Dr Joanna Sheldon, Professor Julian Ma and a team of PhD students will be at the Chelsea Flower Show which takes place this week to display their plants which help grow medicine in their research.

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They were invited to join a stand organised by the Royal College of Pathologists that highlights the importance of plants to health and well-being.

The stand called ‘Plants, Pathologists and Diseases’ will be in the Grand Marquee at the world famous event.

Our experts will promote the research work taking place at St George’s about manufacturing HIV antibodies for microbicides.

They will be displaying tobacco plants from St George’s, representing those that would be used to manufacture these types of antibodies.

The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913 excluding the war years.

For more information visit the Royal Horticultural Society website