Characterisation of innate immune DNA sensing and viral evasion strategies


  • Prof Gregory Towers

    University College London

Project summary

We wish to spark curiosity and empower children and adults to ask questions about science and follow their own interests in the area. We will engage school students through interactive workshops and visits to the laboratory. We will also develop activities that teachers can use and host on a web platform along with annual public events for the local community. Evaluation methods will include feedback from teachers and lab mentors, graffiti walls and iPad surveys.

The programme aims to build understanding of virology science in students and adults, as well as an appreciation of the value of public engagement and improved communication skills for researchers.

Find out more about the Towers Lab's public engagement work.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Provision for Public Engagement.