IVSAS, Slovakia

Tasks in the project:
AP1, as an European Virus Archive (EVA) member, could handle and perform studies (antiviral testing) on various flavi-, bunya-, alpha, and reoviruses, have the BSL3 facility for animals and established a tick-infection model which might be used for antiviral testing of tick-borne viruses.

  Human resources

  • Dr Klempa, PhD, (M), expertise in molecular evolution, epidemiology, and virology of arboviruses and rodent-borne viruses such as tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) or hantaviruses;

 Publications

  • Schlegel, M., Klempa, B., Auste, B., Bemmann, M., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Büchner, T., Groschup, M.H., Meier, M.,Buschmann, A., Zoller, H., Krüger, D.H., Ulrich, R.G.,Multiple Dobrava-Belgrade virus spillover infections, Germany,Emerg Infect Dis,2009, 15, in press.
  • Havlíková, S., Roller, L., Koči, J., Trimnell, A.R., Kazimírová, M., Klempa, B., Nuttall P.A.,Functional role of 64P, the candidate transmission-blocking vaccine antigen from the tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, Int J Parasitol,2009,39,1485-94;
  • Khasnatinov, M.A., Ustanikova, K., Frolova, T. V., Pogodina, V.V., Bochkova, N. G, Levina, L.S., Slovak, M.,Kazimirova, M., Labuda, M., Klempa, B., Eleckova E., Gould E.A., Gritsun T. S., Non-hemagglutinating flaviviruses:molecular mechanisms for the emergence of new strains via adaptation to European ticks, PLos ONE, 2009, 4, e7295;

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under grant agreement n°260644-SILVER