The role of subgenomic non-coding viral RNA in flavivirus pathogenicity (2010–2013)

Abstract:
Flaviviruses are transmitted by insects and pose a serious health threat to the Australian population. They can cause fever syndromes, encephalitis and death. We aim at better understanding of how these viruses cause disease. We are particularly interested in elucidating the role of small non-coding nucleic acid produced by flaviviruses in the viral pathogenicity. Ultimately, this deeper understanding should lead to the development of effective vaccines and antiviral therapies.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Head of School
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council