AN ACADEMIC from the University of York has received a fellowship from the Royal Society Leverhulme Trust.

Professor Reidun Twarock, from York’s Departments of Biology and Mathematics and the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, was given the fellowship to further her research on novel mathematics for anti-viral therapy and evolution.

Prof Twarock’s research focuses on the development of mathematical and computational tools to model fundamental processes in virology, and has helped other academics to better understand how viruses form and how they package their genetic material into their protein containers.