York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

42 Grape Lane

Did you know?

Viruses, like this Pariacoto Virus, have the same geometric structure as a football and obey the same mathematical rules of symmetry.

An interdisciplinary team from the Universities of York and Leeds have been able to predict the geometric shapes of viruses. Understanding more about their geometry in terms of size, symmetry and internal structure could help scientists to predict how viruses mutate and spread and find new ways to treat viral infections.

This exhibit is just one example of the breadth of research carried out within the Department of Biology at the University of York. For more examples please see the links under ‘Other Exhibits from this Sponsor’

Image Title: Mathematical Virology

Authors: Tom Keef, Jess Wardman, Neil Ranson, Peter Stockley and Reidun Twarock
Note: TK, JW and RT from YCCSA (York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis), University of York. NR and PS from the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds.

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