Topical Advisory Panel

Members

Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food & Agriculture, P.O. Box 100, Wagrammer Straße 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Interests: virology; insect viruses; virus-host interaction; molecular virology; viral taxonomy; virus management; virus dynamics; virus detection
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School of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
Interests: virology; antivirals; innate immunity; virus–host interactions; virus assembly and maturation; viral proteases; human immunodeficiency viruses; human cytomegalovirus; respiratory viruses; emerging and re-emerging viruses
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Département de Biochimie et de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Sherbrooke, 3201 Rue Jean-Mignault, Sherbrooke, QC J1E 4K8, Canada
Interests: plant viruses; mechanisms
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Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: influenza; antibody responses; original antigenic sin; vaccine effectiveness; viral evolution; HIV persistence
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Microbiology and Virology, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: virology; clinical virology; host-pathogen interactions; viral pathogenesis; persistent infections; antimicrobials
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Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France
Interests: bacteriophage; host-phage interactions; lysogeny; biosensors; phage genomics; biotechnologies
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
Interests: bacteriological well clogging; protozoan parasites; bacteriophages in environment; pathogenic bacteria and biofilms
Dr. Hossein H. Ashrafi
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School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University London, London, UK
Interests: Human Papillomavirus (HPV); Varizella-Zoster-Virus (VZV)
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TransVIHMI (Recherches Translationnelles sur VIH et Maladies Infectieuses), Université de Montpellier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, INSERM, 34394 Montpellier, France
Interests: immune responses to viral infections; serology; immunoglobulin repertoires
Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Interests: filoviruses; antiviral and vaccine development; pathogenesis; molecular virology; virus–host interactions
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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Woodham Lane, Weybridge KT15 3NB, UK
Interests: RNA viruses with an emphasis on avian and mammalian influenza viruses; avian paramyxoviruses and pathogens of zoonotic significance
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Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Interests: emerging viruses with veterinary relevance; virome; diagnostic of viral infections; pathogenesis; immune responses to viral infections
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Genomic Medicine Department, GENYO Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research, Pfizer/University of Granada/Andalusian Regional Government, Health Sciences Technology Park, Av. de la Illustration 114, 18016 Granada, Spain
Interests: gene editing applied to the field of gene and cell therapy; gene therapy of primary immunodeficiency and cancer; gene editing tools optimization; CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing for cancer immunotherapy
Department of Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, 51-141 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: vaccines; COVID-19; influezna; epidemiology; viral diseases; primary care; travel medicine
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Dr. Leticia V. Bentancor
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Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology, Institute of Basic and Applied Microbiology, National University of Quilmes, Bernal, Buenos Aires 1876, Argentina
Interests: phage-host interactions; phage therapy
Biology of Archaea and Viruses, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: archaeal viruses; molecular biology of archaea; archaeal membrane biology
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Dr. Gretchen L. Bentz
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Division of Biomedical Sciences, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207, USA
Interests: Epstein-Barr virus; latent membrane protein-1; post-translational modifications; herpesviruses; SUMOylation; viral reactivation; viral pathogenesis; virus-host interaction
Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, 41346 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: neurotropic viruses; glycovirology; antivirals
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université de Strasbourg, Architecture et Réactivité de l'ARN, CNRS UPR 9002, 2 allée Conrad Roentgen, F-67084 Strasbourg, France
Interests: viral ribonucleoproteins; genome incorporation and assembly
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Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
Interests: emerging viruses; monkeypox virus (Mpox); HPV; cervical cancer; pathogen discovery
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Department of Translational Medicine (DiMET), University of Eastern Piedmont, Via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
Interests: COVID-19; post-COVID syndrome; antiviral therapy; viral hepatitis; parasitology
1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, Italy
2. Service of Pathology, Maggiore Hospital of Novara, Novara, Italy
Interests: BK virus; JC virus; Merkel-cell polyomavirus; mechanisms of virus tumorigenesis; molecular mechanisms of brain tumorigenesis; virus infections in solid-organ transplanted patients
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Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Interests: cancer; retrovirus; mouse mammary tumor virus
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Dr. Stefano Bonora
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Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: HIV pharmacology; HIV therapy; HCV therapy; drug-drug interactions of antiviral agents; COVID pharmacology and therapy; COVID epidemiology
Dr. Álvaro H.D. Borges
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Department of Infectious Diseases Immunology, Statens Serum Institut, 2300 København, Denmark
Interests: clinical trials; infectious diseases; vaccines; epidemiology; tropical medicine; HIV; tuberculosis; chlamydia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Interests: structural biology; picornaviruses; virus entry; viral assembly; oncolytic viruses
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Dr. Todd Bradley
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Children's Mercy Kansas City, UMKC School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Interests: pediatric genomic immunology; host controls of antibody responses; infectious disease therapeutic development; B cell repertoire; HIV-1 vaccine
Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, St James’ Campus, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin D08 W9RT, Ireland
Interests: poxviruses; coronaviruses; innate immunity; immune evasion; autoImmunity
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77573, USA
Interests: filoviruses; SARS-CoV-2; animal model development; vaccines and therapeutics
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