Existing SEM flu images are few and far between and are often disappointing and inaccurate. Very much like my last blog I have again been very fortunate in being able to work with Professor Wendy Barclay, at Imperial College, one of our top experts on influenza. Our resulting images have again surprised us showing ultrastructure never seen before plus the huge morphological diversity of the flu virus from its many genera.
Also included in this latest image collection are some early images of natural killer cells (NK) from collaborative work with Professor Mala Maini at UCL.
These images plus those of HIV produced with Professor Greg Towers have all contributed to giving me my most successful year ever as I approach my 70th birthday.