Felicity Burt

Professor Felicity Burt is the Head of Research Group in Medical Virology, Department of Medical Microbiology and Virology, University of the Free State. A Principal investigator studying vector borne and zoonotic viruses, aiming to increase our knowledge on B cell and T cell epitopes to facilitate diagnosis and vaccine development. The lab primarily focuses on host immune responses to arboviral infections specifically characterizing humoral and cellular immune responses in patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus; epitope discovery for development of multivalent DNA-based vaccines; development of diagnostic assays including protein microarrays for differential diagnosis of CCHF; development of molecular and serological assays for identification of arboviruses; and evaluation of vaccines against CCHF and Rift Valley fever viruses.

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