A Liverpool scientist has been awarded a Fellowship of nearly £1M by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to carry out research into emerging brain viruses such as Japanese encephalitis.
Dr Tom Solomon, from the University’s Department of Clinical Science, has been honoured with a Senior Clinical Fellowship by the MRC to further his work on virus infections of the brain. Only one or two such Fellowships are awarded annually by the MRC.
The Fellowship will enable Dr Solomon and his team from the Viral Brain Infections Group to study brain damage caused by Japanese encephalitis – a deadly mosquito-borne virus, common in Asia. Infection with the virus results in swelling and inflammation of the brain.
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