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Astrovirus taxonomy
ICTV Astroviridae Study Group
  WWW Pages on Astroviruses
  Astrovirus News (the sequence of a mink astrovirus)
  Astroviridae (at Stanford University)
  Astroviruses at MicrobiologyBytes
  Laboratories Engaged in Astrovirus Research
Prof. Albert Bosch, Enteric Virus group, Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain. Tel: 3493 4021485; Fax: 3493 4110592; E-mail:
Dr. Balasubramanian Ganesh, Division of Virology at the National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases (NICED), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Kolkata, India. Currently working on molecular epidemiological aspects of rotavirus, norovirus, sapovirus, astrovirus and picobirnavirus infections in humans and domestic animals. E-mail:
Prof. Matt Koci, Viral Immunology Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA. Tel: ++ 919.515.5388; Fax: ++ 919.515.2625; E-mail:
Neel Krishna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School,700 West Olney Road, Norfolk, Virginia 23507-1696, USA. Tel. (Office): 757.446.5677; Lab: 757.446.5645; FAX: 757.624.2255; E-mail:
Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, UW-Madison Medical School, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 417 Service Memorial Institute 1300 University Avenue Madison WI 53706-1532. Tel: (608) 265-6462; Fax: (608) 262-8418; e-mail:
Dr. Victoria Smyth, Avian Virology Unit, Agri-Foods and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Stoney Road, Stormont, Belfast  BT4 3SD, UK. Tel: 00 44 28 90525759; e-mail: Formerly known as the Stormont Laboratories, the Avian Virology Unit at AFBI undertakes research and diagnostic investigations into enteric viral disease of poultry, including astroviruses and other viruses that reduce the performance of broiler chickens using a combination of classical, serological and molecular virological techniques.
Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (Contact name needed), USDA-ARS, 934 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30605, USA. Tel: (706) 546-3464; Fax: (706) 546-3161; E-mail:?
We are defining the role of a unique strain of avian astrovirus in an emerging disease of turkeys (Poult Enteritis Mortality Syndrome). We published the complete sequence of the astrovirus (J. Virol 74: 6173-6177) and have described an RT-PCR test (J. Virol. Meth. 90: 79-83). We are very interested in collaborating with any interested groups. The current interests in the laboratory include developing an infectious clone, understanding the role of the immune response to astrovirus infection, and apoptosis.
Prof. Maureen B Taylor, Associate Professor/Principal Medical Scientist, Enteric virus and Environmental Research Group, Department of Medical Virology, NHLS/University of Pretoria, P O Box 2034, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. National Tel: (012) 319-2358; Fax: (012) 325-5550; International Tel: (+2712) 319-2358; Fax: (+2712) 325-5550.
  Jim Wellehan, Marine Animal Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610.
  Prof. David Wang, Assistant Professor, Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, USA. Tel: 314-286-1123 Fax: 314-362-1232.
  (Please e-mail me, Nick Knowles, with details if you would like your lab. added to this list)
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