EMI 2019 best paper awards

About the prize

In the first month of each year, Editors-in-Chief of EMI will announce the selection of up to 4 papers published in the previous year based on the novelty, scientific significance, and potential impact to the clinical practice and global health in the field of emerging infectious diseases.

First Place Award

Title:  Replication and virulence in pigs of the first African swine fever virus isolated in China.

Authors:  Dongming Zhao, Renqiang Liu, Xianfeng Zhang, Fang Li, Jingfei Wang, Jiwen Zhang, Xing Liu, Lulu Wang, Jiaoer Zhang, Xinzhou Wu, Yuntao Guan, Weiye Chen, Xijun Wang, Xijun He & Zhigao Bu

EMI comments:
A timely report with thorough molecular virology work to isolate the pathogen which caused the outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus in China

Second Place Award

Title:  Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) mediates Zika virus entry, replication, and egress from host cells.

Authors:  Sujit Pujhari, Marco Brustolin, Vanessa M. Macias, Ruth H. Nissly, Masashi Nomura, Suresh V. Kuchipudi & Jason L. Rasgon

EMI comments:
A key report to identify Hsp70 as a major player in Zika virus infection

Third Place Award

1.

Title:  CRISPR-based rapid and ultra-sensitive diagnostic test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Authors:  Jing-Wen Ai, Xian Zhou, Teng Xu, Minling Yang, Yuanyuan Chen, Gui-Qing He, Ningp Pan, Yuwei Cai, Yongjun Li, Xiaorui Wang, Hang Su, Ting Wang, Weiqi Zeng & Wen-Hong Zhang

EMI comments:
A highly novel and potentially useful approach to diagnose TB infection

2.

Title:  A specific class of infectious agents isolated from bovine serum and dairy products and peritumoral colon cancer tissue.

Authors:  Ethel-Michele de Villiers, Karin Gunst, Deblina Chakraborty, Claudia Ernst, Timo Bund & Harald zur Hausen

EMI comments:
A novel report with out-of-box thinking and potential major health impact

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