Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Honorary Lecturer







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a molecular microbiologist, focusing on viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kotta-Loizou I, 2021, Mycoviruses and their role in fungal pathogenesis, Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol:63, ISSN:1369-5274, Pages:10-18

Engl C, Jovanovic G, Brackston RD, et al., 2020, The route to transcription initiation determines the mode of transcriptional bursting in E. coli, Nature Communications, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-1723

Kotta-Loizou I, Coutts RHA, 2017, Studies on the virome of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana reveal novel dsRNA elements and mild hypervirulence, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:13, ISSN:1553-7366

Kanhayuwa L, Kotta-Loizou I, Oezkan S, et al., 2015, A novel mycovirus from Aspergillus fumigatus contains four unique dsRNAs as its genome and is infectious as dsRNA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:112, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:9100-9105

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