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EMBO Member

Urs Greber

University, Zurich | Switzerland

EMBO 2012 | MemC 14–17

Virus infection mechanisms

Viruses have world-wide impact. We focus on the infection biology of viruses by taking a dual approach, system-wide analyses of infection phenotypes, and reductionist studies to tackle molecular mechanisms. How do viruses enter cells, control membrane functions, cell metabolism, death, or innate immunity to support progeny formation and transmission between cells? We hope to enhance vectors in gene therapy, and design new anti-viral agents.

Keywords: Virus entry & egress / endocytosis / signal transduction / cytoplasmic & nuclear transport / anti-viral restriction

Subject area(s): Membranes & Transport | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Systems Biology