- 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
Seoul virus, an emerging hantavirus, was detected in brown rats in the Lyon region of France, highlighting its potential importance as a cause of human haemorrhagic fever.
Over 1% of pregnant women in Southern Bahia, Brazil, were positive for the retrovirus HTLV-1, showing the importance of diagnostic tests to prevent mother-to-child transmission.
A new species of rhabdovirus is described, isolated from Amblyomma americanum ticks in Long Island, New York, with unknown host range and capacity for disease.
Adeno-associated virus was shown to integrate into human DNA as a single copy with a precisely defined breakpoint in the viral genome, furthering our understanding of this gene therapy vector.
Nitazoxanide, an antiprotozoal drug, inhibited the replication of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in cultured cells and in a mouse model, showing that it also possesses anti-viral properties.
MicroRNAs targeted to the internal ribosome entry site of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus inhibited virus growth and protected mice from infection.
The newly discovered MERS coronavirus was shown to infect kidney cells in vitro, unlike the related SARS virus, providing clues to it's ability to cause human disease.
A recombinant vaccine against Nipah virus, a zoonotic infection found in bats, protected ferrets from disease, showing that deaths in humans could be prevented through vaccination.
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).