Viruses are tiny pathogens that threaten humans and animals in great diversity and lead to diseases. Understanding their infection mechanisms, diagnosing them and developing approaches for targeted prevention (vaccines) and therapy (antiviral molecules) are central concerns of our research group.
With our virological, cell biological and molecular biological experience and infrastructure we offer the cultivation, production and detection of selected human pathogenic viruses. Direct and indirect detection methods are available for characterization and further investigation. On this basis, we develop virus-based technologies to make innovative therapies available.
eVaccine – A novel inactivation method for the production of a cost-effective poliovirus vaccine
The project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to develop a new vaccination strategy with the aim of eradicating poliovirus worldwide by inactivating poliovirus by irradiation with low-energy electrons.
Duration: September 2016 – August 2018