RVC immunologist contributes to new exhibition
21 August 2012
An immunologist from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is collaborating with six artists to create an multi-site exhibition called 'Going Viral'.
Donald Palmer, senior lecturer in immunology at the College, is one of four immunologists working with artists to explore and represent the key functions of the immune system.
By collaborating with Dr Palmer and the other immunologists, the artists have produced stories, film, sculpture, images and music related to immunology. The exhibition involves the experiences of multiple sclerosis patients, organ transplant recipients and allergy sufferers. Microscopy and imaging techniques are incorporated into the art work.
The exhibition starts at Glasgow Science Centre but is expected to spread, like a virus, to other venues in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.
The event, which runs from September 6 until October 21, has been funded by the British Society for Immunology. More information is available on the society's website (www.immunology.org) or the project website (www.bsigoingviral.org) itself.
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