Dr V Stalin Raj
Associate Professor (Biology)
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  stalin@iisertvm.ac.in

Important publications

  1. Annemiek A. van der Eijk, Perry J. van Genderen, Rob M. Verdijk, Chantal B. Reusken, Ramona Mögling, Jeroen J.A. van Kampen, W. Widagdo, Georgina I. Aron, Corine H. GeurtsvanKessel, Suzan D. Pas, V. Stalin Raj, Bart L. Haagmans, Marion P.G. Koopmans. 2016. Fetal miscarriage associated with Zika virus infection of amniotic epithelial and fetal mesenchymal cells. New England Journal of Medicine. 375:1002-1004.
    (IF 72.02). (media coverages )
  2. V. Stalin Raj, H. H. Mou, S. L. Smits, D. H. W. Dekkers, M. A. Muller, R. Dijkman, D. Muth, J. A. A. Demmers, A. Zaki, R. A. M. Fouchier, V. Thiel, C. Drosten, P. J. M. Rottier, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. J. Bosch, and B. L. Haagmans. 2013. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 is a functional receptor for the emerging human coronavirus-EMC. Nature. 495:251-254. (IF 41.46).
    Cover page illustration: Nature 495
    News & Views: Declan Butler. Broad reception for coronavirus: Nature 495: 179-177.
    News in Focus: Tom Gallagher & Stanley Perlman. Receptor for new coronavirus found: Nature 495:149-150.
    (with media coverages including THE HINDU )
  3. Haagmans BL, van den Brand JM, V. Stalin Raj, Volz A, Wohlsein P, Smits SL, Schipper D, Bestebroer TM, Okba N, Fux R, Bensaid A, Solanes Foz D, Kuiken T, Baumgärtner W, Segalés J, Sutter G, Osterhaus AD. 2016. An orthopoxvirus-based vaccine reduces virus excretion after MERS-CoV infection in dromedary camels. Science. 351 (6268): 77-81. (IF 33.61).
    (with media coverages )
  4. Haagmans, B. L*, S. H. S. Al Dhahiry*, C. B. E. M. Reusken*, V. Stalin Raj*, M. Galiano, R. Myers, G. J. Godeke, M. Jonges, E. Farag, A. Diab, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, M. Al-Thani, S. A. Al-Marri, H. E. Al Romaihi, A. Al Khal, A. Bermingham, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, M. M. AlHajri, and M. P. G. Koopmans. 2014. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in dromedary camels: an outbreak investigation. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 14:140-145. * First authors (IF 22.43)
    Comment: Neil M Ferguson and Maria D Van Kerkhove. 2014. Identification of MERS-CoV in dromedary camels. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 14:93-94.
    (with media coverage including THE HINDU )
  5. Reusken, C. B. E. M., B. L. Haagmans, M. A. Muller, C. Gutierrez, G. J. Godeke, B. Meyer, D. Muth, V. Stalin Raj, L. Smits-De Vries, V. M. Corman, J. F. Drexler, S. L. Smits, Y. E. El Tahir, R. De Sousa, J. van Beek, N. Nowotny, K. van Maanen, E. Hidalgo-Hermoso, B. J. Bosch, P. Rottier, A. Osterhaus, C. Gortazar-Schmidt, C. Drosten, and M. P. G. Koopmans. 2013. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus neutralising serum antibodies in dromedary camels: a comparative serological study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13:859-866. (IF 22.43)
    Comment: Emmie de Wit and  Vincent J Munster. 2013. MERS-CoV: the intermediate host identified. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13:827-828. (with more than 50 media coverage ).
  6. Bosch, B. J., V. Stalin Raj, and B. L. Haagmans. 2013. Spiking the MERS-coronavirus receptor. Cell Research-Nature 23:1069-1070. (IF 12.41).
  7. Ramakrishnaiah, V., C. Thumann, I. Fofana, F. Habersetzer, Q. W. Pan, P. E. de Ruiter, R. Willemsen, J. A. A. Demmers, V. Stalin Raj, G. Jenster, J. Kwekkeboom, H. W. Tilanus, B. L. Haagmans, T. F. Baumert, and L. J. W. van der Laan. 2013. Exosome-mediated transmission of hepatitis C virus between human hepatoma Huh7.5 cells. PNAS 110:13109-13113. (IF 9.67).
  8. Li W, Hulswit RJG, Widjaja I, Raj VS, McBride R, Peng W, Widagdo W, Tortorici MA, van Dieren B, Lang Y, van Lent JWM, Paulson JC, de Haan CAM, de Groot RJ, vanKuppeveld FJM, Haagmans BL, Bosch BJ. Identification of sialic acid-binding function for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus spike glycoprotein. PNAS. 2017 Sep 18. pii: 201712592. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1712592114. (IF 9.67).
  9. V. Stalin Raj, S. L. Smits, S. D. Pas, L. B. V. Provacia, H. Moorman-Roest, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2012. Novel Hepatitis E Virus in Ferrets, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases 18:1369-1370. (IF 6.75)
  10. V. Stalin Raj, E. A. B. A. Farag, C. B. E. M. Reusken, M. M. Lamers, S. D. Pas, J. Voermans, S. L. Smits, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, N. Al-Mawlawi, H. E. Al-Romaihi, M. M. AlHajri, A. M. El-Sayed, K. A. Mohran, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, M. Al-Thani, S. A. Al-Marri, M. M. El-Maghraby, M. P. G. Koopmans, and B. L. Haagmans. 2014. Isolation of MERS Coronavirus from Dromedary Camel, Qatar, 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20:1339-1342. (IF 6.75)
  11. Costes, B*, V. Stalin Raj*, B. Michel, G. Fournier, M. Thirion, L. Gillet, J. Mast, F. Lieffrig, M. Bremont, and A. Vanderplasschen. 2009. The Major Portal of Entry of Koi Herpesvirus in Cyprinus carpio Is the Skin. Journal of Virology 83:2819-2830. with cover page illustration, * First authors) (IF 4.4)
  12. V. Stalin Raj., S. L. Smits, L. B. Provacia, J. M. A. van den Brand, L. Wiersma, W. J. D. Ouwendijk, T. M. Bestebroer, M. I. Spronken, G. van Amerongen, P. J. M. Rottier, R. A. M. Fouchier, B. J. Bosch, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2014.
    Adenosine Deaminase Acts as a Natural Antagonist for Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4-Mediated Entry of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Journal of Virology 88:1834-1838. (IF 4.44)
    spotlight: MERS Coronavirus Entry Blocked. Journal of Virology 88:1403.
  13. van Boheemen, S., M. de Graaf, C. Lauber, T. M. Bestebroer, V. Stalin Raj, A. M. Zaki, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. L. Haagmans, A. E. Gorbalenya, E. J. Snijder, and R. A. M. Fouchier. 2012. Genomic Characterization of a Newly Discovered Coronavirus Associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Humans. Mbio 3. (IF 6.79)
  14. Muller, M. A., V. Stalin Raj, D. Muth, B. Meyer, S. Kallies, S. L. Smits, R. Wollny, T. M. Bestebroer, S. Specht, T. Suliman, K. Zimmermann, T. Binger, I. Eckerle, M. Tschapka, A. M. Zaki, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, R. A. M. Fouchier, B. L. Haagmans, and C. Drosten. 2012. Human Coronavirus EMC Does Not Require the SARS-Coronavirus Receptor and Maintains Broad Replicative Capability in Mammalian Cell Lines. Mbio 3. (IF 6.79).

Research articles

2018

  1. V. Stalin Raj *, Okba NMA, Gutierrez-Alvarez J, Drabek D, van Dieren B, Widagdo W, Lamers MM, Widjaja I, Fernandez-Delgado R, Sola I, Bensaid A, Koopmans MP, Segalés J, Osterhaus ADME, Bosch BJ, Enjuanes L, Haagmans BL*. Chimeric camel/human heavy-chain antibodies protect against MERS-CoV infection. Science Advances. 2018 Aug 8;4(8):eaas9667. * Corresponding authors (IF 11.51) media coverage Hindustan Times)
  2. David D, Rotenberg D, Khinich E, Erster O, Bardenstein S, van Straten M, Okba NMA, Raj SV, Haagmans BL, Miculitzki M, Davidson I. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus specific antibodies in naturally exposed Israeli llamas, alpacas and camels. One Health. 2018 May 4;5:65-68. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2018.05.002.

2017

  1. Li W, Hulswit RJG, Widjaja I, Raj VS, McBride R, Peng W, Widagdo W, Tortorici MA, van Dieren B, Lang Y, van Lent JWM, Paulson JC, de Haan CAM, de Groot RJ, vanKuppeveld FJM, Haagmans BL, Bosch BJ. Identification of sialic acid-binding function for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus spike glycoprotein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 18. pii: 201712592. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1712592114.
  2. Vancsok C, Peñaranda MMD, Raj VS, Leroy B, Jazowiecka-Rakus J, Boutier M, Gao Y, Wilkie GS, Suárez NM, Wattiez R, Gillet L, Davison AJ, Vanderplasschen AFC. Proteomic and Functional Analyses of the Virion Transmembrane Proteome of Cyprinid Herpesvirus 3. J Virol. 2017 Oct 13;91(21). pii: e01209-17. doi:10.1128/JVI.01209-17.
  3. Raj VS, Hundie GB, Schürch AC, Smits SL, Pas SD, Le Pogam S, Janssen HLA, de Knegt RJ, Osterhaus ADME, Najera I, Boucher CA, Haagmans BL. Identification of HCV Resistant Variants against Direct Acting Antivirals in Plasma and Liver of Treatment Naïve Patients. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 5;7(1):4688. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04931-y.
  4. Vergara-Alert J, Raj VS, Muñoz M, Abad FX, Cordón I, Haagmans BL, Bensaid A, Segalés J. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus experimental transmission using a pig model. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017 Oct;64(5):1342-1345. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12668.
  5. Hundie GB, Raj VS, GebreMichael D, Pas SD, Haagmans BL. Genetic diversity of hepatitis C virus in Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 1;12(6):e0179064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179064.
  6. Okba NM, Raj VS, Haagmans BL. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus vaccines: current status and novel approaches. Curr Opin Virol. 2017 Apr;23:49-58. doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2017.03.007.
  7. W. Widagdo, Nisreen M.A. Okba, V. Stalin Raj, Bart L. Haagmans: 2017. MERS-coronavirus: From discovery to intervention. One Health 06/2017; 3(11-16)., DOI:10.1016/j.onehlt.2016.12.001
  8. Hundie GB, V. Stalin Raj, Gebre Michael D, Haagmans BL. 2017 Seroepidemiology of hepatitis B and C virus infections among blood donors in Ethiopia. Journal of Medical Virology. Jan 25. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24770. [Epub ahead of print]. (Q3)
  9. Hundie GB, V. Stalin Raj, Gebre Michael D, Pas SD, Osterhaus AD, Koopmans MP, Smits SL, Haagmans BL. 2017. A novel hepatitis B virus subgenotype D10 circulating in Ethiopia. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 24(2):163-173. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12631.(Q1).
  10. Júlia Vergara-Alert1, Judith M.A. van den Brand, W. Widagdo, Marta Muñoz, V. Stalin Raj, Debby Schipper, David Solanes, Ivan Cordón, Albert Bensaid, Bart L. Haagmans, Joaquim Segalés. 2017. Susceptibility of different livestock animal species for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 23(2):232-240. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161239. (Q1, top10%).

2016

  1. Annemiek A. van der Eijk, Perry J. van Genderen, Rob M. Verdijk, Chantal B. Reusken, Ramona Mögling, Jeroen J.A. van Kampen, W. Widagdo, Georgina I. Aron, Corine H. GeurtsvanKessel, Suzan D. Pas, V. Stalin Raj, Bart L. Haagmans, Marion P.G. Koopmans. 2016. Fetal miscarriage associated with Zika virus infection of amniotic epithelial and fetal mesenchymal cells. New England Journal of Medicine. 375:1002-1004. (IF 55.87)
  2. Mart M. Lamers, Saskia L. Smits, Gadissa B. Hundie, Marion Koopmans, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Bart L. Haagmans*, V. Stalin Raj*. 2016. Naturally Occurring Recombination in Ferret Coronaviruses Revealed by Complete Genome Characterization. Journal of General Virology. Accepted JGV-D-16-00217
    * corresponding authors (IF 3.14).
  3. Reusken CBEM, Schilp C, V. Stalin Raj, De Bruin E, Kohl RHG, Farag EABA, et al. MERS-CoV infection of alpaca in a region where MERS-CoV is endemic. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016. (IF 6.75)
  4. Widagdo W, V. Stalin Raj, Schipper D, Kolijn K, van Leenders GJ, Bosch BJ, Bensaid A, Segalés J, Baumgärtner W, Osterhaus AD, Koopmans MP, van den Brand JM, Haagmans BL. 2016. Differential expression of the MERS-coronavirus receptor in the upper respiratory tract of humans and dromedary camels. Journal of Virology. 90:4838-42. (IF 4.44)
  5. Mart M. Lamers*, V. Stalin Raj*, Mah’d Shafei* , Sami Sheikh AliSultan M. bdallh, · Mahmoud Gazo, · Samer Nofal, · Xiaoyan LuDean D. Erdman,  Marion P. Koopmans,  Mohammad Abdallat, Aktham HaddadinBart L. Haagmans. 2016. Deletion Variants of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus from Humans, Jordan, 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 22:716-719. (IF 6.75)
    * First authors
  6. Haagmans BL, van den Brand JM, V. Stalin Raj, Volz A, Wohlsein P, Smits SL, Schipper D, Bestebroer TM, Okba N, Fux R, Bensaid A, Solanes Foz D, Kuiken T, Baumgärtner W, Segalés J, Sutter G, Osterhaus AD. 2016. An orthopoxvirus-based vaccine reduces virus excretion after MERS-CoV infection in dromedary camels. Science. 351(6268): 77-81. (IF 33.61).

2015

  1. Hundie GB, V. Stalin Raj, Gebre Michael D, Pas SD, Osterhaus AD, Koopmans MP, Smits SL, Haagmans BL. 2015. Molecular epidemiology and genetic diversity of hepatitis B virus in Ethiopia. Journal of Medical Virolology. 88: 1035. (2.37)
  2. Haagmans, B. L., J. M. A. van den Brand, L. B. Provacia, V. Stalin Raj, K. J. Stittelaar, S. Getu, L. de Waal, T. M. Bestebroer, G. van Amerongen, G. M. G. M. Verjans, R. A. M. Fouchier, S. L. Smits, T. Kuiken, and A. D. M. E. Osterhaus. 2015. Asymptomatic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Rabbits. Journal of Virology 89:6131-6135. (IF 4.44)
  3. Farag EA, Reusken CB, Haagmans BL, Mohran KA, V. Stalin Raj, Pas SD, Voermans J, Smits SL, Godeke GJ, Al-Hajri MM, Alhajri FH, Al-Romaihi HE, Ghobashy H,El-Maghraby MM, El-Sayed AM, Al Thani MH, Al-Marri S, Koopmans MP. 2015. Highproportion of MERS-CoV shedding dromedaries at slaughterhouse with a potential epidemiological link to human cases, Qatar 2014. Infection Ecolology Epidemiology. 5:28305. (IF 1.5)
  4. J.M.A. van den Brand, B.L. Haagmans, L.B. Provacia, V. Stalin Raj, K.J. Stittelaar, S. Getu, L. de Waal, T.M. Bestebroer, G. van Amerongen, G.M.G.M. Verjans, R.A.M. Fouchier, S.L. Smits, T. Kuiken, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus. 2015. MERS- coronavirus infection of rabbits. Journal of Comparative Pathology 1:53 (IF 1.14)
  5. Reusken, C. B. E. M., E. A. B. A. Farag, B. L. Haagmans, K. A. Mohran, G. J. Godeke, V. Stalin Raj, F. Alhajri, S. A. Al-Marri, H. E. Al-Romaihi, M. Al-Thani, B. J. Bosch, A. A. van der Eijk, A. M. El-Sayed, A. K. Ibrahim, N. Al-Molawi, M. A. Muller, S. K. Pasha, C. Drosten, M. M. AlHajri, and M. P. G. Koopmans. 2015. Occupational Exposure to Dromedaries and Risk for MERS-CoV Infection, Qatar, 2013-2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21:1422-1425. (IF 6.75)
  6. Smits, S. L., V. Stalin Raj, S. D. Pas, C. B. E. M. Reusken, K. Mohran, E. A. B. A. Farag, H. E. Al-Romaihi, M. M. AlHajri, B. L. Haagmans, and M. P. Koopmans. 2015. Reliable typing of MERS-CoV variants with a small genome fragment. Journal of Clinical Virology 64:83-87. (IF 3.02)

2014

  1. V. Stalin Raj., E. A. B. A. Farag, C. B. E. M. Reusken, M. M. Lamers, S. D. Pas, J. Voermans, S. L. Smits, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, N. Al-Mawlawi, H. E. Al-Romaihi, M. M. AlHajri, A. M. El-Sayed, K. A. Mohran, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, M. Al-Thani, S. A. Al-Marri, M. M. El-Maghraby, M. P. G. Koopmans, and B. L. Haagmans. 2014. Isolation of MERS Coronavirus from Dromedary Camel, Qatar, 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20:1339-1342. (IF 6.75)
  2. Spanakis, N., S. Tsiodras, B. L. Haagmans, V. Stalin Raj, K. Pontikis, A. Koutsoukou, N. G. Koulouris, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, M. P. G. Koopmans, and A. Tsakris. 2014. Virological and serological analysis of a recent Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection case on a triple combination antiviral regimen. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 44:528-532. (IF 4.3)
  3. Schurch, A. C., D. Schipper, M. A. Bijl, J. Dau, K. B. Beckmen, C. M. E. Schapendonk, V. Stalin Raj, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. L. Haagmans, M. Tryland, and S. L. Smits. 2014. Metagenomic Survey for Viruses in Western Arctic Caribou, Alaska, through Iterative Assembly of Taxonomic Units. Plos One 9. (IF 3.23)
  4. Reusken, C. B., E. A. Farag, M. Jonges, G. J. Godeke, A. M. El-Sayed, S. D. Pas, V. Stalin Raj, K. A. Mohran, H. A. Moussa, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, A. K. Ibrahim, B. J. Bosch, S. K. Pasha, H. E. Al-Romaihi, M. Al-Thani, S. A. Al-Marri, M. M. AlHajri, B. L. Haagmans, and M. P. Koopmans. 2014. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) RNA and neutralising antibodies in milk collected according to local customs from dromedary camels, Qatar, April 2014. Eurosurveillance 19:8-12. (IF 5.72)
  5. V. Stalin Raj., S. L. Smits, L. B. Provacia, J. M. A. van den Brand, L. Wiersma, W. J. D. Ouwendijk, T. M. Bestebroer, M. I. Spronken, G. van Amerongen, P. J. M. Rottier, R. A. M. Fouchier, B. J. Bosch, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2014. Adenosine Deaminase Acts as a Natural Antagonist for Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4-Mediated Entry of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Journal of Virology 88:1834-1838. (IF 4.44)
  6. Bodewes, R., V. Stalin Raj, M. J. L. Kik, C. M. Schapendonk, B. L. Haagmans, S. L. Smits, and A. D. M. E. Osterhaus. 2014. Updated Phylogenetic Analysis of Arenaviruses Detected in Boid Snakes. Journal of Virology 88:1399-1400. (IF 4.44)
  7. Haagmans, B. L*., S. H. S. Al Dhahiry*, C. B. E. M. Reusken*, V. Stalin Raj*, M. Galiano, R. Myers, G. J. Godeke, M. Jonges, E. Farag, A. Diab, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, M. Al-Thani, S. A. Al-Marri, H. E. Al Romaihi, A. Al Khal, A. Bermingham, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, M. M. AlHajri, and M. P. G. Koopmans. 2014. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in dromedary camels: an outbreak investigation. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 14:140-145. * First authors (IF 22.43)
  8. Kim, E., K. Okada, T. Kenniston, V. Stalin Raj, M. M. AlHajri, E. A. B. A. Farag, F. AlHajri, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. L. Haagmans, and A. Gambotto. 2014. Immunogenicity of an adenoviral-based Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus vaccine in BALB/c mice. Vaccine 32:5975-5982. (IF 3.62)
  9. Kraaij-Dirkzwager, M., A. Timen, K. Dirksen, L. Gelinck, E. Leyten, P. Groeneveld, C. Jansen, M. Jonges, Stalin Raj, I. Thurkow, R. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, A. van der Eijk, M. Koopmans, and M.-C. O. I. Te. 2014. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections in two returning travellers in the Netherlands, May 2014. Eurosurveillance 19:2-7. (IF 5.72)
  10. J.M.A. van den Brand, L. Wiersma, S.L. Smits, L. Provacia, V. Stalin Raj, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, T. Kuiken, B.L. Haagmans. 2014. The Novel Human Coronavirus EMC Causes Disease in Macaques but not in Ferrets. Journal of Comparative Pathology1:81. (IF 1.14)

2013

  1. V. Stalin Raj., H. H. Mou, S. L. Smits, D. H. W. Dekkers, M. A. Muller, R. Dijkman, D. Muth, J. A. A. Demmers, A. Zaki, R. A. M. Fouchier, V. Thiel, C. Drosten, P. J. M. Rottier, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. J. Bosch, and B. L. Haagmans. 2013. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 is a functional receptor for the emerging human coronavirus-EMC. Nature 495:251-254. (with cover illustration, News & Views, and News in Focus ) (IF 41.46)
  2. Ohnuma, K., B. L. Haagmans, R. Hatano, V. Stalin Raj, H. Mou, S. Iwata, N. H. Dang, B. J. Bosch, and C. Morimoto. 2013. Inhibition of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection by Anti-CD26 Monoclonal Antibody. Journal of Virology 87:13892-13899. (IF 4.44)
  3. Mou, H., V. Stalin Raj, F. J. M. van Kuppeveld, P. J. M. Rottier, B. L. Haagmans, and B. J. Bosch. 2013. The Receptor Binding Domain of the New Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Maps to a 231-Residue Region in the Spike Protein That Efficiently Elicits Neutralizing Antibodies. Journal of Virology 87:9379-9383. (IF 4.44)
  4. Bodewes, R., M. J. L. Kik, V. Stalin Raj, C. M. E. Schapendonk, B. L. Haagmans, S. L. Smits, and A. D. M. E. Osterhaus. 2013. Detection of novel divergent arenaviruses in bold snakes with inclusion body disease in The Netherlands. Journal of General Virology 94:1206-1210. (IF 3.18)
  5. de Wilde, A. H., V. Stalin Raj, D. Oudshoorn, T. M. Bestebroer, S. van Nieuwkoop, R. W. A. L. Limpens, C. C. Posthuma, Y. van der Meer, M. Barcena, B. L. Haagmans, E. J. Snijder, and B. G. van den Hoogen. 2013. MERS-coronavirus replication induces severe in vitro cytopathology and is strongly inhibited by cyclosporin A or interferon-alpha treatment. Journal of General Virology 94:1749-1760. (IF 3.18)
  6. Ramakrishnaiah, V., C. Thumann, I. Fofana, F. Habersetzer, Q. W. Pan, P. E. de Ruiter, R. Willemsen, J. A. A. Demmers, V. Stalin Raj, G. Jenster, J. Kwekkeboom, H. W. Tilanus, B. L. Haagmans, T. F. Baumert, and L. J. W. van der Laan. 2013. Exosome-mediated transmission of hepatitis C virus between human hepatoma Huh7.5 cells. PNAS 110:13109-13113. (IF 9.67)
  7. Reusken, C. B., M. Ababneh, V. Stalin Raj, B. Meyer, A. Eljarah, S. Abutarbush, G. J. Godeke, T. M. Bestebroer, I. Zutt, M. A. Muller, B. J. Bosch, P. J. Rottier, A. D. Osterhaus, C. Drosten, B. L. Haagmans, and M. P. Koopmans. 2013. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) serology in major livestock species in an affected region in Jordan, June to September 2013. Eurosurveillance 18:14-20. (IF 5.72)
  8. Reusken, C. B. E. M., B. L. Haagmans, M. A. Muller, C. Gutierrez, G. J. Godeke, B. Meyer, D. Muth, V. Stalin Raj, L. Smits-De Vries, V. M. Corman, J. F. Drexler, S. L. Smits, Y. E. El Tahir, R. De Sousa, J. van Beek, N. Nowotny, K. van Maanen, E. Hidalgo-Hermoso, B. J. Bosch, P. Rottier, A. Osterhaus, C. Gortazar-Schmidt, C. Drosten, and M. P. G. Koopmans. 2013. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus neutralising serum antibodies in dromedary camels: a comparative serological study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13:859-866. (IF 22.43)
  9. Smits, S. L., V. Stalin Raj, M. D. Oduber, C. M. E. Schapendonk, R. Bodewes, L. Provacia, K. J. Stittelaar, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2013. Metagenomic Analysis of the Ferret Fecal Viral Flora. Plos One 8. (IF 3.23)
  10. Smits, S. L., C. M. E. Schapendonk, M. van Leeuwen, T. Kuiken, R. Bodewes, V. Stalin Raj, B. L. Haagmans, C. G. das Neves, M. Tryland, and A. D. M. E. Osterhaus. 2013. Identification and Characterization of Two Novel Viruses in Ocular Infections in Reindeer. Plos One 8. (IF 3.23)

2012

  1. Muller, M. A., V. Stalin Raj, D. Muth, B. Meyer, S. Kallies, S. L. Smits, R. Wollny, T. M. Bestebroer, S. Specht, T. Suliman, K. Zimmermann, T. Binger, I. Eckerle, M. Tschapka, A. M. Zaki, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, R. A. M. Fouchier, B. L. Haagmans, and C. Drosten. 2012. Human Coronavirus EMC Does Not Require the SARS-Coronavirus Receptor and Maintains Broad Replicative Capability in Mammalian Cell Lines. Mbio 3. (IF 6.79)
  2. Sanjuktha, M., V. Stalin Raj, K. Aravindan, S. V. Alavandi, M. Poornima, and T. C. Santiago. 2012. Comparative efficacy of double-stranded RNAs targeting WSSV structural and nonstructural genes in controlling viral multiplication in Penaeus monodon. Archives of Virology 157:993-998. (IF 2.39)
  3. V. Stalin Raj, S. L. Smits, S. D. Pas, L. B. V. Provacia, H. Moorman-Roest, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2012. Novel Hepatitis E Virus in Ferrets, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases 18:1369-1370. (IF 6.75)
  4. Fournier, G., M. Boutier, V. Stalin Raj, J. Mast, E. Parmentier, P. Vanderwalle, D. Peeters, F. Lieffrig, F. Famir, L. Gillet, and A. Vanderplasschen. 2012. Feeding Cyprinus carpio with infectious materials mediates cyprinid herpesvirus 3 entry through infection of pharyngeal periodontal mucosa. Veterinary Research 43. (IF 2.82)
  5. van Boheemen, S., M. de Graaf, C. Lauber, T. M. Bestebroer, V. Stalin Raj, A. M. Zaki, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, B. L. Haagmans, A. E. Gorbalenya, E. J. Snijder, and R. A. M. Fouchier. 2012. Genomic Characterization of a Newly Discovered Coronavirus Associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Humans. Mbio 3. (IF 6.79)
  6. Stalin Raj., K. K. Vijayan, S. V. Alavandi, C. P. Balasubramanian, and T. C. Santiago. 2012. Effect of temperature and salinity on the infectivity pattern of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1837). Indian Journal of Fisheries 59:109-115.

2011

  1. V. Stalin Raj, G. Fournier, K. Rakus, M. Ronsmans, P. Ouyang, B. Michel, C. Delforges, B. Costes, F. Farnir, B. Leroy, R. Wattiez, C. Melard, J. Mast, F. Lieffrig, and A. Vanderplasschen. 2011. Skin mucus of Cyprinus carpio inhibits cyprinid herpesvirus 3 binding to epidermal cells. Veterinary Research 42. (IF 2.82) (with cover page illustration)
  2. Provacia, L. B. V., S. L. Smits, B. E. Martina, V. Stalin Raj, P. van der Doel, G. van Amerongen, H. Moorman-Roest, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, and B. L. Haagmans. 2011. Enteric Coronavirus in Ferrets, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17:1570-1571. (IF 6.75)
  3. Walker, P. J., N. Gudkovs, P. A. Padiyar, V. Stalin Raj, B. Pradeep, E. Sergeant, A. B. C. Mohan, G. Ravibabu, K. K. Vijayan, I. Karunasagar, T. C. Santiago, and C. V. Mohan. 2011. Longitudinal disease studies in small-holder black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farms in Andhra Pradesh, India. I. High prevalence of WSSV infection and low incidence of disease outbreaks in BMP ponds. Aquaculture 318:277-282. (IF 1.88)
  4. Walker, P. J., N. Gudkovs, C. V. Mohan, V. Stalin Raj, B. Pradeep, E. Sergeant, A. B. C. Mohan, G. Ravibabu, I. Karunasagar, and T. C. Santiago. 2011. Longitudinal disease studies in small-holder black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) ponds in Andhra Pradesh, India. II. Multiple WSSV genotypes associated with disease outbreaks in ponds seeded with uninfected postlarvae. Aquaculture 319:18-24. (IF 1.88)
  5. Walker, P. J., N. Gudkovs, B. Pradeep, V. Stalin Raj, E. Sergeant, A. B. C. Mohan, G. Ravibabu, N. R. Umesh, I. Karunasagar, T. C. Santiago, and C. V. Mohan. 2011. Longitudinal disease studies in small-holder black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farms in Andhra Pradesh, India. III. A complex dynamic of WSSV infection and WSSV genotype distribution in farmed shrimp and wild crustaceans. Aquaculture 319:319-327. (IF 1.88)

2010

  1. Michel, B., B. Leroy, V. Stalin Raj, F. Lieffrig, J. Mast, R. Wattiez, A. F. Vanderplasschen, and B. Costes. 2010. The genome of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 encodes 40 proteins incorporated in mature virions. Journal of General Virology 91:452-462. (IF 3.18)

2009

  1. Costes, B*., V. Stalin Raj*, B. Michel, G. Fournier, M. Thirion, L. Gillet, J. Mast, F. Lieffrig, M. Bremont, and A. Vanderplasschen. 2009. The Major Portal of Entry of Koi Herpesvirus in Cyprinus carpio Is the Skin. Journal of Virology 83:2819-2830. (with cover page illustration, * First authors) (IF 4.4)
  2. Stalinraj, V., K. K. Vijayan, M. Sanjuktha, C. P. Balasubramanian, S. V. Alavandi, and T. C. Santiago. 2009. Virulence status, viral accommodation and structural protein profiles of white spot syndrome virus isolates in farmed Penaeus monodon from the southeast coast of India. Aquaculture Research 40:129-138. (IF 1.38)

2008

  1. Costes, B., G. Fournier, B. Michel, C. Delforge, V. Stalin Raj, B. Dewals, L. Gillet, P. Drion, A. Body, F. Schynts, F. Lieffrig, and A. Vanderplasschen. 2008. Cloning of the koi herpesvirus genome as an infectious bacterial artificial chromosome demonstrates that disruption of the thymidine kinase locus induces partial attenuation in Cyprinus carpio koi. Journal of Virology 82:4955-4964. (with cover page illustration) (IF 4.4)
  2. Sekar, V. T., T. C. Santiago, K. K. Vijayan, S. V. Alavandi, V. Stalin Raj, J. J. S. Rajan, M. Sanjuktha, and N. Kalaimani. 2008. Involvement of Enterobacter cloacae in the mortality of the fish, Mugil cephalus. Letters in Applied Microbiology 46:667-672. (IF 1.65)

2005

  1. Vijayan, K. K., V. Stalin Raj, S. V. Alavandi, V. T. Sekhar, and T. C. Santiago. 2005. Incidence of white muscle disease, a viral like disease associated with mortalities in hatchery-reared postlarvae of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) from the south-east coast of India. Aquaculture Research 36:311-316. (IF 1.38)
  2. Vijayan, K. K., V. Stalin Raj, C. P. Balasubramanian, S. V. Alavandi, V. T. Sekhar, and T. C. Santiago. 2005. Polychaete worms - a vector for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 63:107-111. (IF 1.78)
  3. K.K. Vijayan, V. Stalin Raj, S.V. Alavandi, V. Thillai Sekhar, B. Vaseeharan, T.C. Santiago. 2003. White Muscle Syndrome- afflicted Macrobrachium rosenbergii need for health management. Fishing Chimes 23: 22.

Books chapters

  1. V. Stalin Raj., M. M. Lamers, S. L. Smits, J. A. Demmers, H. Mou, B. J. Bosch, and B. L. Haagmans. 2015. Identification of protein receptors for coronaviruses by mass spectrometry. Methods in Molecular Biology 1282:165-82. (IF 1.29)

Reviews

  • V. Stalin Raj, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, R. A. M. Fouchier, and B. L. Haagmans. 2014. MERS: emergence of a novel human coronavirus. Current Opinion in Virology 5:58-62. (IF 6.08)
  • Reusken CB, V. Stalin Raj, Koopmans MP, Haagmans BL. 2016. Cross host transmission in the emergence of MERS coronavirus. Current Opinion in Virology 16:55-62. (IF 6.08).

Invited Commentary: Research Highlights

  1. Bosch, B. J., V. Stalin Raj, and B. L. Haagmans. 2013. Spiking the MERS-coronavirus receptor. Cell Research-Nature 23:1069-1070. (IF 12.41).

Proceedings

  1. V. Stalin Raj, J.M.A. van den Brand, A. Volz, P. Wohlsein, S.L. Smits, N. Okba, R. Fux, A. Moise Bensaid, D. Solanes Foz, T. Kuiken,W. Baumgärtner, J. Segalés, G. Sutter, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, B. L Haagmans. . A poxvirus-based vaccine reduces virus excretion after MERS coronavirus infection in dromedary camels. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2016. 45, 421–422. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.898.
  2. J.M.A. van den Brand, B.L. Haagmans, L.B. Provacia, V. Stalin Raj, K.J. Stittelaar, S. Getu, L. de Waal, T.M. Bestebroer, G. van Amerongen, G.M.G.M. Verjans, R.A.M. Fouchier, S.L. Smits, T. Kuiken, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus. 2015. MERS- coronavirus infection of rabbits. Journal of Comparative Pathology 1:53 (IF 1.14)
  3. J.M.A. van den Brand, P. Wohlsein, V. Stalin Raj, S.L. Smits, D. Schippers, J. Segalés, A. Bensaid, D. Solanes, A. Volz, T. Kuiken, W. Baumgärtner, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, G. Sutter, B.L. Haagmans: Mers Coronavirus Infection in Dromedary Camels. Journal of Comparative Pathology 01/2016; 154(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.jcpa.2015.10.018

Manuscript submitted and under preparations

  1. V. Stalin Raj,* Nisreeen Okba, Dubravka Drabek, Widagdo Widagdo, Mart L. Lamers,1 Judith M.A. van den Brand,1 Albert Moise Bensaid, Marion Koopmans,1 Gerd Sutter, Berend Jan Bosch, Joaquim Segalés i Coma, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Bart L. Haagmans*. Rapid method for identification of antigen specific single chain antibodies from dromedary camel. *corresponding authors.