Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses using the techniques of electron-cryomicroscopy and image analysis.
In addition to his research, David participates with the Glasgow Science Centre in public outreach to help teach students the processes behind his science.
Due to his work, David received the 2013 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education. David's acceptance speech detailed his work with students as well as the stunning images he has produced through his work in electron-cryomicroscopy in particular a project he did with artist Murray Robertson called Molecular Machines which features animated 3D images from virus research.
On this episode, Vincent Racaniello talks with David about the Wildy Prize, his work with electron-cryomicroscopy, public outreach and his passion for combining science and art.