Dr Byron Martina

b.martina@erasmusmc.nl | +31 10 7044279

Dr. Byron Martina heads the Exotic Viruses Research Team at the Department of Viroscience at EMC. His main research lines involve studies on pathogenesis of viruses causing hemorrhagic and neurological diseases. He has over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and currently supervising three PhD students. He is deputy coordinator of the FP7 VECTORIE project and principal investigator in the FP7 SILVER project, where he is responsible for developing animal models and testing of anti-viral compounds.

Relevant Publications

Haagmans BL, Kuiken T, Martina BE, Fouchier RA, Rimmelzwaan GF, van Amerongen G, van Riel D, de Jong T, Itamura S, Chan KH, Tashiro M, Osterhaus AD. Pegylated interferon-alpha protects type 1 pneumocytes against SARS coronavirus infection in macaques. Nat Med. 2004;10(3):290-3. 4.

Fouchier RA, Kuiken T, Schutten M, van Amerongen G, van Doornum GJ, van den Hoogen BG, Peiris M, Lim W, Stöhr K, Osterhaus AD. Aetiology: Koch's postulates fulfilled for SARS virus. Nature. 2003 May15;423(6937):240.

Martina BEE, Haagmans BL, Kuiken T., Fouchier RAM, Rimmelzwaan GF, van Amerongen G, Peiris JSM., Lim W., Osterhaus AD. Virology: SARS virus infection of cats and ferrets. Nature 2003;425(6961):915.