Prof Anthony Fooks

Tony.Fooks@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk | +44 1932 357840

Prof Anthony Fooks  heads the Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector-borne Research Group and is a disease consultant to the UK government on all aspects of rabies. He is a member of the management board for EU-funded projects: Epizone, EVA and ArboZooonet. He is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of General Virology, Journal of Virological Methods and BMC Veterinary Research. He is an associate editor for Epidemiology and Infection and Vaccine. In 2002, he was appointed director of a World Health Organisation Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Collaborating Centre for the characterisation of rabies and rabies-related viruses. In 2006, he was appointed a Designated OIE Reference Expert for Rabies and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Relevant Publications

Healy, D.M., Brookes, S.M., Banyard, A.C., Núñez, A., Cosby, S.L. and A.R. Fooks (2012). Pathobiology of Rabies virus and the European Bat Lyssaviruses in experimentally infected mice. Virus Res. 2012 Dec 27. pii: S0168-1702(12)00473-X. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2012.12.011.

Marston, D., McElhinney, L., Banyard, A., Horton, D., Nunez, A., Koser, M., Schnell, M. and A.R. Fooks (2013).Interspecies protein substitution to investigate the role of the lyssavirus glycoprotein. Journal of General Virology 94; 284-92.

Hicks DJ, Nuñez A, Healy DM, Brookes SM, Johnson N, Fooks AR. Comparative pathological study of the murine brain after experimental infection with classical rabies virus and European bat lyssaviruses. J Comp Pathol. 2009 Feb-Apr;140(2-3):113-26. Epub 2008 Dec 27.

Johnson N, Vos A, Neubert L, Freuling C, Mansfield KL, Kaipf I, Denzinger A, Hicks D, Núñez A, Franka R, Rupprecht CE, Müller T, Fooks AR. Experimental study of European bat lyssavirus type-2 infection in Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii). J Gen Virol. 2008 Nov;89(Pt 11):2662-72.

Brookes SM, Klopfleisch R, Müller T, Healy DM, Teifke JP, Lange E, Kliemt J, Johnson N, Johnson L, Kaden V, Vos A, Fooks AR. Susceptibility of sheep to European bat lyssavirus type-1 and -2 infection: a clinical pathogenesis study. Vet Microbiol. 2007 Dec 15;125(3-4):210-23.