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Structural analysis of herpes simplex virus by optical super-resolution imaging

Super res imaging hsv-aResearch led by Dr Crump in the Department of Pathology and Prof Kaminski in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology ( has utilised cutting edge super-resolution microscopy techniques to investigate the internal structure of herpes simplex virus particles with nanometre precision. Their work has recently been published in Nature Communications. Image courtesy of Dr Romain Laine.

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