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Virology professor appointed Head of the Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences

Professor Gill Elliott holds a BSc in Microbiology and a PhD in Molecular Virology.

Professor Gill Elliott

Professor Elliott’s research is focussed on the cell biology of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection – a virus not only responsible for cold sores, but also the leading cause of infectious blindness in the developed world and a major cofactor for infection with HIV. She teaches virology on various modules offered on our biosciences programmes, and is a leading member of the Infectious Diseases Research Group.

Commenting on her new role, Professor Elliott said, “We have excellent research and teaching in our Department, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues over the coming years to develop these strengths further.”

Read Professor Elliott’s full profile and discover our range of exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of Biosciences and Medicine

Learn more about the Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences.

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