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Velislava Petrova

Research Interests

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Kellam and Dr Carl Anderson

I am a first year PhD student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, jointly supervised by Prof. Paul Kellam and Dr. Carl Anderson. My PhD project aims to explore host adaptive immune response to natural virus infection and after vaccination challenge. My current research efforts are focused on the characterization of B cell repertoires involved the immune response to measles virus infection in unvaccinated hosts. 

Keywords

BCR sequencing

Topics

  • measles
  • autoimmunity

Key Publications

Cotten M, Petrova V, Phan MV, Rabaa MA, Watson SJ, Ong SH, Kellam P and Baker S. Deep sequencing of norovirus genomes defines evolutionary patterns in an urban tropical setting. Journal of virology 2014;88;19;11056-69 PUBMED: 25056894 ; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01333-14 

Houldcroft CJ, Petrova V, Liu JZ, Frampton D, Anderson CA, Gall A, Kellam P. Host genetic variants and gene expression patterns associated with epstein-barr virus copy number in lymphoblastoid cell lines. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 7;9(10):e108384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108384. eCollection 2014.

Cotten M, Lam TT, Watson SJ, Palser AL, Petrova V, Grant P, Pybus OG, Rambaut A, Guan Y, Pillay D, Kellam P and Nastouli E. Full-genome deep sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of novel human betacoronavirus. Emerging infectious diseases 2013;19;5;736-42B PUBMED: 23693015 ; PMC: 3647518 ; DOI: 10.3201/eid1905.130057