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Dr. Kim Roberts
Ussher Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McGinn, C. and Scott, R. and Donnelly, N. and Roberts, K.L. and Bogue, M. and Kiernan, C. and Beckett, M., Exploring the Applicability of Robot-Assisted UV Disinfection in Radiology, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7, (590306), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text DOI

Mahony R, Gargan S, Roberts KL, Bourke N, Keating SE, Bowie AG, O'Farrelly C, Stevenson NJ, A novel anti-viral role for STAT3 in IFN-alpha signalling responses. , Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74, (9), 2017, p1755 - 1764 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Frise R, Bradley K, Van Doremalen N, Galiano M, Elderfield R.A, Stilwell P, Ashcroft J.W, Fernandez-Alonso M, Miah S, Lackenby A, Roberts K.L, Donnelly C.A, Barclay W.S, Contact transmission of influenza virus between ferrets imposes a looser bottleneck than respiratory droplet transmission allowing propagation of antiviral resistance, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Elderfield RA, Parker L, Stilwell P, Roberts KL, Schepelmann S, Barclay WS, Ferret airway epithelial cell cultures support efficient replication of influenza B virus but not mumps virus., The Journal of general virology, 96, (8), 2015, p2092-8 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Jia, N. Barclay, W.S. Roberts, K. Yen, H.-L. Chan, R.W.Y. Lam, A.K.Y. Air, G. Peiris, J.S.M. Dell, A. Nicholls, J.M. Haslam, S.M., Glycomic characterization of respiratory tract tissues of ferrets: Implications for its use in influenza virus infection studies, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289, (41), 2014, p28489 - 28504 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Shelton H, Roberts KL, Molesti E, Temperton N, Barclay WS, Mutations in haemagglutinin that affect receptor binding and pH stability increase replication of a PR8 influenza virus with H5 HA in the upper respiratory tract of ferrets and may contribute to transmissibility., The Journal of general virology, 94, (Pt 6), 2013, p1220-9 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Blumenkrantz D, Roberts KL, Shelton H, Lycett S, Barclay WS, The short stalk length of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus neuraminidase limits transmission of pandemic H1N1 virus in ferrets., Journal of virology, 87, (19), 2013, p10539-51 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

Shelton H, Smith M, Hartgroves L, Stilwell P, Roberts K, Johnson B, Barclay W, An influenza reassortant with polymerase of pH1N1 and NS gene of H3N2 influenza A virus is attenuated in vivo., The Journal of general virology, 93, (Pt 5), 2012, p998-1006 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Roberts KL, Shelton H, Stilwell P, Barclay WS, Transmission of a 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus occurs before fever is detected, in the ferret model., PloS one, 7, (8), 2012, pe43303 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Sridhar S, Begom S, Bermingham A, Ziegler T, Roberts KL, Barclay WS, Openshaw P, Lalvani A, Predominance of heterosubtypic IFN-"-only-secreting effector memory T cells in pandemic H1N1 naive adults., European journal of immunology, 42, (11), 2012, p2913-24 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Roberts KL, Shelton H, Scull M, Pickles R, Barclay WS, Lack of transmission of a human influenza virus with avian receptor specificity between ferrets is not due to decreased virus shedding but rather a lower infectivity in vivo., The Journal of general virology, 92, (Pt 8), 2011, p1822-31 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

van Doremalen N, Shelton H, Roberts KL, Jones IM, Pickles RJ, Thompson CI, Barclay WS, A single amino acid in the HA of pH1N1 2009 influenza virus affects cell tropism in human airway epithelium, but not transmission in ferrets., PloS one, 6, (10), 2011, pe25755 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Roberts KL, Breiman A, Carter GC, Ewles HA, Hollinshead M, Law M, Smith GL, Acidic residues in the membrane-proximal stalk region of vaccinia virus protein B5 are required for glycosaminoglycan-mediated disruption of the extracellular enveloped virus outer membrane., The Journal of general virology, 90, (Pt 7), 2009, p1582-91 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Scull MA, Gillim-Ross L, Santos C, Roberts KL, Bordonali E, Subbarao K, Barclay WS, Pickles RJ, Avian Influenza virus glycoproteins restrict virus replication and spread through human airway epithelium at temperatures of the proximal airways., PLoS pathogens, 5, (5), 2009, pe1000424 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

Roberts KL, Smith GL, Vaccinia virus morphogenesis and dissemination., Trends in microbiology, 16, (10), 2008, p472-9 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Law M, Carter GC, Roberts KL, Hollinshead M, Smith GL, Ligand-induced and nonfusogenic dissolution of a viral membrane., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103, (15), 2006, p5989-94 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Herrero-Martínez E, Roberts KL, Hollinshead M, Smith GL, Vaccinia virus intracellular enveloped virions move to the cell periphery on microtubules in the absence of the A36R protein., The Journal of general virology, 86, (Pt 11), 2005, p2961-8 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Ebrahimi B, Dutia BM, Roberts KL, Garcia-Ramirez JJ, Dickinson P, Stewart JP, Ghazal P, Roy DJ, Nash AA, Transcriptome profile of murine gammaherpesvirus-68 lytic infection., The Journal of general virology, 84, (Pt 1), 2003, p99-109 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Research Expertise


INFLUENZA; MICROBIOLOGY; MOLECULAR-BIOLOGY; Virology; Virology and viral pathogenesis



Society for General Microbiology

Society for Applied Microbiology