Experimental Virology

Viruses are vehicles which transmit biological information, reprogramming the function of human, animal or plant cells to produce progeny virions. Viral pathogens are very small, often with a very simple structure. Indeed, enveloped viruses are composed only of a protein shell filled with genetic material, surrounded by a lipid envelope decorated with viral proteins. Nevertheless, viral pathogens like HIV or the hepatitis C virus (HCV) threaten the health of many millions of individuals.  Important human pathogens among the group of RNA viruses include besides HCV alsothe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Chikunguna virus (CHIKV).

The institute comprises two research groups that focus on hepatitis viruses (HCV, HEV), RSV and CHIKV. 

ACHIEVE Workshop 2021

Stepping Stone to an Academic Career in Virology

Are you close to complete your PhD or have just started your first Post-Doc position? Do you work in the field of Life-science, Veterinary or Human medicine? Furthermore, are you member of “German Society for Virology (GfV)”?

Then please apply today for one of the available seats in our web-based seminar series until Wednesday, 10th of March 2021 at achieve@g-f-v.org with a one-page motivation letter and your CV.

We look forward to your application!

Please click here to view the detailed programme of the online seminar series. 

News

A precise measure of protective immunity

New tool aims to make HCV vaccine search easier

Two murine restriction factors limiting hepatitis C infection described

Research team at TWINCORE, with international collaborators, clarifies why mice are not susceptible to infection with hepatitis C virus

 

New research group “Computational Virology” at TWINCORE

Group leader Chris Lauber funded by RESIST

 

Fraunhofer Research consortium iCAIR® makes use of synergies to develop new medications against SARS-CoV-2

With its rapid spread around the world, the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has triggered a public health emergency of international concern. To date,…

Searching for drugs against SARS-CoV-2

RESIST-Scientist Professor Pietschmann, head of the TWINCORE Insitute for Experimental Virology, leads the German part of an international consortium…