Dr Penelope Koraka

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Dr. Penelope Koraka is a post doc leading the Lyssavirus Research Team at ARTEMIS. She is currently also affiliated at the Dept. of Viroscience of EMC where she is participating as principle investigator in FP7 VECTORIE and FP7 ANTIGONE projects. She was recently involved in the characterization of Duvenhage virus and as a principle investigator of FP7 ANTIGONE project she studies markers of virulence and pathogenesis of Duvenhage as well as other lyssaviruses. She has several years of experience in studies on pathogenesis and control of arboviruses and zoonotic viruses including dengue, West Nile and Chikungunya viruses.

Relevant Publications

Koraka P, Martina BE, Roose JM, van Thiel PP, van Amerongen G, Kuiken T, Osterhaus AD. PLoS Pathog. 2012;8(5):e1002682.

Martina BEE, Koraka P, Osterhaus AD et al. DC-SIGN enhances infection of cells with glycosylated West Nile virus in vitro and virus replication in human dendritic cells induces production of IFN-alpha and TNF-alpha. Virus Res. 2008 Jul;135(1):64-71.

Martina BE, Koraka P, Osterhaus AD. Dengue virus pathogenesis: an integrated view. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2009;22(4):564-81

Koraka P,  Martina BE, Osterhaus AD  Bioinformatics in new generation flavivirus vaccines. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010;2010:864029.