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Louise Cosby
Queen's University Belfast
London
Biography
Professor S. Louise Cosby (SLC) was appointed as Head of Virology Branch at the Agri-Food and Biosciences institute, UK, in 2015. She was Chair of Microbiology in Queen’s University Belfast from 2002 and remains an emeritus professor. SLC is a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists (London) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, UK. She has served/currently serves on grant/editorial boards: BBSRC, UK; Chair/member, Science Foundation Ireland; Deputy Chair Professional Development Committee, Microbiology Society, UK; Associate Editor, Journal of Neurovirology, USA; Review editor, Frontiers in Microbiology; External Assessor for Appointments and Promotions in Medical Microbiology, University of Malaysia. Research interests: in virus pathogenesis including virus-receptor interactions, virus-induced immunosuppression as well as novel diagnostics and vaccine development. Work has focused on paramyxoviruses of both human and veterinary interest, with publications/grant funding in this area.
Research Interests
The research focus is on elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms of morbilliviruses and related virus infections as well as characterization of new virus isolates
Virus-receptor interactions, Virus-induced immunosuppression as well as novel diagnostics and vaccine development in virus pathogenesis
Research
The research focus is on elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms of morbilliviruses and related virus infections as well as characterization of new virus isolates
Measles vaccination: Threat from related veterinary viruses and need for continued vaccination post measles eradication

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