Genetic and antigenic evolution and phylogeography of enterovirus 71 associated with hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam over a three-year period (2013-15)


  • Dr Le Van Tan

    Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Project summary

Tan is a molecular virologist whose current research interests include emerging viral infections, particularly those affecting the central nervous system such as enterovirus 71 and hand, foot and mouth disease. His Fellowship focuses on the evolutionary biology and phylogeography of enterovirus 71 in Vietnam. This work is being undertaken in collaboration with local hospitals in Vietnam and with Professor Edward Holmes at the University of Sydney, Professor Bryan Grenfell at Princeton University and Professor Laurent Kaiser at the University of Geneva.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.