Partners: University of Leeds

Staff: Prof. Dave Rowlands, Prof. Nic Stonehouse, Dr. Morgan Herod, Dr. Clare Nicol, Jamie Kelly, Eleni-Anna Loundras and Joseph Ward.

Nicola Stonehouse and Dave Rowlands have worked together on aspects of picornavirus biology since 2002. Together, they combine interests in virology and RNA biology, applying novel approaches to the study of virus replication and assembly.

Dave Rowlands has a particular interest in the structure and function of the 5’-untranslated region of the genome and the role of multiple copies of the VPg protein in replication.

Nicola Stonehouse has a long-standing interest in inhibitors of replication, especially the viral polymerase. These include the use of RNA aptamers as novel molecular tools.