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Bats are a major reservoir for deadly human viruses including Ebola and Marburg virus. In contrast to humans, bats can be infected with these viruses without showing clinical signs of disease. The reason why bats can co-exist with these viruses is unknown.
This study will determine if a bat antiviral molecules contributes to limiting virus production compared to the human version that could reveal strategies to prevent and control these deadly viruses in humans.
2017 – 2019
Dr Michelle Baker Dr Glenn Marsh Professor Jie Cui Professor Andrew Cunningham Professor James Wood Professor Linfa Wang