RG Mosquito-Virus-Host Interactions

RG Mosquito-Virus-Host Interactions

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Arboviruses are transmitted by biting arthropods (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks and midges) to mammals (including humans) and can cause severe disease. Important arboviruses affecting humans and life stocks are the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus, Dengue virus, Zika virus, Rift valley fever virus; the midge-borne Schmallenberg virus, Bluetongue virus and the tick-borne Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus and tick borne Encephalitis virus.

The focus of my work is the study of virus-host/vector interactions, especially for arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and their interactions with innate immune pathways especially in arthropod vectors.

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