12 February 2016

Bat-ty About IFITMs: Restriction of Zoonotic Viruses by Bat IFITM Proteins

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SCI's Biotechnology Group in partnership with the University of Westminster.

University of Westminster

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In humans and mice, Interferon induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) have a key role in the host antiviral immune response and block cell entry to a broad range of highly pathogenic and zoonotic viruses. In this talk, Dr Benfield will present her work to discover whether bats - the most infamous viral reservoir hosts - encode antiviral IFITM proteins and what insights we might gain from comparing antiviral immune genes from different host species.

Day 1 - 12 February 2016

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University of Westminster

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Dr Camilla Benfield, Department of Pathology and Pathogen Biology, Royal Veterinary College, University of London