In this episode we’re welcoming Professor Paul Griffiths, from the Royal Free hospital and University College London. Professor Griffiths - who is a clinician by training - came to the CVR in Glasgow earlier this year to give a seminar.

Connor (an ex CVR-postdoc) caught up with Paul in this episode and discuss his favourite virus, human cytomegalovirus (CMV), the road to making and testing vaccines against this very important virus, and his surprising side career as an author of factual and fictional science-inspired books.

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You can find out more about CMV from the NHS here:

Featuring: Paul Griffiths and Connor Bamford,
Editing: Connor Bamford
Music: Siesta by Javier Suarez (jahzzar)

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