The overarching aim of this HPRU is to support and strengthen PHE in its role of protecting England from emerging and zoonotic infections. By bringing together internationally leading researchers at the University of Liverpool (UoL), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and PHE, we will exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.


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Posted on: 17/05/2017

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Posted on: 18/04/2017

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Fletcher TE, Bleeker-Rovers CP, Beeching NJ
Medicine UK, 

A comparison of host gene expression signatures associated with infection in vitro by the Makona and Ecran (Mayinga) variants of Ebola virus
Bosworth A, Dowall SF, Garcia-Dorival I, Rickett NY, Bruce CB, Matthews DA, Fang Yeah, Aljabr W, Kenny J, Nelson C, Laws TR, Williamson ED, Stewart JP, Carroll MW, Hewson R, Hiscox JA
Scientific Reports, 

Global risk model for vector-borne transmission of Zika virus reveals the role of El Nino 2015
Caminade C, Turner J, Metelmann S, Hesson JC, Blagrove MSC, Solomon T, Morse AP, Baylis M
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 

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