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Molecular biology of small insect RNA viruses

Prof Dorrington’s research is focused on the molecular biology of members of the Tetraviridae, a family of small insect RNA viruses, which are amongst the simplest viruses known. Our interest in tetraviruses stems from their emergence as important agricultural pest control agents and their virus-like particles have applications in the development of targeted drug delivery systems in the pharmaceutical industry. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms by which tetraviruses are able to infect their host cells and then redirect their metabolism to support virus replication. Current research involves functional analysis of viral replication proteins sand sub-cellular localization of viral replication complexes

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