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Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ)


The Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ) focuses on cross species transmission of viruses, and their co-evolution with their hosts including the evolution of immune mechanisms of disease, disease resistance and prevention. We have designed and run a state of the art Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory at the University.  Within this, we operate a new multi-parameter flow cytometry sorting facility for infectious samples that require containment up to CL3. Samples can be sorted into 4 populations simultaneously or single cells. This enables the isolation and characterisation of cells of different types infected with a variety of different infectious agents or transforming plasmids.


We invite other laboratories to make use of our equipment and laboratory set up for cell sorting, or other applications. If you are interested in a collaboration, please fill out this form and we will get back to your as soon as possible.