Dr. Timothy Booth
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba and Director, Viral Diseases Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada. Chief of Bloodborne Pathogens and Hepatitis section, Enteroviruses and Gastroenteritis Virus section and the Viral Pathology section.

Degrees: B.Sc. (Hons.) (University of Bath, 1981), Ph.D. (University of Greenwich,1985),

Mailing Address: Viral Diseases Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, 1015 Arlington Street, Winnipeg , MB , R3E 3R2

Tel: (204) 789-2022 Fax: (204) 789-2082
E-mail: Tim_Booth@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Research Interests:
Viral diseases and public health. Diagnosis and epidemiology of virus infections. Virus structure, evolution, morphogenesis and pathogenesis. Diagnostic imaging of infectious diseases. Modes of transmission of viral infections, aerobiology of virus transmission, intervention strategies including anti-virals and vaccines.

Recent Publications:

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  1. The Hidden Costs and Characteristics of Childhood Rotavirus Emergency Visits in Canada.  Le Saux, N, Bettinger, J.,  Déry, P., Embree, J., Vaudry, W., Halperin, S. A., McDermid, A.,  Booth, T. F.  and Coyle, D.  2011.  Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: 13 October 2011 Published-Ahead-of-Print.  doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318237501z
  2. Sharma, K., Åkerström, S., Sharma, A. K, Chow, V. T. K., Teow,S., Abrenica, B., Booth, S. A., Booth, T. F., Mirazimi, A and Lal, S. K.  2011.  SARS-CoV 9b protein diffuses into the nucleus, undergoes active crm1 mediated nucleocytoplasmic export and triggers apoptosis when retained in the nucleus.  PloS One 6(5): e19436. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019436
  3. Myskiw, C., Piper,  J., Huzarewich, R., Booth, T. F., Cao, J., He, R.   Nigericin is a potent inhibitor of the early stage of vaccinia virus replication.  2010.  Antiviral Research 88: 304–310.  doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2010.10.001
  4. Mattison, K., Grudeski, E., Auk, B., Brassard, J., Charest, H., Dust, K., Gubbay, J., Hatchette,  T. F., Houde, A., Jean, J., Jones,  T., Lee, B. E., Mamiya, H., McDonald, R., Mykytczuk, O., Pang, X., Petrich,  A., Plante, D., Ritchie, G., Wong, J.,  and Booth, T. F.  2010.  Performance assessment for norovirus real-time RT-PCR detection protocols.  J. Clin. Virol.  50, 109-113. [Epub ahead of print Nov 9, 2010.]  doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2010.10.008
  5. Cotelesage, J.J.H., Osiowy,C., Lawrence, C, deVarennes,S. L., Teow, S., Beniac, D. R. and Booth, T. F.  2011.  Hepatitis B Virus Genotype G forms core-like particles with unique structural properties.  Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 18, 443–448.  Published Online: Jun 8 2010  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2893.2010.01330.x.
  6. Mattison, K., Grudeski, E., Auk, B., Charest, H., Drews, S. J., Fritzinger, A., Gregorious, N., Hayward, S., Houde, A., Lee, B. E., Pang, X. L., Booth, T. F. and Vinjé, J.  2010.  A Multi-center Comparison of Two Norovirus ORF2-based Genotyping Protocols.  J. Clin. Microbiol. 47, 3927-32.  [Epub ahead of print on 21 October 2009].  doi:10.1128/JCM.00497-09  
  7. Jackson, S.T., Booth, T.F., McLaughlin, P., and Mullings, A.  2008. Molecular Analysis and implications of neurovirulent circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in Jamaica.  A case report and review of literature.  West Indian Medical Journal 57(5):511-4
  8. Melito, P. L.,  Qiu X., Fernando L. M., deVarennes S. L., Beniac D. R., Booth T. F., Jones S. M. 2008.  The creation of stable cell lines expressing Ebola virus glycoproteins and the matrix protein VP40 and generating Ebola virus-like particles utilizing an ecdysone inducible mammalian expression system. J. Virol. Methods, 148, (2008) 237–243, doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2007.12.004
  9. Parmley, W. J., Bastien, N, Booth, T.F., Bowes, V., Buck, P., Breault, A., Caswell, D., Daoust, P. Y., Davies, C., Elahi, M., Fortin, M., Kibenge, F., King, R., Li, Y., McAloney, K., North, N., Ojkic, D., Pasick, J., Pryor, P., Robinson, J., Rodrigue, J., Swendrowski, M., Whitney, H., Zimmer, P., and Leighton, F. A. Wild bird influenza survey, Canada, 2005. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 14(1):84-7.
  10. Garver, K. A. Dwilow, A. G., Richard, J., Booth, T. F., Beniac, D. R. and Souter, B.W. 2007.  First detection of spring viremia of carp virus (SVCV) in common carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.) from Hamilton Harbour in Lake Ontario, Canada.  Journal of Fish Diseases, 30, 665-671.
  11. Beniac D.R., deVarennes S.L., Andonov A., He R. and Booth T.F. 2007. Conformational Reorganization of the SARS Coronavirus Spike Following Receptor Binding: Implications for Membrane Fusion. PLoS ONE 2(10): e1082 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001082  
  12. Patrick, D. M., M. Petric, D. M. Skowronski, R. Guasparini, T. F. Booth, M. Krajden, P. McGeer, N Bastien, L. Gustafson, J. Dubord, D MacDonald, S. Berger, L. F. Srour, R. Parker, Y. Li, A. Andonov, J Isaac-Renton, N. Loewen, G McNabb, A McNabb, S. Goh, S. Henwick, C. Astell, J. P. Guo, M Drebot, R. Tellier, F. Plummer, and R. C Brunham. 2006.  An outbreak of human coronavirus OC43 infection and serological cross-reactivity with SARS coronavirus.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 17(6): 330-336.  
  13. Beniac DR, Andonov A, Grudeski E, Booth TF. 2006. Architecture of the SARS coronavirus prefusion spike. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 13(8):751-2.