Michael Skinner Section of Virology, Imperial College London, UK
2 protocols

Stephen M. Laidlaw
  • Section of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Molecular Virology, Imperial College, London

Current position

Post-doctoral Researcher, The Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K


Refereed publications

  1. Laidlaw, S. M., Robey, R., Davies, M., Giotis, E. S., Ross, C., Buttigieg, K., Goodbourn, S. and Skinner, M. A. (2013). Genetic screen of a mutant poxvirus library identifies an ankyrin repeat protein involved in blocking induction of avian type I interferon. J Virol 87(9): 5041-5052.
  2. Buttigieg, K., Laidlaw, S. M., Ross, C., Davies, M., Goodbourn, S. and Skinner, M. A. (2013). Genetic screen of a library of chimeric poxviruses identifies an ankyrin repeat protein involved in resistance to the avian type I interferon response. J Virol 87(9): 5028-5040.
  3. Skinner, M. and Laidlaw, S. (2009). Advances in fowlpox vaccination. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 4(054): 1-10.
  4. Jarmin, S. A., Manvell, R., Gough, R. E., Laidlaw, S. M. and Skinner, M. A. (2006). Retention of 1.2 kbp of 'novel' genomic sequence in two European field isolates and some vaccine strains of Fowlpox virus extends open reading frame fpv241. J Gen Virol 87(Pt 12): 3545-3549.
  5. Imoukhuede, E. B., Berthoud, T., Milligan, P., Bojang, K., Ismaili, J., Keating, S., Nwakanma, D., Keita, S., Njie, F., Sowe, M., Todryk, S., Laidlaw, S. M., Skinner, M. A., Lang, T., Gilbert, S., Greenwood, B. M. and Hill, A. V. (2006). Safety and immunogenicity of the malaria candidate vaccines FP9 CS and MVA CS in adult Gambian men. Vaccine 24(42-43): 6526-6533.
  6. Jarmin, S., Manvell, R., Gough, R. E., Laidlaw, S. M. and Skinner, M. A. (2006). Avipoxvirus phylogenetics: identification of a PCR length polymorphism that discriminates between the two major clades. J Gen Virol 87(Pt 8): 2191-2201.
  7. Webster, D. P., Dunachie, S., Vuola, J. M., Berthoud, T., Keating, S., Laidlaw, S. M., McConkey, S. J., Poulton, I., Andrews, L., Andersen, R. F., Bejon, P., Butcher, G., Sinden, R., Skinner, M. A., Gilbert, S. C. and Hill, A. V. (2005). Enhanced T cell-mediated protection against malaria in human challenges by using the recombinant poxviruses FP9 and modified vaccinia virus Ankara. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102(13): 4836-4841.
  8. Skinner, M. A., Laidlaw, S. M., Eldaghayes, I., Kaiser, P. and Cottingham, M. G. (2005). Fowlpox virus as a recombinant vaccine vector for use in mammals and poultry. Expert Rev Vaccines 4(1): 63-76.
  9. Webster, D. P., Dunachie, S., McConkey, S., Poulton, I., Moore, A. C., Walther, M., Laidlaw, S. M., Peto, T., Skinner, M. A., Gilbert, S. C. and Hill, A. V. (2006). Safety of recombinant fowlpox strain FP9 and modified vaccinia virus Ankara vaccines against liver-stage P. falciparum malaria in non-immune volunteers. Vaccine 24(15): 3026-3034.
  10. Jeshtadi, A., Henriquet, G., Laidlaw, S. M., Hot, D., Zhang, Y. and Skinner, M. A. (2005). In vitro expression and analysis of secreted fowlpox virus CC chemokine-like proteins Fpv060, Fpv061, Fpv116 and Fpv121. Arch Virol 150(9): 1745-1762.
  11. Anderson, R. J., Hannan, C. M., Gilbert, S. C., Laidlaw, S. M., Sheu, E. G., Korten, S., Sinden, R., Butcher, G. A., Skinner, M. A. and Hill, A. V. (2004). Enhanced CD8+ T cell immune responses and protection elicited against Plasmodium berghei malaria by prime boost immunization regimens using a novel attenuated fowlpox virus. J Immunol 172(5): 3094-3100.
  12. Laidlaw, S. M. and Skinner, M. A. (2004). Comparison of the genome sequence of FP9, an attenuated, tissue culture-adapted European strain of Fowlpox virus, with those of virulent American and European viruses. J Gen Virol 85(Pt 2): 305-322.
  13. Boulanger, D., Green, P., Jones, B., Henriquet, G., Hunt, L. G., Laidlaw, S. M., Monaghan, P. and Skinner, M. A. (2002). Identification and characterization of three immunodominant structural proteins of fowlpox virus. J Virol 76(19): 9844-9855.
  14. Vazquez Blomquist, D., Green, P., Laidlaw, S. M., Skinner, M. A., Borrow, P. and Duarte, C. A. (2002). Induction of a strong HIV-specific CD8+ T cell response in mice using a fowlpox virus vector expressing an HIV-1 multi-CTL-epitope polypeptide. Viral Immunol 15(2): 337-356.
  15. Laidlaw, S. M., Anwar, M. A., Thomas, W., Green, P., Shaw, K. and Skinner, M. A. (1998). Fowlpox virus encodes nonessential homologs of cellular alpha-SNAP, PC-1, and an orphan human homolog of a secreted nematode protein. J Virol 72(8): 6742-6751.
  16. Mitchell, I. J., Lawson, S., Moser, B., Laidlaw, S. M., Cooper, A. J., Walkinshaw, G. and Waters, C. M. (1994). Glutamate-induced apoptosis results in a loss of striatal neurons in the parkinsonian rat. Neuroscience 63(1): 1-5.

Non-refereed publications

  1. Michael, A. Skinner and Stephen M. Laidlaw (2012). Recombinant Avipoxviruses. In: Morrow, J., Schmidt, C., Sheikh, N. and Davies, H. (eds). Vaccinology: Principles and Practice’ Eds. Wiley-Blackwell.
  2.  Skinner, M. A., Boulanger, D. and Laidlaw, S. M. (2000). Avipoxviruses. In: Tidona, C. A. and Darai, G. (eds). The Springer Index of Viruses. Springer.
  3. Skinner, M. A. and Laidlaw, S. M. (1999). Investigation of DNA Virus Genome Structure. In: Series, J. C. and Hames, B. D. (eds). DNA Viruses: a Practical Approach’ (Practical Approach Series, 214). Oxford University Press, 15-46.
1 Protocol published
Construction of Deletion-knockout Mutant Fowlpox Virus (FWPV)
Authors:  Stephen M. Laidlaw and Michael A. Skinner, date: 05/20/2014, view: 6289, Q&A: 0
The construction of deletion-knockout poxviruses is a useful approach to determining the function of specific virus genes. This protocol is an adaptation of the transient dominant knockout selection protocol published by Falkner and Moss (1990) for ...
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By using our website, you are agreeing to allow the storage of cookies on your computer.