Prof Julian Hiscox BSc PhD

Chair in Infection and Global Health Infection Biology

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Julian's laboratory focuses on elucidating how respiratory viruses and Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus interact with the host cell. The laboratory uses a combination of high throughput proteomics and functional assays to identify host cell proteins that are essential for virus biology. The idea being that these proteins would represent novel targets for transient anti-viral therapy. The main viruses understudy include those important for global health and food security. This includes a Medical Research Council (MRC) funded project on human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A virus and funding from Public Health England to support research on emerging and hemorrhagic fever viruses. He works closely with Dr. John Barr at the University of Leeds Prof. Paul Digard at the Roslin Institute and Dr. David Matthews at the University of Bristol.

    Research Grants

    EVIDENT - High throughput analysis of samples from the West African ebola outbreak

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    December 2014 - October 2016

    Health Protection Research Unit: Emerging Infections (including zoonoses) and Biological Threats.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2014 - March 2020

    EMBO Workshop on Integrating omic approaches to host pathogen interactions

    EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY ORGANISATION (GERMANY)

    November 2012 - September 2013

    Analysis of the function of infectious bronchitis virus accessory proteins - towards better vaccines

    THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE (UK)

    October 2013 - September 2017

    Zana Mahmood - bench fees

    KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT (IRAQ)

    October 2014 - September 2015

    Waleed Al Jabr bench fees

    ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA

    October 2013 - September 2015

    Predicting Influenza severity by proteomics (PrInSeP).

    ALDER HEY CHILDREN'S NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (UK)

    January 2014 - June 2016

    The role of cellular RNA editing in human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus biology.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2012 - November 2015

    Research Collaborations

    Dr. Roger Hewson and Prof. Miles Carroll

    External: Health Protection Agency

    Collaborate on emerging viral pathogens

    Prof. Paul Digard

    External: University of Edinburgh

    Collaborate on an MRC funded project looking at the interaction of human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A virus with the host.

    Dr. John N. Barr

    External: University of Leeds

    Investigating respiratory and emerging pathogens on joint MRC and Health Protection Agency funded projects.