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The research focus is on elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms of morbilliviruses and related virus infections as well as characterization of new virus isolates. A major interest is in the interaction of viruses with cell receptors (with particular emphasis on neural cell and airway receptors) as major determinants of virus host range, tissue tropism and induction of disease.


Recent Invited Lectures

2010 - University of University of Manchester
2010 - University of Liverpool
2010 - Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright
2010 - University of Nantes, France
2010 - Therapeutic Antibodies Europe Conference
2010 - European Measles Virus Meeting, Wurzburg


Co-ordination, course development and teaching Medical Microbiology and Immunology to Medical and Dental students.

Co-orgination, course development and teaching of Virology to science students.

Aspects of Molecular biology are taught (plus course development and co-ordination of Molecular medicine course) to these different student groups.

Co-ordination of Infection control session for final year Medical Students.

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R3973CNR: 7th International Symposium on Neurovirology

Cosby, L.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 57 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Respiratory virus infection up-regulates TRPV1, TRPA1 and ASICS3 receptors on airway cells.

    Omar, S., Clarke, R., Abdullah, H., Brady, C., Corry, J., Winter, H., Touzelet, O., Power, U. F., Lundy, F., McGarvey, L. P. A. & Cosby, S. L., 10 Feb 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 2, 21 p., e0171681.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
    211 Downloads (Pure)

    The common vaginal commensal bacterium Ureaplasma parvum is associated with chorioamnionitis in extreme preterm labour

    Cox, C., Saxena, N., Watt, A. P., Gannon, C., McKenna, J. P., Fairley, D. J., Sweet, D., Shields, M. D., Cosby, S. L. & Coyle, P. V., 22 Jan 2016, In : The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 19 Citations (Scopus)
    419 Downloads (Pure)

    The viral mimic polyinosinic: polycytidylic acid (Poly I:C) induces TRPA1 channel hyper-responsiveness in an adult human stem cell-derived sensory neuronal model

    Clarke, R., Monaghan, K., About, I., El Karim, I., McGeown, G., Cosby, S. L., Curtis, T. M., Lundy, F. T. & McGarvey, L., 02 Dec 2015, In : Thorax. 70, 3, p. A50-A51

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

    Open Access

    An In Vitro Model of Nociceptors in Human Trigeminal Nerves

    Clarke, R., Monaghan, K., About, I., Curtis, T., Cosby, S., McGarvey, L. & Lundy, F., 2014, In : Journal of Dental Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


    Deputy Chair Professional Development Committee for Society of General Microbiology

    Louise Cosby (Member)


    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    Athena SWAN Charter for women in science (External organisation)

    Louise Cosby (Member)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

    Louise Cosby (Reviewer)

    2008 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

    Louise Cosby (Reviewer)

    2008 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation


    Debunking MMR vaccine associated scares

    Philip Earle (Participant), Louise Cosby (Participant), William Duprex (Participant) & Bert Rima (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact