Influenza A virus is a pathogen of great medical impact. To develop novel antiviral strategies, it is essential to understand the molecular aspects of virus–host cell interactions in detail. During entry, the viral ribonucleoproteins (vRNPs) that carry the RNA genome must be released from the incoming particle before they can enter the nucleus for replication. The uncoating process is facilitated by histone deacetylase 6 (ref.1 ). However, the precise mechanism of shell openi
The annual new year's CMM Awayday was held at the Conference Centre in Wills Hall, University of Bristol. Yasu made a fantastic start to 2019 by winning the First Prize in the poster session (out of 40+ posters) for presenting our publication "Influenza virus uses transportin 1 for vRNP debundling during cell entry" (Miyake et al., Nature Microbiology, in press). Congratulations Yasu!!