Study of the genome evolution, interspecies transmission and pathogenicity of a novel animal picornavirus


Grant Data
Project Title
Study of the genome evolution, interspecies transmission and pathogenicity of a novel animal picornavirus
Principal Investigator
Professor Lau, Susanna Kar Pui   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Yuen Kwok Yung   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Woo Patrick Chiu Yat   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2017-08-31
Amount
658979
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Novel, animal, picornavirus, genome, evolution
Discipline
Microbiology
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17107415
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 To study the phylogeny, recombination and genetic evolution of the novel picornavirus, in relation to interspecies transmission 3 To determine the genetic diversity and serological epidemiology of the novel picornavirus among rodent population in China 4 To study the pathogenicity of the novel picornavirus in infected animals and challenged mice