Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for Professor Massimo Palmarini

Issued: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:55:00 BST


Congratulations to Professor Massimo Palmarini on the award of a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to study Host determinants of disease outcomes in arboviral infections.

Over the next five years, the Palmarini group will use bluetongue, a vector-borne disease caused by bluetongue virus (BTV) and one of the major viral diseases of livestock, to address the fundamental question of how a pathogenic virus renders some infected hosts seriously ill, whilst causing only mild/no disease in others, despite abundant viral replication in both.