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Why don't Antarctic fish freeze? Are there faecal viruses in my mussels? And, why do we use sex to reproduce? From the microscopic world of proteins and viruses, to the dangers and pleasures of food and sex, join us for a scientific journey through time and space.
Fish, Blood and Ice Cream
Robert Deller (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Inspired by the antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish which combat ice recrystallization, scientists are exploring new ways of controlling ice crystal growth to prolong the shelf life of vital blood products, stem cells for transplantation and importantly, to develop low calorie ice cream…
Do Mussels Taste Like S**t?
Viruses are everywhere on the globe and what isn’t well known, is that most of them are harmless for humans. But their presence is usually not taken into account when water quality is analysed. We are investigating if viruses from faeces that end up in wastewater, travel down rivers and end up in the shellfish that you eat and the beaches where you swim. Are they harmless there or could they make you ill?