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Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship renewed

Posted on 17 May 2017

The Wellcome Trust have renewed Professor Fred Antson’s Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science for a further five years.

DNA packaging into a virus

The fellowship award provides a grant of £1.8M for 2017-2022, for research employing state-of-the-art molecular imaging techniques (cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction), to study molecular machines present in several viruses such as Zika and herpes.

The research will provide detailed information about what the machines look like and how they function, which will in turn inform the development of new treatments that can prevent or reduce virus infections.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.

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