- 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
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.
Scientists in China have bred a new pig herd which is free of porcine endogenous retroviruses C, providing a better potential source of organs for human transplants.
Dr Rybicki summarizes recent advances of plant-made or “biofarmed” vaccines, including the recent ZMapp for Ebola infection, and explores future applications of the technology.
A new parvovirus was identified from aborted pig fetuses and found to be circulating in a wide area of China, suggesting that it may be an important porcine pathogen.
Hendra virus infection in various cell types was analyzed using super-resolution and conventional imaging, providing novel insights into the structure of this virus.
A previously undescribed genotype of avian bornavirus was isolated from wild ducks in central Oklahoma, enhancing our knowledge on the genetic diversity and epidemiology of this virus.
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).