- 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
- Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University
- Johnson Mak, Deakin University
- Alan McLachlan, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Klaus Osterrieder, Freie Universität Berlin
- Xueping Zhou, Zhejiang University
The molecular and serological evidence gained from 464 Philippine bats from 21 species indicated resident bat populations may be associated with Reston ebolavirus disease ecology in the Philippines.
Using deep sequencing technology, Dr Zhou’s group discovered Hop stunt viroid in diseased lemon trees, and found that viroid-specific small RNAs may be associated with viroid pathogenesis.
Hepatitis C virus was found to inhibit CD4+ but not CD8+ T cell proliferation in vitro, raising a possibility that HCV may impair virus-specific T cell response by altering cooperation between immune cell subsets.
The high-resolution structure of the bovine adenovirus 4 fibre head was described, which is the first solved fibre head structure of an atadenovirus infecting a mammalian host.
Astroviruses were present in 9.9% of 949 stool samples in Africa, with strain MLB1 associated with diarrhea in Kenya, providing new knowledge on astroviruses circulating in that area.
HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy were found to activate unfolded protein response in host cells, raising the possibility of using this pathway as a drug target in antiviral therapies.
Transgenic ginseng was used to produce the viral protein Erns, which stimulated immune responses against the virus, providing a new approach to generate the bovine viral diarrhea vaccine.
A multiplex assay for simultaneous detection of H7N9 and influenza A viruses was developed, enabling the laboratory surveillance and rapid diagnosis of these viruses in the future.
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.
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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).