Tag: coronaviruses

UK-International Coronaviral Network – Seminar Series

Characterising proteolysis during SARS-CoV-2 infection – Dr Ed Emmot; Investigating the protective capabilities of non-neutralizing antibodies elicited by SARS-CoV-2 vaccination –  Dr Jordan Clark.

Southern African workshop: One Health coronavirus biosurveillance towards prevention, preparedness and response

The Southern African One Health workshop on coronavirus biosurveillance towards prevention, preparedness and response will be held from 28- 30 April 2022 at University of Pretoria Future Africa Institute, Pretoria South Africa. The workshop will assess the gaps in research of zoonotic bat coronaviruses (and other potentially zoonotic viral agents), establish collaborations and formalize strategic […]

Coronavirus RNA synthesis occurs within membrane-bound sites

In a study of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), published in Viruses, researchers at The Pirbright Institute found that replication of coronavirus genetic material (RNA) in host cells happens in a separate membrane-bound compartment within the cell. These compartments are likely to provide a way to protect the RNA from being recognised by the cell’s natural […]

Gene-edited pigs are resistant to TGEV

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus plc has succeeded in producing pigs that are resistant to Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) by means of gene editing. Their study is published in Transgenic Research. “Previous research had identified an enzyme called ANPEP as a potential receptor for the virus, […]