Generation of the first autofluorescent animal poxvirus

Following collaboration with Dr Stéphane Bertagnoli from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, NeoVirTech has validated autofluorescent ANCHOR tagging of an animal poxvirus for imaging and screening applications. Both pathogen and vaccine strains have been generated, allowing live cell tracking of poxvirus genomes dynamics and replication. This achievement will help us discover new antiviral molecules against the poxvirus family, understand the behaviour of vaccine construct or develop and optimize new oncolytic products. Live cell imaging allows us to visualize and measure the dynamics of poxvirus infection and replication.