Biosketch & Research Interests:
Anton Andonov received his medical degree at the Leningrad Medical Institute Mechnikova, known today as North-Western Medical University, St Petersburg, Russia and a Ph.D. from the Medical Academy, Sofia , Bulgaria. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada and at present works at the National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada as the head of the national reference laboratory for viral hepatitis. He oversees the provision of molecular and immunodiagnostic reference services for the five human hepatitis viruses, characterization at the molecular level, including genotyping and phylogenetic analysis of all outbreaks of hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C viruses in Canada, comprehensive national surveillance system for HBV and HCV, development of diagnostic capacity for new or re-emerging viruses with potential for transmission through blood or blood products. His current work is focused on the characterization of hepatitis D and E virus infections in Canada, identification of transfusion-transmitted infectious agents in Canadian apheresis patients, and assessment of Dengue virus outbreaks and their impact on blood safety.
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- Pre-treatment resistance to hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors boceprevir/telaprevir in HCV subgenotype 1a infected patients from Manitoba, Canada. Anton Andonov, Kamran Kadkhoda, Carla Osiowy, and Kelly Kaita, Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2013, in press
- Andonov A, Coulthart MB, Pérez-Losada M, Crandall KA, Posada D, Padmore R, Giulivi A, Oger JJ, Peters AA, Dekaban GA. Insights into origins of Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 based on new strains from aboriginal people of Canada. Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Dec;12(8):1822-30.
- H. Sachdeva, C. Green, A. Arthur, A. Andonov. Risk factors associated with a nosocomial hepatitis B outbreak in a long-term care facility in Toronto, Canada. Canadian Journal of Infection Control, 2011
- M. Nguyen, Z.Hong, A. Dudani, A. Andonov and J. Wu. Needlestick Injuries and Bloodborne Pathogen Infections Among Health Care Workers in Canada (2000 to 2004). Fall, 2011, 320, 16-22.
- A. Andonov. Current relevance of arbovirus infections in transfusion medicine. Vox Sanguinis, 2010; v.5, 101-106.