The virus hunt. Dorothy H Crawford at @McrSciFest Sat 26 Oct 2013 5pm

The virus hunt. A free Manchester Science Festival talk.

Sat 26 Oct 2013 5pm here in Blackwell’s.

Dorothy H CRawford takes us on a journey around the world to recount the vital research that eventually unravelled how, when and where the virus first jumped from chimpanzees to humans to then turn into a global pandemic..

The hunt for the origin of the AIDS virus began over twenty years ago. From hospital intensive care wards to research laboratories and the African rain forests, the search became a grand tale of scientific endeavour.

Tracing the fascinating twenty year quest, Dorothy H Crawford takes us on a journey around the world to recount the vital research that eventually unravelled how, when and where the virus first jumped from chimpanzees to humans to then turn into a global pandemic.

This event, supported by Oxford University Press, is free and will last an hour. No booking required. For all Manchester Science Festival events at Blackwell’s, click here.

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