Exploring new frontiers in virology - looking for PTLD samples
Dr. Andy Mason and his team at the UofA - as part of CNTRP Project 5 - are currently addressing the hypothesis that many diseases post-transplant are likely caused by unknown viral pathogens. Accordingly, they have taken a metagenomics approach to discover novel viral agents in transplant patients who develop specific idiopathic disease syndromes. The program has been established using the Illumina next generation sequencing platform with a metagenomics bioinformatic pipeline.
In order to advance this research, we need your PTLD samples (both EBV + or -). We are specifically interested in serum from non-EBV PTLD samples that you are willing to share.
We need your help and your samples to complete this important research.