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Dr. Christopher Logue

Senior Virologist
Public Health England - Porton Down

Brief Biography:

Senior Virology - Novel and Dangerous Pathogens Group, Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, UK

Virology R&D Project Team Leader - Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, UK.

Adjunct Professor of Virology at the Universitad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool (Department of Clinical Infection Microbiology and Immunology)

Principal Investigator on US-led DTRA project examining circulating emerging/re-emerging arboviruses in the Republic of Georgia.

Principal Investigator on a collaborative investigation on the prevalence of arboviruses inNigeria and Tanzania

Previous positions:

Senior Scientist - Virology at Uk Ministry of Defence - Defence Sciecne and Technology Laboratory [DSTL], Porton Down, UK.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) , DVBD, Fort Collins, USA.

Post Doctoral Researcher at Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, USA.

Owner/Moderator of two LinkedIn groups:

1. Virology : http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Virology-3941428?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

2. Virology Professionals: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Virology-Professionals-4056452?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr


Small animal models, RNA/DNA extraction, PCR/qPCR ( Roche Lightcycler 1/2/480/7500), Plaque assay, PRNT, Tissue culture (BHK-21, vero, E6, SW13, C6/36, primary mixed glial cell culture, PBMCs), Electroporation, Cloning, ELISA, Lateral flow diagnostics development, FACS Analysis, bioinformatics, phylogenetics. Molecular virology, virus isolation, molecular diagnostics, assay development, virus characterisation (CHIKV, ONNV, SFV, VEEV, WEEV, EEEV, CCHFV, EBOV, MARV, LASV, DENV, WNV, SINV, LCMV)


Academic positions:

Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool (Department of Clinical Infection Microbiology and Immunology)

Postgraduate Research student at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

B.Sc (Hons) Undergraduate - Virology at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Undergraduate Intern at The Roslin Institute, Roslin, Scotland.

Summer Intern at Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, LAnciano, Abruzzo, Italy


Research interests:

High Containment Virologist focusing on emerging arboviruses circulating in central Asia.

Prevalence studies of Alphaviruses, Flaviviruses, Bunyaviruses and Arenaviruses in Nigeria and Uganda.

Chikungunya virus neuropathogenicity & virluence determinants


Any other information:

Recent publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Logue+CH


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