12/11/2014 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

On broad-spectrum antivirals and infection fates

Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars

Andreas Meyerhans

Virology Unit, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, UPF

Andreas Meyerhans studied Chemistry and obtained his Ph.D from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1987. After a post-doc in the Molecular Retrovirology Laboratory of Simon Wain Hobson at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg in 1991 and full Professor at the University of the Saarland in 1998. His research interests were on virus variation and antiviral T cell responses. Since 2010 he is an ICREA Research Professor and head of the Infection Biology Laboratory at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

The present aims of his group are (i) to understand how different virus infection outcomes are regulated, (ii) to gain detailed insights into infection control mechanisms and (iii) to develop new therapeutic modalities for treating virus infections. In his talk he will present the progress in two ongoing projects of his laboratory, the search for broad-spectrum antivirals and the systemic host response against acute versus persistent infections.