Dr Darren Obbard (University of Edinburgh) - Virus Discovery and Antiviral RNAi in the Metazoa

4:00pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 31st October 2017 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: BEEM Seminar
  • Suitable for: Staff/Students with an interest in Behaviour, Evolution, Ecology and Microbiology
  • Admission: Free
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Metagenomic sequencing has revolutionised our understanding of virus diversity. However, although it is easy to discover new virus-like sequences, without experimental isolates it is hard to be confident that they represent real, replicating, viral infections. I will present our virus discovery work from Drosophila and other invertebrates, and explain how we have used the antiviral RNAi pathway to add information to metagenomic virus discovery, and conversely how we have used metagenomic virus discovery to learn more about antiviral RNAi