MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of the application is to build a new internationally recognised centre for research on virology. The Medical Research Council?s highly rated Virology Unit in Glasgow will be re-housed in a new state-of-the-art building within the University of Glasgow?s Institute of Comparative Medicine on the Garscube Campus to form the Centre for Integrated Virology (CIV). This new organisation will address the challenges presented by viruses in the 21st century by bringing together a unique array of experts with many years of research experience on some of the most important viral agents that threaten human health today.
Viruses represent a very diverse range of agents that continue to exert a major burden on human health as causes of chronic infection leading to diseases including hepatitis, AIDS and cancer. Viruses also cause acute, life-threatening infections such as pneumonia or encephalitis and present a challenge to control by vaccines due to their ability to change rapidly and hence evade detection and destruction by our immune systems before causing serious disease. The ability of some viruses to jump from one species to another is of particular concern and presents the threat of new world-wide epidemics. On the other hand, viruses can be used as tools in biology and medicine as they can enrich our understanding of biology at the cellular level and can even be used to deliver therapies for genetic diseases and to kill cancer cells in patients.
By integrating these aspects of virology and bringing clinicians and human virus experts alongside pathologists and scientists focusing on animal viruses and the mathematical analysis of viral epidemics, the CIV will provide added value and a unique strategic resource for the UK. The CIV will also respond to the acknowledged need for improved training and career development opportunities for the next generation of clinicians, veterinarians and scientists who will in future carry the responsibility for the control of viruses and other infectious agents.

Technical Summary

The aim of this proposal is to create a leading international hub for virology research (the Centre for Integrated Virology, CIV), harnessing the expertise of the MRC Virology Unit and the University of Glasgow s Institute of Comparative Medicine, along with NHS, government agency and commercial collaborators. The CIV will engage with all aspects from structural and molecular virology, through clinical and veterinary virology to epidemiology and mathematical modelling. Integration with clinical programmes is a crucial element of the CIV?s remit along with enhanced training in clinical virology. Key features of the CIV will be an expanded capacity for horizon scanning for new and emerging viruses and tailored science with the aim of improving the UK?s expertise in these areas. The CIV will serve as the core component of the Integrated Virology Network (IVN), an organisation that includes partners from Health Protection Scotland, the University of St Andrews, the Moredun Research Institute, the East of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre, the National Institute for Medical Research and the Health Protection Agency in Colindale. The IVN will support the CIV s training plans and contribute significantly to information sharing and complementarity of research and control activities.

Publications

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Title Augmented Reality app for visualising viruses 
Description An app to support education about viruses (primarily to secondary-school audiences and the general public) by providing facts about influenza, herpes simplex and Zika viruses and allowing their 3D structures to be examined using augmented reality. Currently runs on Android devices, including phones. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This app is currently in the beta-testing stage. Based on public downloads, initial feedback from teachers has been broadly positive and will inform a subsequent finalised release of the app. The app has also been used to support science communication work at the Glasgow Science Centre and at the Scottish Government - in both (rather different) venues it attracted positive feedback and interest. 
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/events/public%20engagement/resources/
 
Title Creation of image and animation for "Images on the Clyde" exhibition. 
Description An image was created along with an accompanying animation to contribute to a BBSRC funded exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Seen by a large public audience. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xfi_bUgRyU
 
Title Movie - Engineering adenoviruses for gene therapy 
Description A short CGI animation of adenovirus interaction with coagulation factor X 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact 13,000 views on YouTube 
URL http://youtu.be/ONPShTMR6To
 
Title Viruses: A Century of Discovery 
Description We created an exhibition entitled 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' to celebrate the MRC centenary. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This exhibition has formed the backbone of many of our public engagement activities for the past 12 months. It has also been displayed at the Glasgow Science Centre and the Dundee Science Centre where it was used as a engagement and communication tool for all visitors, including visiting school groups. 
URL http://www.virusesacenturyofdiscovery.org.uk
 
Description BBSRC Animal Health Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Guideline Title WHO Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening, Care and Treatment
Description Dr Emma Thomson - WHO Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening, Care and Treatment
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description Member of STFC advisory panel on Life Sciences and Soft Materials
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Prof Massimo Palmarini - Zika virus SAGE
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description REF 2014: UoA6 Sub-panel member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Career Development Award to Dr Sam Wilson
Amount £1,046,222 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K024752/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Cryo-Electron Microscopy Equipment Grants
Amount £4,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_17135 
Organisation LifeArc 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 07/2022
 
Description ERC Starter Grant to Dr Ben Hale
Amount € 1,484,456 (EUR)
Funding ID ERC StG 2013- 335809_SUMOFLU 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2019
 
Description Harry Smith Vacation Studentship
Amount £1,460 (GBP)
Funding ID GA000581 
Organisation Microbiology Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 06/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Intermediate Clinical Fellowship to Emma Thomson
Amount £970,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 102789/Z/13/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2018
 
Description Marie Curie Career Integration Grant to Dr Ben Hale
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Funding ID Proposal 321703 UBIFLU FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description Programme Grant to Prof Massimo Palmarini
Amount £1,596,182 (GBP)
Funding ID WT092806 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2016
 
Description Royal Society - Research Grant to Dr Pablo Murcia
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to Dr Ben Hale
Amount £898,991 (GBP)
Funding ID 100034/Z/12/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2018
 
Description Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to Dr Daniel Streicker
Amount £944,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 102507 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Stratified Medicine 'STOP HCV' - Emma Thomson
Amount £330,852 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2018
 
Description Studies on Liver Disease
Amount £1,924,918 (GBP)
Funding ID C0365 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 03/2019
 
Description UK-Philippines: Joint Health Research Call
Amount £395,861 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N019245/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description University of Glasgow Industrial Partnership Phd Programme
Amount £67,213 (GBP)
Organisation MedImmune Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description Wellcome - Beit Fellowship tp Dr Daniel Streicker
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome-Beit Prize Fellowships
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Title Bioinformatic pipelines 
Description Generation and maintenance of bioinformatic pipelines for HCV drug resistant virus typing via a freely available online rules-based system 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not yet known 
 
Title Establishment of Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging 
Description I led a successful consortium bid to secure funding for a Scottish national centre for CryoEM. Based in the University of Glasgow, this centre will provide access to world-class structural biology resources for Scotland and Northern England. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The centre is still in the installation phase. 
 
Title ISG Expression libraries 
Description The arrayed ISG expression screening platform has been extended to include a library of 300 bovine ISGs, and >500 human ISGs (in addition to >300 macaque ISGs). 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
 
Title MURCIA - TRACHEAL EXPLANT SYSTEM 
Description WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A TRACHEAL EXPLANT SYSTEM TO STUDY VIRAL INFECTIONS. THIS GREATLY REDUCES THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS IN RESEARCH. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - mammalian in vivo 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Peer-review publications 
 
Title Thomson - metagenomic next generation sequencing approach 
Description The use of a metagenomic next generation sequencing approach we developed for full genome sequencing of HCV has been used to sequence a number of other viral genomes: 1. Collaboration with Peter Simmonds - 20 samples from children with a febrile illness and rash found to contain a recombinant Coxsackie A6 virus (currently in press) 2. Collaboration with Martin Gilbert - canine distemper virus sequenced from FFPE samples from tiger brain 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Manuscripts pending. 
 
Title DIGS 
Description The database-integrated genome-screening (DIGS) tool provides a framework for implementing automated in silico screening of sequence databases using BLAST in combination with a relational database (MySQL). 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Publications 
URL http://giffordlabcvr.github.io/DIGS-tool/
 
Title DisCVR 
Description DisCVR is a Diagnostic tool for detecting known human viruses in clinical samples from Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. The tool uses a simple and straightforward Graphical User Interface and is optimized on Windows OS without compromising speed and accuracy. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL http://bioinformatics.cvr.ac.uk/discvr.php
 
Title orthologous ISG clusters 
Description In order to allow mining of our data by the wider research community, we created a web-based public interactive data server, accessible at http://isg.data.cvr.ac.uk. The server hosts a database containing the orthologous ISG clusters studied in this paper. This web tool allows users to search for and download orthologous clusters and the associated experimental results. The search may be based on various search criteria: 1.Search clusters by HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) gene name or Ensembl ID. 2.Select clusters based on the presence and expression characteristics in particular species. 3.Select clusters by presence or expression characteristics in a specific number of species 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Too early to report. 
URL http://isg.data.cvr.ac.uk
 
Description GVN 
Organisation Global Virus Network
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Comprised of a world-wide network of preeminent medical virologists, the Global Virus Network (GVN) is a global resource for the identification, investigation, and eradication of viral diseases that pose threats to mankind. The GVN will improve the global capacity for reactive, proactive and interactive activities that address known viruses which are emerging as epidemic threats, and those viruses that can be associated with human diseases of unknown etiology. GVN will address a global need for coordinated virology training, developing scholarly exchange programs for recruiting and training young scientists in medical virology and imprinting them with a commitment to international cooperation and collaboration. The GVN will serve as a resource to government and international organizations seeking advice about viral disease threats, prevention or response strategies, and will advocate for research and training on virus infections and their many disease manifestations, and will disseminate information to authorities and scientific communities throughout the world.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact N/A
Start Year 2011
 
Description HALE - GARCIA SASTRE 
Organisation Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on Influenza A virus virulence
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on Influenza A virus virulence
Impact Ayllon J, Domingues P, Rajsbaum R, Miorin L, Schmolke M, Hale BG^ & García-Sastre A^: A single amino-acid substitution in the novel H7N9 influenza A virus NS1 protein increases CPSF30 binding and virulence, J Virol, in press pii: JVI.01567-14.
Start Year 2012
 
Description HALE - HAY 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sample provision
Collaborator Contribution Ubiquitin proteomics and analyse
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description HALE - STERTZ 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on Influenza A virus virulence
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on Influenza A virus virulence
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description HCV Research UK - Bristol Myers Squibb 
Organisation Bristol-Myers Squibb
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of data to BMS from HCV Research UK
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to BMS from HCV Research UK for a real world study on outcomes of use of DAAs for HCV-infected patients
Impact Presentation at EASL 2017 on outcomes from DAA Real World study.
Start Year 2016
 
Description HCV Research UK - Gilead 
Organisation Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of data from HCV Research UK to Gilead
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data from HCV Research UK to Gilead
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description HCV Research UK - Gilead and University of Nottingham 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of data from HCV Research UK to University of Nottingham/Gilead.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data from HCV Research UK to University of Nottingham/Gilead for outcomes of use of DAAs for HCV-infected patients
Impact Presentation accepted for poster at International Liver meeting
Start Year 2016
 
Description ISG15 cell line collaboration 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Biology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of knockout cell lines for studies on ISG15
Collaborator Contribution Use of the cell lines to study virus infection in ISG15 knockout cell lines.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description IZSAM 
Organisation Institute of Experimental Zooprophylactic ' Abruzzo and Molise "G. Caporale"
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on the transmission and pathogenesis of bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on the transmission and pathogenesis of bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus
Impact Multiple publications arising form this collaboration.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Intrinsic defences against influenza virus infections 
Organisation MedImmune
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I have co-supervised a PhD student working on this project, been extensively involved in drafting a manuscript (in preparation), in writing and submitting pump-priming grants and studentship proposals to extend the project and in analysing mass spectrometry data, and have supervised experimental work on this within my own group. In 2018 the project expanded, through collaboration with MedImmune and the University of Glasgow, to include a funded PhD studentship.
Collaborator Contribution The academic parter (Dr Chris Boutell) is the main supervisor of the PhD student (now successfully graduated) and technician who have carried out the majority of the experimental work to date. All writing (papers and grants) have been done in collaborating with him. The industrial partner (MedImmune) are providing funding and expertise to support the development of this work (from 2018)
Impact Wellcome Trust ISSF consolidator funding application - successful. Industry-University of Glasgow co-funded PhD studentship
Start Year 2016
 
Description Intrinsic defences against influenza virus infections 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have co-supervised a PhD student working on this project, been extensively involved in drafting a manuscript (in preparation), in writing and submitting pump-priming grants and studentship proposals to extend the project and in analysing mass spectrometry data, and have supervised experimental work on this within my own group. In 2018 the project expanded, through collaboration with MedImmune and the University of Glasgow, to include a funded PhD studentship.
Collaborator Contribution The academic parter (Dr Chris Boutell) is the main supervisor of the PhD student (now successfully graduated) and technician who have carried out the majority of the experimental work to date. All writing (papers and grants) have been done in collaborating with him. The industrial partner (MedImmune) are providing funding and expertise to support the development of this work (from 2018)
Impact Wellcome Trust ISSF consolidator funding application - successful. Industry-University of Glasgow co-funded PhD studentship
Start Year 2016
 
Description MURCIA - WEST OF SCOTLAND SPECILAIST VIROLOGY CENTRE 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Department West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Multicentre study of respiratory infections.
Collaborator Contribution Multicentre study of respiratory infections.
Impact Manuscript in preparation.
Start Year 2013
 
Description OIE Collaborating Centre 
Organisation World Organisation for Animal Health
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The CVR has been designated the OIE Collaborating Centre for Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership is at a very early stage and therefore we anticipate that contributions from other OIE collaborating centres and/or reference laboratories will be reported in future submissions.
Impact No outputs or outcomes report at this time
Start Year 2014
 
Description Structural studies on the IFNL4 protein 
Organisation Aarhus University
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have provided data on the antiviral activities of natural variants of the human IFNL4 protein (both partners).
Collaborator Contribution The team at Stanford has modelled predictive structures of IFNL4 and natural variants based on their previous publications on other IFNL proteins. The group in Aarhus has created constructs aimed at producing authentically folded IFNL4 proteins for structural studies.
Impact A manuscript describing the findings of the collaboration will be submitted imminently and a pre-publication version of the paper has been published in Bioarchive.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Structural studies on the IFNL4 protein 
Organisation Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have provided data on the antiviral activities of natural variants of the human IFNL4 protein (both partners).
Collaborator Contribution The team at Stanford has modelled predictive structures of IFNL4 and natural variants based on their previous publications on other IFNL proteins. The group in Aarhus has created constructs aimed at producing authentically folded IFNL4 proteins for structural studies.
Impact A manuscript describing the findings of the collaboration will be submitted imminently and a pre-publication version of the paper has been published in Bioarchive.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Pirbright Institute 
Organisation The Pirbright Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research on the transmission and pathogenesis of bluetongue virus
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research on the transmission and pathogenesis of bluetongue virus
Impact M. Caporale, R. Wash, A. Pini, G. Savini, P. Franchi, M. Golder, J. Patterson-Kane, P. Mertens, L. Di Gialleonardo, G. Armillotta, R. Lelli, P. Kellam and M. Palmarini (2011) "Determinants of bluetongue virus virulence in murine models of disease", Journal of Virology, 85: 11479-11489 A.E. Shaw , E. Veronesi, G. Maurin, F. Guiguen, P. Mertens, F. Rixon, S. Carpenter, M. Palmarini, C. Terzian and F. Arnaud (2012) "Drosophila melanogaster as an insect model for bluetongue virus replication and tropism", Journal of Virology, 86: 9015-9024. Caporale M, Di Gialleonorado L, Janowicz A, Wilkie G, Shaw A, Savini G, Van Rijn PA, Mertens P, Di Ventura M, Palmarini M. Virus and host factors affecting the clinical outcome of bluetongue virus infection. J Virol. 2014 Sep;88(18):10399-411. Herder V, Hansmann F, Wohlsein P, Peters M, Varela M, Palmarini M, BaumgärtnerW. Immunophenotyping of inflammatory cells associated with Schmallenberg virus infection of the central nervous system of ruminants. PLoS One. 2013 May 7;8(5):e62939.
Start Year 2010
 
Description UVRI 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department Medical Research Council (MRC), MRC/UVRI Unit, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are initiating a collaborative research partnership on viruses and viral diseases of mutual interest.
Collaborator Contribution We are initiating a collaborative research partnership on viruses and viral diseases of mutual interest.
Impact We have appointed a joint postdoctoral researcher.
Start Year 2013
 
Description WHO - Global Hepatitis Programme 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Department Global Hepatitis Programme
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Emma Thomson has written the WHO Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening, Care and Treatment. These are the first guidelines on HCV treatment ever produced by WHO and will be made public in February 2014.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact N/A
Start Year 2011
 
Description Wildlife Conservation Society 
Organisation Wildlife Conservation Society
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A study of H3N8 influenza viruses from Mongolia
Collaborator Contribution A study of H3N8 influenza viruses from Mongolia
Impact No outputs
Start Year 2013
 
Title DiversiTools 
Description DiversiTools is a computational tool that is specifically tailored towards viral HTS data sets and the analysis of the underlying viral populations that they represent. It was initially developed in collaboration with a number of virologists interested in characterising the intra-host diversity of viral populations and studying their evolution across transmission chains at the micro-evolutionary scale. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Publications 
 
Title GLUE 
Description GLUE is a flexible data-centric bioinformatics environment for virus sequence data, with a focus on virus evolution and genomic variation. GLUE has been applied to a range of viruses 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact N/A 
 
Title HCV-GLUE 
Description A GLUE-based resource focused on Hepatitis C virus is HCV-GLUE. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact N/A 
 
Title Tanoti 
Description Tanoti is a BLAST guided reference based short read aligner. It is developed for maximising alignment in highly variable next generation sequence data sets (Illumina 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Publications 
 
Title Target Enrichment for HCV Genomics 
Description This methodology improved the multiplexing and depth of coverage of HCV viral sequences compared to a more fundamental approach using metagenomics. The technology was developed to allow capture of viral sequences to very low levels (only a few hundred copies of viral genomes/ml). 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The approach is now being introduced to Public Health England for their diagnostic service to detect and identify HCV sequences. 
 
Title VicTree 
Description ViCTree is a bioinformatic framework that automatically selects new candidate virus sequences from GenBank, generates multiple sequence alignments, calculates a maximum likelihood phylogeny and integrates the sequences into the existing phylogenetic trees. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Publications 
 
Title Visible Viruses 
Description An augmented reality app for visualising virus structures (see full entry in the artistic and creative products section). 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Developement is ongoing (see full entry in the artistic and creative products section) 
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/events/public%20engagement/resources/
 
Description 'Be a Microbiologist' - Glasgow Science Festival 2012 -2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This event has run since 2012 and is a schools activity for S5 and S6 pupils. CVR scientists have invited participants from schools across the west of Scotland to help to diagnose and manage an outbreak of a deadly new haemorrhagic fever virus. This is a very engaging activity for pupils. Pupils get hands on experience of advanced techniques and leave with an enhanced learning of this subject area. It sparks a great deal of conversation among participants and helps to improve their skills and experience prior to moving on to further education.

The first event was such a success that it was requested again for two further years at the Science Festival. The CVR is now adapting the activity for this year's Glasgow Science Festival to run a new, updated format and protocol tailored for a slightly younger audience and to provide a unique learning experience for S3-4 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description 23rd Annual Glasgow Virology Workshop 10 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CVR hosted the 23rd Glasgow Virology Workshop (GVW) on Saturday the 10th of February (Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow). This annual one day meeting aims to communicate the latest innovative science in the world of virology, and to promote interactions between scientists and a variety of stakeholders throughout the world. This meeting is an informal and welcoming one day event comprising a mix of presentations from both external and internal speakers, along with networking sessions. It is rounded off by an evening ceilidh to provide attendees with a more relaxed opportunity to engage with one another. The annual event attracts a wide age range of attendees (from undergraduate students through to healthcare professionals, members of the biotech industry to retired professors), providing an ideal opportunity to catch up with former colleagues, establish new collaborations, and listen to truly inspirational science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Alain Kohl - STV Interview 21 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As an experimental vaccine for Ebola virus was launched in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today, CVR researchers provided expert opinion in the media. Alain Kohl was interviewed by STV news on 21 May 2018, while our new clinical lecturer in infectious diseases Janet Scott was interviewed by TVC Nigeria on the same day. CVR postdoc Connor Bamford also published an article in I News urging for an urgent approach to contain the latest outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Alain Kohl - STV News October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the STV for the evening news channel in October 2015. Dr Kohl gave general commentary on ebola following the re-admission of nurse Pauline Cafferkey to hospital following a further ebola virus related complication. This is an example of the CVR's proactive response to a situation of high profile media interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Alain Kohl - Zika Virus Article - Journal of Virology December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl (CVR) worked in collaboration with Derek Gatherer of the University of Lancaster to publish a review of the history of Zika virus for publication in the December issue of the Journal of Virology. This highly regarded publication has a large international readership. the post sharing the article reached 863 people and encouraged likes and online comments. This lead to further media enquiries related to the outbreak and a press release was issued by the University's Corporate Communications team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Alain Kohl BBC Radio Scotland Interview December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the receipt of additional funding to research Zika virus, Dr Alain Kohl was asked to take part in an interview about the current virus outbreak. The activity demonstrates the CVR's ability to respond swiftly to an international crisis by providing information for the public via the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Alain Kohl STV Interview 21 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the resurgence of Ebola in the DRC, the CVR was approached to provide an expert to give an interview on STV evening news. Prof Alain Kohl agreed to take part. The clip is not available due to licence rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Annual PCR Workshops September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Each year the CVR runs a series of 6 individual workshops for Higher Biology school pupils. Around 100 pupils attend each workshop and travel from schools throughout Scotland. The workshops are fully booked each year and run in collaboration with the Glasgow Science Centre and supported by Thermo Fisher. The workshops require the support of around 15-20 volunteers from the CVR and wider MVLS each year. The workshops provide pupils with experience and knowledge they would not normally receive until attending university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Antonia Ho and Ed Hutchinson - Trust me I'm a Doctor January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In December 2018 Antonia Ho and Ed Hutchinson provided expertise for a special feature about flu on Trust me I'm a Doctor. The show aired on 2 January 2019 on BBC2. Viewing figures are unknown and the CVR did not receive recognition - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bjj24j?fbclid=IwAR36zUw9jF04Y5tcSFoJRImtKhNCNAmBVoveHG-bAKgJSUv7IAiJuY2lEkE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description April 2016 - CVR Spring Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In April 2016, we published the CVR internal newsletter to give staff and students an overview of the centre's activities and news stories. The newsletter is circulated around our full centre distribution list and also shared with communications colleagues in MVLS and III along with MRC stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description April 2016 - Dr Alain Call Zika Summit - Sunday Herald interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Andrew Whitaker (journalist from the Sunday Herald) contacted and interviewed Dr Alain in relation to the Zika Summit in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2016 - Glasgow Science Festival Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In an evolutionarily-inspired tribute to Scotland's year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, CVR researchers planned an evening of talks as part of the Glasgow Science Festival (June 2016) focussing on the structure and architecture of viruses. In advance of the event they published a blog post to support online promotion. The blog post reached up to 500 people across Facebook and Twitter. Here is the link to the blog post -
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/the-cvr-at-glasgow-science-festival-2016-exploring-biological-structure-and-innovation-through-viruses/
We consider the blog post useful in helping to encourage ticket sales for the festival event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description April 2016 - MRC Public Engagement Training Session Steve Cross 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The MRC offered Public Engagement training from freelance consultant Steve Cross in April 2016. The session was offered to all MRC centres taking part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research across the uk. 25 CVR researchers including a mix of students and staff attended the session and provided positive feedback relating to their experience of the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2016 - Meet the Expert Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In April 2016 two of our researchers Yasmin Parr and Alice Coburn (both PhD students) ran a meet the expert session as part of British Science Week 2016 at the Glasgow Science Centre. They took two engagement activities designed to teach families about viruses and the research of the CVR. They spoke with approximately 150 children along with accompanying guardians. Both received very good feedback and reported that they were asked many questions about viruses that featured in the media. Both received many questions about Zika virus in particular given media attention on the Zika virus outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description April 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan - Presentation to HCV Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact In April 2016 Prof McLauchlan was invited to give a presentation to the HCV Forum. He presented data on possible impact of resistance to new therapies for HCV infection in Scotland. This activity formed an important form of engagement with two of our key target audiences - NHS professionals and patient groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan guest Lecture Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof John McLauchlan was asked to present a lecture at the Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China as part of an effort to promote collaboration between CVR and Sun Yat-Sen University. the activity promoted networking and discussion along with follow up plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2016 - World Changers Welcome Social Media Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In April 2016, The University of Glasgow's social media team ran a campaign called World Changers welcome to promote the University as a leading institution attracting international talent. The CVR participated in the campaign by sharing key messages about our world-leading research. We reached an audience of around 200 people via social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description April 2016 - Yasmin Parr Schools Visit Demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In April 2016 PhD student Yasmin Parr took part in a one day demonstration for a local school using our Build a Virus Activity and a quiz about about viruses. Yasmin spent time with each year/age group throughout the local primary school therefore, interacting with around 240 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2016 Steve Allman Mentoring session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the CVR's involvement in the MRC Festival of Medical Research, we participated in a mentoring session with a freelance public engagement consultant Steve Allman in collaboration with the MRC and our collaborators from Hepatitis Scotland. The session was designed to define and agree the objectives of the festival project while also allowing us to develop the activity and outline next steps. This was an important step in the planning process for our event, which took place in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description April 2017 - Connor Bamford Eden Project Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In April, CVR postdoc Connor Bamford travelled to the Eden Project in Cornwall to participate in a cross-disciplinary workshop set up to think about new ways of engaging with people about how viruses move between different species. The day-long event was held at FoAM Kernow - a not-for-profit organisation "inhabiting the spaces between society, research, education and policy" - and was really in aid of a new endeavour led by Dr Ben Longdon (a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Royal Society Research Fellow) who has begun to establish his lab at the University of Exeter Penryn campus on the peninsula. The whole idea of the workshop was to guide the development of a game (entitled: Viruscraft - explore its new website here) based on 'tangible interfaces' - linking the digital world with real-life movements - that would help players explore the concept of cross-species transmission of viruses. The entire project is supported by the Wellcome Trust via Ben's fellowship grant. Connor found this to be a positive development opportunity and is currently leading a project to apply for an intern/exhibition slot at the Eden project during the summer of 2018. He shared his experience in a blog post - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/viruscraft-tangible-interfaces-in-cornwall, which was also shared on our social media channels reaching over 500 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description April 2017 - John Yewdell Stoker Prize blog and podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In April 2017 we re-shared a podcast interview with previous Stoker Prize recipient John Yewdell to promote the launch of the 2017 Stoker Awards. the blog had 39 views and the podcast has now had 210 listens to date. The post was shared on the CVR social media channels reaching an audience of 726 followers on Facebook and over 200 on Twitter. this also encouraged 4 shares on Facebook along with likes and comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description April 2018 - NCCPE Academy - Claire Donald 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In April 2018 CVR postdoc Claire Donald applied for the NCCPE Academy for public engagement. This incentive was supported by funding from the MVLS to support travel and accommodation to allow Claire to attend a series of workshops intended to provide bespoke development for early career researchers with an interest in public engagement and possibly a future career in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/
 
Description Art Goes Viral - Miles Briggs MSP October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2018 CVR Communications Officer Siobhan Petrie met with Miles Briggs MSP during an informal occasion where they discussed the possibility of a visit to the CVR in future. Miles has a strong interest in HCV research and would be keen to visit the centre on a convenient date or attend a suitable public engagement activity in future.
Miles had previously received copies of the CVR colouring book Art Goes Viral in 2017 and he reported that he'd made use of the books during visits to local constituency members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo
 
Description Article in Microbiology Today - the magazine of the microbiology society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Bhella wrote an article on cryogenic electron microscopy, detailing the recent breakthroughs in the technology and looking to the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.microbiologysociety.org/publications/microbiology-today/past-issues.cfm/publication/futur...
 
Description Article in Microbiology Today - the magazine of the microbiology society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Bhella wrote an article entitled 'Are Viruses Alive?' This was read by microbiology society members and led to an online poll seeking and activity on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.microbiologysociety.org/publications/microbiology-today/past-issues.cfm/publication/what-...
 
Description Article in SGM magazine microbiology today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact I wrote an article describing outreach activities conducted by the CVR in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre.

This year I was nominated for the Peter Wildy prize for microbiology communication by the SGM virus group. I think this article prompted that nomination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Article in The Biochemist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact We wrote an article on virus structure and symmetry for a special edition of 'The Biochemist'. The magazine of the biochemical society.

Read by members of the society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Aug/Sep 2017 - Annual PCR Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Running over the course of 5 dates, the annual PCR workshops are attended by 100 Higher and Advanced Higher Biology pupils from all over Scotland. Participants are given the opportunity to develop lab skills and learn what it's like to be a researcher for a day. With career talks and advice, the workshops offer a great opportunity for young people looking to move into an exciting career in science. The workshops were facilitated by 21 CVR staff and students along with support from the Glasgow Science Centre Education Team as well as Thermofisher, who sponsor the event by providing equipment. The workshops receive very positive overall feedback collated within a detailed evaluation report and plans are already underway for 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Augmented Reality Viruses - Visible Viruses Feb 2018 - present 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Students at the Glasgow School of Art have been collaborating with Ed Hutchinson and Connor Bamford at the CVR, to help others learn more about viruses using a phone or tablet, some posters, and the power of augmented reality (AR).

Rachael Suétt, a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow/Glasgow School of Art Masters in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy, has released the app 'Visible Viruses' to help people understand the viruses that surround us all. She worked with Ed and Connor to design a multimedia educational tool, which combines posters and an app to explore key features of three viruses. The posters can be used on their own, but they also use augmented reality to trigger animated content in the app to provide the user with a whole new perspective on viruses. Together, the resources link detailed 3D animations, wide-ranging text and quizzes to provide up-to-date information about what viruses are and what they do.
The resource includes a huge amount of information about viruses in a very accessible resource. This includes recent cutting-edge research from the CVR on the structure of herpes viruses, 3D models of influenza viruses built in a previous collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, and a chance to look up close at the changing surface of the Zika virus.
The Visible Viruses app and posters can be downloaded for free to allow participants to explore viruses at home, in the classroom, or anywhere they can set up a poster and a phone or tablet.

Downloads
The app and posters can be downloaded fromhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EYCY7RAhi10BdQ-dtyDjK159NyBN_e9S?usp=sharing
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.

We're keen to make the app as useful as possible and if you use it we'd be really grateful if you can complete a quick survey. It should take less than 5 minutes, and as an incentive, 5 responses will be drawn at random to win an MRC goodie pack including a hard copy of our colouring book Art Goes Viral and a set of colouring pencils. Please complete the survey here:https://goo.gl/forms/f1u2I6mlRfEHWlG52

Activity promotion
To promote the activity, Ed and Connor worked with Rachel to produce a blog post containing information about the resource and how to download the app and accompanying materials. This was then shared across social media through the CVR, UofG, MRC, Glasgow Science Centre, Psi-Comm network and Microbiology Society to name but a few organisations as channels to reach a much wider and greater audience.

Evaluation
We also created an online survey to request feedback about the app with the opportunity to win packs of giveaways as an incentive to encourage responses. Any evaluation will be analysed in due course and consideration made to improvements, audience profile and suggestions for longer term use.

Follow-up
Longer-term the CVR is keen to make of this resource in a number of ways. Firstly we intend to purchase to android tablets to increase accessibility of the resource at events and exhibitions. We plan to make use of the posters and tablets at events where we have a pop-up stand such as the up-coming MRC parliamentary event in February 2019.
In the background, a further app with a slightly different format is also in development by a second student at UofGA. This will be developed as part of a project in collaboration with Ed Hutchinson in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August - September 2016 PCR Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Polymerase Chain Reaction workshops - 30th August to 2nd September 2016. 218 S5/6 pupils attended from 11 different Scottish schools attended one full day of PCR workshop held for the first time in Glasgow University Biology Department laboratories.
Delivery was based on a cooperation between Glasgow Science Centre's staff (2), staff from the MRC's CVR (16), Glasgow University staff and undergraduate students (9) and staff from Thermo Fisher Scientific (5).
Feedback was altogether very positive with staff involved in delivering the workshops finding it a worthwhile experience, helping them gain valuable skills in public engagement as well as helping them feel more confident about taking part in similar events.
Teachers found that the workshop consolidates outcomes learned in Higher Biology and that it provided access to equipment not available in school, including first experience of university for many pupils. This year was the first year PCR workshops were held in university labs with additional assistance from Thermo Fisher staff and this was noted by several teachers. "Great number of faciliators for the pupils, none were left wondering what to do and all questions were answered quickly."
S5 and S6 pupils found that the workshop had been a worthwhile experience with most helpful elements being: the workshop helped them understand the process of PCR and the ways PCR can be used; it enhanced knowledge taught in Higher Biology and enabled them to use equipment that does not exist in schools. For some, attending the workshop gave them a first experience of laboratory situation.
Thermo Fisher also made some in-kind donations of pipettes, PCR tubes, MasterMix and DNA ladders. This increased access by schools to equipment that they cannot access in schools. As noted by several teachers "This has been a great opportunity for pupils to experience working in a university lab environment, using equipment and techniques not readily available in a school lab." (Hamilton College)
Staff from Thermo Fisher themselves reported positively about the experience with 82% agreeing that participating helped them feel more confident about taking part in similar events; had helped them gain valuable transferrable skills and finding it an enjoyable experience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo
 
Description August 2016 - Corporate Communications Marketing Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In August 2016, the University of Glasgow's Corporate Communications team included information about the research of the CVR in printed materials for the purposes of fundraising through the Alumni channel. The section of copy highlighted Zika virus research and included an official quote from the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description August 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl Interview Request BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was approached by a researcher working for BBC Radio Scotland with a request for an interview about the Zika virus outbreak. On this occasion, Alain was unable to take part in either a pre-recorded or a live interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description August 2016 - Dr Edward Hutchinson provides input for schools resource materials in relation to information about viruses. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Ed Hutchinson provided support to assess and comment on educational materials/information created for a school pupil audience. The book has been published and is available to order.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://global.oup.com/education/product/9780198370130/?region=uk
 
Description August 2016 - Priti Patel MP Secretary for International Development visits the CVR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Priti Patel MP, International Development Minister visited the CVR in August 2016 to learn about the Zika virus research programmes at the CVR. This has heightened political interest in the work of the CVR, resulting in a mention of the Zika virus research of the CVR during Prime Minister Theresa May's St Andrews day speech on 30 November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan Lecture at The Medical City, Manila, The Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In August 2016, Prof McLauchlan visited the Philippines to deliver a lecture to his peers at The Medical City, Manila, The Philippines. The aim of the activity was to promote collaboration between CVR and University of Manila.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description August 2016 - STV Zika Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the announcement of cases of Zika virus being identified in Scotland, STV requested an interview with Alain Kohl and Claire Donald. A special report aired on the evening news programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2016 - TWIV Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In August 2016 a This Week in Virology Podcast discussed a Zika virus paper produced as the result of a collaboration and published by the CVR - http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-401/

the podcast attracts a large international audience and provides a great platform for the promotion of CVR research to a global audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description August 2016 - Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In August 2016 CVR PhD students Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell interviewed Dr Jens Madsen, Associate Professor in Child Health at the University of Southampton for a CVR podcast. the podcast was promoted on social media reaching an audience of 453 and 75 listens on soundcloud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description August 2016 - Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In August 2016 CVR PhD students Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell interviewed Professor Steve Goodbourn, from St George's, University of London for a CVR podcast. 67 people listened to the post on soundcloud
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/steve-goodbourn-and-a-world-full-of-chickens-and-their-viruses/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description August 2016 - Zika Snakes and Ladders Activity Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In August 2016, Dr Claire Donald developed a new activity for use at events and exhibitions to support our aims to educate members of the public about the Zika virus in response to the high profile global outbreak. The game was designed from scratch, with a key focus on tone of voice and creative content to ensure it was tailored to our target audience (8 year old children).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2017 - Connor Bamford - Kate Bishop interview Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following an interview with Kate Bishop in August 2018, we published a blog post to highlight key discussion points and interview questions - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/switching-off-an-hiv-infection-with-samhd1/. The post has reached 681 followers on Facebook alone including likes and 4 shares by other accounts, along with 142 blog views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2017 - Connor Bamford and Jack Hirst - Charles Masembe interview - Blog and Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In August 2017 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford and PhD student Jack Hirst interviewed CVR Fellow Charles Masembe to share his Uganda-based research, which focuses on African Swine Fever Virus. The podcast had 135 listens on SoundCloud and 43 views for the blog on Wordpress. The post was shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching 384 followers on Facebook alone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2017 - Mariana Varela Virology Highlights Guest Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CVR postdoc Mariana Varela produced a guest blog in http://www.virologyhighlights.com/beyond-tethering-new-insights-into-the-restriction-of-orthbunyaviruses-by-tetherin/. The blog was also shared on the CVR facebook and Twitter pages reaching over 850 on Facebook along with 5 shares and online commentary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description August 2017 - World Mosquito Day Blog post series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In August 2017 we published one blog post a day over the course of a week to provide information about the research of 7 CVR researchers involved in mosquito-borne disease research. Each researcher was asked to provide copy and images for each post. Over the course of 7 days, we received 524 views/reads of our blog, demonstrating that a series of posts appeals and entices repeat following and engagement. Each blog post was shared on social media with an average minimum reach of 500 per post - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/2017/08/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2018 - Connor Bamford Contagious Thinking Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVR postdoc Connor Bamford published a post to provide information about the Contagious Thinking blog and podcast. the post was shared on Facebook and Twitter and intended to recruit new followers - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/podcast-season-1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description August 2018 - Sir Michael Stoker Award announcement blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVR PhD student Jack Hirst published a blog post on behalf of the Stoker committee to announce the winner of the 2018 Sir Michael Stoker Award

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/sir-michael-stoker-prize-2018-winner

151 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description BBC News Story - HCV Alert Carol Leitch 23 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Carol Leitch, at the request of Health Protection Scotland carried out the phylogenetic analysis of the 2 patient samples suspected of being infected by a healthcare worker in Lanarkshire. She was able to show that the HCV infecting these individuals was closely related and this was backed up by individuals from PHE who performed another analysis. This led to the realisation that these patients had likely been infected during a procedure carried out by the healthcare worker. This information formed the basis of a report submitted by NHS Lanarkshire to the UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Blood Borne Viruses and the national body endorsed the health board's proposal to carry out a patient notification exercise. 8383 patients treated by this healthcare worked will now be contacted and offered screening for HCV. As a result, the BBC featured a news story about the security alert- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35639826. This is an example how the work of the CVR has a direct influence on Policy, Practice, along with patients and public interests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live - Dr Alain Kohl Interview January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This interview came at a crucial time, coinciding with the news that a healthcare worker from Scotland had become infected with Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone. This was a high profile news incident and provided the CVR with an opportunity to respond and contribute expert opinion while reaching a varied audience.

None to report at present but it is anticipated that any further incidents related to the Ebola outbreak (or other high profile incidents related to virus research) could result in further requests for interviews and comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vjbvc
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland - Alain Kohl and David Bhella interviews January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Two of Principal Investigators David Bhella and Alain Kohl were interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland to provide information for a programme related to Plague and virus research. The purpose of the activity was to share their expertise with the BBC programme producer and researchers. The programme aired on BBC Scotland on Sunday 15th March 2015 and features part of David Bhella's interview.

The BBC have said that they might like to produce a further programme related to emerging viruses and therefore, this could lead to further contribution to a future programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052mhrd#auto
 
Description BBC reporter Ken MacDonald special report - October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In October 2018 the MRC press office arranged a visit and interview with BBC reporter Ken MacDonald. Alain Kohl, Claire Donald, Ben Brennan and Emilie Pondeville have been interviewed for a special feature about the mosquitoes and ticks that play a vital role in their research here in Glasgow. the story received coverage on BBC radio Scotland and aired on BBC Scotland television on 31 October - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46032486?fbclid=IwAR3c0mhoBS1EA3XF5pxcDtO9pQOl4VYvCaJz85MYUeMDCEvqh2swzP-Y9ZI

This was an important opportunity to allow the CVR to share information about our centre out with a virus outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Blog #5: Gain of Function (Veronica Rezelj) - April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This has to date, been one of our most popular blog posts with 347 views and a reach of >1250 on Facebook. The post featured an online survey to gain opinion, which encouraged a good deal of interaction and allowed us to assess opinions.

The level of interaction for the online poll has encouraged to use this method of interaction again in future and to tailor questions to understand if the post has changed or influenced the opinion of readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Blog Post #4: Measles (Connor Bamford) - March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This post received 179 views along with online comments and discussion, and likes and tweets on social media.

Connor Bamford, the author of the post, received 4 emails providing positive feedback both from other CVR researchers but also from external colleagues, demonstrating that the blog was gaining further interest and was viewed in a positive light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Bluetongue Virus Vaccine Press Release and Coverage - October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a research paper about the development of a new synthetic vaccine for Bluetongue Virus by Professor Palmarini and his lab team, we circulated a press release to the National press via our Corporate Communications team. The press release was picked up and covered by a range of publications both in print and online:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363923_en.html
http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/farming/new-bluetongue-vaccine-made-using-synthetic-method.25545805
http://www.efeedlink.com/contents/10-09-2014/0ae6ebda-c2a7-4394-88a3-2b255763de25-b905.html
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/latest/New-vaccine-technology-combats-Bluetongue-virus-278578291.html
http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/55983-fast-track-bluetongue-vaccine-could-save-millions-for-the-european-economy.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/faster-method-to-fight-bluetongue-virus-developed-114100801068_1.html

As a result of the press release, not only did we feature in the The Herald Newspaper, but we were also approached by the BBC and Professor Palmarini was asked to take part in a radio interview for the BBC Science in Action Programme. This helped to raise our profile with the BBC and also reach a wider audience with our research related to Bluetongue Virus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363923_en.html
 
Description Bridgeton Community Centre Family Day Aug 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was our second involvement with the CLAN programme which aims to take science engagement to key areas in Glasgow, based on socioeconomic indicators.

Running our two popular activities - Build a virus and One Direction Infection, we attracted 150 visitors of all ages to the stand. Participants learned about the structure of viruses and also key messages related to the spread of viruses, hygiene and vaccination.

We've been asked to take part again in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Briefing notes to TV series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Briefing notes provided to the BBC programme 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' for a segment on sex-related differences in influenza symptoms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brownie, Guide, Scout and Rainbow Workshops - Nov 2017 - present (2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR postdoc Claire Donald, Sara Elg (former CVR Research Technician) and CVR Store Manager Michelle Pearson have all had a pre-existing and long-standing relationships, supporting local guide groups in their spare time. Claire was approached by one of the Guide groups in the Fife area and was asked to run an evening of science activities for the group.

The following is an evaluation report created by Claire Donald following the initial event:

'Exhibition Details:
The initial night at the 1st Cairneyhill Guides consisted of 4 outreach activities. The girls were split into groups of 4/5 and rotated around each activity spending approximately 10mins at each one. The activities included 'Build a Virus' (with Zika, HCV and Ebola model options), origami viruses, jelly cells and pages from the CVR colouring book. There was adequate space for each of the activities and knowing the exact number of people attending allowed us to be fully prepared with ample materials, the number of volunteers who went along as well as being able to anticipate what level we needed to pitch at. Both volunteers were experienced and able to handle the questions posed. Overall the event was a very positive experience for our researchers and got a good response from the girls involved.

Stand visitors:
The evening was held at the Guide meeting place (Cairneyhill Scout Hall) and was organised into 4 stands. The maned activities were Build a Virus and the jelly cells while the origami viruses and colouring sheets were supervised by the Guiders. After 10mins at the activity, the groups rotated so everyone got a chance to try each activity. The girls were between 10-14 years old although most were around 11-12. The guide unit posted pictures on their Facebook page whilst we were there and the CVR tweeted after the event.

Feedback:
We used a sticker ratings chart in order to assess the impact of participation as a positive learning experience for all the Guides involved. We received positive feedback throughout the session but we were also able to glean interesting insights into their perception of viruses and infection. Having set numbers at each table for a set time allowed us to control what we said so that everyone at the table could get as much from the experience as possible.

All of the activities were well received as evidenced by the feedback sticker sheet we gave the girls. The girls were very engaged with the researchers and asked excellent questions. Many already had a bit of science background from parents etc and were keen to get involved in all the activities. We passed our contact details onto the Guiders in charge and allowed them to pass them on to other interested units. We had a response the next day from another guide unit keen to have us along!'

Project development
Following the success of this initial event, further requests for sessions with different groups began to be directed to Claire and Michelle from across the wider Glasgow area and Fife. As word continued to spread, this began to extend to Scout groups and then to Rainbows. In total, CVR researchers volunteered to run a total of 22 workshops varying in size range from 1 February - 29 November 2018. We estimate that we have reached an audience of approximately just over 550 young people between the 4 - 18 age range, plus a minimum of 42 youth group leaders aged >18.

In total 6 CVR researchers, 4 UofG undergraduate students and a member of UofG library staff were involved in running the 22 sessions.

Learnings/activity development
Following an initial session with a Rainbow group, it became apparent that more suitable activities were required to hold the attention of this younger age group. This offered a development opportunity for Claire and Michelle who went on to devise and develop two new activities - one involving making handmade soap to encourage discussion around the spread of viruses and one involving UV glow powder and torches, again to promote discussion around hand hygiene. Both activities proved to be incredibly popular with the younger age groups but were found to be equally useful for slightly older children.

As the number of activities continued to increase, the programme of confirmed events was shared with the UofG public engagement forum to ask for support and involvement across the wider university. This led to a member of staff from the university library becoming involved in supporting the sessions.

Evaluation summary
A mix of methods were used to evaluate the sessions. Simple sticker charts and post it notes were used to collect thoughts from the youth groups. CVR researchers also asked question about their interest in science both at the start and end of sessions verbally. Verbal feedback was also obtained from the group leaders. We also monitored social media activity by the group leaders and given the number of requests for a high number of sessions, we took this as very positive feedback taking what was initially a single workshop to a total of 22 events.

Follow-up activity
Longer term, CVR researchers intend to continue the sustainability of this project by making teaching resources for activities available on the CVR Public Engagement webpages as well as running a session for group leaders in 2019 to provide education on running sessions for future groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Bunyavirus News Story - Professor Richard Elliot February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The University of Glasgow's Corporate Communications picked up on a news story related to CVR research and additional funding made available for emerging Bunyavirus (http://www.farmandranchguide.com/news/regional/usda-nifa-partnership-address-animal-health-and-disease/article_6d0da502-bb69-11e4-9cc0-8fdd92cc3308.html). The University has received a grant of £479,311 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the US Department of Agriculture to look at new ways of controlling emerging viruses.

The funding is part of the US-UK Collaborative Animal Health and Disease and Veterinary Immune Reagents program.As a result, the Corporate Communications team produced a news story and press release to circulate with the media.

The story related to additional funding gained international interest and the subsequent press release was featured on the University's new page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_395632_en.html
 
Description CVR Academics Blog Launched January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our blog launched in January 2015 and it's an opportunity for our CVR researchers to share their work and also other news and views from around the centre. The blog posts reach audiences of between 200 - 500 on our CVR Facebook page and encourage comments from readers.

The most notable impact of the posts is the reach figures on Facebook, which demonstrate that our posts are being viewed by a wide and external audience ie not just CVR staff. We have also encouraged other stakeholders within the MVLS to share the blog, helping to raise the profile of the CVR within the College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk
 
Description CVR Bioinformatics Blog Launched - September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Bioinformatics Blog provides a platform for our team of CVR Bioinformaticians to share their research, good practice and ideas with fellow bioinformaticians at an international level.

The blog following continues to grow and blog posts encourage online discussion through comments. This also provides an opportunity to capture instant feedback on blog posts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://bioinformatics.cvr.ac.uk/blog/
 
Description CVR Blog #10 Viral Hepatitis - Connor Bamford July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 10th blog post about Hepatitis C infection. The blog post reached 776 people on Facebook and received 563 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #11 Arboviruses - Veronica Rezelj July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 11 blog titled What makes an arbovirus tick. This reached 642 people on Facebook and received 231 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #12 CVR at the Glasgow Science Festival - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 12th blog showcased the CVR's activities at the Glasgow Science Festival in June 2015. The post reached 792 people on Facebook and received 183 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #13 Meet the Expert - Veronica Rezelj July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 13th Podcast - a Meet the Expert interview with John Fazakerley. The post reached 616 on Facebook and had 192 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #14 Arboviruses - Veronica Rezelj September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 14th blog about Arboviruses and written by PhD student Veronica Rezelj. This blog was part of a series helping to promote awareness of the International conference for Arboviruses and their vectors in September 2015. The post reached 278 people on Facebook and was viewed 158 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #15 Arboviruses - Andrew Shaw September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 15th blog post and part of a series of posts on the topic of arboviruses to help raise awareness of IMAV 2015. The post reached 278 people on Facebook and 79 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #16 Arboviruses - Alain Kohl September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 16th blog post and 5th in a series of posts about arboviruses to tie in with IMAV2015. The post reached 278 people on Facebook and had 109 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #17 ADAP2 Inhibition Connor Bamford October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our 17th Blog post by Connor Bamford on the topic of ADAP2 inhibition and virus entry into cells. The post was viewed 144 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #18 Viruses and Cancer - Alex Binks November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our 18th blog with guest blogger PhD student Alex Binks. The post was viewed 85 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #6 - Meet the Expert - Joanna Morrell May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 6th blog post - a meet the expert interview with Wendy Barclay. This reached 450 on our Facebook page and has received 250 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #7 Microtalks - Connor Bamford May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our 7th Blog post promoting a CVR Glasgow Science Festival event. Reached 131 people on Facebook and received 160 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #8 Meet the Expert: Paul Duprex - Veronica Rezlj June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our 8th post - a meet the expert interview with Paul Duprex. This reached over 750 on Facebook and received 267 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog #9 Richard Elliot Tribute June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Our 9th blog post featured a tribute to Professor Richard Elliot after his passing. The post reached 7428 people on Facebook and received 2815 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog Post 2: Meet the Expert Dr John Mclachlan (Veronica Rezelj) - February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 192 people read the blog post with likes reported on Facebook and Twitter.

The increased number of views versus the first post demonstrated a heightened awareness of the blog and therefore, demonstrated an uplift in followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog Post 3 - Meet the Expert - Joanna Morrell - March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 226 people viewed the blog post with 582 reach on Facebook. The post received likes and tweets demonstrating online engagement on social media.

An increased number of views indicated that the audience for the blog was continuing to increase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Blog post 1: Hepatitis C Virus (Connor Bamford) - February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The blog post encouraged online comments and discussion among readers.

The post encouraged readers to follow the CVR blog therefore encouraging further future interaction and engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Facebook Page Launches June 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our CVR Facebook page provides an opportunity to share news with our staff and other researchers or members of the public with an interest in the work of the CVR. It provides an opportunity for people to keep abreast of news through our regular updates and also comment and provide feedback, thus sparking opportunities for online dialogue with our Facebook community. Our number of followers continues to grow each year with 524 page likes. Some of our posts have reached over 1000 people via this channel of communication.

Our number of followers continues to grow each year with 524 page likes. Some of our posts have reached over 1000 people via this channel of communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description CVR Imaging Competition 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Floriane Almire won the CVR's Zeiss-sponsored IMAYging competition. Floriane's image was captured on the CVR's Zeiss LSM 880 inverted confocal microscope with a 40x oil-immersion objective. The image is titled 'Tracheal network of Aedes aegypti mosquito gut' and is composed of four identical images, which are symmetrically organized. It shows the tracheal network (or respiratory system) of the gut in Aedes aegypti female mosquito, vector of arboviruses such as ZIKV. The gut is immunostained for tracheae (red). Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue) and the actin is stained with Phalloidin 488 (green).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description CVR Monthly Coffee Mornings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We have been holding monthly coffee mornings for staff and students within our social space to offer an informal opportunity for people working across the centre to meet and network. The events are attended by approximately 30 people each time with attendance continuing to grow. Staff and students have provided positive feedback about this opportunity to meet with one another and make use of it as a chance to discuss work related matters or simply to make new connections. We have also noticed an increase in participation of new volunteers for public engagement activities by people who have attended the coffee mornings, demonstrating this as a useful opportunity to engage staff and students in our plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR PhD programme social media promotion - October 2018 - January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact From October to January we scheduled regular posts on Facebook and Twitter to promote the CVR PhD programme. Clips of interviews of CVR PhD students past and present were used to support the campaign. Posts would receive shares and comments helping to widen our audience reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Stoker Award 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Every year, CVR early career scientists nominate and vote for an established, outstanding virologist who has made a significant contribution to their field.

In 2018 CVR early career researchers presented the award to Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka - a virologist specialising in the study of influenza and Ebola viruses. He holds a professorship in virology in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Kawaoka will visit the CVR on Monday 27 August to deliver the prize lecture titled 'Working with deadly viruses: battling Ebola and influenza'. The lecture took place in the McCall lecture theatre. This was followed by a networking session and a blog and podcast.

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/visit-from-prize-winner-prof-kawaoka
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description CVR Twitter Page Launches September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CVR Twitter page was launched and linked to our Facebook page to notify followers of new updates.

Our following continues to grow and keeps both staff and external stakeholders up to date on latest news about research and events at the CVR. Our audience have the opportunity to make comments and share our tweets, thereby helping to influence thinking and share information about our topics of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://twitter.com/CVRinfo
 
Description CVR Website Updated April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2015, we embarked on a project to update our website to include up to date information about our staff, research groups and current projects. During the later half of 2014, we filmed 'talking head' interviews of our Principal Investigators to be included on their research group pages, proving interactive and engaging content for our web pages and a valuable source of information for other researchers, stakeholders, target audiences and prospective employees.



We have received very positive feedback about the developments including both internally from CVR staff but also from other research centres within the University of Glasgow who have subsequently requested advice on how we have delivered the project.

We this is a positive step, which demonstrates that we are taking the lead in promoting the CVR as a World-class centre of science research.

New interactive and up to date content, also means that visitors to our pages, spend longer looking at content and therefore, this provides a better opportunity to share information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cvr.ac.uk
 
Description Cafe Scientifique April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR scientists David Bhella and Gillian Slack gave a Cafe Scientifique in the Victorian bar of the Tron theatre. The subject was emerging viruses and the Ebola virus. David gave an overview of the causes of viral emergence and Gillian gave a personal account of her experiences working in Sierra Leone to help to bring the current Ebola outbreak under control. The talk was followed by a lively discussion covering such diverse topics as MMR, complementary medicines, endogenous retroviruses and the cultural impact of outbreaks such as Ebola and SARS.



None at present but it is anticipated that we would make plans for further future related activity or get involved in another Cafe Scientifique event with new presenters and cover different topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Careers talk Bearsden Primary School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion on careers in science to P6 students at Bearsden Primary School, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Carol Monaghan MP visit - 30 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Local MP of the Glasgow North West Constituency Carol Monaghan came to visit the CVR to meet with our Director Massimo Palmarini to learn about the important research carried out at the centre along with taking in a tour of the facility. Carol was able to meet with several of our researchers who provided short presentations about their research. Carol was very enthusiastic to learn about our research, links with industry and also about importance of funding. She then went on to mention the CVR and what she had learned during the visit at a parliamentary meeting in Westminster later that week. Furthermore, she then went on to visit one of the other Biomedical research centres that forms part of the University of Glasgow to gain a further insight into some of the important work and research being carried out across the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Chikungunya Article: The Guardian - Dr Alain Kohl Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was asked for comments in relation to an article the Guardian were intending to run about Chikungunya virus. Dr Kohl was featured in the article in the high profile newspaper, which has a circulation figure of 187,000 annual daily sales plus an online website presence.

Dr Kohl was subsequently asked to make comment by the Science Media Centre for supply to the National media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/nov/24/chikungunya-ebola-south-america-epidemic-v...
 
Description Chikungunya Press Release - September 2014 - Dr Alain Kohl 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl worked with the University of Glasgow's Corporate Communications team to produce a press release related to his research in the area of Chikungunya Virus, which is an area of international media interest. The press release was circulated to both National and appropriate International media channels and share on the University news page on the website.

The press release was picked up by a wide range of International publications. Cuttings as follows:

http://www.nla-eclips.com/PDFs/BRA363B.PDF
http://www.healthcanal.com/infections/54782-glasgow-led-research-group-identifies-potential-pathway-for-blocking-transmission-of-chikungunya-virus.html
http://www.medicina21.com/Notas_De_Prensa/V7969-Glasgow-led_research_group_identifies_potential_pathway_for_blocking_transmission_of_Chikungunya_virus.html
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201409030715M2______EUPR_____ade000000434bdb6_3600-1
http://www.voyagerluxe.com/Chikungunya-une-piste-pour-un-remede-contre_le-virus.5386.html
http://www.farmanews.com/notas_de_prensa/V7969-Glasgow-led_research_group_identifies_potential_pathway_for_blocking_transmission_of_Chikungunya_virus.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/potential-pathway-to-block-chikungunya-virus-identified/
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/potential-pathway-to-block-chikungunya-virus-identified-114090300905_1.html
http://www.modernghana.com/news/567298/1/glasgow-led-research-group-identifies-potential-pa.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357314_en.html
 
Description Claire Donald - I'm a Scientist June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Postdoc Claire Donald applied and was accepted to participate in the MRC I'm a Scientist competition as part of the MRC Festival 2018. Claire formed part of a panel of scientists who would spend 1 hour per day logged into an online forum where they would answer questions from school pupils from schools across the UK. Ultimately, pupils were asked to vote for an overall winner based on the scientist they believed had provided the best responses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Claire Donald - Pint of Science - 26 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Claire Donald (postdoc) delivered a talk about Zika virus at the 2018 Pint of Science Event in Glasgow. The theme of the evening was 'From viruses to deadly fungi and 'Novel ways to control parasites from poo',
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Connor Bamford & Andrew Shaw - The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Connor Bamford & Andrew Shaw, CVR postdoctoral researchers, posted a blog in 'The Conversation' about the need for research on highly pathogenic viruses to continue.

Blog writing helps to promote the breadth of research carried out by the CVR and again, raises our profile while helping our researchers meet their IMPACT targets. It's a great tool that enables researchers to reach a lay audience about engaging scientific information that's currently making the news headlines.


Connor Bamford has been invited to write further blogs for The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Connor Bamford - The Conversation 11 March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2018 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford pitched an article for The Conversation. It was published and received subsequent social media coverage - https://theconversation.com/ebola-outbreak-in-drc-are-we-better-prepared-this-time-96368?fbclid=IwAR0taYRJ-Sd4z0frcGBhC5kKgAp8J5SXo8qasUooTGWJxCVLezWgUSwXCD4
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Connor Bamford - The Conversation 20 December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In December 2018 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford was asked to write an article to provide expertise about the Ebola outbreak in the DRC. The Conversation has >100,000 readers. the article was shared on Facebook and Twitter receiving shares, comments and tweets/retweets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Connor Bamford - The Conversation Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Connor Bamford, CVR postdoc, discusses the shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine to West Africa in a blog in The Conversation.

Due to the popularity of Connor's blogs, he is now featured as a regular writer in this popular online publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://theconversation.com/high-hopes-rest-on-800-vials-of-experimental-ebola-vaccine-shipped-from-c...
 
Description Connor Bamford Interview Nigerian International TV 14 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch

Postdoc Connor Bamford is interviewed on Live television and asked to provide commentary on the Ebola outbreak. Coverage was shared on CVR social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw interview Dr Kevin Bakker, a postdoc in the lab of Dr Daniel Streicker here in Glasgow who currently works on how vampire bat rabies spreads between animals for a podcast and blog. the podcast received 88 listens and was shared on Facebook and Twitter to increase audience reach.

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-following-viruses-using-digital-epidemiology

https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/following-viruses-using-digital-epidemiology

4 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Connor Bamford and John McLauchlan - the Conversation October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Connor Bamford and John McLauchlan write a fascinating piece for The Conversation following a publication in PLOS Pathogens - https://bit.ly/2PGodds. The story was shared on Facebook and Twitter to highlight the article. The conversation has a readership of >100,000 people.
Link to the paper - https://bit.ly/2yUMu8z
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Connor Bamford and Julien Amat - The Conversation 18 Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact https://theconversation.com/flu-why-this-years-outbreak-is-one-of-the-worst-89802

connor and Julien write about the 2018 flu outbreak and they are accepted for an article in the Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Connor Bamford, Jack Hirst and Andrew Shaw Blog and Podcast July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Connor Bamford, Jack Hirst and Andrew Shaw interview Professor Ian Goodfellow from the University of Oxford 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. The interview was shared as a podcast and blog and shared on Facebook and Twitter. the podcast has had 90 listens on Soundcloud.

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-fighting-viruses-across-africa-with-ian-goodfel

https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/ian-goodfellow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Daniel Streicker Scince paper coverage November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daniel Streicker who has led the publication of a new paper in Science in collaboration with Simon Babayan (IBAHCM) - 'Predicting reservoir hosts and arthropod vectors from evolutionary signatures in RNA virus genomes'

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6414/577

The paper was also covered by Nature - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07271-7

The paper highlights machine-learning software that predicts animal reservoirs for viruses and could be used to help prevent futur
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description David Bhella - Herpes Structure - Press Release July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a high-profile paper, Prof David Bhella worked with the UofG and MRC Comms teams to create a press release:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/archiveofnews/2018/july/headline_596519_en.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientists-unlock-secrets-of-herpes-virus-7jnfsw2r5?fbclid=IwAR1jb2wl2ZSTt2c9swELKbogzJc24-_-5bz5-VimNoctibu-HLSoyPx4-EM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description David Bhella Press Release 10 January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact To highlight a paper in Nature, David Bhella worked with the UofG and MRC press teams to produce a press release to highlight a research paper. The press release was shared on the UofG and MRC websites. The story received extensive media coverage including coverage in the Scotsman, Herald, Daily Record, Daily express inews and The Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientists-find-a-new-way-to-fight-norovirus-qbtttd5gz?fbclid=IwAR2E-o5AEqw8wgQbWsZoXhW5eAihHswN7azQIApwvIrFaFQjccTqnO1QXbQ

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17346160.glasgow-norovirus-breakthrough-could-lead-to-first-treatment-against-the-winter-vomiting-bug/?fbclid=IwAR181jO8QBgtb34PPozrJ-M26-jnHIsfxXZPZCrNjYo1KnFWQe7VudzZV2A

The story was shared across CVR, UofG and MRC social media channels to increase audience reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description David Bhella Press Release 5 July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a paper, Dr David Bhelle worked with the UofG press team to produce a press release for an important publication. The press release was circulated and shared on the UofG website. The story received widespread media coverage, which was shared on CVR, UofG and MRC social media channels:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/archiveofnews/2018/july/headline_596519_en.html
https://mrc.ukri.org/news/browse/nobel-prize-winning-technology-reveals-common-herpes-virus-structure/
https://www.healtheuropa.eu/technology-herpes-virus-structure/86954/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientists-unlock-secrets-of-herpes-virus-7jnfsw2r5?fbclid=IwAR2rl8rgaPFCiXmAVBP-WotUdToIoPlkqnEs75IP7PNEh2P4kIU71N1SrsA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description David Bhella UofG Press release - Official opening of the SCMI Sep 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact To mark the official opening of the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging, the CVR worked with the UofG press team to issue a press release. The story was picked up by the BBC with coverage on the website and radio:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45478170?fbclid=IwAR0ehUdNlQt2ERR38m9FHFqVw-mrgTlb1xg3jPmO0uik9lNs2AQ5auvmLH0

This was also shared on CVR, UofG and MRC social media channels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description David Bhella and Gillian Slack - Cafe Scientifique - April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two of our researchers gave engaging talks at the event, followed up by discussions and Q&As with the audience members.

Our researchers enjoyed the experience of taking part in this event and plan to get involved in future events. This has also encouraged other researchers to consider volunteering for such an activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2016 Dr Connor Bamford 2016 Summary Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2016 Dr Connor Bamford produced a blog post to summarise blog and podcast activity for 2016 giving a round up of statistics and thanking our followers for engaging with our researchers' digital efforts.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/thanks-for-a-wonderful-2016-on-contagious-thinking/
We reached over 500 people with this post and have seen a steady increase in following for the blog and podcast archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2016 - Dr Claire Donald Cafe Scientifique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2016 Dr Claire Donald gave a presentation about her research on the zika virus for a Glasgow Café Scientifique evening. The presentation was followed by a Q&A and attended by around 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2016 - Dr Claire Donald Cafe Scientifique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Claire Donald gave a presentation on arboviruses and zika virus research at a Cafe Scientifique event held in Glasgow on 5 December 2016. This is a popular event attended by general members of the public every week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cafescientifique.org
 
Description December 2016 - Dr David Bhella Guide Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr David Bhella used Build a virus (a CVR outreach activity) to give an engaging activity to 40 guide members. Pupils asked questions and demonstrated improved knowledge of the topics discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2016 - Dr Tamer Abdelrahman and Dr Naomi Bulteel interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2016 we interviewed CVR Clinical Research Fellows Dr Tamel Abdelrahman and Dr Naomi Bulteel to produce short film clips to help promote the next round of recruitment for the CVR Clinical Fellowship Programme. Dr Abdelrahman's video was shared several times on Twitter and YouTube. Dr Bulteel's video (although not completed in time), will be used in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2016 - Josie Bellhouse Antibiotic Resistance Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In December 2016 undergraduate student Josie Bellhouse interviewed two experts including the CVR's Pablo Murcia to produce a podcast about antibiotic resistance. The podcast was designed to show how virus research can play an important role in this global challenge. The post reached over 500 people on social media with 157 people listening on soundcloud. The University of Glasgow's social media team also posted on social media to promote the podcast along with targeted sharing in an effort to increase audience figures.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/can-virologists-combat-antibiotic-resistance/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2016 - Josie Bellhouse HIV/AIDS Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact To promote World AIDS day and the work of the CVR, undergraduate student Josie Bellhouse interviewed Dr Emma Thomson about HIV and AIDS - discussing the research of the CVR. The post reached over 500 people on social media with 135 people listening to the podcast on soundcloud.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/how-the-cvr-is-tackling-hiv-and-aids/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2016 - PhD videos and blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2016 we filmed a series of interviews with CVR PhD students to help promote a round of recruitment of new students for 2017. The videos were shared on our social media channels (including by the University of Glasgow) and in a blog post.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/come-and-do-a-phd-with-us-at-the-cvr/
Each video has been viewed between 50 -100 times, demonstrating a positive audience engagement. Although there was no significant increase in applications for 2017, we will make use of this form of promotion again in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan - guest speaker at ICGEB meeting on Human RNA Viruses, Costa Rica 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof McLauchlan was invited as a guest speaker at ICGEB meeting on Human RNA Viruses, Costa Rica. The aim was to promote the CVR as an international centre for virological research, thus building external links and boosting the profile of the centre. This was an opportunity to engage with external Academic researchers and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan Presentation - Scottish Society for Gastroenterology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof McLauchlan presented a lecture on targets for new therapies for HCV infection and issues over drug resistance to clinicians. this was an opportunity to engage with key target audiences - Clinicians and academic researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan UK Clinical Pharmacists Association - Masterclass on HCV Treatment, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof McLauchlan presented a workshop on targets for new therapies for HCV infection to clinical pharmacists and issues over drug resistance. this was an opportunity to engage with key target audiences - Clinical Pharmacists, clinicians, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2017 - CVR Public Engagement Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017 we presented 10 researchers involved in public engagement activity across the centre to recognise their efforts during the Christmas staff meeting as part of our commitment to reward and recognition. Recipients offered very positive feedback and were delighted to have their efforts recognised in front of their peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2017 - Clinical Fellowship Programme Promotion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In December 2017 and January 2018 the CVR Clinical Fellowship programme was promoted on social media through the sharing of video clips of interviews with previous CVR Clinical Fellows. The posts were shared on a regular basis in the run up to the deadline for applications. The opportunity was also shared on the CVR website vacancies page. Each post received an average reach of 300-400 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2017 - Connor Bamford - World Aids Day blog post and podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To mark World Aids Day in December 2017, CVR postdoc Connor Bamford compiled a summary of research updates related to CVR HIV-focussed research in a blog post and podcast featuring an interview with CVR's Head of Bioinformatics David Robertson - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/nothing-in-hiv-makes-sense-except-in-light-of-evolution/. The podcast reached an audience of 163 listens and 121 blog views. The post was shared on CVR social media channels reaching an audience of 605 followers on Facebook alone with 3 shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2017 - Connor Bamford and David Robertson podcast and blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford interviewed CVR's head of Bioinformatics Prof David Robertson to produce a podcast and blog post to mark World AIDS Day and to highlight the work of Prof Robertson in this field - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-nothing-in-hiv-makes-sense-except-in-light-of-evolution. The post was shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching an audience of 605 with 3 shares on FB and reaching an audience of over 200 followers on Twitter. the podcast had 175 listens on SoundCloud. The blog post has been viewed 14 times. This perhaps indicates that followers may go straight to the podcast instead of reading the accompanying blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2017 - Douglas Stewart World AIDS Day Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017, CVR PhD Student Douglas Stewart produced a blog post to mark World AIDS Day, while highlighting the work of the CVR in this area of research - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/world-aids-day. The post was shared on social media reaching 434 followers and receiving 1 share on Facebook and also reached over 200 followers on Twitter. The blog post has been viewed 52 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2017 - MVLS College Public Engagement Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2017 the CVR was shortlisted in 4 separate categories for the MVLS College Public Engagement Awards. The shortlisted activities and initiatives included - Art Goes Viral (CVR colouring book), Contagious Thinking (the CVR digital media team) and the annual PCR workshops. All nominated as examples of high quality and inventive public engagement initiatives. CVR postdoc Claire Donald was also nominated as an Ambassador for Public Engagement. We were successful in receiving a team award for Art Goes Viral with a personal award going to Claire Donald. We shared our success on social media both on the CVR accounts as well as individual staff and students accounts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2017 - MVLS Film Production Training Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A team of CVR researchers attended a session run by the MVLS college and Glasgow Science Festival Team. The session was attended by 4 CVR researchers and was intended to develop ideas and skills for the development of video content for our social media channels and website. The team created a fun and engaging video which was shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching an audience of over 800 followers. The team plan to use their skills to create further video content for the centre in 2018. This will be used to highlight research news, important events and public engagement activity. They also shared a blog post to share their experience reaching an audience of 25 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2017 - PE Activity Video Showreel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017 CVR Communications Officer Siobhan Petrie published an overview of CVR public engagement and communications activities throughout 2017 on social media. This also helped to highlight our shortlisting and subsequent award of MVLS College Public Engagement Awards. The video was shared on social media reaching 386 Facebook followers and shared with our >200 Twitter followers. the film has been viewed 49 times on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk556cw48II&feature=youtu.be
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description December 2017 - Stephanie Cumberworth Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017 CVR PhD student Stephanie Cumberworth was interviewed and filmed for a short clip to help share her research and experience of doing a PHD at the CVR. The clip was shared on the CVR Facebook and Twitter page and used as an opportunity to promote the CVR PhD programme 2018. Stephanie found the experience positive from a development point of view and the film has been viewed 68 times on youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description December 2017 - launch of new Contagious Thinking Blog and Podcast Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2017 CVR PhD student took on a project to make use of Adobe software to set up a new and improved website for the CVR Contagious Thinking blog and podcast. The software and website comprise a new, professional look and feel along with a more user-friendly and visual back catalogue for visitors to the site. We announced the new website on our social media channels with the launch of two blogs and podcast to mark World Aids Day. The posts reached over 1000 people on Facebook along with our 200 Twitter followers. The posts were also shared 4 times helping to give us wider audience distribution. Since the launched of the updated site on 1 December, it has received 1119 views by 332 users from all over the World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - BBC 5 Live Radio Interview December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Kohl was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live during a live interview to provide expert opinion on the Ebola crisis. The interview was heard by a large audience throughout the UK.

Dr Kohl has since been approached by BBC Radio Scotland with requests for interview and participation in further future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vjbvc
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - Brazilian Media Coverage February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following an interview by a Brazil based journalist, Dr Alain Kohl featured in an article providing commentary on the zika virus outbreak. The article was picked up and shared on a number of media outlets and social media networks:

http://www.agenciasinc.es/Reportajes/Brasil-en-alerta-por-los-miles-de-bebes-nacidos-con-microcefalia
http://www.larazon.es/atusalud/salud/brasil-en-alerta-por-los-miles-de-bebes-con-microcefalia-AO11689393#.Ttt1O5CEhFNOLDW
http://www.cienciaxplora.com/divulgacion/zika-virus-que-alarma-brasil-miles-bebes-nacidos-microcefalia_2016011400112.html
http://noticiasdelaciencia.com/not/17781/brasil-en-alerta-por-los-miles-de-bebes-nacidos-con-microcefalia-/es/
http://www.panamaon.com/noticias/internacional/2049-brasil-se-enfrenta-al-virus-del-zika-que-puede-haber-causado-microcefalia-a-miles-de-bebes.html
http://www.informativos.net/salud/alerta-en-brasil-por-los-miles-de-bebes-nacidos-con-microcefalia_55010.aspx
http://www.oei.es/divulgacioncientifica/?Brasil-en-alerta-por-los-miles-de-bebes-nacidos-con-microcefalia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - JBC Paper Press Release February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was asked to provide information and commentary for a press release issued by the University of Nottingham's Communications team. This is an example of the CVR's approach to working in partnership and sharing information with other centres and University Communications channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - Live TV Interview BBC World News 23 January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by the BBC World News TV programme to provide commentary on the Zika Virus outbreak. Dr Kohl is proactively and regularly supporting the CVR's response to the international crisis, sharing his expertise with the media as a channel to other audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - National Geographic Interview January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the National Geographic following a request for further information about his research into the Zika Virus outbreak. We are unaware of any article being published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - Science and Technology Parliamentary Committee - February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was requested to submit evidence for a parliamentary select committee related to the zika virus outbreak. the evidence was intended to influence the Parliament's response to the International crisis. The transcript can be viewed here. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/zika-virus/oral/28805.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2016
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - Sunday Herald Interview January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the Sunday Herald for an article about Zika virus research in the Sunday Herald. The article was published on 31 January - http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14242656.Scottish_scientists_helping_in_global_race_to_combat_Zika_virus/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl - Zika Virus Task Force February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl has been asked to join a task force of experts to provide advice and set out actions to help fight the Zika virus outbreak. Dr Kohl's recommendation will influence the steps taken for the management of the outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl BBC News Interview October 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the death of a patient infected by Crimean-Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever in a hospital in Glasgow, Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the BBC Scotland News reporters and featured on the evening news during two time slots. Dr Kohl provided an expert opinion on the situation for the information of the media and the public.

This was a rapid response to a high profile media case and highlighted the world class research that the CVR carries out in Glasgow. This was an opportunity to inform the public and alleviate concerns around risk related to the spread of the infectious disease.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl BBC Radio 4 Today Interview 23 January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by the BBC Radio4 Today programme to provide commentary on the Zika Virus outbreak. Dr Kohl is proactively and regularly supporting the CVR's response to the international crisis, sharing his expertise with the media as a channel to other audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl BBC Radio Scotland Interview 23 January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed live by BBC Radio Scotland to provide commentary on Zika Virus. Dr Kohl is proactively and regularly supporting the CVR's response to the international crisis, sharing his expertise with the media as a channel to other audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl HBO commentary January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the HBO network about his planned research into Zika virus. HBO were carrying out research into a potential documentary about the virus outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl New York Times Zika Virus Article January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed by the New York times to provide commentary and information for an article about the Zika virus outbreak. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/world/americas/alarm-spreads-in-brazil-over-a-virus-and-a-surge-in-malformed-infants.html?_r=0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl New York Times interview January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by the New York times and is featured in an article published on 5th January 2016. Dr Kohl is proactively and regularly supporting the CVR's response to the international crisis, sharing his expertise with the media as a channel to other audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Alain Kohl Scotland Tonight Interview January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was interviewed for the Scotland Tonight show about his plans for researching Zika virus and to provide commentary on the outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Brian Willet - PNAS article - February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The article about a study on Canine Distemper Virus featured on the front cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) publication and was also featured in a news story on the University of Glasgow website, thus reaching a wide and international audience. The researchers involved in writing the study received further enquiries and requests for information.

The media interest in this study has had a positive impact on the potential for on-going support and funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Charles Masambe Inception Meeting April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This meeting brought together veterinary officers from regions across South Africa who will support his research in African Swine Fever. This was a crucial first stage for the project.

The meeting enabled those involved to plan next steps and agree on additional, future involvement in the project by farmers across many regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr Claire Donald Global Health Careers Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Claire Donald gave a presentation on 21 March 2017 as part of the Global Health Careers - Working Internationally Event. Claire gave a talk about her line of work in research and discussed the route she took in terms of education and training. Information about the event and Claire's presentation was included in the GHCE newsletter and circulated to the GHC network and event attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr David Bhella - BBC Influenza Commentary January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr David Bhella provided commentary on the structure of Influenza virus along with providing images. His commentary and images were featured on a BCC Brainwaves radio show along with the show webpage - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wcdk1. The show was aired twice on 19th and 24th January on the BBC Scotland radio show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Dr David Bhella - SGM Peter Wildy Prize March 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr David Bhella was awarded the 2013 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology in recognition of his extensive work in communicating virology to a wide audience using innovative and novel approaches.



David was subsequently asked to deliver a lecture at the SGM Spring Conference in Manchester (25-28th March 2013) to give a personal overview of his experience and insights of microbiology education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Dr Pablo Murcia - National Public Radio Interview and News Feature - February 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Pablo Murcia was interviewed by The National Public Radio - a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States - about influenza virus.

As a result of the interview, the NPR featured a story and included Dr Murcia's comments.

The news site has a large following in the United States thus raising the profile of the work and research of the CVR at an international level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/16/277057530/research-shows-new-flu-viruses-often-arise-in-d...
 
Description Dr Pablo Murcia September 2013 - New York Times Coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Pablo Murcia is recognised as an international expert in the study of the evolutionary determinants of influenza emergence. As a result, Dr Murcia was invited to provide some comments in an article written by Carl Zimmer in his weekly 'Matter' column in the New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/science/a-catalog-for-all-the-worlds-viruses.html?smid=fb-share&_r=2. The article reported the results of a an exhaustive search for all the viruses that infect a single species of mammal - a bat known as the Indian Flying Fox.

This story helped Dr Murcia and his research reach a large, international audience thus raising the profile of Dr Murcia and the CVR at an International level. Zimmer's 'Matter' column is published online and he enjoys more than 223k followers on Twitter - thus creating opportunity for online feedback and conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/science/a-catalog-for-all-the-worlds-viruses.html?smid=fb-share&_r...
 
Description Dr Rob Gifford PLoS Pathogens Paper Coverage July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Rob Gifford and his team published a paper in PLoS Pathogens related to research of viruses and cancer rates in small mammals. The paper received great interest with further coverage in high profile publications.

The paper was featured in a number of additional high profile publications including Science Magazine and the Independent newspaper:

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/07/viruses-may-explain-why-small-animals-are-more-prone-cancer

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/larger-animals-are-better-at-eliminating-cancercausing-viruses-from-their-dna-scientists-discover-9612879.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Dundee Science Centre - Display of 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' Dec 2013 - April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our exhibition - 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' was displayed at Dundee Science Centre from December 2013 to April 2014

'It's an excellent exhibition, which tied in beautifully with our content over February - we covered a history of surgery in our show 'the cutting edge', and Joseph Lister appears in that as well as on your banners.'

Roderick Hamilton
Exhibitions and Public Programmes Manager
Dundee Science Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/public%20engagement/virusesacenturyofdiscovery/
 
Description Edinburgh International Science Festival Mini Scientist 2011 - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR Volunteers help out at the Mini Scientist event as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival every year between 2011 - 2014. Our successful 'Build a virus' event has consistently attracted the attention of visitors, helping to educate young people about the structure of viruses and encourages discussion and questions (including by their parents and guardians, thus also allowing us to engage with an adult audience at the same time).

We were asked to return and take part in subsequent festivals after the first event in 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Eleonora Melzi - Young Microbiologist of the Year 2015 selection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Eleonora Melzi's presentation captured the interest of the SGM's Virology division and she was asked to represent them thus, providing an opportunity to showcase her research with a wider audience.

Having a CVR representative in the competition is a platform to showcase our young researchers along with the ongoing work within the centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Emma Thomson - BBC News Channel August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR Clinical Virologist, Dr Emma Thomsonm was interviewed live on the BBC News Channel about the Ebola outbreak.
The interview reached a wide audience during a prime time television slot.


This has led to further requests for interviews by the BBC and other media channels regarding the Ebola outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRrsGlw5Pw
 
Description Emma Thomson Press Release December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Emma Thomson worked with Wellcome Sanger Institute collaborators to release a press release for a paper in December 2018. The paper was picked up by The Telegraph and the story shared on Facebook and Twitter receiving shares, retweets and comments - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/calls-tailored-treatment-new-strain-hep-c-found-uganda/?fbclid=IwAR2pWMwttq3lZL2bkW11HTwVcZ84A0CT0NZmdoFSSIs0CYjQnu3qehEut2Y

The press release was shared on the Wellcome Sanger Institute website - https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/new-strains-hepatitis-c-found-africa?fbclid=IwAR3A8fCAAQl0spV7LDHUJx_qtFz54u33b78uPpxznig7esMJRoi1o-nW6S0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Explorathon Sep 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR attended the Explorathon 2014 event at the Glasgow Science Centre as prt of a Scotland-wide night of science. More than 2000 visitors attended the event and we interacted with a wide audience, with many adults and children trying our Build a Virus activity, meeting CVR scientists and learning about the structure, dissemination and treatment of Influenza, Norovirus and Ebola viruses.


The event was considered a great success and the CVR has been invited to run another activity as part of Explorathon 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February - December 2017 - Institute Newsletter Submissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Between February - December 2017 the CVR submitted a selection of news stories and images on 4 separate occasions for inclusion within the Institute newsletter, which were subsequently in each circulation. The newsletter is circulated among all of the staff and students working across the Institute of Inflammation and Infection. This is an opportunity to share success stories with colleagues and students across the whole institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description February 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan Workshop/Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker to the UK Clinical Pharmacists Association - Masterclass on HCV Treatment, London. Prof McLauchlan presented a workshop on targets for new therapies for HCV infection to clinical pharmacists and issues over drug resistance. This was an opportunity to engage with one of our key target audiences - the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description February 2017 - 22nd Annual Glasgow Virology Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CVR coordinated and hosted the 22nd Annual Glasgow Virology Workshop on Saturday 11 February 2017. The event attracted an audience of 120 researchers who met for a daytime seminar, networking sessions and a social event in the evening. Speakers comprised a mix of internal CVR researchers as well as external guest speakers. The Richard M Elliott Memorial Award Lecture was presented by Erica Ollmann Saphire, TheScripps Research Institute (USA) and titled "The Molecular Tool-kit of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus". She was presented with an engraved Quaich in honour of the legacy of Prof Richard Elliott. This was one of the most well attended events so far with very positive experience from attendees. As a result of feedback, we are looking at options to increase the scale and expand the workshop in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Alice Miranda Coburn Influenza Virus Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR PhD student Alice Miranda Coburn produced a blog post for the CVR blog about her research of influenza virus in the Murcia lab. The post reached over 500 people on our social media channels.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/meet-some-of-our-new-contributors-3/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - CVR Science Writing Training Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 one of our postdocs Dr Connor Bamford led a session with a group of researchers based at the CVR with an interest in science communications, writing and in making a contribution to the CVR blog. The session was an opportunity to identify and define our target audience along with agreeing a tone of voice to ensure consistency of approach. Our researchers were also able to make plans for content fort 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description February 2017 - CVR Travel Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact CVR postdoc Sema Nickbakhsh and Weronika Witkowska (PhD student) have been awarded the 2017 CVR Travel Awards. Every year, we award one of our postdocs and a PhD student with an award to allow them to present work at a conference of their choice. Sema will present her work on "Common respiratory viruses exhibit interlinked epidemiological dynamics" at the EPIDEMICS 6th International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics during 29th November - 1st December 2017 in Sitges, Spain. This conference is the largest meeting on infectious disease dynamics attracting leading experts in this field from around the world. While Weronika will present her work, which focuses on the development of a novel diagnostic method of hepatitis C virus at the International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and related viruses in Hyannis, Massachusetts between 25th and 28th of September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Chris Boutell - BBC commentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Chris Boutell provided guidance and information about herpes simplex virus for a short item about cold sores on Trust Me I'm a Doctor. The show aired on prime time BBC2 in February 2017. this was also shared on our social media channels to highlight the show to staff and students across the CVR. The post reached 1114 followers with likes and 2 shares on facebook along being shared with >200 followers on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Connor Bamford and Joanna Crispell Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford and PhD student Joanna Crispell produced a blog post to share their experience of attending a Voice of Young Scientists Workshop. The post was viewed 18 times and was shared on Facebook and Twitter with a reach of over 400 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description February 2017 - Elihu Aranday Cortes Huffington Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Elihu Aranday Cortes, postdoc in the McLachlan lab, working on next-gen sequencing of dengue virus, writes about the continued threat from emerging viruses in Huffington Post Mexico. Importantly, Mexico has already a great burden of arboviruses, such as chikungunya, Zika and dengue viruses.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.mx/elihu-aranday-cortes/luego-de-chikunguna-ebola-y-zika-que-epidemia-sigue/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Glasgow Virology Workshop Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR PhD student Yasmin Parr attended the 2018 Glasgow Virology Workshop and took pictures to showcase the day. Yasmin produced and published a blog post, which was shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching 743 followers on FB along with likes and shares, along with our >200 Twitter followers. The blog has been viewed 332 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - III Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In February 2017 we contributed content to the quarterly Institute newsletter, which comprises a 3-month round-up of all key news stories, research and public engagement achievements. The newsletter is shared across all Institute staff, promoting networking and sharing of key achievements across the different areas of research and centres of the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Infravec2 Press Release - Alain Kohl 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Infravec2 press release - as a joint collaboration between the CVR, University of Glasgow press team and the Institut Pasteur, a press release was circulated to highlight the launch of Infravec2; an EU Commission project aimed at improving European infrastructures for the research of mosquitoes. https://infravec2.eu/news-about-the-infravec2-project/ The release was not circulated by the University press team, but the article appeared online and was shared on our facebook and twitter pages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Joanna Crispell, Yasmin Parr and Dr Brian Willett Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR PhD students interviewed Dr Brian Willett to produce a podcast. The post reached over 1000 people with 210 listens on soundcloud to date.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/viral-pseudotypes-tools-of-mass-eradication/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Launch of Intravec2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Infravec2 - a new European Commission 10M€ effort to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases - was officially launched via a press release in February 2017. The project, in which CVR scientists Emilie Pondeville and Alain Kohl participate, is funded by the Commission's Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructure Program, will improve the European large-scale facilities (infrastructures) for research on mosquitoes and other insects (vectors) that carry human and animal diseases, and will promote sharing of the facilities by European researchers. The CVR will make a vital contribution by providing access to our state-of-the-art facilities and in leading standardisation efforts to ensure better reproducibility. Read the full press release here:
https://infravec2.eu/news-about-the-infravec2-project/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - MVLS College Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In February 2017 we contributed two key stories for the MVLS College Newsletter - which showcases the breadth of engaging, excellent and exciting work across the College. Articles may relate to recent and significant research breakthroughs, awards, events, publications, interesting collaborations, recognitions, recent appointments of senior staff members and other relevant articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - March 2018 MVLS College Newsletter Submissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact From February 2017 to March 2018 we submitted a selection of news stories and images on 4 separate occasions for inclusion the MVLS College Newsletter, which is shared quarterly across the College and with appropriate external stakeholders. Selected stories are also picked up and shared on the MVLS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/newsandevents/morenews/2017/
 
Description February 2017 - Mr Patrick Grady MP Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 17 February Patrick Grady MP, SNP Spokesperson for International Development, visited the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), to learn more about some of the ways MRC research supports global health and development aims.

Mr Grady had the opportunity to discuss the CVR's work and international collaborations with Centre Director Professor Massimo Palmarini, followed by a tour of the CVR where he met with several of the Centre's researchers. The tour included a visit to a laboratory, the insectary, a powerful cryo-electron microscope, and genome sequencing technology.

Researchers showed Mr Grady how mosquitoes are kept and used to study diseases such as dengue fever. He also saw images of cells under the cryo-electron microscope (which can help researchers to identify the location of viruses in cells) and learned about the CVR's role in rapidly analysing genome sequence data at the time of the Ebola outbreak. This work at the CVR allowed clinicians to identify what drugs were likely to work to treat British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, when she had contracted the virus.

The visit was an all-round success and the External Affairs team has since followed up with Mr Grady to provide more information on the MRC's Units in The Gambia and Uganda as he was particularly interested in their work and the CVR's partnerships with the Units. We look forward to engaging with him and others in Parliament on MRC's global health research going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Steve Sinkins - The Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Steve Sinkins writes for The Scientist:
https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48647/title/How-Bacteria-Interfere-with-Insect-Reproduction/ the purpose of the article was to share the work of his research team with a wider online via a high-profile publication with a high readership. The article was also shared on the CVR Facebook and Twitter channels reaching 959 followers on Facebook with 3 shares along with >200 Twitter followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Stoker Award Blog post and podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR PhD Students Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell published a blog and post cast about an interview with CVR Stoker Award recipient Prof Beatrice Hahn. The blog was viewed 20 times and the podcast had 116 listens on SoundCloud. They were shared on our social media channels with a reach of >1000 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description February 2017 - Voice of Young Scientists Media Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017, Dr Connor Bamford, Joanna Crispell (CVR PhD student) and Siobhan Petrie (CVR Communications Officer) attended a Voice of Young Scientists Media Workshop at the University of Glasgow. The workshop was aimed at young researchers and focused on promoting confidence and techniques when working with journalists and the media. Connor and Joanna produced a very comprehensive blog post to share their experience and review of the workshop with other researchers.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/voys-sense-about-science-media-workshop/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Yasmin Parr & Joanna Crispell interview Prof Beatrice Hahn - CVR Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVR PhD students Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell interview the Sir Michael Stoker Award recipient Professor Beatrice Hahn about her work and research for the CVR podcast.
The post reached over 500 people on social media with 61 people listening on soundcloud.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/beatrice-hahn-the-2017-sir-michael-stoker-award-winner/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 - Yasmin Parr and Joanna Crispell Blog post and pod cast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 CVR PhD students Joanna Crispell and Yasmin Parr produced a blog post of an interview and podcast with Prof Brian Willet. the post was viewed 11 times with a reach of over 1000 people on social media. The blog home page had a total of 552 visits during the month of February. The podcast had 370 listens on SoundCloud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description February 2017 Sara Elg Public Engagement Overview Blog Post Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In January 2017 CVR technician Sara Elg produced and published a series of 4 blog posts to highlight the public engagement activities of the CVR throughout 2017. The posts were shared on a regular basis on our blog site - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/blogs and on Facebook and Twitter. The posts reached over 1000 followers across both sites along with likes and a minimum of 2 shares. The blogs have been viewed 78 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2017 Trust me I'm a Doctor - Dr Chris Boutell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In September 2016 Dr Chris Boutell was approached by the BBC and asked to review content for a show that would air on BBC 2 called Trust me I'm a Doctor. The show contained a short segment on herpes virus and Dr Boutell was asked questions and provided commentary on content to ensure accuracy. The show aired on prime time television in February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2018 - 23rd Annual Glasgow Virology Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CVR hosted the 23rd Annual Glasgow Virology Workshop on Saturday 10th February. This annual event is an important date on the virology calendar, attracting scientists from across the globe for a day of fascinating science and networking. We had well over 160 attendants who packed out the auditorium giving very positive feedback about the quality of science presented and shared throughout the day. The workshop featured a number of external guest speakers including Sara Sawyer, University of Colorado (USA) who presented the Richard M Elliott memorial lecture, Wendy Barclay, Imperial College (UK), Thomas Stamminger, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and Jonathan Stoye, FrancisCrick institute (UK). CVR staff and students also took part in the coordination of the workshop and delivered presentations on the day. This event is shared on the CVR website and promoted on CVR and UofG social media channels. A blog post was also loaded post-event sharing pictures taken from throughout the day. The images have been viewed 332 times to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description February 2018 - Caroline Chauche/Murcia paper - ASM review article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2018 a paper published by lead authors Caroline Chauche and Pablo Murcia was picked up and covered as part of a review article featured on the American Microbiology Society website - https://www.asm.org/index.php/mbiosphere/item/7127-how-does-influenza-jump-between-species The article was shared on our social media channels with a reach of 430 followers on Facebook and 4 shares. The article also generated online Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2018 - Sara Elg - Girlguiding Scotland - Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In February 2018 following participation in the coordination and running of two workshops for local Girl Guide groups, Sara Elg took part in an interview for the Girlguiding Scotland blog. the blog was aimed at sharing her experiences as a research scientist and intended to promote science as a career for young women. the blog was shared here - http://www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/international-day-women-girls-science/ and on the CVR social media accounts. the post was liked 15 times, shared and had a reach of over 360 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2018 - Stephanie Rainey - Daliy Record Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following an interview with ITN News at Ten postdoc Stephanie Rainey was asked to take part in an interview for the Daily Record. the purpose of the interview was to share information about the work of the CVR and to inspire young people about the opportunities for a successful career in science in Glasgow. The article was shared in print, online and on our social media channels with 32 likes and a reach of over 400 on Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description February 2018 - Travel Awards Announced 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2018, the CVR Travel awards were announced and awarded to one CVR PhD student and one postdoc. The award allows each recipient the opportunity to travel to an International conference of their choice later in 2018. Each recipient will present and share work, while networking with international peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Garscube Rodeo 16 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR Attendees:

Claire Donald (Research Associate)
Sara Elg (Research Technician)
Michelle Pearson (CVR Stores Manager)
Margus Varjak (Research Associate)
Betty Lau (Research Assistant)
Emma Duncan (UofG Undergraduate)
Hannah (UofG Undergraduate)

Exhibition Details:

The CVR arranged for a stand at the 2018 rodeo and brought along our 'Build a Virus' (with Zika, HCV and Ebola model options) activity. There was a steady stream of people throughout the day, most of whom seemed to enjoy it.

We had a good ratio of researchers who were experienced with the activity and those who were doing it for the first time. The number of volunteers was optimal for the number of visitors we had throughout the day. Everyone was busy but were able to take time for breaks throughout the day. Overall the event overall was a very positive experience for our researchers and a good opportunity for students to gain PE experience in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It was also a good opportunity to engage with children who would not necessarily get the chance to attend a more formal science outreach event.

Stand visitors:
The stand was consistently busy throughout the 6-hour session with around 90 children plus adult guardians stopping by to try out the activity. We monitored the number of stall visitors we had by counting the number of bags we gave out and we predict that they spent approximately 10 minutes at a time at the stand, providing good opportunities for conversation, questions and discussion. Most of the children were primary school age (5-12 years old).

Feedback:
We used a sticker rating chart in order to assess the impact of participation as a positive learning experience from the children involved. We received positive feedback throughout the session but we were also able to glean interesting insights into the public perception of viruses. Some people commented that it was nice to have such a stall in amongst the other charity stands to give the children something to occupy them. One parent asked if we did school visits as her son's school would be interested in something like our activity.
Follow-up:

This was the first time we had attended the Rodeo and it was very successful. The activity was well received. We were well prepared for the volume of people we would have at the stand and had ample supplies with us. Unfortunately, we did not have access to enough t-shirts to hand out to all of the volunteers making it difficult for people to recognise who we were however we used the CVR printed lab coats instead which were very recognisable. It was felt that this stand was useful as it allowed us to do science outreach on our doorstep and would appeal to people who would not come along to a large science festival. A number of stall visitors asked if we had a collection tin so if the CVR returned in subsequent years we could maybe provide a charity tin to raise money for a chosen cause.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Glasgow High School - June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Our exhibition - 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' was displayed for a week during June 2013 in the assembly hall of Glasgow High School. During biology classes, pupils ranging in age from 10 to 17, viewed the exhibition and completed a quiz based on the content of the banners.

Feedback from The High School of Glasgow:

'The graphics are stunning (I almost had to touch the picture of herpes simplex to convince myself it was not a 3D impression coming out of the poster!); text is very accessible and has proved highly educational in different ways for pupils from age 10 to 17'.
Martin Dougall, Principal Teacher of Biology, The High School of Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre - Display of 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' July-Sept 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our exhibition - 'Viruses: A Century of Discovery' was displayed for three months at Glasgow Science Centre

The team at Glasgow Science Centre reported that the exhibition proved popular with its many visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/public%20engagement/virusesacenturyofdiscovery/
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre: Meet the Expert - June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Centre 'Meet the Expert', Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Display of the timeline 'Viruses: a century of discovery' and delivery of a hands-on activity 'Build a virus'

There were 2091 visitors to the Science Centre over the weekend. and 13 members of CVR staff volunteered for this event.


We asked participants to score our 'hands-on' activity, using sticky stars on a feedback board to let us know if they'd enjoyed it and learned something new about viruses. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with the vast majority of participants rating the event as 'great'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ~40 students attended a workshop where they investigated a fictional virus outbreak by molecular biology and diagnostic methods

The workshop received excellent evaluation feedback from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival - 'Outbreak' June 2012 and 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Since 2012, approximately 80 high school students have attended a workshop where they investigate a fictional virus outbreak using molecular biology and diagnostic methods.

The workshop received excellent evaluation feedback from participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Viruses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday 10 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CVR researchers took a range of popular activities (build a virus and glovebox chamber game) along to the science Sunday event as part of the Glasgow Science Festival. They used this as an opportunity to trial a new activity called Biolegomatics. 11 researchers from the CVR volunteered for the event and they estimated that they interacted with around 200 people over the course of the day. The activity was also supported by social media activity. MP Patrick Grady also made a point of visiting the stand to try an activity, take a photograph and tweet about the day. Stand visitors tend to have a keen interest in science but it is an opportunity for families to have a fun day out and learn something new.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday 14 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our exhibition received around 250 child visitors who were accompanied by at least one adult. Visitors were keen to learn and entered into lively discussions with our researchers asking many questions.

Participating researchers are keen to get involved in further future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival: microTALKS 11 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event was well attended and the audience asked questions and had discussions with all participants/speakers.

CVR postdoc Connor Bamford organised the event and found it to be a very positive experience. As a result he has plans to run a second similar event in 2016, which will encourage more CVR young researchers to participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival:Science Sunday June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Festival's 'Science Sunday', Sunday 9th June 2013. Display of the timeline 'Viruses: a century of discovery' and delivery of a hands-on activity 'Build a virus'
There were 2658 visitors to Science Sunday and 13 members of CVR staff volunteered for this event.


We asked participants to score our 'hands-on' activity, using sticky stars on a feedback board to let us know if they'd enjoyed it and learned something new about viruses. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with the vast majority of participants rating the event as 'great'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Glasgow Virology Workshop - 1995 - 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Year on year growth in attendace

Opportunities for new collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Glasgow Virology Workshop Networking and Social Event February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our social event tied in with the Glasgow Virology Workshop and offered a relaxed networking event for staff, stakeholders and guest speakers from other Institutions to meet in a social environment. The event was an opportunity to encourage further discussion and the sharing of ideas and information related to the Glasgow Virology Workshop that had taken place that day.

As described above, this event was a great opportunity for networking and relationship building with stakeholders from across the MVLS along with stakeholders and guests from other related institutions with an interest in virology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description HCV Research UK Launch January 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact HCV Research UK is a multi-disciplinary collaborative enterprise funded by a £1.92m grant from the Medical Research Foundation and based at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.

This ground breaking initiative has involved the development of a Bio-repository of clinical samples and cohort study of greater than 10,000 patients infected by Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

The database of information gathered about this cohort group is supporting the work of STOP-HCV and is also influencing prescribing decisions taken by the NHS. The information is also being made available for future research into HCV infection, thereby influencing and creating greater funding opportunities for research in this disease area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL http://hcvresearchuk.org
 
Description HCV Research UK Press Release December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In November of 2014, HCV Research UK, a consortium of experts in the field of Hepatitis C Virus who are leading a ground-breaking cohort study of Hepatitis C Virus infected patients, reached a landmark point in the project - recruiting 10,000 patients to the study ahead of their target date of the 31st December 2014. As a result of this success, we circulated a press release to the national press to share the news and also shared a story in the December edition of MRC Life.

The story featured in MRC Life, sharing this success story with other MRC Research Centres. The story was also features in the Viral Hepatitis in Practice publication in December 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/news/headline_391453_en.html
 
Description Hepatitis C Virus Origins Paper Press Release October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a CVR paper, which demonstrated the origins of Hepatitis C virus in Scotland, we issued a press release for distribution to the media. This resulted in news stories in several news papers including The Scotsman, The Herald, The Independent and the Daily Express as well as a feature on the BBC news website. Carol Leitch (one of the authors) also took part in an interview with BBC Radio Scotland. Links to stories as follows:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34658098
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4599284.ece
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/scientists-track-hepatitis-c-roots-in-scotland-1-3930369#axzz3pwgMI6mV
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/13901425.Research_traces_hepatitis_C_infection_roots_to_Second_World_War/
http://www.thenational.scot/news/wartime-glasgow-study-offers-hope-in-hepatitis-c-battle.9
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-10-hepatitis-infections-scotland-wwii.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Influenza Video Clips January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The CVR's Imaging Manager Colin Loney produced two short 30 second clips for our social media channels to demonstrate the effect of Influenza virus on cells. The clips were designed to showcase the imaging facilities and capabilities of the CVR but also to show a unique insight into this particular area of research for the general public. The videos were posted on Facebook and have reached an audience of over 1,300 followers along with generating likes and shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Invited speaker at UK Clinical Pharmacists Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the third workshop by the UK Clinical Pharmacists to which I had been invited. The group wished to learn about the new therapies for treating hepatitis C virus infection and the success achieved by these therapies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jack Hirst Blog and Podcast July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jack First interviews 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. The podcast was supported by a blog post and was shared on Facebook and Twitter. The podcast has had 203 listens on Soundcloud

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-how-herpesviruses-hide-from-you-immune-system

https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/how-herpesviruses-hide-from-your-immune-system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Jack Hirst Blog post and podcast June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVr PhD student Jack Hirst interviewed PhD student Bernadeta Dadonaite from the University of Oxford for a podcast and blog post about flu - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-the-shape-of-flu. the podcast was shared on Soundcloud with 133 listens to date. The post was also shared on Facebook and Twitter.

20 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Jack Hirst and Connor Bamford Blog and podcast June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In June 2018 Jack Hirst and Connor Bamford interviewed Dr Yohei Yamauchi, University of Bristol about his research on influenza virus. the podcast was supported by a blog post and was shared on Facebook and Twitter - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-unpacking-a-flu-virus

The podcast has had 160 listens on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/yohei-edited#t=0:00

7 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Jack Hirst and Douglas Stewart blog and podcast July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jack Hirst and Douglas Stewart interview Professor Jean-Luc Immler to hear about the immune system of insects, and the value of researching fruit flies for a podcast and blog post. The podcast has had 83 listens on Soundcloud

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-whats-the-point-of-fruit-fly-research

https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/jli-edited
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Jack Hirst, Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw blog and Podcast June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jack Hirst, Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw interview Dr Gulsah Gabriel about his research on influenza virus. The podcast was supported by a blog and shared on Facebook and Twitter - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-the-barriers-faced-by-flu-virus

The podcast has had 80 listens on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/gulsah-edited

3 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Janet Scott Ebola Commentary and Media Coverage May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the resurgence of Ebola in the DRC PI Janet Scott received many requests for interviews and commentary:

19 May 2018

Africa This Week on TVC News (Nigeria) which airs on SKY channel 572, DStv channel 418, GOtv channel 45 and streams online via https://youtu.be/YZ7juStK8tc - Skype interview. TVC has 6.8% of the Nigerian audience share (CNN has 8.6% and the top channel, Channels TV has 14.2%).
Janet Scott 17 July - Press release
https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/07/11/study-finds-ebola-survivors-suffer-from-severe-neurological-problems/
https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Health/ebola-survivors-suffer-severe-neurological-psychiatric-effects-study/story?id=56537848
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711122414.htm
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebola-longterm/ebola-survivors-suffer-severe-mental-and-neurological-problems-idUKKBN1K12CZ
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/feb/25/ebola-survivors-face-long-term-neurological-problems-researchers-find
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/07/study-details-neuro-psychological-problems-ebola-survivors
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-survivors-suffer-long-term-consequences-studies-n525146
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-survivors-suffer-long-term-consequences-studies-n525146
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description January 2017 - CVR PhD Student Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In January 2017 3 of our PhD students Yasmin Parr, Stephanie Cumberworth and Weronika Witkowska produced a blog post to share information about their work at the CVR. The post reached over 600 people on social media.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/meet-some-of-our-new-contributors-1/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description January 2017 - Dr Chris Syme Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In January 2017, CVR postdoc Dr Chris Syme produced a CVR blog post about his research. The post reached over 1000 people on social media.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/meet-some-of-our-new-contributors-2/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description January 2017 - MRC Life Submission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In January 2017, we contributed an article to MRC Life about the CVR's contribution to the ZikAlliance international interdisciplinary consortium. The article feature in the March edition of the publication, which is distributed across all of the MRC funded centres. The publication is a useful tool to share the work of the CVR with a wider audience, including partners, collaborators and our stakeholders working at the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description January 2017 - March 2018 - MRC Life Submissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Between January 2017 and March 2018 we submitted a selection of appropriate news stories and images for inclusion within the MRC Life publication on 5 separate occasions. We were successful in featuring in 4 out of 5 issues throughout the year. This publication is circulated online and in print to all MRC centres in the UK as well as international partner centres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description January 2017 - Meet our new contributors blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In January and February 2017 we produced a series of 3 blogs introducing a group of new CVR blog contributors including Stephanie Cumberworth, Yasmin Parr, Weronika Witkowska, Alice Coburn (all PhD students) and postdoc Chris Syme. The blog posts were viewed 19, 11 and 17 times respectively and shared on our CVR Facebook and Twitter channels reaching an audience of over 1000 followers. The blog homepage was visited 582 times during the month of January and 552 times in February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description January 2017 - Pippa Harvey Guest Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVR postdoc Pippa Harvey produced a blog post to provide information about the history of influenza outbreaks and the challenges of producing an effective vaccine. The post was shared on a popular external blog - https://thebiologyofeverydaylife.com/2018/01/22/100-years-on-and-weve-still-got-flu/ and was shared on the CVR social media channels reaching over 600 followers along with likes and shares. The blog was also liked by an additional blogger.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description January 2017 - The One Show BBC 1 - request 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In January 2017 the University of Glasgow's Corporate Communications team was approached by the BBC One Show for potential content to feature on the show. They were particularly keen to learn more about the research of the CVR and asked about the possibility of visiting to carry out interviews. They were particularly keen to learn more about the CVR's research in the area of respiratory diseases. Although a visit was not scheduled, the programme researcher asked to be put in contact with Dr Pablo Murcia as a future source of information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description January 2018 - Connor Bamford and Julien Amat - The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In January 2018 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford and PhD student Julien Amat collaborated on an article about the influenza outbreak for The Conversation. The article was published online and shared on the CVR Facebook and Twitter accounts. https://theconversation.com/flu-why-this-years-outbreak-is-one-of-the-worst-89802 The post reached over 2k followers on the CVR Facebook page alone with 24 shares. It has been one of our most popular and well read posts. The article also encouraged online Q&A on The Conversation website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description January 2018 - Sinkins Group - News at Ten Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Sinkins' lab team who were interviewed and featured in a special report on ITN News at Ten on 25 January. The team were approached following the issue of a press release that shared new and very encouraging results from the team's Wellcome Trust-funded Wolbachia field trials in Malaysia. New data is published in PLOS Pathogens in a paper titled 'The Wolbachia strain wAu provides highly efficient virus transmission blocking in Aedes aegypti'
http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1006815
The news clip can be viewed at http://www.itv.com/news/2018-01-26/scientists-make-breakthrough-in-fight-against-zika/ The story was shared on the CVR, UofG, Wellcome Trust and MRC social media pages with the link to the report and the paper reaching an audience of over 2000 followers on the CVR Facebook page alone. Steve Sinkins then went on to provide an interview for BBC Radio Scotland the following morning. This led to a further media request which was declined. The ITV interview was also broadcast on the big American TV network PBS, which has an enormous audience:
• Over the course of a year, 80% of all U.S. television households - nearly 200 million people - watch PBS.

• Each month, over 90 million people watch their local PBS stations. (Nielsen NPower, 10/2016-9/2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Jo Swinson MP visits the CVR 25 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following the official opening of the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging, Jo Swinson MP accepted an invitation to visit the CVR to learn about the centre. Jo was offered an overview of our research and given a tour of the new imaging centre along with our insectaries while meeting a number of our researchers across different career levels. Jo tweeted about her visit and sent on a handwritten note to express her appreciation and interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Journal of Virology Editorial Board Elections January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Esther Schnettler and Dr Ben Brennan have been elected to the editorial board of the Journal Virology. This will enable both of our researchers play an important role in reviewing and ensuring the level of content within the publication, helping to share their own knowledge and expertise with other publishers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2016 - 3III's Summer Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2016 we contributed content to the quarterly Institute newsletter, which comprises a 3-month round-up of all key news stories, research and public engagement achievements. The newsletter is shared across all Institute staff, promoting networking and sharing of key achievements across the different areas of research and centres of the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description July 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed for an article in Newton Fund Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed for an article in Newton Fund Magazine about his Newton fund research project. As a result, the MRC press office got back in touch with Dr Kohl to request an interview with BEIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2016 - Dr Ed Hutchinson and Dr David Bhella Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In July 2016 Dr Edward Hutchinson and Dr David Bhella published a CVR blog post to promote a recent paper publication.
http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/hair-today-gone-tomorrow-influenza-and-its-filaments/

The post reached 400 people on facebook with 64 reads on wordpress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description July 2016 - Dr Sheila Graham interview - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In July 2016, Dr Sheila Graham was interviewed and published in the Guardian newspaper for an article about a recent paper on HPV vaccination - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/09/vaccine-boys-cancer-men-hpv

We reached >1000 people on Facebook and Twitter with a post about the article.

The article in the Guardian encouraged online discussion via comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description July 2016 - MRC Life Submission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2016 we submitted an article for MRC Life to highlight a story about Dr Claire Donald and Dr Alain Kohl, who took part in a Reddit Ask me Anything online Q&A session. The article feature in the September edition of the publication, which is distributed across all of the MRC funded centres. The publication is a useful tool to share the work of the CVR with a wider audience, including partners, collaborators and our stakeholders working at the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description July 2016 - Prof John McLauchlan Western General Edinburgh Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof McLauchlan presented a lecture on targets for new therapies for HCV infection and issues over drug resistance to clinicians and nursing staff. This activity allows us to engage with one of our key target audiences - NHS professionals along with subsequent information sharing with patients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description July 2016 Alain Kohl and Claire Donald - Zika Virus Reddit Ask me anything session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl and Dr Claire Donald took part in an online Reddit AMA focusing on the Zika virus outbreak in July 2016. They received and answered just over 100 questions from people from all over the World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2016 Zika virus News Story - Daily Mail 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A story was published in the Daily Mail newspaper and website to promote up to date Zika virus research. Dr Alain Kohl featured http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3652623/Why-REALLY-shouldn-t-scratch-mosquito-bite-Inflammation-itching-helps-viruses-like-Zika-spread-body.html#ixzz4CIZBBBKd. The story also featured in MRC Research in the News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - Art Goes Viral Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2017 we published a blog post to help promote our Art Goes Viral public engagement initiative, which was a project led by a group of our researchers to design a colouring book for adults - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/art-goes-viral/. The blog post was viewed by 181 people and shared on our social media channels reaching 690 people on Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - Connor Bamford and Jack Hirst Blog and Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In July 2017 CVR postdoc Connor Bamford and PhD student Jack Hirst produced a blog post and interview covering an interview with Professor Jürgen Schwarze of the University of Edinburgh - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/our-gut-microbes-and-parasites-are-protecting-us-against-viral-lung-infections/. The podcast had 125 listens with for 60 views for the blog post. The post was shared on social media reaching an audience of over 500 people on Facebook and Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - Hepatitis See Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact In July 2017 a group of CVR researchers attended an exhibition called Hepatitis See at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. This was an invitation from the charity Hepatitis Scotland (who we had previously collaborated with) and an opportunity to engage with people who had previously attended an event for people affected by Hep C in 2016. We were asked to join the event as a result of social media promotion for the CVR colouring book. Our researchers took along pages of the book with craft materials, along with printed copies to share with visitors. This activity allowed our researchers to spend quality time with exhibition visitors and answer questions about their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - MRC Insight - Dr John McLauchlan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To mark World Hepatitis Day in July 2017, Dr John McLauchlan worked with the MRC to produce a blog post for MRC Insights highlighting the research of the CVR in this disease area. The blog post was shared on CVR and MRC social media channels with a reach of 980 contacts and 2 shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - RVFV Press Release - University of St Andrews collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ben Brennan, Swetha Vijayakrishnan and David Bhella worked with the University of St Andrews press team to produce a news release highlighting Rift Valley Fever virus research - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2017/title,1611845,en.php. the article was shared on the CVR social media channels for wider distribution. The story was picked up by the Daily Mirror - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/rift-valley-fever-could-next-11215035.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description July 2017 - SMIC Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In July 2017 we worked with the University and MRC press team to produce a press release announcing £5M of funding for the new Scottish Macromolecular Imaging Centre here at the CVR. The release was shared on the University of Glasgow news page, as well as by the MRC and across all CVR and UofG social media channels giving an audience reach of over 20,000 followers - https://www.mrc.ac.uk/news/browse/new-multi-million-funding-commitment-to-boost-structural-biology-revolution/ and http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_538265_en.html. The story was then picked up by The National publication and the Evening Times. PDF clippings can be supplied if required.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2017 - Tesco Family Fun Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 8th June 2017, a group of CVR researchers took part in running a stand at a local Tesco Family Fun Day. The team took a range of fun activities and estimate that they interacted with around 250 children plus guardians. Both our researchers and members of the public reported positive feedback about the event, which allowed our scientists to interact with a new, hard-to-reach audience. Furthermore, one member of the team used it as an opportunity to get involved in an outreach activity for the first time and intends to run a further activity as a result. The organisers of the event have subsequently been in touch request future participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2018 - Stoker Prize 2017 blog post and podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jack Hirst, Yasmin Parr and Andrew Shaw interviewed renowned virologist and Nobel laureate Professor David Baltimore, the 2017 winner of the CVR's Sir Michael Stoker Award, to discuss his career. The interview was shared as a podcast and accompanying blog post. The podcast has had 113 listens on Soundcloud -

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-david-baltimore-2017-sir-michael-stoker-award

https://soundcloud.com/user-28288327/david-baltimore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description July 2018 - World Hepatitis Day Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To mark World Hepatitis Day, CVR postdocs Connor Bamford and Elihu Andaray-Cortez coordinated a photoshoot of CVR researchers involved in Hep C research across the centre. Photographs along with descriptions were shared as a blog post with a link on Facebook - https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/world-hepatitis-day-2018

Approx 181 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description June 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl meets with First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon visited the University of Glasgow in June 2016 to meet with University leaders and researchers. Dr Alain Kohl was asked to participate and meet with Ms Sturgeon to discuss his Zika virus research programme. This was an important opportunity to highlight the world-class research of the CVR at the highest level within the Scottish Parliament.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description June 2016 - Dr Daniel Streicker The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In June 2016 Dr Daniel Streicker published an article in The Conversation in response to the publication of a paper. The blog post and paper can be accessed as follows -
https://theconversation.com/how-to-stop-vampire-bats-wreaking-havoc-no-stakes-or-garlic-required-60603
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1832/20160328
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2016 - MVLS College Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2016 we contributed two key stories for the MVLS College Newsletter - which showcases the breadth of engaging, excellent and exciting work across the College. Articles may relate to recent and significant research breakthroughs, awards, events, publications, interesting collaborations, recognitions, recent appointments of senior staff members and other relevant articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2016 - Yasmin Parr and Connor Bamford Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact CVR researchers Yasmin Parr and Connor Bamford interviewed Professor Richard Hardy for a podcast published in June 2016. The podcast was published on social media with an audience reach of >1000 people and 85 listens on soundcloud.

http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/what-do-you-mean-by-infectivity-a-conversation-with-richard-hardy/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2016 Glasgow Science Festival - Bugs in a Pub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2016 the CVR took part in the Glasgow Science Festival running an event for general members of the public. The event comprised an evening of short talks centred on the theme of virus architecture and structure. 7 of our researchers were involved in running the evening, which attracted an audience of 70 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2017 - Art Goes Viral - CVR Colouring Book 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Adult colouring books have become hugely popular and although you can find one based on just about any theme, at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), we knew that something was missing

An inspired group of CVR scientists decided to tap into this market, creating our own unique version that would allow others to explore the fascinating world of viruses and learn about the incredible work of the CVR.

The journey began in November 2016 with the submission deadlines for two key science festival proposals on the horizon. A team of sci-comm enthusiasts gathered around a meeting room table for what would be the start of the colouring book, 'Art Goes Viral'. Our ideas morphed into life over the coming months, resulting in a captivating virology field guide comprising a mix of eye-catching illustrations and quick facts to help explain how we study viruses and disease. The book was written and illustrated by PhD students Stephanie Cumberworth, Yasmin Parr, Alexandra Hardy, Joanna Crispell and Weronika Witkowska, post-doctoral researcher Connor Bamford and principal investigator Ed Hutchinson, with the help of CVR communications officer Siobhan Petrie. The team put great consideration into the content of the book, ensuring that it would offer an engaging and appealing educational resource, accessible both to adults and to a younger audience. To achieve this, we developed copy targeted at an average reading age of 10 years old and put considerable thought into translating complex ideas about the microscopic world. The extensive efforts and dedication of the team resulted in an impressive piece filled with clear and visually appealing images and copy.

We launched 'Art Goes Viral' in June 2017 at a book launch event in a popular bar as part of the Glasgow Science Festival. Participants received a copy of the book and learned about viruses by helping to design and build colourful mobiles and models based on viral structures. The event was a hit with both attendees and volunteers alike, providing an inspiring break from adult life and leaving more than a few of us covered in glitter. Among our guests, we were delighted to welcome 5 STEM teachers who are a very important target audience. Discussion was key in understanding what appealed about our resources and how our audience would make use of them longer-term. This was crucial in developing our understanding of the book as a potential educational resource for schools, and to identify the ideal target age range for use. We were also particularly keen to find out what most interested attendees about virology research to help shape our future activities. To ensure adequate time for discussion, the event was supported by 12 researchers from across the centre. We also signposted our guests to the public engagement section of our website, where it is possible to access pdf copies of our artwork templates as free educational resources. This was particularly welcomed by teachers who viewed the resources as useful classroom activities.

Next up was the MRC Festival and the launch of an online competition promoted via our CVR social media channels, the UofG and MRC Twitter accounts, and networks such as psci-comm and SCOTPEN. We also shared information with Communications and Public Engagement stakeholders across the wider University, and with relevant external organisations such as the Microbiology Society. Participants were asked to visit our website to print off and colour their favourite image, then email or tweet a picture along with a favourite fact from the book. Bespoke hashtags helped to create an engaging online conversation filled with colourful images and facts from the book.

Art Goes Viral was a big endeavour to bring to life, so our team was determined to deliver a resource that offered long-term scope to create and support new projects. So we were thrilled that the extensive digital coverage led to subsequent engagement opportunities and further promotion of the book. The Charity Hepatitis Scotland asked our researchers to take part in the Hepatitis See Exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art in July, using the book as a creative medium to engage in conversation with people affected by Hepatitis C virus. We were also contacted by the Glasgow Science Centre, the Bristol Science Centre, The Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology (University of Utrecht) and the Research Strategy and Innovation team of the UofG, who all went on to make use of the book as part of their own outreach ventures. This provided an excellent opportunity to grow our reach to a much wider, previously un-tapped audience. We have also made use of the colouring book at a number of exciting events, which have allowed us to engage with the non-science community and underserved audiences. This included a family fun day at the Tesco supermarket in Anniesland, Glasgow and 'What women do'; an event targeted at Saturday shoppers in Glasgow, showcasing interesting career options for women. Both events provided an excellent platform to promote Art Goes Viral to a completely new audience for the CVR. We also attended the Middle of Scotland Music Festival (MoSSFest) for the first time this year, offering virus crafts for a new audience.

Art Goes Viral is an exciting opportunity to target new audiences and work with communities who would not easily have access to such resources. We are now looking to the future and exploring new ideas to develop our work with underserved communities further in 2018. This includes translation into foreign language, increasing our reach into schools and the STEM network and more community interaction to help reach our goals. We are also working on a print on demand service, which will allow anyone to own hard copy of 'Art goes Viral' from Amazon for a minimal, not-for-profit fee. In the meantime, if you feel inspired by our nomination, 'go forth and be vibrant with colour' by printing off a copy of our book and why not share it with family and friends.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/publicengagement/colour/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2017 - Connor Bamford Eden Project Visit blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In June 2017 postdoc Connor Bamford visited the Eden project to provide support for a project called Virus Craft - http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/2017/06/. He produced a blog post to share his experience during the visit. the post had 62 views and reached over 500 people on Facebook and Twitter along with likes and shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description June 2017 - John McLauchlan - Press Commentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In June 2017, Prof John McLauchlan responded to a controversial Hep C study for two news articles -
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/13/hepatitis-c-antiviral-drugs-are-effective
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4585694/Expensive-hepatitis-C-drug-does-not-cure-virus-study-says.html The articles were also shared on the CVR Facebook and Twitter channels reaching an audience of 781 followers with likes and 3 shares on Facebook, as well as reaching our audience of over 200 followers on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description June 2017 - Science Lates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 2nd June 2017, a group of 5 of our researchers took part in Science Lates at the Glasgow Science Centre. Our researchers developed a new activity for the evening, targeted at an adult audience, which offered an excellent training opportunity in the development of a new creative concept and messaging. Our researchers estimate that they spoke with up to 200 adults on the evening and we received positive feedback from the science centre regarding the popularity of our activities and audience engagement on the night.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description June 2017 MRC Festival of Medical Research Hep C - From Research to Cure (event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact I June 2016 the CVR took part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research. We designed and delivered an event for patients affected by Hepatitis C infection. 40 patients in total attended the one day event, which comprised a mix of networking, presentations and lab tours. We also made a film to capture the day and took photographs to share on social media. A post event report was created and shared both with attendees and the full database of members of Hepatitis Scotland the Scottish Drugs Network. We have since been asked to run a similar event for pharmaceutical companies specialising in the area of Hepatitis treatments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Kelvingrove Museum Science Weekend June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We ran our 'Build a virus' and 'One Infection' activities - offering participants the opportunity to interact with scientists, ask questions and learn about the structure of viruses and also key messages related to the dissemination of viruses, hygiene and vaccination.

Participants were asked to provide feedback on the activities to help us determine how to improve the activity in future. We have been asked to submit a proposal to run an activity during the Glasgow Science Festival in June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description MP/MSP invitations - official opening of the SCMI Sep 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prior to the official opening of the SCMI, the CVR extended an invitation to 11 MPs/MSPs with an interest in healthcare, science and technology. We did not receive any acceptance for the reception itself but the invitations led to a visit to the centre from Jo Swinson MP on 25 September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description MRC Centenary Celebrations - June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over the course of two events in June 2013, we interacted with approximately 350 children and their families. We used these interactions to communicate some basic facts about viruses - focussing on their size, structure, routes of transmission and how to limit spread.

As part of the activity, we asked participants to consider the question 'If you were a virology researcher what would you study?' and collected responses using post-it note feedback. This provided a good opportunity to discuss the impact of medical research (we often used vaccines as an example), and the importance of the support of the Medical Research Council to help scientists tackle some of the greatest health problems facing humanity.


We have been invited to display the timeline at local schools and also at the Dundee Science Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.virusesacenturyofdiscovery.org.uk
 
Description MRC Festival - Classroom Takeover @ Cleveden Secondary School 14 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the MRC Festival, the CVR opted to run a session for higher biology pupils at a local secondary school. We approached one of the school teachers and following an initial discussion around what we could offer a date was agreed at the convenience of the school within the dates of the MRC Festival.
We used this as an opportunity to obtain funding to develop one existing activity and to develop a brand new idea devised by our bioinformaticians. The CVR Glovebox Challenge was an existing activity that involves performing a series of intricate tasks inside a portable glovebox chamber while wearing PPE. The game is designed to help describe the conditions that can be found inside a wet lab and to introduce conversations about life working within a busy, cutting-edge laboratory. The glovebox chamber was due to go back into commission so funding for the MRC Festival meant we could replace the item and make use of it during our activity and beyond at future events.

Biolegomatics
This was a new activity developed by CVR bioinformaticians as a way to help explain the basic principles of genetic sequencing while also encouraging discussions around the role of a computer/data scientist. This activity proved particularly popular given the recent introduction of bioinformatics to the secondary school curriculum.

Event preparation and format:
CVR researchers began preparing for the event first by attending a mentoring session with Steve Allman to help develop ideas. They then went on to meet up on a further two occasions to refine timings and format and also to have a practice run-through.
Our researchers structured the event by creating a story to explain the 5 key stages of research that follows a virus outbreak. Pupils were then divided into groups and each rotated round a series of 5 activities that helped to explain each of the 5 stages. We also planned to allow time for feedback at the end and took a quiz in case of any down time. In the event, we actually ran right up to the classroom bell.

Feedback:
We took feedback forms for the pupils and teachers to complete. Unfortunately, we ran out of time as the pupils were very engaged in the activities. We asked the teacher if he would ask the pupils to complete the forms in a later class. Unfortunately, this did not happen due to time constraints.
We did however, receive incredibly positive feedback from all 3 teachers present who all commented on how enthusiastic and engaged the pupils were in each of the activities. We have also had multiple follow-up contacts from the class teacher who reported that the pupils were '100% enthused' and he also reported that the biolegomatics activity had helped pupils when they came to covering bioinformatics later in the school year.

Follow-up:
We have remained in contact with the class teacher as above and he has also in return been in touch to enquire about work experience opportunities. For this we directed him to sources of information and support within the MVLS College. We have also approached the school to ask of their interest in bringing pupils to the CVR for a visit as part of our festival activity in 2019. As a result we hope to maintain a longer term relationship with the school and to meet with our objective of inspiring the future generation of scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact The event was aimed at individuals infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as well as carers, professionals and national support groups for those infected with the virus. The day was planned to include talks on various topics relevant to HCV-infected individuals (new treatments, likely outcomes, liver disease) and how the CVR was addressing these themes in its research portfolio. Feedback on the event was universally positive from those who attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MRC Life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Throughout 2018, the CVR liaised with the MRC to submit regular content for the MRC Life bi-monthly newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cvr.ac.uk
 
Description MRC Life - John McLachlan July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The article was posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages and encouraged online comments and likes.

No notable impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description MRC Parliamentary Event 6 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CVR participated in the MRC parliamentary event on 6 February 2019. This event was coordinated by the MRC Executive and was hosted by Lewis MacDonald MSP. Invitations were extended to all MSPs by the MRC. Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science attended and gave a short speech. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman also attended. From the CVR Alain Kohl, Claire Donald and Ben Brennan displayed at a stand with a poster, film clip of mosquitoes and augmented reality viruses with tablets. Massimo Palmarini and John McLauchlan attended as guests in the room. The CVR also extended the invitation to Vice Principal for Research Prof Miles Padgett, Dean for Research Prof Graeme Milligan and Head of Institute Prof Iain McInnes. In the run up to the event, the CVR followed up with 9 MSPs informing of our presence at the event. We received positive responses from Miles Briggs and Patrick Grady.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description MVLS Impact in 60 seconds Competition - October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CVR PhD student Jordan Clark was a finalist in the MVLS Impact in 60 seconds competition. To enter the competition, Jordan made a 60 second video clip demonstrating a piece of information about his research. The winner was announced during a networking function held at the Glasgow Science Centre, which was attended by various members of staff from the MVLS college including Anna Dominiczak (Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences). Although unsuccessful in wining the competition, this was a great opportunity for Jordan to trial a new form of Public Engagement and reach a new audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description MVLS newsletter 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Throughout 2018, the CVR submitted regular content for the quarterly MVLS newsletter. We provided a mix of content related to research news, events and public engagement activities. the newsletter is circulated to all staff and students across the College. It is an important way to highlight the work of the CVR to senior College stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cvr.ac.uk
 
Description March 2016 - Dr Robert Gifford The Conversation Blog Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2016, the CVR was approached by an editor from The Conversation and asked to write a peer review critique blog post about a recent paper published in PNAS on the discovery of a complete virus lurking inside many human test subject's DNA:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/uomh-mav032216.php
Dr Robert Gifford, a specialist in this area of research composed a blog post, which was subsequently publish by The Conversation - thus increasing Dr Gifford's digital finger print and profile. http://theconversation.com/an-ancient-retrovirus-has-been-found-in-human-dna-and-it-might-still-be-active-56844
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2016 - Zika Funding Press Release and News Story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Alain Kohl, David Bhella and Arvind Patel were among some of the researchers at the University of Glasgow who were successful in obtaining vital additional funding to support further research into Zika virus across 3 new projects. The University of Glasgow Corporate Communications team published an online news story and issued a press release. You can view the full news story at the following link:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452965_en.html
Due to the online coverage and social media activity, this news story reached a significant international audience. This activity has led to further requests for media interviews and engagement activity to promote zika virus research at the CVR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Alain Kohl - Financial Times Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2017 Prof Alain Kohl was interviewed by the Financial Times on 10 March for commentary regarding the impact of Brexit on science research. We are not aware of any articles or impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description March 2017 - Alain Kohl - New Scientist Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2017 Alain Kohl was interviewed for an article about Zika virus for the New Scientist - https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23331164-400-warmer-weather-could-bring-fresh-zika-misery/ The aim was to share the work and expertise of his research group with a global audience via a high-profile publication. The article was also shared on CVR Facebook and Twitter channels for wider circulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - British Science Week - Meet the Expert 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2017 3 CVR researchers led a meet the expert session at the Glasgow Science Centre as part of the programme of British Science Week 2017. Our researchers took along 3 CVR activities including Build a Virus, Body Fluids puzzle and Zika snakes and ladders. Our team met with approximately 150 children accompanied by guardians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw Blog and Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In March 2017 CVR postdocs Connor Bamford and Andrew Shaw produced a blog http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/2017/03/ and podcast to share an interview with Professor Jan Rehwinkel from the University of Oxford and MRC Human immunology unit. The blog post had 44 views and the podcast had 139 listens. The post was shared on Facebook and Twitter reaching an audience of over 700 people along with likes and shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description March 2017 - Dr Robert Gifford Press Release and media activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2017, Dr Robert Gifford published a research paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which describes the identification of ancient traces of DNA from the family of viruses that cause leukaemia in the genomes of bats. As a result, we produced and distributed a press release via the University Corporate Communications team and the MRC Press Office.

A story was featured on the University website along with subsequent social media promotion.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_516803_en.html

A story was also published in the Herald http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15137705.Study_shows_blood_cancer_began_in_bats_45_million_years_ago/
Along with other online channels -
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/5ybs3n/scientists_find_genetic_traces_of_early_leukemia/
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/prehistoric-leukaemia-virus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - MRC Technology Hep C Vaccine Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MRC Technology, a medical research charity, has announced it has licensed an antibody to Newsummit Biopharma - a leading China-based drug development process solutions provider, for development of a novel therapeutic for treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The antibody was humanised by MRC Technology scientists, and originated in the laboratory of Prof. Arvind Patel.
A press release was produced by MRC Technology in collaboration with Newsummit Biopharma and Prof Patel and the story shared on social media channels. It has been picked up widely by a range of news channels:
http://www.mrctechnology.org/mrc-technology-licenses-antibody-to-newsummit-biopharma-for-development-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-therapeutic/
http://www.zymecommunications.com/1518/mrc-technology-licenses-antibody-to-newsummit-biopharma-for-development-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-therapeutic/
https://www.manufacturingchemist.com/news/article_page/MRC_Technology_licenses_antibody_for_HCV_therapeutic/126988
https://www.thepharmaletter.com/article/mrc-licences-antibody-to-newsummit-biopharma-to-develop-hcv-therapy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - March 2018 CVR Website updates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The CVR website has regularly been updated throughout 2017-2018 to reflect staff and student updates, news stories, publications, job vacancies and public engagement activities. the purpose is to provide an up to date platform of information for internal and internal stakeholders. Key areas are updated on a monthly basis to ensure as up-to-date information as possible. Traffic to the CVR website is monitored via google analytics to assess most frequently viewed pages and to understand key sources of traffic and audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/
 
Description March 2017 - Meet the Researchers Showcase Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 1 March 2017, two of our researchers attended a Meet the researchers showcase event at the Glasgow Science Centre. Neither had previously participated in a public engagement event for the CVR. This was a one day event comprising a mix of poster and activity presentations targeted at S5/6 school pupils. The event was attended by 50 pupils who spent time talking to our researchers. We took along our Build a virus activity and banner stands with information about the CVR and virus research. We also took along one page leaflets with information about routes into virology as a career path. Our researchers had the opportunity to speak with all of the pupils and reported that they were asked many questions about their roles and their background in terms of qualifications and training. They also reported that they found it a very worthwhile event to take part in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description March 2017 - Nico Suarez (Davison lab) - Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2017 Dr Nicolas Suarez was interviewed by a Gran Canaria- based radio show to discuss his research http://play.cadenaser.com/audio/000WB1459720170110111218/ the interview was also shared on CVR Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Prime Minister Theresa May - Scottish News Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In March 2017 during a visit to Scotland Prime Minister Theresa May recognised and referenced the CVR's zika virus research programme during a news conference interview. we believe this was a result of our overall efforts to engage with politicians and extensive media engagement during 2016 and 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Reuters' Top Innovators List 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reuters has published the annual ranking of the 'Top 25 Global Innovators - Government', a list that identifies and ranks the publicly funded institutions doing the most to advance science and technology. The Medical Research Council (MRC) is ranked #7 with the Sir Michael Stoker Building featuring in the announcement.
http://www.reuters.com/innovation/most-innovative-institutions-2017/profile?uid=7
The post was shared by the CVR and MRC on social media with an audience reach of over 2000 people and many likes and shares by CVR researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Robert Gifford - Press Release PNAS article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of an article in PNAS Dr Robert Gifford worked with the University Press team to produce a press release for wider circulation. This story was picked up at the following online news sources:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/13/leukaemia-began-bats-45-million-years-ago-study-finds/
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/5ybs3n/scientists_find_genetic_traces_of_early_leukemia/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1vA6t4qVoE
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/prehistoric-leukaemia-virus
https://www.upi.com/Remains-of-leukemia-ancestor-found-in-bat-genome/6921488891654/
It was also shared on the CVR social media channels along with examples of coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description March 2017 - Training workshop for Abbvie Medical Team at CVR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In March 2017, Prof John McLauchlan and members of his research group delivered a series of presentations, Q&A and a lab tour for a group of staff working in the Abbvie Medical Team. This was a key opportunity to engage with one of our key target audiences - the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees reported finding the information very important and found it to be a very important development opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description March 2018 - Prof Sheila Graham Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Sheila Graham worked with the University of Glasgow Press Team along with collaborators from Emblation and Innovate UK to produce a press release to highlight positive test result from a trial using innovative technology as a treatment for Human Papillomavirus. The story was picked up by 3 newspapers as well as the MRC news round up circulation - http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16065970.New__microwave__device_could_destroy_cervical_cancer_cells/ http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16064821.University_of_Glasgow_scientists_testing__microwave__treatment_for_verrucas_and_genital_warts/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5463061/Pioneering-microwaves-one-day-treat-deadly-HPV.html Prof Graham also worked with the UofG press team to create a short video, which was shared on the UofG and CVR Twitter and Facebook accounts reaching >12,000 views on Twitter and 6.5k on Facebook. The press coverage sparked online dialogue from members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Massimo Palmarini - BBC World Service Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Director of the CVR, Professor Massimo Palmarini was interviewed by the BBC about his team's research on Bluetongue virus and the development of a new vaccine platform. The interview was aired on the BBC Science in Action Programme.

This interview helped to raise the profile of the publication of a CVR research paper about a new, fast track vaccine platform for Bluetongue Virus in the Journal of Virology in October 2014. We were also subsequently contacted by the BBC and asked to contribute to further interviews for a BBC Radio Scotland programme about the history of plague where our researchers were asked to explain how the study of virology has changed and developed over time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description Massimo Palmirini - Ebola Radio interview (Glasgow 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview on Good Morning Scotland to discuss the outbreak of Ebola in Uganda.

We have received subsequent media requests for information and interviews related to the Ebola outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Max Perutz Award 2018 - Stephanie Cumberworth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVr PhD student Stephanie Cumberworth submitted an entry for the MRC Max Perutz Award 2018. The competition receives >1000 entries and Stephanie was successful to be among 10 shortlisted candidates for the prize. Stephanie attended a reception in London in October 2018. The competition is designed to allow PhD students to reach a wider audience with their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl interview Globalpost 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by a journalist for the Globalpost for an article about Zika virus outbreak and research. The journalist has subsequently published two stories related to the outbreak
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by Sputnick News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl was approached by Sputniknews (an Edinuburgh based news channel) to arrange an interview about the Zika virus outbreak and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed live by the BBC (including BBC World News) and Radio 5 live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by 3 high profile media channels regarding latest updates on the Zika virus outbreak and his research. The interviews have led to further requests and interest from Policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl, Dr Esther Schnettler and Dr Emilie Pondeville University of Zika virus Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl, Dr Esther Schnettler (CVR affiliate) and Dr Emilie Pondeville provide commentary on a press release issued by the University of Leeds related to partnership research on the Zika virus. This led to articles in the media and further requests for information/interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Alain is interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland regarding the Zika virus outbreak and his research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description May 2016 - Dr Andrew Shaw CVR Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In May 2016 Dr Andrew Shaw CVR postdoc interviewed Professor Dave Evans, 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 polio virus. But for the podcast we chose to ask him about his other interest: beekeeping, which he combines with his love of virology in his lab-turned apiary in St Andrews.

http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/viruses-in-the-apiary-an-interview-with-dave-evans/

61 people listened to the podcast with a reach of >1000 for the promotional Facebook and twitter posts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description May 2016 - Dr David Bhella interview Microbiology Today (Microbiology Society Magazine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr David Bhella was interviewed and published in an article featuring in the Microbiology Society's Microbiology Today quarterly magazine. The magazine has a global audience.
http://www.microbiologysociety.org/publications/microbiology-today/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description May 2016 - Floriane Almire III Imaging Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In May 2016 CVR researcher Floriane Almire entered a University imaging competition. Her entry was awarded first place with a prize of a set of binoculars. The competition and prize announcement was promoted across the University's social media channels, thus reaching a large audience. The competition was sponsored by industry, thus providing an opportunity for engagement with this audience by showcasing the imaging facilities and capacity of the CVR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description May 2016 - Pauline Cafferkey and ITN News Feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In May 2016, Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey along with reporters from ITN visited the CVR to film footage for a special news report, which aired on STV/ITV during a prime time slot on 19 May 2016. Pauline Cafferkey met with Dr Emma Thomson and her team to learn about how they supported research during the ebola outbreak and Pauline's own infection.

ITN aired both a special news report on ITV News at Ten along with the report on the Tonight show. ITN also asked Dr Emma Thomson to take part in a live Facebook Q&A session, where Emma received questions from members of the public about Ebola and her research.

The reports were promoted on social media across all of the key University social media channels, the MRC and also by ITN - thus ensuring a high audience reach along with high viewing figures during show airings. The CVR's Facebook post alone reached 2.5k people. ITN reported an uplift in audience viewing figures for the Tonight Show, demonstrating a positive response from members of the public.

There were also a number of online and press stories published in advance of the report -
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-18/ebola-survivor-pauline-cafferkey-tells-itv-news-she-feared-shed-die-a-horrible-death/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/i-knew-death-was-imminent-nurse-pauline-cafferkey-on-surviving-e/
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-18/why-pauline-cafferkeys-ebola-case-is-unprecedented/

Overall, the activity attracted a large-scale national audience, where audiences reported a change in opinion and took part in online discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description May 2016 - Zika virus Past and Future Interview ITV News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In May 2016, papers were discovered in the University of Glasgow's archives that highlighted the original discovery of the Zika virus, As a result the University of Glasgow prepared a press release and news story and ITV news requested an interview with our CVR researchers to learn about current research. This aired on live television and featured online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description May 2017 - Guest blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In May 2017 we shared a guest blog post by Maddy Cunningham. Maddy is a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and is responsible for promoting a University-based support network for early career researchers.. http://cvr.academicblogs.co.uk/2017/05/. The post had 40 views and was shared on CVR social media channels reaching over 500 people along with likes and shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description May 2017 - MRC Festival Public Engagement Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On the 4 May 2017, the MRC provided a free Public Engagement training session for CVR researchers. The session was by independent PE trainers and attended by 10 CVR researchers including PhD students, Postdocs and a Principal Investigator. The session was evaluated by the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Meet the Researcher Showcase Event 13-14 March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 13 and 14 March 2018 Ilaria Epifano (PhD student), Michaela Conley and Maria Vittoria Mancini (both postdocs) attended a two day event that took place in both the Dundee and Glasgow Science centres to run an exhibition attended by 200 Higher Biology School pupils from across Scotland each day. Our researchers used our build a virus activity to engage in conversation and took leaflets to share information about entering a career in virology. They estimate that they engaged with around 100 school pupils each day and have been asked to participate again and support the venture twice in November 2018 and again in March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Meet the expert 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We regularly conduct drop in meet the expert activities at Glasgow Science Centre, involving a range of activities: Build a virus - young children make models of viruses, Strawberry DNA children and adults extract DNA from fruit, Diagnosing viral diarrhoea - children and adults perform a mocked up latex agglutination test, Virus culture - children and adults look at (formaldehyde fixed) viral cultures.
In November 2014, I will be running a microscopy themed school activity in partnership with the Scottish Microscopy Group.

These activities achieve a high degree engagement depth with detailed one-to-one discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Microbiology Today - Agnieszka Szemiel article November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CVR Researcher Agnieszka Szemiel published an article in the November edition of Microbiology Today. Agnieszka's article focused on Hantavirus. The Publication is available online and in print, is well recognised featuring high quality articles and attracts an International readership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Microbiology Today - Hanna Jerome Article Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CVR Researcher Hanna Jerome was published in the November issue of Mircobiology Today. Hanna's article describes how the toolkit for identification of zoonotic viruses has evolved substantially over the last century, leading to the current scenario where we may be able to predict which viruses might cross the species barrier to present a significant risk to the human population. The publication features high quality publications and has an International readership. The post on Facebook, which highlighted the article reached 679 people alone. For an online copy visit http://www.microbiologysociety.org/all-microsite-sections/microbiology-today/index.cfm/article/977F6953-FC23-453F-99347DE9DCFC3845
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description Nov 2018 Stephanie Cumberworth Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CVR Communications Officer Siobhan Petrie shared a blog post to highlight the success of Stephanie Cumberworth who was shortlisted for the MRC 2018 Max Perutz Award. The post contained Stephanie's article - The Zika virus and a brain in a dish: https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-the-zika-virus-and-the-brain-in-a-dish

https://cvrblog.myportfolio.com/copy-of-the-zika-virus-and-the-brain-in-a-dish

approx 61 page views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch/
 
Description November 2016 - Prime Minister Theresa May St Andrews Day Message 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prime Minister Theresa May recognises the CVR's 'work at the forefront of research into the Zika virus' in her St Andrew's Day speech. We consider this an important recognition at the highest level, promoting the world-class research of the CVR to a global audience.
https://youtu.be/sVO4HGD02eQ?t=55
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description November 2016 - CVR Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In December 2016, we published the CVR internal newsletter to give staff and students an overview of the centre's activities and news stories. The newsletter is circulated around our full centre distribution list and also shared with communications colleagues in MVLS and III along with MRC stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description November 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl Sun Newspaper Commentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In November 2016, Dr Alain Kohl provided commentary for a news story that featured in the Sun newspaper both in print and online related to his research on the Zika virus. The article instigated online discussion via comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/centreforvirusresearch
 
Description November 2016 - Dr Alain Kohl is interviewed for an article in The Sun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr ALain Kohl is interviewed and features in The Sun newspaper and website for an article related to Zika virus research breakthrough https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2134121/new-treatment-protects-unborn-babies-from-being-infected-with-zika-virus/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2134121/new-treatment-protects-unborn-babies-from-being-infected-wit...
 
Description November 2016 - Dr David Bhella Presentation for Guide Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
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