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Art inspired by viruses

Posted on 19 August 2014

An art exhibition inspired by virus structure and sponsored by C2D2 is being shown at this year's international Mathematical Virology Conference hosted by the University of York in the Ron Cooke Hub from 18 to 22 August.

The exhibition has been put together by Professor Reidun Twarock from the University of York and by Dr Briony Thomas, of the Leeds School of Design, who is currently on sabbatical with the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA). The exhibition features artwork created in collaboration with the Twarock group and YCCSA summer students and several new sculptures by Dr Thomas incorporating 3D prints of viral capsid components. It also includes an immersive movie ‘Walk into a virus’ in the Ron Cooke 3Sixty presentation suite, designed by an YCCSA summer student in 2013. 

The opening of the exhibition marked the end of the first day of the international conference which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and brings together researchers from disciplines including Mathematics, Biophysics, Chemistry and Biology, to explore virus structure, virus assembly and maturation, viral evolution and applications in nanotechnology and drug design. 

The event – the 10th anniversary of a workshop series that started in Oxford in 2004 – has been organised by Professor Reidun Twarock from the University of York and Professor Peter Stockley, from the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds.

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