Staff Profile:Dr Ben Neuman



  • Director of Outreach
  • Industrial Experience Tutor
  • BSc Microbiology Admissions Tutor
  • School Management Group
Areas of Interest:
  • Funding from MRC, IAH, MOHER, Industry
  • The intersection of structure and function that lets pathogenic viruses control the shape of the membrane
  • Understanding how coronavirus replication factories are formed
  • Evaluating and designing new antiviral compounds for haemorrhagic fever viruses
  • Phage therapy development to control bacterial infections of bananas and mushrooms

Member of the Microbiology Research Group

Research groups / Centres:

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach:

  • Interviews with BBC World News, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Berkshire, and BBC Radio Wales
  • Patenting and development of antiviral drugs
  • Development of phage therapy agents
  • Palaeontology curator, Cole Museum of Zoology

Esteem Factors:

  • Plenary Speaker: Federation of Infection Societies; 11th Mathematics in Medicine Study Group; International Symposium on Nidoviruses (Michigan), (Oxford)
  • Collaboration with AVI Biopharma (now Sarepta Therapeutics) USA


  • Part 1: Pathology: Introduction to Human Disease, Introductory Zoology
  • Part 2: Virology, Protein Structure and Function, Medical Microbiology
  • Part 3: Use and Abuse of the Microbial World, Palaeozoology, Microbiology Field Trip, Medical Genetics, Viral Pathogens
  • PhD: Presentation Skills Course

International Collaborators:

  • Prof. Mike Buchmeier, University of California, Irvine CA, USA
  • Prof. Kurt Wuthrich, The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA
  • Dr. Peter Kuhn, The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA
  • Dr. Volker Thiel, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Dr. Stanley Sawicki, University of Toledo, OH, USA
  • Prof. David Prangishvili, Institute Pasteur, France
  • Dr. Terje Dokland, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL, USA
  • Dr. Thomas Weikl, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Prof. Susan Baker, Loyola University Medical School, IL, USA
  • Dr. Gabriella Kiss, Emory University, GA, USA
  • Prof. Dennis Bamford, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Oddur Vilhelmsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • Prof. Shinji Makino, University of Texas Medical Board, TX, USA

National Collaborators:

  • Prof. Stuart Siddell, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Paul Britton, Institute for Animal Health
  • Dr. David Schley, Pirbright Institute
  • Dr. Robert Whittaker, University of East Anglia
  • Dr. David Bhella, MRC Virology Unit
  • Dr. Yuan Zhao, NIBSC
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This list was generated on Thu Oct 20 19:26:32 2016 BST.

Pre 2007

Neuman BW, Stein DA, Kroeker AD, Moulton HM, Bestwick RK, Iversen PL,Buchmeier MJ. Inhibition and escape of SARS-CoV treated with antisense morpholino oligomers. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2006;581:567-71. Review. PubMed PMID: 17037599.

Neuman BW, Adair BD, Yoshioka C, Quispe JD, Milligan RA, Yeager M, Buchmeier MJ. Ultrastructure of SARS-CoV, FIPV, and MHV revealed by electron cryomicroscopy. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2006;581:181-5. PubMed PMID: 17037527.

Neuman BW, Adair BD, Yoshioka C, Quispe JD, Orca G, Kuhn P, Milligan RA,Yeager M, Buchmeier MJ. Supramolecular architecture of severe acute respiratorysyndrome coronavirus revealed by electron cryomicroscopy. J Virol. 2006 Aug;80(16):7918-28. PubMed PMID: 16873249; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1563832.

Joseph JS, Saikatendu KS, Subramanian V, Neuman BW, Brooun A, Griffith M, MoyK, Yadav MK, Velasquez J, Buchmeier MJ, Stevens RC, Kuhn P. Crystal structure of nonstructural protein 10 from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus reveals a novel fold with two zinc-binding motifs. J Virol. 2006 Aug;80(16):7894-901. PubMed PMID: 16873246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1563791.

Saikatendu KS, Joseph JS, Subramanian V, Clayton T, Griffith M, Moy K,Velasquez J, Neuman BW, Buchmeier MJ, Stevens RC, Kuhn P. Structural basis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus ADP-ribose-1''-phosphate dephosphorylation by a conserved domain of nsP3. Structure. 2005 Nov;13(11):1665-75. PubMed PMID: 16271890.

Peti W, Johnson MA, Herrmann T, Neuman BW, Buchmeier MJ, Nelson M, Joseph J, Page R, Stevens RC, Kuhn P, Wüthrich K. Structural genomics of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus: nuclear magnetic resonance structure of the
protein nsP7. J Virol. 2005 Oct;79(20):12905-13. PubMed PMID: 16188992; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1235862. 

Neuman BW, Stein DA, Kroeker AD, Churchill MJ, Kim AM, Kuhn P, Dawson P, Moulton HM, Bestwick RK, Iversen PL, Buchmeier MJ. Inhibition, escape, and attenuated growth of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus treated with antisense morpholino oligomers. J Virol. 2005 Aug;79(15):9665-76. PubMed PMID:16014928; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1181598.

Neuman BW, Adair BD, Burns JW, Milligan RA, Buchmeier MJ, Yeager M. Complementarity in the supramolecular design of arenaviruses and retroviruses revealed by electron cryomicroscopy and image analysis. J Virol. 2005 Mar;79(6):3822-30. PubMed PMID: 15731275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1075687.

Neuman BW, Stein DA, Kroeker AD, Paulino AD, Moulton HM, Iversen PL, Buchmeier MJ. Antisense morpholino-oligomers directed against the 5' end of the genome inhibit coronavirus proliferation and growth. J Virol. 2004 Jun;78(11):5891-9. PubMed PMID: 15140987; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC415795.


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