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Policy documents

  1. HIV

    August 2010

    HIV is an RNA retrovirus that infects specific white blood cells with the CD4 receptor on their surface (CD4+ cells). CD4 is hijacked by HIV which uses it to gain access to the cell.

  2. Climate change

    May 2010

    The role of microbes in climate change cannot be ignored. They play an important role as both users and producers of greenhouse gases. Both natural and human-induced fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are dominated by microbiology.

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