using a technique called 'SHAPE-Map', which stands for: Selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by prime…
 
CVR Contagious Thinking Episode #24: World AIDS Day with HIV expert Professor David Robertson, PI and head of bioinformatics at the CVR.Today, the 1st of December marks World AIDS day. A day designed to raise awareness of those 37 million people infected with HIV (and the potential for that number to grow) and this year aims to end Isolation, Stigm…
 
Happy Halloween from all at the CVR!About this time last year in 2016 we made an episode of Contagious Thinking (which I encourage you all to have a listen to/see link at the end) about vampire bats and the deadly rabies virus that they can carry and spread across Latin America. Vampire bats can carry the rabies virus and pass it to a person or a f…
 
In this episode of Contagious Thinking Elihu and Connor talk with Steve Polyak from the University of Washington in Seattle USA about how some drugs stop viruses from infecting us. In particular we chat about his work on a drug Arbidol that can block many viruses and is actually an over-the-counter medicine in Russia and China. All life lives in a …
 
In the latest episode of Contagious Thinking, join CVR PhD student Jack Hirst and postdoc Connor Bamford as they chat with Dr Charles Masembe about his work on some of Africa's most important animal viruses. Charles works currently on a virus called African swine fever virus (ASFV), which causes a deadly disease in domestic pigs that can cause grea…
 
Welcome to Contagious Thinking, the podcast from the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. In this episode 20, we’re discussing the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a virus which will infect all of us before we’re three years old and can be deadly in the very young or old. Moreover, RSV has a particularly high burden of disease a…
 
Every year the CVR's postdocs and students award the 'Sir Michael Stoker award' to a leading scientist in virology who comes to our institute, meets with students and staff and gives a lecture. Past winners include Vincent Racaniello, Peter Piot, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Beatrice Hahn with this year's winner being David Baltimore. In 2015, Jon Yew…
 
Join Andrew Shaw and Connor Bamford – CVR postdocs - for a chat with Professor Jan Rehwinkel from the University of Oxford and MRC Human immunology unit in this recent episode of Contagious Thinking. Following Jan's recent seminar at the CVR, he talks with the podcast about his lab’s work on understanding how our cells ‘know’ they have been infecte…
 
Every year (it's happening as we speak!)the CVR holds an exciting competition called the "Sir Michael Stoker Award". This prize is unique in that the winner is selected by the junior members of the CVR: the PhD students and Postdocs and is an excellent opportunity to meet our virology idols and all nominees for the prize are established, outstandin…
 
Find out more about Morbilliviruses and the research involving them at the CVR, in this latest episode of the Contagious Thinking podcast brought to you by the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR).Here, Joanna Crispell and Yasmin Parr talk to Dr Brian Willett - Professor of Viral Immunology at the CVR. They discuss his recent p…
 
Find out what CVR virologists are doing to help fight bacterial antibiotic resistance in the clinic, in this latest episode of the Contagious Thinking podcast brought to you by the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). Or you can read about this story on our blog here: http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/can-virologists-combat-antib…
 
Find out all about the research being carried out at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR)into HIV, AIDS and related viruses in this episode of the Contagious Thinking podcast on #WorldAIDSday. Read more on our blog here: http://wp.me/p5DCA6-gP Listen and find out about the HIV/AIDS problem from the clinical, scientific and …
 
**After listening, please fill in our short questionnaire about your experience https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5pN8gFrUU9n0v0WRYfMH3y3YwHDyQOBs9k5JK1M8OewMLFQ/viewform **In preparation for the Northern hemisphere's 'flu season, Josie speaks with the CVR’s Dr Ed Hutchinson – an MRC career development fellow – and Dr Swetha Vijayakrishnan…
 
In this episode, join Josie and Connor who talk with Drs Daniel Streicker and Julio Benavides about their work on preventing the spread of vampire bat rabies across Peru.The 28th of September marked the 10th World Rabies Day, and this year's theme was "Rabies; Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate." While most global efforts aimed at rabies control focus o…
 
In this episode, Connor chats with two CVR scientists, principal investigator and director of the institute, Professor Massimo Palmarini, and PhD student and vet, Eleonora Melzi. Eleonora and Massimo explain to us a bit about their work, which has recently been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.Their paper prov…
 
In this episode, PhD students Joanna Morrell and Yasmin Parr talk with the recently-retired Professor Roger Everett - eminent herpes virologist and resident expert in intrinsic immunity - about his career in science, his time in Glasgow and his love of the great outdoors.If you liked this, read our interview with Roger over at our blog: http://cvr.…
 
Professor Steve Goodbourn, from St George's, University of London, talks with PhD students Joanna Morrell and Yasmin Parr about his work on unravelling the biochemical mysteries of how viruses unravel the innate immune system of their hosts. Edited intro/outro music credit: 'Take me higher' by 'Jahzzar'. freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/…Me_Highe…
 
Dr Jens Madsen, Associate Professor in Child Health at the University of Southampton, talks with PhD students Yasmin Parr and Joanna Morrell for episode 8 of Contagious Thinking and tells us all about the mucosal surfactant protein that forms a crucial innate immune barrier against viruses and other microbes. Edited intro/outro music credit: 'Take …
 
In our 7th episode, PhD student Yasmin Parr and postdoc Connor Bamford chat with Professor Richard Hardy from Indiana University in the USA about his lab’s work on understanding virus infectivity, a fundamental property of viruses. Richard tells us about the surprising way arboviruses spread from insect to mammalian cells and how by understanding h…
 
In our 6th episode, Dr Andrew Shaw, CVR postdoc, chats with Professor Dave Evans, (@evanslabuk) a virologist from the University of St Andrews, about bees and their viruses. Dave visited the CVR last year where he talked about his lab’s work on studying the replication and recombination of positive sense RNA viruses, like hepatitis C virus and poli…
 
In episode 5 we talk with Dr Mike Weekes, a clinical consultant and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge about his lab’s work on using a technique he pioneered called ‘quantitative temporal viromics’ (which is a kind of proteomics). The Weekes lab uses this method to understand infection by human cytomegalovirus (HCM…
 
In episode 4 we meet four members of the CVR who went to Sierra Leone to help out with the ebola virus epidemic during 2015. Ph.D students Caroline Chauche and Navapon Techakriengkrai along with postdocs Agnieszka Szemiel and Chris Davis all worked in diagnostic labs in the West African country at different times during the outbreak. Here they tell…
 
Here, on World AIDS day, we meet Dr Clare Jolly, HIV virologist, about her work and her groups work on how HIV spreads from cell-to-cell and what this means for antiviral treatment and vaccination. Clare is a Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Infection & Immunity at University College London and was at the CVR earlier this year to give a se…
 
The CVR meets Mary Collins who talked to us a bit about the past, present and future of gene therapy and how we are using viruses to cure human disease. Mary is Professor of Immunology in the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London, the head of the Division of Advanced Therapies at the National Institute for Biological Stand…
 
The CVR meets Professor Geoff Smith, FRS FMedSci FIBiol, head of the department of pathology at the University of Cambridge, to talk about his work on poxviruses and regulation of the innate immune response. Image credit: Geoff Smith website (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/geoffrey-smith)Edited intro/outro music credit: 'Take me higher' by 'Ja…
 
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