Publications by authors named "Bert Vanmechelen"

21 Publications

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Advancing Marburg virus antiviral screening: Optimization of a novel T7 polymerase-independent minigenome system.

Antiviral Res 2021 01 19;185:104977. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Rega Institute, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, box 1040 3000, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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January 2021

Common occurrence of Belerina virus, a novel paramyxovirus found in Belgian hedgehogs.

Sci Rep 2020 11 9;10(1):19341. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Rega Institute for Medical Research, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, Box 1040, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2020

Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 reinfection by a phylogenetically distinct strain.

Clin Infect Dis 2020 Sep 5. Epub 2020 Sep 5.

KU Leuven, Rega Institute Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Leuven, Belgium.

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September 2020

Accounting for population structure reveals ambiguity in the Zaire Ebolavirus reservoir dynamics.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 03 4;14(3):e0008117. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Division of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Leuven, Belgium.

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March 2020

First genomic characterization of a Belgian Enterovirus C104 using sequence-independent Nanopore sequencing.

Infect Genet Evol 2020 07 27;81:104267. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

KU Leuven, Rega Institute, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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July 2020

Complete Genome Sequence of a New Ebola Virus Strain Isolated during the 2017 Likati Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2019 May 16;8(20). Epub 2019 May 16.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Clinical and Epidemiological Virology Division, Rega Institute, Leuven, Belgium

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May 2019

Identifying the patterns and drivers of enzootic dynamics using reservoir sampling.

Virus Evol 2019 Jan 22;5(1):vez009. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Division of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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January 2019

Genomic characterization of Erethizon dorsatum papillomavirus 2, a new papillomavirus species marked by its exceptional genome size.

J Gen Virol 2018 12 24;99(12):1699-1704. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

1​KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Herestraat 49/Box 1040, BE3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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December 2018

Discovery and genome characterization of three new Jeilongviruses, a lineage of paramyxoviruses characterized by their unique membrane proteins.

BMC Genomics 2018 Aug 16;19(1):617. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, Box 1040, BE3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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August 2018

Expanding the Arterivirus Host Spectrum: Olivier's Shrew Virus 1, A Novel Arterivirus Discovered in African Giant Shrews.

Sci Rep 2018 07 24;8(1):11171. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Herestraat 49-Box 1040, BE3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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July 2018

Nanopore sequencing as a revolutionary diagnostic tool for porcine viral enteric disease complexes identifies porcine kobuvirus as an important enteric virus.

Sci Rep 2018 06 29;8(1):9830. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Laboratory of Virology, Merelbeke, Belgium.

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June 2018

A lethal disease model for New World hantaviruses using immunosuppressed Syrian hamsters.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 27;11(10):e0006042. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Zoonotic Infectious Diseases unit, Leuven, Belgium.

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October 2017

Grotenhout Virus, a Novel Nairovirus Found in in Belgium.

Genome Announc 2017 May 25;5(21). Epub 2017 May 25.

KU Leuven, Rega Institute, Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Unit (ZIDU) Lab, Leuven, Belgium

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May 2017

Identification of a novel species of papillomavirus in giraffe lesions using nanopore sequencing.

Vet Microbiol 2017 Mar 30;201:26-31. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Herestraat 49/Box 1040, BE3000 Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Virus Hunting: Discovery of New Episomal Circular Viruses by Rolling Circle Techniques.

Curr Protoc Microbiol 2017 02 6;44:1E.12.1-1E.12.18. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Rega Institute, Leuven, Belgium.

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February 2017

Spatio-temporal analysis of Nova virus, a divergent hantavirus circulating in the European mole in Belgium.

Mol Ecol 2016 Dec 9;25(23):5994-6008. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

KU Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Laboratory of Clinical Virology, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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December 2016