Assistant Professor Kim Roberts
Leader of the Virology research group
Influenza viruses are highly variable and mutate rapidly, and occasionally novel viruses cross the species barrier. This has the potential to lead to a pandemic, which may pose considerable risk to both healthy and at - risk populations worldwide. Understanding viral replication and fitness are key to assessing the threat posed by a new virus to the global population and influenza virus research is a highly topical and an exciti ng area to work in.