Dr Pip Beard

The Roslin Institute

Research Interests

I am principal investigator (PI) of a laboratory which investigates the pathogenesis of Vaccinia virus, the prototype poxvirus. Our work is focused on using Vaccinia virus as a tool to learn more about cellular biology including miRNA biogenesis, anti-viral host responses and vesicle transport. My research group at The Pirbright Institute aims to identify new methods of diagnosis and control of veterinary diseases caused by large DNA viruses including capripoxviruses and African Swine Fever virus.

In addition to my role as a PI I am a veterinary pathologist. I am consultant pathologist for research teams within The Roslin Institute and externally.

Selected Publications

  • Tali Pechenick-Jowers, Rebecca Featherstone, Danielle Reynolds, Helen Brown, John James, Alan Prescott, Ismar Haga, Pip Beard. 2015. RAB1A promotes Vaccinia virus replication by facilitating the production of intracellular enveloped virions. Virology Vol: 475 Pages: 66–73. More»
  • I. R. Haga, T. Pechenick Jowers, S. J. Griffiths, J. Haas, P. M. Beard. 2014. TRAF2 facilitates Vaccinia virus replication by promoting rapid virus entry.. Journal of Virology Vol: 88 Pages: 3664-3677. More»
  • Philippa M Beard, Samantha J Griffiths, Orland Gonzalez, Ismar R Haga, Tali Pechenick-Jowers, Danielle K Reynolds, Jan Wildenhain, Hille Tekotte, Manfred Auer, Mike Tyers, Peter Ghazal, Ralf Zimmer, Juergen Haas. 2014. A Loss of Function Analysis of Host Factors Influencing Vaccinia virus Replication by RNA Interference. PLoS One Vol: 9. More»
  • Philippa M Beard, Graham C Froggatt, Geoffrey L Smith. 2006. Vaccinia virus kelch protein A55 is a 64 kDa intracellular factor that affects virus-induced cytopathic effect and the outcome of infection in a murine intradermal model. Journal of General Virology Vol: 87 Pages: 1521-9. More»
  • S Schöniger, D L Chan, M Hollinshead, K Humm, G L Smith, P M Beard. 2007. Cowpox virus pneumonia in a domestic cat in Great Britain. Veterinary Record Vol: 160 Pages: 522-3. More»
  • Graham C Froggatt, Geoffrey L Smith, Philippa M Beard. 2007. Vaccinia virus gene F3L encodes an intracellular protein that affects the innate immune response. Journal of General Virology Vol: 88 Pages: 1917-21. More»
  • P. M. Beard, S. Sugar, E. Bazarragchaa, U. Gerelmaa, Sh. Tserendorj, E. Tuppurainen, R. Sodnomdarjaa. 2010. A description of two outbreaks of capripoxvirus disease in Mongolia. Veterinary Microbiology Vol: 142 Pages: 427-431. More»
  • S.J. Girling, R. Pizzi, A. Cox, P.M. Beard. 2011. Fatal cowpox virus infection in two squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Veterinary Record Vol: 169. More»