Piet Maes


Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium


  1. Vanmechelen B, Bletsa M, Laenen L, Lopes A, Vergote V, Beller L, et al. Discovery and genome characterization of three new Jeilongviruses, a lineage of paramyxoviruses characterized by their unique membrane proteins. BMC Genomics. 2018;19:617 pubmed publisher
  2. Vanmechelen B, Vergote V, Laenen L, Koundouno F, Bore J, Wada J, et al. Expanding the Arterivirus Host Spectrum: Olivier's Shrew Virus 1, A Novel Arterivirus Discovered in African Giant Shrews. Sci Rep. 2018;8:11171 pubmed publisher
    ..The virus described here represents the first discovery of an arterivirus in members of the order Eulipotyphla, thereby greatly expanding the known host spectrum of arteriviruses. ..
  3. Vanmechelen B, Bertelsen M, Rector A, van den Oord J, Laenen L, Vergote V, et al. Identification of a novel species of papillomavirus in giraffe lesions using nanopore sequencing. Vet Microbiol. 2017;201:26-31 pubmed publisher
  4. Vanmechelen B, Laenen L, Vergote V, Maes P. Grotenhout Virus, a Novel Nairovirus Found in Ixodes ricinus in Belgium. Genome Announc. 2017;5: pubmed publisher
    ..The genome consists of two segments, L and S, and is most similar to the tick-borne South Bay virus, with amino acid identities ranging from 60 to 64%. ..
  5. Yinda C, Zell R, Deboutte W, Zeller M, Conceição Neto N, Heylen E, et al. Highly diverse population of Picornaviridae and other members of the Picornavirales, in Cameroonian fruit bats. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:249 pubmed publisher
    ..However, further screening for these viruses in humans will fully indicate their zoonotic potential. ..