- Linfa Wang, CSIRO Australia and Duke-NUS
- Joana Azeredo, University of Minho
- Hualan Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
- Blossom Damania, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Andrew Easton, University of Warwick
- Tom Geisbert, University of Texas Medical Branch
- Erna Geessien Kroon, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
- Johnson Mak, Deakin University
- Alan McLachlan, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Klaus Osterrieder, Freie Universität Berlin
- Shin-Ru Shih, Chang Gung University
- Xueping Zhou, Zhejiang University
Wild-type Influenza virus was generated under Good Manufacturing Practice conditions and shown to induce a good infectivity profile in human volunteers, proving to be a potential clinical challenge model.
Agnoprotein from polyomavirus BK was identified to interact with host cell protein PCNA and inhibit DNA synthesis, playing a role in switching off viral DNA replication to allow viral assembly.
Dr Jean Rommelaere summarizes the antineoplastic properties of parvoviruses, and discusses the development of novel parvovirus-based anticancer strategies for clinical use.
Dr Thumbi summarizes the current strategies and progress in the design of HIV-1 immunogens to elicit effective T cell and B cell response, providing potential approaches to prevent HIV infection.
First genome sequence of dengue type 1 virus isolated from Saudi Arabia was reported and compared with other strains, suggesting the introduction of this virus into the country from Africa.
Nasal swabs collected from left and right nostrils for influenza viral load monitoring displayed considerable sampling variability, highlighting the need for standardized sampling procedures.
Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus was found to dysregulate the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway within endothelial cells, which might be a novel mechanism in herpesvirus-induced malignancies.
Human papillomavirus genotypes were found in 43.5% HIV-infected women in Yunnan province, China, highlighting the importance to screen for and prevent HPV in this population.
Aims & scope
Virology Journal is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of virology, including research on the viruses of animals, plants and microbes. The journal welcomes basic research as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies of novel diagnostic tools, vaccines and anti-viral therapies.
The Editorial policy of Virology Journal is to publish all research which is assessed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to the scientific literature, and puts less emphasis on interest levels or perceived impact.
Professor Linfa Wang is a leading researcher in emerging infections, including the discovery of novel, potentially zoonotic, viruses in bats. He is Director of the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, and an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader at CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL).