David J Evans


I study the biology of RNA viruses including hepatitis C virus, poliovirus and viruses of honeybees. I am particularly interested in fundamental aspects of virus replication and the role of RNA structures in the initiation and control of these events, recombination as a mechanism of virus evolution and the epidemiology and pathogenesis of virulent recombinant forms of the virus. I use bioinformatics, reverse genetics, biophysical and biochemical approaches to conduct these studies.

Bioinformatics Evolutionary Studies Microbiology Virology

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Professor of Virology

University of St. Andrews
School of Biology