A symmetry approach to viruses

By Marc West, Plus magazine


“Dr Twarock’s talk, entitled Microworld adventures: a symmetry-approach to viruses, covered the history of how mathematical descriptions of symmetry, group theory and geometry have led to amazing discoveries regarding the shape of viruses. She also talked about how her current research is uncovering new insights into the structures of viruses and the mechanisms underlying virus assembly, and how this potentially opens up novel possibilities for anti-viral drug design. Dr Twarock chatted to Plus and the full interview can be heard here: podcast