Martin Mayora Neto Martin Mayora Neto
Research area: Biological Sciences group, Infectious Diseases and Allergy
Supervisors: Dr Simon Scott, Dr Nigel Temperton, Dr Edward Wright (University of Westminster)

Research title: Ebola virus pseudotypes as tools for investigation of immunity, infectivity, diagnostics and therapeutic evaluation

My project focuses on enhancing production of Ebola pseudotyped viruses representing species important to human health.  These will be used to identify viral protein domains that contribute to antibody protection and pathogenesis. Another aim is to develop a diagnostic kit that distinguishes between species of Ebola and the related Marburg virus, for use in resource-limited countries where these are prevalent.

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