New JGV paper reports an important role for the Influenza A small accessory protein PB1-F2 in virus transmission

Influenza A virus PB1-F2 protein prolongs viral shedding in chickens lengthening the transmission window
James J et al, J. Gen. Virol., October 2016 97: 2516-2527, doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000584

Read the paper from Journal of General Virology

University College London Virtual Virology Club


THURSDAY 22nd September 2016; 4PM

Hosted by Professor Wendy Barclay, Chair in Influenza Medicine, Imperial College London

Further info & attendance

Jason Long – Defining Host range barriers that limit avian influenza polymerase in human cells

Wendy Barclay and Hui Li – Understanding the severity of zoonotic avian influenza viruses

Daniel Goldhill – Measuring the error rate of influenza polymerase to track pandemic evolution

Anika Singanayagam – The balance between pH stability of influenza HA protein, transmission and virulence

Wendy Barclay and Rebecca Frise – Counting influenza transmission