- Linfa Wang, CSIRO Australia and Duke-NUS
- Joana Azeredo, University of Minho
- 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
- Daniel Pérez, University of Maryland
- Shin-Ru Shih, Chang Gung University
- Xueping Zhou, Zhejiang University
Systematist Townsend Peterson argues that definitions of viral species should be based more firmly on evolutionary data and suggests ways in which the current code should be modernised.
The first mouse model of Nipah virus showed that animals developed a subclinical infection, providing a useful tool to understand virus virulence compared to the related Hendra virus.
Thirteen new mosquito viruses were identified, including a proposed new species Kampaeng Phet virus, found in at least two Culex species across a wide area of Thailand and Indonesia.
A number of novel viruses or viral variants were detected in small carnivores in Spain, expanding our understanding of the viral ecology of wild animals.
An amoeba-infecting giant virus, Samba virus, and its associated virophage, Rio Negro, were discovered in the Brazilian Amazon, adding to our understanding of this region's complex ecology.
Human macrophages were infected with SARS coronavirus via its binding to our own antibodies, which then entered through the macrophage FcgammaRII receptor.
The transcriptome of Yixiang 2292, an indica rice cultivar, in response to Rice Dwarf Virus infection, showed how the virus altered gene expression, including viral targeting of the nucleolus.
A rare case report of fatal rabies in the UK, including use of the controversial Milwaukee Protocol, where anti-excitory and anti-viral drugs are used in an attempt to treat the infection.
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).