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Intrinsic host antiviral activity against pathogenic viruses

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.

Timeline

2017 – 2019

Collaborators

Dr Michelle Baker Dr Glenn Marsh Professor Jie Cui Professor Andrew Cunningham Professor James Wood Professor Linfa Wang

Funding

NHMRC

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Professor Gilda Tachedjian

Head of Life Sciences; Head of Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Telephone

+61392822256

Email

[email protected]