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Molecular Virology and virus evolution

Molecular Virology and Virus Evolution

Team Fouchier

Our research is focused on the molecular biology and evolution of (respiratory) viruses in humans and animals. Studies on viral zoonoses and virus transmission are performed to understand viral pathogenesis and the emergence of pandemic strains, with the aim to improve preparedness. Research on adaptive and innate immune responses and influenza virus antigenic drift is conducted with the aim to improve vaccination strategies. These basic research lines are continuously supported by the development of novel assays in molecular biology, virology, genetics, and bioinformatics.

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Ongoing research projects

The Molecular Virology group of the department of Virology has five ongoing research projects:

  • Influenza virus antigenic drift
  • Influenza virus pathogenesis and transmission
  • Influenza viruses in wild birds
  • Molecular biology and virus discovery
  • Human metapneumovirus

Get to know these research projects and researches by scrolling down.

Influenza virus antigenic drift

Research team:

  • Prof. Ron Fouchier, PhD
  • Mathilde Richard, PhD
  • Sander Herfst, PhD
  • Adinda Kok, MSc (PhD student)
  • Miruna Rosu, MSc (PhD student)
  • Stefan van der Vliet, BSc
  • Monique Spronken, BSc
  • Theo Bestebroer, BSc
      

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Click here for information on the collaboration on H5 antigenic cartography.

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Influenza virus pathogenesis and transmission

Research team:

  • Prof. Ron Fouchier, PhD
  • Sander Herfst, PhD
  • Mathilde Richard, PhD
  • Jasmin Kutter, MSc (PhD student)
  • Anja de Bruin, MSc (PhD student)
  • Theo Bestebroer, BSc
  • Pascal Lexmond, BSc
  • Monique Spronken, BSc
  • Dennis de Meulder
     

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Influenza viruses in wild birds

  
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Molecular biology and virus discovery

  
Research team:

  • Prof. Ron Fouchier, PhD
  • Sacha Gultyaev, PhD
  • Shanty Roosenhoff, MSc (PhD student)
  • Theo Bestebroer, BSc
  • Monique Spronken, BSc
      

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Human metapneumovirus

  
Research team:

  • Prof. Ron Fouchier, PhD
  • Bernadette van den Hoogen, PhD
  • Sander Herfst, PhD
  • Jasmin Kutter, MSc (PhD student)
  • Fréderique de Graaf, MSc (PhD student)
  • Stefan van Nieuwkoop, BSc
      

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