Publications and reports


Stefan Monecke, Elke Muller, Stefan Schwarz, Helmut Hotzel, Ralf Ehricht Rapid Microarray-Based Identification of Different mecA Alleles in Staphylococci Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 November;

Monecke S, Gavier-Widen D, Mattsson R, Rangstrup-Christensen L, Lazaris A, et al. (2013) Detection of mecC-Positive Staphylococcus aureus (CC130-MRSA-XI) in Diseased European Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in Sweden. PLoS ONE

George Valiakos, Labrini V. Athanasiou, Antonia Touloudi, Vassilis Papatsiros, Vassiliki Spyrou, Liljana Petrovska and Charalambos Billinis (2013). West Nile Virus: Basic Principles, Replication Mechanism, Immune Response and Important Genetic Determinants of Virulence. "Viral Replication", book edited by German Rosas-Acosta, ISBN 

Anke Ruettger, Johanna Nieter, Artem Skrypnyk, Ines Engelmann, Albrecht Ziegler, Irmgard Moser, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht and Konrad Sachse (2012). Rapid Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Bacteria by Use of a Microarray System with Automatic Data Processing and Assignment. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 

F.J Van der Wal, R.P Achterberg, A. Kant, C.B.M Maassen (2012). A bead based suspension array for the serological detection of trichinella in pigs. The Veterinary Journal, 2012, 10, jl.2012.10.029

Valiakos, G., Touloudi, A., Athanasiou, L., Giannakopoulos, A., Iacovakis, C., Birtsas, P., Spyrou V., Billinis, C. (2012). Serological and molecular investigation into the role of wild birds in the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Greece. Virology Journal 9(1), 266.

Warns-Petit, E., M. Artois, et al. (2009). Biosurveillance de la  faune sauvage, Bulletin de l'Académie vétérinaire de France 

Warns-Petit, E., E. Morignat, et al. (2010). Unsupervised clustering of wildlife necropsy data for syndromic surveillance, BMC Veterinary Research 6(1): 56

G. Valiakos, A. Touloudi, C. Iacovakis, L. Athanasiou, P. Birtsas, V. Spyrou, C. Billinis (2011). Molecular detection and phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus lineage 2 in sedentary wild birds (Eurasian magpie), Greece, 2010, Eurosurveillance Volume 16, Issue 18, 5 May 2011

Warns-Petit, E. (2011). Modélisation de données de surveillance épidémiologique de la faune sauvage en vue de la détection de problèmes sanitaires inhabituels, Université de Grenoble (09/02/2011), Marc Artois, Didier Calavas (Dir.)

G. Valiakos, A. Touloudi, L.V. Athanasiou, A. Giannakopoulos, C. Iacovakis, P. Birtsas, V. Spyrou, Z. Dalabiras, L. Petrovska, C. Billinis (2011). Exposure of Eurasian magpies and turtle doves to West Nile virus during a major human outbreak, Greece, 2011; European Journal of Wildlife Research, 23 December 2011, 

Maan, N.S., Maan, S., Nomikou, K., Prasad, G., Singh, K.P., Belaganahalli, M.N., and Mertens, P.P.C., 2012, Full Genome Sequence of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 1 from India. J Virol doi:

Maan, N.S., Maan, S., Guimera, M., Pullinger, G., Singh, K.P., Nomikou, K., Belaganahalli, M.N., and Mertens, P.P.C., 2012, Complete Genome Sequence of an Isolate of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 2, Demonstrating Circulation of a Western Topotype in Southern India. J Virol doi:

Maan, N.S., Maan, S., Nomikou, K., Guimera, M., Pullinger, G., Singh, K.P., Belaganahalli, M.N., and Mertens, P.P.C., 2012, The genome sequence of bluetongue virus type 2 from India: evidence for reassortment between eastern and western-topotype field strains. J Virol doi:

Maan, N.S., Maan, S., Guimera, M., Nomikou, K.,  Morecroft, E., Pullinger, G., Belaganahalli, M.N., and Mertens, P.P.C., 2012, The Genome Sequence of a Reassortant Bluetongue Virus Serotype 3 from India. J Virol (In press)


Publishable summary of the work done in the first 18 months (July 2009 - December 2010)