Scientific Publications


  • Precision cut lung slices: a novel versatile tool to examine host–pathogen interaction in the chicken lung

K. J. Bryson, D. Garrido, M. Esposito, G. McLachlan, P. Digard, C. Schouler, R. Guabiraba, S. Trapp, L. Vervelde. BMC Veterinary Research, 2020. (VetBioNet partners involved: UEDIN, INRAE) DOI:

  • Modulation of lethal HPAIV H5N8 clade infection in AIV pre-exposed mallards

S. Koethe, L. Ulrich, R. Ulrich, S. Amler, A. Graaf, T.C. Harder, C. Grund, T. C. Mettenleiter, F. J. Conraths, M. Beer,  A. Globig. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 2020. (VetBioNet partner involved: FLI) DOI:


  • Blocking transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in llamas by vaccination with a recombinant spike protein

J. Rodon, N. M. A. Okba, N. Te, B. Van Dieren, B. Bosch, A. Bensaid, J. Segalés, B. L. Haagmans, J. Vergara-Alert. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 2019. (VetBioNet partners involved: IRTA, Erasmus MC) DOI: 

  • Detection of MERS-CoV antigen on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded nasal tissue of alpacas by immunohistochemistry using human monoclonal antibodies directed against different epitopes of the spike protein

A. Haverkamp, B. J.Bosch, I. Spitzbarth, A. Lehmbecker, N. Te, A. Bensaid, J. Segalés, W. Baumgärtner. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2019. (VetBioNet partners involved: IRTA) DOI: 

  • Highly multiplexed quantitative PCR-based platform for evaluation of chicken immune responses

D. Borowska, R. Kuo, R. A. Bailey, K. A. Watson, P. Kaiser, L. Vervelde, M. P. Stevens. Plose One, 2019. (VetBioNet partner involved: UEDIN) DOI: 

  • Immunological Homeostasis at the Ovine Placenta May Reflect the Degree of Maternal Fetal Interaction

S. R. Wattegedera, L. E. Doull, M. I. Goncheva, N. M. Wheelhouse, D. M. Watson, J. Pearce, J. Benavides, J. Palarea-Albaladejo, C. J. McInnes, K. Ballingall, G. Entrican. Frontiers in Immunology, 2019. (VetBioNet partners involved: MRI, UEDIN) DOI:

  • Characterisation of major histocompatibility complex class IIa haplotypes in an island sheep population

K. L. Dicks, J. M. Pemberton, K. T. Ballingall. Immunogenetics, 2019. (VetBioNet partners involved: UEDIN, MRI) DOI: 

  • Chicken endothelial cells are highly responsive to viral innate immune stimuli and are susceptible to infections with various avian pathogens

A. Lion, E. Esnault, E. Kut, V. Guillory, L. Trapp-Fragnet, S. M. Soubies, N. Chanteloup, A. Niepceron, R. Guabiraba, D. Marc, N. Eterradossi, S. Trapp, P. Quéré. Avian Pathology, 2019. (VetBioNet partners involved: INRAE, ANSES) DOI: 


  • High sensitivity of domestic pigs to intravenous infection with HEV

L. Dähnert, M. Eiden, J. Schlosser, C. Fast, C. Schröder, E. Lange, A. Gröner, W. Schäfer, M. H. Groschup. BMC Veterinary Research, 2018. (VetBioNet partner involved: FLI) DOI: 

  • Adenovirus as Tools in Animal Health

J. M. Rojas, N. Sevilla, V. Martín. IntechOpen, 2018. (VetBioNet partner involved: INIA) DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79132

  • Iberian pig mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from dermal skin, abdominal and subcutaneous adipose tissues, and peripheral blood: in vitro characterization and migratory properties in inflammation

A. Calle, C. Barrajón-Masa, E. Gómez-Fidalgo, M. Martín-Lluch, P. Cruz-Vigo, R. Sánchez-Sánchez, M. Á. Ramírez. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2018. (VetBioNet partner involved: INIA) DOI: 

  • IPD-MHC: nomenclature requirements for the non-human major histocompatibility complex in the next-generation sequencing era

G. Maccari, J. Robinson, R. E. Bontrop, N. Otting, N. G. De Groot, C. Ho, K. T. Ballingall, S. G. E. Marsh, J. A. Hammond. Immunogenetics, 2018. (VetBioNet partners involved: TPI, MRI) DOI:

  • Immunophenotyping of Sheep Paraffin-Embedded Peripheral Lymph Nodes

E. Melzi, M. S. Rocchi, G. Entrican, M. Caporale, M. Palmarini. Frontiers in Immunology, 2018. (VetBioNet partner involved: MRI) DOI: 


  • Intramuscular DNA Vaccination of Juvenile Carp against Spring Viremia of Carp Virus Induces Full Protection and Establishes a Virus-Specific B and T Cell Response

C. W. E. Embregts, D. Rigaudeau, T. Veselý, D. Pokorová, N. Lorenzen, J. Petit, A. Houe, M. Dauber, H. Schütze, P. Boudinot, G. F. Wiegertjes, M. Forlenza. Frontiers in Immunology, 2017. (VetBioNet partners involved: WBVR, INRAE, FLI) DOI: 

  • Propagation and titration of infectious bursal disease virus, including non-cell-culture-adapted strains, using ex vivo-stimulated chicken bursal cells

S. M. Soubies, C. Courtillon, M. Abed, M. Amelot, A. Keita, A. Broadbent, S. Härtle, B. Kaspers, N. Eterradossi. Avian Pathology, 2017. (VetBioNet partners involved: ANSES, TPI) DOI: