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